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Speaking of Snitches…

When I served time on a chain-gang in the Old South (1963-65), snitching was practically unheard of.  The one snitch that I recall in general pop where I was at was punked out.  He gave handjobs to all comers for candy bars, and blowjobs for smokes.

Joe Wilson & Valerie Plame

Today’s a different story.  Over 90% of convicts have either “accepted responsibility” and pled guilty for a deal, and/or “cooperated” by snitching out others (even when they had nothing; police and prosecutors would provide) for an even better deal.

Certainly there are rational and responsible reasons for taking a plea—assuming you do so on yourself.  But snitching when you’re a player in the game?  You’re a punk.

These realities don’t exist in a vacuum.  The prison system is a reflection of the people who create and run them.  From the top-down. more…

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In Memoriam – Marilyn Jean Buck…

December 13th 1947 – August 3rd, 2010.  I’ve lost count of the number of judicial murders I’ve witnessed over the past 20 years…

Marilyn Buck

One hot afternoon in Amman, Jordan, 1970, just days before the Black September massacre of an estimated 35,000 Palestinians (mostly refugees) by the Bedouin armed forces of King Hussein, I was a combat-stringer journalist (NBC, Beirut) embedded w/the Palestinian armed forces covering the Second World Conference by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).  There were some 1,200 international delegates attending the event.

Just as Yasser Arafat was entering the hall to give the keynote address, surrounded by a strong phalanx of armed guards with AK-47s, an American delegate stood up in the middle of the assembly, pointed at me in the back row, and shouted, “Medvecky! You’re a Zionist pig!  You’re an enemy of the revolution!” more…

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Nada Prouty & 60 Minutes…

Last night on 60 Minutes, one of the featured topics was Nada Prouty, a former Special Agent for the FBI, CIA operative, and combat veteran of the first rank.  (The “First Rank” is reserved for those individuals who serve “We the people” in its most ideal context.)

Nada Prouty

Nada Prouty

Nada is originally from Lebanon.  At 19, she moved to the Detroit area to attend college.  To secure her citizenship, she married an American.  The marriage was a technicality and therein lay the submerged mine…  To any reasonable person, her life and career has been one of America’s finest examples.

The 60 Minute’s video segment, and the CIA’s extraordinary investigation and exoneration of Nada speaks for itself.  You be the judge. more…