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Brookville, In. — A Napoleon woman is behind bars following an investigation into a stolen credit card in Franklin County.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says the card was reported stolen on August 5, 2017 and had been used several times in the Greensburg area. An acquaintance of the victim, Elizabeth Whipple was located in Brookville and arrested for felony fraud and misdemeanor theft.If convicted Whipple could spend up to 2 ½ years in prison and be required to pay a $10,000 fine.
Speaking before a small crowd of students in the Stauffer Science Hall, USC professor and former CIA intelligence officer Maura Godinez spoke about the issue of intelligence leaks, specifically in relation to Chelsea Manning — formerly known as Bradley Manning — who was convicted after releasing classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.The event was sponsored by the International Relations Undergraduate Association and the Center for Excellence in Teaching’s Undergraduate Fellows.“The CET wanted to do a speaker series because our goal is to increase collaboration between students and faculty and facilitate learning inside and outside the classroom,” said Nick Kosturos, a junior majoring in international relations and an undergraduate fellow in CET. “When we were approached by the IRUA with this opportunity, we agreed to provide funding and hope this will become the first of a faculty speaker series.”The event, “Manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy,” focused on the role of secrecy in government and under what, if any, circumstances leaking information is appropriate. Godinez began her talk by asking the audience to think about the definition of secrecy by considering some ethical case studies, such as publishing the names of those diagnosed with herpes simplex to prevent transmission of the disease. A theme she reiterated throughout the talk was the need to balance the desire of the leaker to expose wrongdoing with the interest of national security.“No matter what good a leaker may achieve, there is always, in the national security realm, some loss, and we must weigh that damage against the good the leaker hoped to effect,” Godinez said.Godinez also said that the threats arising from the leaking of information of any kind are real because foreign intelligence and terrorist organizations do not discriminate by source when gathering information about targets and, as a case officer, she personally utilized open source resources to build profiles of targets of interest.“These are learning organizations,” she said. ”They would not exist if they did not learn about us and modify their behavior to respond.”In addition, even if intelligence agencies are made aware of the scope and content of a leak, replacing a leaked technological system, for example, can cost billions of dollars in lost research and development.She said that due to the complicated nature of security oversight, civil society has a large role to play in defining the appropriate role of secrecy. Godinez mentioned that traditionally, the legislative and judicial branches have exercised limited authority over the executive in matters of state secrecy because Congress is “made up of adversarial parties” and judges “don’t have depth or breadth of knowledge” in national security matters, so the personal virtues of the executive branch and the media play a significant role in regulating state secrecy.“There is an understanding among the intelligence community that information will come to the public eventually, and that serves as a check,” she said.Godinez also said the issue of leakers and whistleblowers was particularly complicated because of the need to separate the personal motivations of the leaker with the common interest of the country. She said that intelligence officials who have sworn oaths to secrecy cannot divulge information simply because their personal values have been violated; they would instead have to resign.If there is egregious wrongdoing and normal channels of redress have failed, Godinez said, then a truly altruistic leaker would expose the wrongdoing while taking steps to prevent a disproportionate threat to national security.During the discussion period, students weighed in on the actions of Manning, including the leaking of a video of U.S. Marines in a helicopter, war logs from the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the release of hundreds of thousands of state department cables.“I didn’t know about the helicopter video and that was disturbing,” said Adela Jones, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies. “I was really surprised and really glad of the expertise of the students, and I was really glad that students were getting into it and thinking comprehensively about the issues.”Godinez said that it was important for citizens to debate these issues and provide guidelines for intelligence and military officials, as failing to discuss meant “abrogating” one’s right to pass judgement.“I think it’s good food for thought because we’re the next generation of voters and this is something to keep in the back of our mind to maybe pressure our elected officials about,” Jones said.
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DES MOINES — A bill that would re-establish the death penalty in Iowa has emerged in the Iowa Senate, but it’s unlikely to become law.A key member of the Iowa House who supports the concept of capital punishment tabled a similar plan last year. He concluded it costs taxpayers less to put someone in prison for life than to pay for years of legal challenges to a death sentence.Governor Kim Reynolds, when asked about the bill’s prospects during her weekly news conference, said Senators now have an opportunity to discuss the issue.“But there’s a lot of things that go into considering that and I haven’t seen any shift from where we were last year,” Reynolds said Wednesday.House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake doesn’t sense a death penalty bill is a priority for her fellow Republicans in the House.“Sometimes I hear from people: ‘I want to do this.’ ‘I want to work on this,’” Upmeyer told Radio Iowa and The Cedar Rapids Gazette. “I have not heard that, so I guess that would surprise me if that became an issue.”Another wrinkle in this year’s debate is an announcement last August from the head of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis said the death penalty is “inadmissable” and it’s the goal of the church to abolish capital punishment worldwide. Tom Chapman of the Iowa Catholic Conference said priests are talking about the issue in their parishes.“We don’t want to commit violence to try to protect people from violence,” Chapman told Radio Iowa.Twenty Republicans in the Iowa Senate are co-sponsoring a bill to impose the death penalty on those found guilty of kidnapping, raping and killing a child. It takes the support of 26 senators to pass a bill.Iowa abolished the death penalty 54 years ago.