After the failure to indict a NYPD officer in the chokehold death of
Eric Garner, several activists and elected officials were delighted to
learn that Peter Liang, the officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley in
East New York in November, has been indicted by a grand jury.
Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, a whistleblower, was found guilty
of all nine counts against him under the Espionage Act. Sterling, an
African American, was convicted by a jury on Monday in Alexandria,
Virginia for illegally disclosing classified information about a mission
to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.
“The shadow of crisis has passed. The state of the union is strong…we
have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other
nation on Earth,” President Barack Obama told Americans last night in
his second to last State of the Union address.