This Week in Pictures: Dec. 6-12
The release of a Senate report detailing horrific interrogation practices by the CIA led the news this week. On Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan defended the agency while Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA of using unauthorized “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which were characterized as torture in the report, to extract information from detainees.
Around the country, demonstartors continued to take to the streets and stage “die-ins” to protest the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Residents in the Philippines braced for Typhoon Hagupit, which bore down on the country as it was still recovering from last year’s massive Typhoon Haiyan. In the U.S., a storm system from Hawaii pummeled the Pacific Northwest as torrential downpours flooded city streets and caused landslides.