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  • scogots scogots Nov 19, 2008 9:50 AM Flag

    Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales indicted in S. Texas

    Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales indicted in S. Texas
    Charges related to alleged abuse of prisoners in federal detention centers
    Associated Press
    Nov. 18, 2008, 7:37PMShare Print Email Del.icio.usDiggTechnoratiYahoo! BuzzMcALLEN — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on state charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County's federal detention centers.

    The indictment, which had not yet been signed by the presiding judge, was one of seven released Tuesday in a county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles in recent years. Another of the indictments named a state senator on charges of profiting from his position.

    Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra himself had been under indictment for more than a year and half before a judge dismissed the indictments last month. This flurry of charges came in the twilight of Guerra's tenure, which ends this year after nearly two decades in office. He lost convincingly in a Democratic primary in March.

    Cheney's indictment on a charge of engaging in an organized criminal activity criticizes the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees because of his link to the prison companies

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    • The Vanguard Group invested in the three top private prisons companies, the private prisons.

      WHY do we even have PRIVATE PRISONS? How American is THAT.

      Read more to see what Cheney's involvement is in this co.

      I'm getting out. I don't want 'blood money' profits from those who exploit the poor, blacks and immigrants.

      Plus, the stock is REALLY SUCKING these days. Check the headlines for Vanguard to find out how badly they've been doing for YEARS.

      Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales Indicted in Private Prison Case in Texas

      Democracy Now! - Broadcast November 20, 2008

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