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San Diego lawyer defends client who threatened Muslims: “Fox News made him do it!”

John David Weissinger (NBC San Diego)

Neither the judge nor John David Weissinger, the San Diego-area man who pleaded guilty for making violent threats against the local Council on American-Islamic Relations office, were buying the argument defense attorney Michael Maloney made at Weissinger’s sentencing on Tuesday.  Malowney claimed that the judge should go easy on his …

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Essay: How the Indian government withheld the name of murder-rape victim to limit the media and deceive the public


A media ban on using the real name of the 2012 gang rape victim (previously known under the pseudonym “Nirbhaya”) in efforts to protect the murdered victim’s family from shame appears to have done just the opposite.  Silencing the victim’s identity also silenced the truth. Akshaya Mishra explains how the state covered …

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