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The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The trial has begun for six defendants accused of rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. They are Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.; Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia; Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.; Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio; Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff, these […]

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

In a couple of weeks, nine people will be charged for their alleged involvement in the “J20″–January 20–incidents on inauguration day in which protesters smashed windows, fired off projectiles, and set cars on fire. But those six defendants did not participate in the destruction. They were merely journalists who just happened to be in the right place […]

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

In her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that countries like the United States will never have effective climate policies as long as there are legislators profiting from fossil fuel companies’ deep pockets. The same can be argued about the so-called war on drugs at a time when opioids are wiping […]

WTF? State Police Chief Called Peaceful Protesters ‘Degenerates’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

WTF? State Police Chief Called Peaceful Protesters ‘Degenerates’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Last weekend, Donald Trump tried to bully NFL players and owners into submission by calling anyone who takes a knee during the national anthem a “son of a bitch” who should be fired. As it turned out, he opened a can of worms. Week 3 of the NFL season saw a wave of players either […]

Once Again The American Justice System Proves Black Lives Don’t Matter

Once Again The American Justice System Proves Black Lives Don’t Matter

On August 28, 2016, Colin Kaepernick caused national outrage when he sat down during the National Anthem at the opening of a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers. A few days after the news of the protest broke, Kaepernick stated that he sat down because of racial injustice and police brutality. You would think this […]

Investigators SLAM Utah Cops For Bullying And Illegally Arresting A Nurse (VIDEO)

Investigators SLAM Utah Cops For Bullying And Illegally Arresting A Nurse (VIDEO)

Two months ago, Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne wanted a blood sample from the victim of a drunk driving crash. But there was one problem–he didn’t have a warrant. Alex Wubbels, the charge nurse of the burn unit at University of Utah Hospital, told him that without a warrant, hospital policy, as well as […]

PROOF: The Cop Who Illegally Arrested Utah Nurse KNEW He Was Breaking The Law

PROOF: The Cop Who Illegally Arrested Utah Nurse KNEW He Was Breaking The Law

It’s hard to believe that anyone could have watched footage of Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne attempt to arrest University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels could possibly conclude that Payne could have possibly been in the right. Payne wanted to get blood from the victim of a drunk driving crash, but Wubbels told […]

FBI Joins Investigation Into Utah Cop Who Bullied Nurse (VIDEO)

FBI Joins Investigation Into Utah Cop Who Bullied Nurse (VIDEO)

Anyone who sees footage of a Salt Lake City police detective try to bully a nurse at University of Utah Hospital into letting him draw blood from an unconscious drunk driving victim would wonder how it was possible this could happen in this country. The nurse told him that hospital policy, as well as state and […]

Somebody’s Actually Defending Cop Who Tried To Bully Nurse Into Drawing Blood From Unconscious Man (VIDEO)

Somebody’s Actually Defending Cop Who Tried To Bully Nurse Into Drawing Blood From Unconscious Man (VIDEO)

Late last week, we learned about what may be one of the most outrageous instances of cops behaving badly yet. A Salt Lake City detective wanted nurses at an area hospital to get a blood sample from the victim of a car crash. The nurse on duty repeatedly told him that the victim was unconscious, […]

Trump’s Decision On DACA–Are We Expecting To Be Surprised?

Trump’s Decision On DACA–Are We Expecting To Be Surprised?

Leave it President Donald Trump to put something out there just to make people nervous. We’re used to it by now, having dealt with seven months of reality-television-style “stay tuned” Twitter posts, like the one that left the Pentagon on edge last month when Trump announced a reinstatement of a ban on transgender military service members. Since taking office, […]

Judge Slams The Brakes On Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio (DETAILS)

Judge Slams The Brakes On Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio (DETAILS)

Seeing as how he knows virtually nothing about how the federal government works or the powers of the different branches–executive, judicial, and legislative–it may come as one hell of a surprise when President Trump learns that his pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not as complete as he imagined. Yes, Trump did indeed […]

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

By now, we are well aware of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s death at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. But there were other violent skirmishes that day that have received far less media coverage, specifically the attack of Deandre Harris, 20, whom video coverage shows six men cornering and beating in a parking […]

Fox Host Says Cops Need Grenade Launchers For Use On Protesters (VIDEO)

Fox Host Says Cops Need Grenade Launchers For Use On Protesters (VIDEO)

President Trump has decided to reverse a decision made during the Obama administration and will now allow restrictions to be lifted which will American police departments access to excess military equipment for use against U.S. citizens. As you might expect, Fox News is all in favor of turning police departments into paramilitary units, and Fox […]

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Amid Allegations He’s A White Supremacist

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Amid Allegations He’s A White Supremacist

A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma town hired its fourth police chief since the start of 2017. Well, now they’re be looking for a fifth. On Saturday night, the newly hired chief resigned amid questions about suspected ties to white supremacist groups. He claims, however, to have been the victim of an outrageous campaign of […]

Hundreds Rally To Stop Police Brutality Against Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Hundreds Rally To Stop Police Brutality Against Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

In January, James Owens, who struggled with mental illness and addiction, lost his life to a police bullet. His grieving nephew said: “(He) was gunned down like a wild animal in his own home. He was supposed to be protected. He wasn’t provided without that assistance.” There was a rally of about 200 people in […]

Recent Study Suggests Fines For Speeding Tickets May Depend On Race (VIDEO)

Recent Study Suggests Fines For Speeding Tickets May Depend On Race (VIDEO)

Few are prepared to label all law enforcement officials as “racist” or “corrupt.” In fact the opposite is true. Most police officers, corrections officers, lawyers, and judges are objective and law abiding. But it’s that latter term–“law abiding”–that may actually present the problem. “Law abiding” implies conforming to present laws, even if some of those laws are […]

Facebook Fighting Court Over Law Enforcement Access (VIDEO)

Facebook Fighting Court Over Law Enforcement Access (VIDEO)

Facebook is going to court over letting law enforcement officials be able to access suspects’ profiles. Technically, they can do it, but Facebook wants them to have to let the person know before they do it. The Washington Post reported: “Major technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in the case, which resembles legal […]

This Wingnut Terrorism ‘Expert’ Is A Fraud (AUDIO)

This Wingnut Terrorism ‘Expert’ Is A Fraud (AUDIO)

Whenever right-wing radio hosts and podcast hosts–particularly religious right hosts–want someone to deliver “analysis” on the terrorism threat, they usually call on counterterrorism consultant and former FBI agent John Guandolo. Without fail, Guandolo’s commentary is laden with red meat warnings about jihadists under every rock. Lately, he has taken to claiming that the resistance to […]

White Police Officers Shoot And Kill A Mentally Ill Black Person – Again

White Police Officers Shoot And Kill A Mentally Ill Black Person – Again

Here we go again. Once again, white police officers shot and killed another mentally ill Black individual–right in front of her two boys and a girl, ages 11, 4, and 1. Charleena Lyles, 30, a pregnant mother of three, called Seattle, Washington, police around 10 a.m. Sunday to report a burglary at her apartment in Brettler Family […]

Police Officers Desperately Need Training On How To Handle The Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Police Officers Desperately Need Training On How To Handle The Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Too many people have lost their lives because of mental health crises. Many police officers just don’t know how to handle these types of situations. Desmond Phillip was shot and killed by two Chicago police officers while he was having a mental health crisis. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. The […]

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