Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Jan 8, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man … More Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

William Barnhouse just became 350th DNA exoneree in U.S

Indiana Man Exonerated After Serving More Than 25 Years for a Rape DNA Testing Proves He Didn’t Commit William Barnhouse on the day he was released, March 8, 2017, with his attorney Seema Saifee May 12, 2017   (Indianapolis, IN – May 10, 2017)  A judge today granted a motion by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s … More William Barnhouse just became 350th DNA exoneree in U.S

Constitutional Q&A: Rules of Engagement for Interacting with Police

  January 12, 2017 © 2017 The Rutherford Institute[1] In an age of militarized police often trained to view the citizenry as enemy combatants and equipped with weaponry and gear better suited for the battlefield, the perils of exercising one’s constitutional rights grow more costly with each passing day. For example: Zachary Noel was tasered by … More Constitutional Q&A: Rules of Engagement for Interacting with Police

Sessions Promises to End Federal Harassment of Local Police

  Mar 2, 2017 by  Steve Byas Speaking this week to the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (shown) said the Department of Justice will end the Obama-era harassment of local police departments. “We need to help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness, and I’m afraid we’ve done some … More Sessions Promises to End Federal Harassment of Local Police

Despite Higher Bonds, Chicago Gun Violence Suspects Are Bonding Out Faster

Jan 27, 2017  by  Bob Adelmann The Chicago Tribune, in examining more than 67,000 criminal charges between 2012 and 2016, discovered that although bonds demanded by judges in Cook County have doubled for violent crime, the suspects are being freed twice as fast. Wrote the Tribune on Friday: Since 2012, the median amount of bond … More Despite Higher Bonds, Chicago Gun Violence Suspects Are Bonding Out Faster

Woman Locked Up For 49 Days Without Bail Because of a Bureaucratic Mistake

A bureaucratic nightmare takes a mother away from her young child for almost two months. Dec 20, 2016 by Anthony L. Fisher A Chicago-area woman—the mother of a six-year-old boy—was locked up for 49 days because of a series of miscommunications between several law enforcement agencies and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, CBS News reports. … More Woman Locked Up For 49 Days Without Bail Because of a Bureaucratic Mistake

AT&T Profiting From Data Mining for Government

Oct 27, 2016  by  Michael Tennant   In 2013, Americans learned that AT&T had been providing data about countless telephone calls to federal drug agents without proper search warrants as part of a secret program called Project Hemisphere. Now it emerges that the telecommunications giant is not just eagerly cooperating with the government but also … More AT&T Profiting From Data Mining for Government

Taking Back Presidential Power

Oct 25, 2016  by  Charles Scaliger   Every four years, Americans are treated to a tawdry, months-long spectacle pitting two typically (but not always) establishment-anointed candidates against one another for the ultimate prize: a four-year stint as the “most powerful person on Earth.” That, at least, is the establishment media’s term for the president of … More Taking Back Presidential Power

VIDEO Charlotte Police Department Releases Videos of Shooting

Sept 25, 2016   by  C. Mitchell Shaw   After days of riots and looting and some mostly peaceful protests following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — a black man — in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has released the dashcam and bodycam videos of the shooting. And while — … More VIDEO Charlotte Police Department Releases Videos of Shooting

Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt

Aug. 4 2016 by Noami Chance  AFTER A WATCHDOG BLOG repeatedly linked him and other local officials to  corruption and fraud, the Sheriff of Terrebone Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday sent six deputies to raid a police officer’s home to seize computers and other electronic devices. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter’s deputies submitted affidavits alleging criminal defamation against … More Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt