Category: Federal Government

Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago will pay a $3 million settlement to the family of a teenager shot and killed while fleeing police on a busy street, claiming he had a black object in his hand that made them fear for their lives. The black object turned out to be an iPhone case. And surveillance cameras do ...
Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

The Department of Justice released a memo today announcing the end of federal contracts for all private prisons within the next five years. Today, there are 14,000 federal inmates held in private prisons run by three corporations. Last week, the Department of Justice released an in ...
South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina school resource officers arrest more than 1,200 students a year – some as young as seven and most of them black – on the questionable charge of "disturbing schools," prompting the ACLU to file a lawsuit last week. The lawsuit was filed the day after the Richland County ...
Wall Street Journal Reporter Detained at LAX, Ordered to Hand Over Phones to “Collect Information”

Wall Street Journal Reporter Detained at LAX, Ordered to Hand Over Phones to “Collect Information”

Federal agents detained a Wall Street Journal reporter for more than an hour at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday, demanding she hand over her two cell phones to allow them to "collect information." When the reporter balked, citing her right to protect her sources, Homeland S ...
Ohio Senator Flips Support Towards Due Process and Gun Control for Terrorist Watch Lists

Ohio Senator Flips Support Towards Due Process and Gun Control for Terrorist Watch Lists

"Now, predictive judgements are no longer fiction" - ACLU video comparing "no-fly" and "terror watch" lists to movie Minority Report (below) Federal "terrorist watch lists" and "no-fly lists" have grown massive, without a way or to challenge the listing by American citizens swept up i ...
Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were convicted this week for beating a mentally ill male inmate to "teach him a lesson" after he had mouthed off to jailers in March 2010. Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum, 35, were both convicted on counts of conspiracy, falsifying records and ...
FBI Director James Comey Still Clinging to Narrative that Cameras Lead to Murders

FBI Director James Comey Still Clinging to Narrative that Cameras Lead to Murders

Fearing citizens with cameras, police in the United States have resorted to shielding themselves from the public, resulting in a sharp spike in murders throughout the country. That is what FBI Director James Comey calls the "Ferguson effect." Never mind the fact that had witnesses ...
BREAKING: Texas Attorney General Indicted by Feds on 4 Counts of Securities Fraud

BREAKING: Texas Attorney General Indicted by Feds on 4 Counts of Securities Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces four new federal charges in an SEC civil court case announced today. But Paxton still won't resign his office. Everything's bigger in Texas, and the same goes for it's top law enforcement officials legal woes stemming from his days as a lawye ...
Michigan Cop and FBI Agent Beat Wrong Suspect, Deleted Videos by Witnesses

Michigan Cop and FBI Agent Beat Wrong Suspect, Deleted Videos by Witnesses

An undercover Michigan cop with an FBI agent beat up an innocent man, then stopped to force bystanders to delete all footage of the actual incident. James King was walking down the street to his job at Geek Group when had the misfortune of encountering undercover FBI agent, Doug Brown ...