Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Justice

NPR Pretends FISA Court Is Not a Rubber Stamp

On Tuesday's episode of Up First (9/19/2017), NPR briefly reported on the news that Paul Manafort, President Trump's sometime campaign manager, had been subject to wiretapping, both during the campaign and after the election. This is...

Trump: Let Our Police Armor up Like Soldiers

Apparently believing it will bolster his pro-police image, the Trump Administration has announced that it is reversing President Obama’s 2015 restrictions on the provision of certain U.S. military equipment to local American police forces. Announcing the...

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif A book Review by Juliet Annerino Cairo Egypt, May 2001. The ambassador's lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel. I was on break after my first set. It was the first...

Growing Tomatoes Might Get Your Home Raided by the Police

Justice is especially elusive where the war on drugs is concerned. While the news is usually filled with horror stories of families being torn apart and accidental deaths occurring during drug raids, rare instances...

The Curious Case Of Ex-NSA Inspector General George Ellard

On August 3, The American Conservative ran a lengthy piece of mine dealing with the whistleblower protection nightmare that is the Department of Defense. One of the subjects of that piece is now former NSA IG George Ellard,...

I’m “Disappointed” in AG Sessions Too

On multiple occasions, President Trump has said that he's "disappointed" with Attorney General Sessions. At first glance, this seems like a reasonable position. Sessions has already taken several harmful actions in his new office that...

If the Teens Who Filmed the Disabled Man Drown Were Cops, They Would Not...

Here's proof that if the five despicable teens who taunted and filmed drowning man were cops, they would not face charges. This week, headlines across the country lambasted the Florida teenagers for filming and taunting...

Free the Airports!

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carry about 900 million passengers per year systemwide on more than 9 million...

Government Investigating Itself After Another Police Shooting in Minnesota

This past weekend, a police officer in Minneapolis shot and killed Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian-born woman who had actually called police in the first place. Reportedly, Damond called police because she thought a sexual...

Another Court Blow to Freedom

Four siblings — Joseph, Michael, and Donna Murr, and Peggy Heaver — are forbidden from selling 1.5 acres they own in Troy, Wisconsin, along the Lower St. Croix River, according to a recent 5-3...
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