- Lowell Bergman (the journalist portrayed by Al Pacino in The Insider
) has investigated News Corporation
for PBS Frontline [transcript]
. He depicts Rupert Murdoch's British operation as a criminal enterprise, routinely hacking the voicemail and computers of innocent people, and using bribery and coercion to infiltrate police and government over decades. Enemies are ruthlessly "monstered
" by the tabloids. Bergman also spoke to NPR's Fresh Air
But the hits keep coming: in recent days News Corp has been accused of hacking rival pay TV services and promoting pirated receiver cards in both the UK
. With the looming possibility of prosecution under America's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
, how long will shareholders consider Rupert Murdoch irreplaceable? [Previous 1 2 3 4]
In 1962, the Mansfield (Ohio) Police Department stationed officers armed with a movie camera behind a two-way mirror in a public restroom known for its "cruisy" atmosphere. With the help of the footage shot, dozens of men were arrested, prosecuted, and convicted on sodomy
charges, which at the time carried mandatory minimum sentences of a year in prison. In 2007, the original surveillance footage was obtained by filmmaker William
. He's screened the unedited 56 minute film as Tearoom
at festivals and museums the world over, providing a clandestine look at the scrutiny small-town Midwestern gay men faced in the 1960's. [warning
material lies beyond most links] [more inside]
"At this point, his 16-year-old son Joseph Kane comes out shooting with an AK-47."
A dashcam video from a police SUV shows a teenager opening fire on two West Memphis police officers before taking off in a van with his father
. Subsequent helicopter footage reveals a third occupant
of the van escaping unharmed. The Game and Fish Officer who rammed his truck
into the van most likely saved the lives of two wounded officers. Full Text
. [more inside]
C.L.O.P.S - Filmed on location....
. Warning: Bad puns and some clay nudity/violence. [Google video].
A Different Mission to Serve. The Washington Post
) is running a short series of mini-video documentaries of Sgt. Brett Parson, the head of the DC Police Department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit.
Hero Cop Saves Suicidal Woman
and it was captured on dramatic footage shot from his squad car. Amazing.
of a kid talking his friend into telling a cop to eff off. Needless to say, his friend agrees.