Comey & Bratton Serve A Weak Tea

bratton comey speeches

Peter Laarman: What the speeches most represented was the standard white perspective that we have problems due to the “legacy” of slavery rather than due to what anti-racism activist Frank Joyce more accurately describes as a “living, breathing organism of the present.”

The Entertainment Industry Enabled Cosby

Bill Cosby Rapist

Tina Dupuy: Cosby is a complicated villain who made an entire industry complicit in his sex crimes. It’s now clear Bill Cosby, the man, is more fit for a Shakespeare drama than a half-hour situation comedy.

When Terminating a Police Officer Is a Must!

Fire Cynthia Whitlatch

Cheryl Dorsey: For the lie and false arrest Officer Whitlatch received a slap on the wrist; she was “counseled” by her supervisor — a penalty that Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole deemed appropriate.

US Supreme Court Vindicates Whistleblower

Fired TSA Worker

Cheryl Dorsey: Almost a decade after his struggles began, the US Supreme Court in a 7-2 opinion ruled in favor of the fired TSA air marshal, Robert McLean, who challenged his termination for having disclosed what he saw as lapses in aviation security.

Leak Trial Shows CIA Zeal to Hide Incompetence

CIA Officer Trial

Norman Solomon: Many of the two-dozen witnesses from the Central Intelligence Agency conveyed smoldering resentment that a whistleblower or journalist might depict the institution as a bungling outfit unworthy of its middle name.

Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Condolezza Rice CIA

Norman Solomon: Condoleezza Rice made headlines when she testified Thursday at the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — underscoring that powerful people in the Bush administration went to great lengths a dozen years ago to prevent disclosure of a classified operation.