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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: How the United States is able to torture political prisoners
Inquiry Into Police Conduct Recieves New Mandate
… Meanwhile Police Probe Inappropriate Email Usage
Families Commission Stoush Warms Up Over Golden Handshake
Operation Painter: Police Profile Susan Sutherland
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Yet Another People's Revolution In Ecuador
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Report: Enroute To Gallipoli
Jason Leopold: Alaskan Oil Drilling Threatens Disaster
Bill Berkowitz Is Not A Fan Of Benedict XVI
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
CSI Type Success As Boffins Help Catch Crooks -
Right To Give Kids ‘Clip Round The Ear’ In Grave Danger -
NZ’s Rep At UN Goes Into Battle For ‘Differently Abled’ -
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LEAD STORY:
How the United States is able to torture political prisoners

[1] Paul Buchanan examines the revelations about torture of political prisoners held in US prisons in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq and explains how the lower fifty have sparked debate about what is permissible in grey area, irregular conflicts such as the fight against Islamicist terrorism. See... Buchanan: The Symmetry Between Torture & Terror [2] MORE:

  • Cuban Govt - Resolution against Cuba approved under US pressure [3]
  • Cuban Govt - Guantánamo, A Moral And Legal Black Hole [4]
  • COHA - Cuba, the UN Human Rights Com And OAS Race

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00197.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00297.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00298.htm


    Inquiry Into Police Conduct Recieves New Mandate

    - The Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct’s mandate has been altered so that it can complete its work without prejudicing any criminal prosecutions and can have regard to a separate examination of police culture led by the Police Commissioner. See... Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct [1] MORE:

  • NZ Police - Police seize opportunity to examine culture [2]
  • NZ First - Govt To Blame For Erosion Of Faith In Police [3]
  • NZ Govt. - Enhancing public confidence in Police [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00466.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00260.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00469.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00468.htm


    … Meanwhile Police Probe Inappropriate Email Usage

    - Police are conducting an internal investigation following the discovery of inappropriate images during an audit of their email system. See... Police investigation on staff emails [1] & Wellington Police District staff in e-mail inquiry [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00261.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00262.htm


    Families Commission Stoush Warms Up Over Golden Handshake

    - National Party Families spokeswoman Judith Collins believes Steve Maharey has resorted to personal insults because he knows how much New Zealanders hate Labour’s hypocrisy on secret golden handshakes. See... Smarmy Steve Maharey loses the plot [1] EARLIER:

  • Judith Collins - Perhaps Labour needs reminding [2]
  • Steve Maharey - Collins should put up or shut up on Families Comm. [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00457.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00454.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00448.htm


    Operation Painter: Police Profile Susan Sutherland

    - Police continue to develop a profile of murder victim Susan Sutherland, with the assistance of her family and associates. See... Operation Painter - profile developed [1] EARLIER:

  • 20 April -Operation Painter- Susan Sutherland's bag found [2]
  • 19 April - Photos of victim a few hours before death [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00151.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0504/S00153.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Banks Peninsula Unimog Accident Court Of Inquiry [1]
  • PSA and WDHB to continue talking [2]
  • A maritime tale of struggle and betrayala>
  • Under Age Prostitution - ECPAT [3]
  • Alliance voice needed in Parliament [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00258.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00257.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00255.htm


    Yet Another People's Revolution In Ecuador

    [1] As power shifts in Ecuador, Annan urges respect for rule of law 20 April 2005 – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged respect for the rule of law in Ecuador after Vice-President Alfredo Palacio assumed the functions of the presidency. See... Annan urges respect for rule of law in Ecuador [2] MORE: State Dept. - Maisto: Ecuadorian Political Situation [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00328.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00328.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00323.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UQ Wire: Emergency Motion In Sibel Edmonds Case [1]
  • Mum’s the Word on Mexico City Mayor’s Desafuero [2]
  • Rice With Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [3]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for April 20 [4]
  • Ted Turner Receives Global Peace Award At UN [5]
  • Rice Interview With Alexsey Pivovarov of NTV [6]
  • ISM: The Forgotten Villages [7]
  • South Korea: Death penalty abolition [8]
  • Security In Haiti Improves [9]
  • Vanunu's Renewed Restrictions Condemned [10]
  • UN Ambassador Jackie Chan Takes On Aids [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00327.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00326.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00325.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00324.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00319.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00318.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00315.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00314.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00311.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00310.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00305.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Report: Enroute To Gallipoli

    - Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning has sent in the following snapshots from Cairns of the New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 currently en-route for Gallipoli Turkey to attend ANZAC day commemorations. See... Scoop Images: Snapshots From The Gallipoli Voyage [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00209.htm


    Jason Leopold: Alaskan Oil Drilling Threatens Disaster

    - It's true that thousands of caribou and other types of wildlife will be displaced if Washington D.C. lawmakers pass a measure to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. See... Opening ANWR to Dev. Could Lead To Disaster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00206.htm


    Bill Berkowitz Is Not A Fan Of Benedict XVI

    - If Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's involvement with the Hitler Youth and his stonewalling of the pedophile priests' scandal aren't enough to disqualify him from becoming pope, what would? See... Pope Benedict XVI's Questionable Qualifications [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00205.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations: Think Globally and Act Globally [1]
  • Mary Pitt - An Epidemic Of Feelinglessness [2]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 21/04/05 - Leapfrogging [3]
  • Bernard Weiner - What Does "Progress" Mean? [4]
  • William Blum - Anti-Empire Report, April 19, 2005 [5]
  • Green Left Weekly - Venezuela: People's 2002 Coup Victory Commemorated [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00200.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00208.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00207.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00204.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00202.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00201.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    CSI Type Success As Boffins Help Catch Crooks -

    The 50,000th DNA profile to be submitted for the DNA Profile Databank is a milestone in the use of science to fight crime in New Zealand, Research, Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey and Police Minister George Hawkins said today. See... 50,000th DNA profile a crime fighting milestone [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00459.htm


    Right To Give Kids ‘Clip Round The Ear’ In Grave Danger -

    New Zealand First family affairs spokesperson Barbara Stewart is concerned that the Law Society may have undue influence over smacking laws in our country. See... Law Society Hijacks Smacking Debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00451.htm


    NZ’s Rep At UN Goes Into Battle For ‘Differently Abled’ -

    - New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Don MacKay, is to chair the committee drafting a new convention covering the rights of people with disabilities, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Minister for Disability Issues Ruth Dyson announced. See…New Zealander to chair UN disabilities committee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00460.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements streamlined [1]
  • NZ Govt - PhilGoff - Multilateralism in NZ foreign policy [2]
  • NZ Govt - Parenthood report tackles complex issues [3]
  • National - Huge reading gap for six-year-olds [4]
  • National - Brash backs DIY builders [5]
  • NZ First - Cullen Hoist With His Own Petard [6]
  • Green Party - Suspension rate a disgrace [7]
  • ACT - Creative NZ - another Helen Clark taxpayers' abuse [8]
  • United Future - Transmission Gully takes the chequered flag [9]
  • United Future - Alexander: Greens mad on killer cabbies! [10]
  • Progressives - Progressive candidates on a mission to protect NZ [11]
  • Progressives - Innovation Advisory Board heads into second term [12]
  • Maori Party - Tariana Turia: Painting a New Vision for Tomorrow [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00425.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00423.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00431.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00455.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00465.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00441.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00445.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00447.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00443.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00464.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00449.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00449.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00458.htm

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