Torture

‘Unconscionable, But Unsurprising’: Trump Border Officials Proposed ‘Heat Ray’ Weapon to Deter Migrants

Reporting by the New York Times Wednesday that Customs and Border Protection officials floated in 2018 the idea of using a “heat ray”weapon to deter migrants at the border was seized upon by the president’s critics as more evidence of the Trump administration’s cruelty-driven immigration policies. “It’s unconscionable that this was even considered,” the ACLU …

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‘Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy’: Trump Seizes on Bush-Era Torture Memo Author John Yoo’s Call for Extralegal Executive Authority

Progressives are raising alarm after news Sunday that President Donald Trump is reportedly looking to move forward with a series of extralegal maneuvers to further his agenda by bypassing Congress with use of a legal argument from John Yoo, the lawyer notorious for- helping craft the justification of torture in the George W. Bush administration. …

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In Dead-of-Night Ruling, Supreme Court’s Right-Wing Majority OKs First Federal Execution in 17 Years

The Trump administration carried out the first execution of a federal death row inmate since 2003 on Tuesday morning, killing Daniel Lewis Lee by lethal injection just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority issued an overnight, unsigned decision vacating a lower court’s order temporarily halting his execution due to concerns about the government’s …

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