It's September 11th - a day when journalists, public officials, military personnel and most citizens take the time to reflect on the tragedies that occurred eight years ago. President Obama released a statement marking the day "National Day … [Read more...]
Senator Kennedy’s Civil Rights Legacy
Kennedy's very first speech in the Senate in April 1964 proved an excellent preview for the rest of his political life. Speaking about the civil rights bill, and referencing his brother's death, he said: "No memorial oration or eulogy could … [Read more...]
Accountability for Torture, Part Two
It's a major news day here at the ACLU of Massachusetts - we just found out that Attorney General Eric Holder going to go forward with the previously reported CIA prisoner abuse cases, and he's already appointed a prosecutor. John Durham, a … [Read more...]
Accountability for Torture? Yes, Please.
Torture - and our previous Administration's shady past with it - have been hot topics lately, with many of us calling for actual accountability on behalf of our former leaders. We may soon get our wish - just today, the New York Times … [Read more...]
How useful is video surveillance, really?
Then, Thursday, police made an arrest. We hope they're on the right trail and have arrested one of the culprits, but we don't know that for sure yet either. It's also important to remember that the video images the cameras captured … [Read more...]