In a sick ironic twist a priest is threatened with arrest after calling out city council for throwing out another lowly citizen after he merely criticized council. Welcome to 1984.Read more »
SPRINGFIELD – Charging the amateur videographer who captured the alleged police beating of Melvin Jones lll during a 2009 traffic stop with illegal wiretapping sets a dangerous precedent, local activists say.
“I think it would be dangerous if this person were to be charged with a crime,” said the Rev. Talbert W. Swan, Springfield branch president of the NAACP. “It would say to the public that we don’t have the right to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.”Read more »
The researchers concluded that power and corruption benefit society; without law enforcers, individuals have less incentive to cooperate and without power and corruption, law enforcers have less incentive to do their job.Read more »
Couple who took part in Oath Keepers online discussion forum have child snatched in shocking new level of police state persecution.Read more »
Government researchers infected patients with syphilis, gonorrhea without their consent in the 1940sRead more »
"You've heard the phrase "power corrupts," but have you looked at the evidence that suggests this is actually supported by a variety of studies? Julian Sanchez points us to a report that looks at some of the studies of people in power (which actually builds off of a Wall Street Journal article on the same topic -- beware the paywall), which notes, first, that getting into a position of power is best done by being kind and empathetic (rather than nasty and backstabbing), but once you get there, study after study suggests that people lose some aspect of critical thinking skills"Read more »
Police officer caught stopping Latinos and stealing their money from their wallets. He will get to spend a year in prison with some old acquaintances. I'm sure he is going to be the most popular guy there.Read more »
Baltimore City police arrested a Virginia couple over the weekend after they asked an officer for directions.Read more »
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