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The indictment criticizes VP Dick Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds
interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.
McALLEN, TX — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.
The indictment criticizes Cheney’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 by working through the prison companies.
Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.
Another indictment charges state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. with profiting from his public office by accepting honoraria from prison management companies.
The indictments were first reported by KRGV-TV.
There have been numerous reports of torture and abuse in private prisons. Looks like Cheney just can’t stop himself!
h/t to Edger for this:
DICK CHENEY INDICTED!! (Kinda)
Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 05:05:24 PM
The long arm of Rio Grande Valley justice has reached out and nabbed….Dick Cheney?
Yes, apparently. A grand jury has indicted the vice-president this afternoon.
Hasn’t the stature of limitations passed on “accidentally” shooting innocent bystanders?
It turns out that it’s not the shooting, it’s all about Cheney’s investment in a group that runs prisons (badly, it’s claimed) in Texas.
In other words, it sounds like one runaway, nutty grand jury. Which is something we never thought could exist in the Valley.
But, we guess, if you can’t be brought up on war crimes before the World Court in The Hague, we guess it’s up to the Willacy County grand jury to do what it can. . . . .
Could this. . . . might this . . . . oh, please let this be . . . . . !!!!!