Author: Maya Shaffer

Maya Shaffer lives and writes in Massachusetts where she co-founded The BayStateExaminer.com a news outlet covering transparency and accountability issues across the state.

No Charges Against Illinois Cop Who Shot Man in Back in Incident Captured on Video

No Charges Against Illinois Cop Who Shot Man in Back in Incident Captured on Video

Illinois prosecutors announced Thursday they would not be filing charges against a police officer who shot a fleeing man in the back in an incident caught on video. The video is eerily similar to the Walter Scott shooting that resulted in a South Carolina cop charged with first degree m ...
Florida Man Shot by Home-Invaders Treated Like Criminal Over Phantom “Pot Smell,” Coerced into False Confession

Florida Man Shot by Home-Invaders Treated Like Criminal Over Phantom “Pot Smell,” Coerced into False Confession

By 2:00 am on May 8, Kris Massey of Lakeland, Florida had already had the worst kind of day. Sometime between 1:30 and 2:00 at least two people attempted to force entry into his home while he and his roommate were present. The would-be home invader fired a shotgun blast through the fr ...
The Terrorists Have Won in Boston

The Terrorists Have Won in Boston

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We can win the war on terror today, or we can choose to keep losing it. The success or failure of any terror attack is dependent on the reaction of the group attacked. Thus far, we are losing the war on terror, and the latest failure was on display in the streets of Boston during this ye ...