Officials Want Family to Bulldoze $900k House Over Faulty Sewage System Officials Initially Approved

Homeownership is a goal that many Americans aspire to. One family in Farmington Hills, Michigan, however, is being penalized for capitalizing on what seemed to be a good investment. Homeowner Sukhpal Dhillon bought a foreclosed home worth $900,000 in 2008. But less than a decade later he is being told to bulldoze it at his own expense. The reason: a faulty sewer system. When Dhillon first bought his home, it passed multiple government inspections by the City of Farmington Hills and the Oak...
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Seven Baltimore City Police Officers Indicted on Federal Racketeering and Corruption Charges

Federal and local law enforcement recently announced federal indictments of 7 Baltimore Police Department officers. Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the charges being levied range from conspiracy to federal racketeering with crimes of victim robbery, filing false affidavits and fraudulent overtime claims. Five other federal cases were quietly dropped because of the involvement of the officers in the investigation. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the charged officers ...
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Mt. Airy, Maryland: Where Vicious Neighbors and Local Government Unite

A group of activists struck a blow against small business owners working out of their homes in Mt. Airy, Maryland last evening, letting potential future home buyers know that their potential neighbors will use everything from local zoning ordinances to public character assassination to ensure that new residents fall in line with the town’s “Master Plan.” Mike Wonsala, formerly of New Jersey, moved to Mt. Airy two years ago and applied for permission to conduct FBI background checks on his...
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Trump Wants Sherriff to “Destroy” Texas Senator’s Career Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

At the White House earlier this week President Trump joked about destroying the career of a Texas state senator who proposed a bill to end the practice of seizing peoples’ property without any sort of due process or even charging them with a crime. Trump, who was meeting with sheriffs from across the nation, asked if anyone wished to “make a statement as to how we can bring about law enforcement in a very good civil lovely way, but we have to stop crime, right?” Sheriff Harold Eavenson of ...
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Chicago Public Schools Spend $40,000 Sending Letter Complaining About Budget to Parents

A battle of words is playing out in Chicago after Chicago Public School (CPS) officials sent home a letter to all 381,000 students in the system accusing Republican Governor Bruce Rauner of “cheating” children out of an education by not giving the school system $215 million. The letter, which ignores the enormous role Democrats played in the state’s budget problem, starts by saying, “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help. Governor...
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Backlash in Flint

One thing good thing about bad governments is the uprising that follows their bad decisions. Fortunately for Flint, Michigan residents, the citizens are stepping up to ensure that current council members do not retain their seats. Filing petitions for local office are due on the 25th of April, 2017, but per local sources, “As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, the city clerk's office has given out 52 petitions for city council seats in Flint's nine wards.” Flint residents are undoubtedly and jus...
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Dog Killing Cops Sued (VIDEO)

On May 9, 2015, West Virginia State Trooper Seth Cook walked onto Tiffanie Hupp’s property, drew his gun, and aimed it at Buddy, the family dog who was safely tied to a tree. Cook ordered Hupp, who was playing with her 3-year-old son Riley, to control the dog. Seeing that the trooper was planning on violently murdering the dog in front of her 3-year-old son, Hupp got between the trooper and the dog. The trooper pushed Hupp to the ground, threw her against his car, and arrested her. Cook th...
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California: Governor Proposes Enormous Increase in Gas Tax and Registration Fees

It’s no news that the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) public pensions are pushing the state to its breaking point, but with the state’s General Fund Budget in a deficit by $1.6 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a 42% increase in gasoline taxes and a 141% increase in vehicle registration fees. Previous attempt to raise vehicle registrations fees and gas taxes were met with extreme opposition by the general public, including the successful campaign to recall Go...
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MUNCIE: FBI Raid Town Hall

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Muncie, Indiana’s town hall as part of their ongoing investigation into multiple allegations of public corruption. Muncie, known for being the subject of a sociological study published in 1929, called Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture, has previously been under scrutiny for numerous shady dealings. Mayor Dennis Tyler released a statement on the FBI raid: The town’s Police Chief Steve Stewart, a 31-year veteran of the police force,...
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New Ohio Law Restricts Civil Asset Forfeiture

On January 4, 2017, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 347 into law, which will require a criminal conviction before law enforcement can seize property for most civil asset forfeiture cases. Ohio will join eleven other states that have similar restrictions. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal tool utilized by police departments throughout the nation. If a property is somehow linked to criminal activity, it may be seized. In theory, civil asset forfeiture prevents many crimes from occ...
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