Obama’s worst kept secret
Last week, the Obama administration submitted a Motion for Summary Judgment in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that demanded government agencies release documents on its alleged programme of targeted killings.To avoid accountability, US government equivocates over whether Obama’s ‘kill list’ of suspected terrorists even exists.
As early as June 2011, the Times and the ACLU had filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that the government blocked in the name of national security. In its brief, the government argues for the continuation of complete secrecy surrounding its reported assassination programme. In fact, the government goes further, claiming that whether the programme even exists is “classified” information.
Charlotte Silver | Aljazeera | July 2nd 2012
Fall in fines for cyclists riding on Norfolk and Suffolk’s pavements
The statistics, which were revealed through a Freedom Of Information request to Norfolk police show that in 2011, just 26 cyclists were hit with fines after being caught riding on pavements, of which 25 were paid.
In 2009, 172 cyclists were issued with fines for riding on pavements, of which 160 were paid, eight were cancelled and four were prosecuted.
The figure fell in 2010, with 46 offences, of which 44 were paid, one was cancelled and one was prosecuted.
Dan Grimmer | EDP 24 | July 2nd 2012