Carrie Johnson http://www.kunc.org en Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance http://www.kunc.org/post/prison-rape-law-decade-old-most-states-not-compliance The clock is ticking on a decade-long effort to prevent sexual violence inside American prisons. In a recent survey, the vast majority of states said they will try to comply with federal rules. But several others, led by Texas, have protested to the Justice Department.<p>Jan Lastocy served 15 months in a Michigan prison for attempted embezzlement — her first brush with the law. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:11:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 57476 at http://www.kunc.org Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance One Year Later, Snowden Still Evades U.S. Charges http://www.kunc.org/post/one-year-later-snowden-still-evades-us-charges Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. A year ago today, one of the country's most sensitive national security programs was dragged out of the shadows. U.S. government had managed to keep the massive phone surveillance program a secret for more than a decade after 9/11. And then former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began to share with reporters documents he had taken from the agency. Snowden went on the run, ending up in Russia where he's found temporary asylum. In a moment, the impact of his revelations on the tech industry. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 57433 at http://www.kunc.org Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-department-renews-focus-homegrown-terrorists The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to fighting terrorism overseas in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>The Justice Department is increasingly warning about the danger posed by radicals on American soil, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants prosecutors and FBI agents to devote more attention to the threat.<p>Nearly two decades ago, after the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, the Justice Department launched a group to fight domestic terrorism.<p>That group was set to meet on Sept. 11, 2001, but the meeting got canceled and the idea shelved as the U.S. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 57315 at http://www.kunc.org A Year On, What's Changed (And What Hasn't) On Drone Oversight http://www.kunc.org/post/year-whats-changed-and-what-hasnt-drone-oversight Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The ability to monitor remotely is one hallmark of the post 9/11 world. Another is the ability to kill remotely. It's what the drone has made possible. But now the practice known as targeted killing may become harder to veil in secrecy. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.<p>CARRIE JOHNSON, BYLINE: One year ago in that speech at the National Defense University, President Obama defended his use of drones as legal and effective. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 56919 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Strike Policy http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-advances-judicial-nominee-who-wrote-drone-strike-policy The Senate will consider a judicial nominee who wrote legal advice approving drone strikes against Americans overseas. Critics question executive branch authority to execute citizens without trial. Wed, 21 May 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 56808 at http://www.kunc.org