Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said. The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a privateContinue reading “Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai”

U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—“‘Private contractor’ can mean a lot of things, all the way from a guy who fixes cars to a professional soldier,” says Diego, a Colombian special forces veteran who has spent the last eight years working for private security companies around the world, from Yemen, to Honduras, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He asked toContinue reading “U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs”

Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination

A former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the U.S. government are the latest suspects identified as part of a sweeping investigation into the killing of President Jovenel Moise. The men are among five fugitives whom police say are armed and dangerous as they continued Wednesday to track down those suspected in theContinue reading “Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination”

Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says

One of the Haitian-American men arrested on suspicion of taking part in the assassination of Haiti’s president last week had been an informant to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a DEA official said on Monday. Haitian authorities last week arrested two Haitian-American men, Joseph Vincent, 55, and James Solages, 35, and charged them with joiningContinue reading “Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says”

Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise

The suspect, who is accused of working with the men who carried out the assassination, is a Haitian national living in Florida and claims to be a doctor. He was critical of the corruption among Haitian leaders. Police in Haiti arrested a man on Sunday who is accused of being a key figure in theContinue reading “Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise”

Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm

The Miami area is looming ever larger as investigators question the men held in the plot to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Seventeen Colombians and two Haitian Americans from South Florida are in custody in Haiti. A person who interviewed the detained Colombians in Haiti told the Miami Herald that the men claimed to haveContinue reading “Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm”

Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.”  In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send an initial deployment of as many asContinue reading “Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border”

GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment

A Tennessee billionaire and high-dollar Republican donor is funding the deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border. Driving the news: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who’s gaining attention as a possible 2024 presidential contender, made a splash on Tuesday with an announcement that she was deploying an unspecified number of National Guard troopsContinue reading “GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment”

Let’s talk about the South Dakota National Guard and the missing point – Beau of the Fifth Column

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