The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments on lethal injections for the first time in nearly a decade, following a botched execution in Oklahoma and amid a nationwide shortage of the drugs used in the procedure.
General David Petraeus has been sentenced to just two years of probation for leaking state secrets, while Chelsea Manning faces 30 years in prison and Edward Snowden a life in exile. RT’s Thom Hartmann spoke to one of the US’s most famous whistleblowers.
The mastermind of the Silk Road online drug bazaar won’t get a retrial, a US federal judge has ruled, rejecting efforts from Ross Ulbricht’s defense team to take the high-profile Deep Web drug case back to court.
The death of Freddie Gray kicked off protests and riots across Baltimore, Maryland. But reports and lawsuits show a trend of city police brutally mistreating residents, especially those in the poorer communities. The city paid millions in settlements.
The spokesman for the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website has confirmed that Sweden’s Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Julian Assange, who wishes for his arrest warrant to be overturned and allegations of sexual assault dropped.