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LAW AND DISORDER

Judge Hands Out Tough Sentences in Post-Katrina Killing by

Police

ProPublica

The burnt car in which the remains of Henry Glover were found.

A federal judge today sentenced two former New Orleans police officers for killing Henry Glover and incinerating his body during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (mais…)

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THE DETENTION DILEMMA

Obama Makes Indefinite Detention and Military Commissions

His Own

by Dafna Linzer
ProPublica

.(John Moore/Getty Images)

President Obama yesterday (03/07) formalized indefinite detention for dozens of men held at Guantanamo Bay and announced that the Pentagon would move ahead with military trials for a handful of other detainees. (mais…)

VIOLENCE TOWARD JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO

Mexico’s Regional Newspapers Limit Reporting of Cartels’

Role in Drug Violence

 

by Stephen Engelberg
ProPublica

 

.Mexican journalists protest against violence toward journalists on Aug. 7, 2010, in Mexico City. The placard reads, ‘I Hate Silence.’ (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico’s regional newspapers are failing to report many of the murders, attacks on police and other violence linked to the nation’s war against drug cartels, a new analysis [1] shows.

The Fundación MEPI [2], an independent investigative journalism center, studied the crime coverage of 11 regional newspapers and found that the drug-trafficking cartels receive little mention. The data, and interviews with journalists, shows that threats, bribery and pressure are shaping the news delivered to hundreds of thousands of Mexicans who live outside the capital, Mexico City. (mais…)

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