Author: Cassandra Fairbanks

Cassandra Fairbanks is a journalist, activist and mother who manages to sleep every now and then when she is not writing articles or taking her daughter to the museum.

Feds Who Stole $167,000 in Cash from Innocent Man in Civil Forfeiture Seizure Refusing to Return it Despite Judge’s Order

Feds Who Stole $167,000 in Cash from Innocent Man in Civil Forfeiture Seizure Refusing to Return it Despite Judge’s Order

In perhaps one of the most offensive cases of civil forfeiture, federal prosecutors are fighting to keep $167,000 in cash seized during a traffic stop, despite no crime being committed and a judge ordering it be returned in June. Straughn Gorman was on a cross country trip to Californ ...
Texas Deputies Caught on Camera Shooting Man With His Hands Up (Updated)

Texas Deputies Caught on Camera Shooting Man With His Hands Up (Updated)

Not just one, but two, San Antonio deputies were caught on camera shooting and killing a shirtless man who had his hands up in surrender – clearly unaware that a witness was recording a video. The shooting took place on Friday after Bexar County sheriff's deputies arrived on a call of ...
Ohio Cop Followed Car Two Miles, Stopped Man Just for Making Direct Eye Contact with Officer

Ohio Cop Followed Car Two Miles, Stopped Man Just for Making Direct Eye Contact with Officer

An Ohio man was pulled over by a Dayton police officer for making “direct eye contact” with a patrolman. The Ohio cop initially claimed that he was pulled over for “not signaling 100 feet before making a turn.” John Felton uploaded a video he took of the incident to Facebook and it ...
Kansas Man Swings Dog As Weapon Against Police Officer, Fails Miserably, Faces Cruelty Charges

Kansas Man Swings Dog As Weapon Against Police Officer, Fails Miserably, Faces Cruelty Charges

A Kansas man swung his small dog on it’s leash to use it as a weapon to hit an officer in perhaps one of the worst possible ways to combat police, The incident was captured on dash cam footage below. It all began over a report of a man under the influence,walking around and through ...
California Grandmother Mysteriously Dies in Jail, Family Devastated and Seeking Answers

California Grandmother Mysteriously Dies in Jail, Family Devastated and Seeking Answers

The family of a California grandmother who suffered from schizophrenia and mysteriously died in jail last week are receiving no answers from police when Celestine Allen, 50, was found unresponsive and alone in her jail cell last Tuesday. The woman’s daughter believes it is so that the ...
Chicago Man Stands up to Police Harassing Him With Loitering Laws

Chicago Man Stands up to Police Harassing Him With Loitering Laws

A video of a man standing up for his right to be outside in his Chicago neighborhood at night is quickly going viral. In the video, a group of people appear to be casually hanging out on the sidewalk as two police officers pull up and approach, ordering the group to disperse. The m ...