Archive for June, 2018

George Gibney Got to U.S. With a Diversity Lottery Visa and Lied on His Citizenship Application — But Apparently He’s Not the Type ICE Likes to Bust

Published June 20th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Here’s a story that seems appropriate to share as I take a break for foreign travel: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week announced that it was setting up a new office for the express purpose of going after people who lied on their citizenship applications. See Presumably, these […]

Canadian Human Rights Commission Will Review Dead-End Investigation of Abuses of Native Students by John Furlong — Olympic Potentate and Former Irish School Colleague of Rapist Swimming Coach Fugitive George Gibney

Published June 19th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In a significant victory for the First Nations former students of John Furlong — the Canadian Olympic lord of the rings and bestselling patriotic author — the country’s Human Rights Commission has accepted an appeal to review a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigation that exonerated Furlong of claims that he […]

University of Maryland Won’t Disclose Cause of Football’s Latest Conditioning Death — Another Case With Strong Echoes of Ted Agu at Cal in 2014

Published June 18th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Another college football player has died during offseason conditioning drills, and his institution isn’t saying why. Sound familiar? Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old, 325-pound offensive lineman at the University of Maryland, was hospitalized after collapsing at the conclusion of sprint drills on May 29. He died on June 13. Athletic director Damon […]

Program Note on Developing Stories at Concussion Inc.

Published June 17th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. anticipates publishing little content from late June through early July. My entire family will be traveling to China shortly for a roots tour with my 13-year-old daughter, who hasn’t been back there since just before her first birthday. Several major stories here have moved in the direction of important […]

Sarah Ehekircher Update: SafeSport Center Falls Silent, But USA Swimming Chief Hinchey Sets Second Meeting and Gives Up 2010 Hearing Transcript; Congressional Probes Improve

Published June 14th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Is the U.S. Center for SafeSport “ghosting” Sarah Ehekircher? No one from there has communicated with her since our May 29, May 31, and June 3 reports on the disgraceful way — effectively, the sting operation — by which the agency lured her into a meeting to discuss her complaint against […]