Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Texas grand jury indicts Cheney, Gonzales


A grand jury in South Texas indicted U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and former attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday for "organized criminal activity" related to alleged abuse of inmates in private prisons.

The indictment cites a "money trail" of Cheney's ownership in prison-related enterprises including the Vanguard Group, which owns an interest in private prisons in south Texas.

Former attorney general Gonzales used his position to "stop the investigations as to the wrong doings" into assaults in county prisons, the indictment said.

I have no doubt that the indictment will be dismissed at the next level in the system, but it's a step in the right direction and hopefully a harbinger of things to come.

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