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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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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Not Convicted in Kentucky? Pay For Your Stay In Jail

A federal case attempting to strike down the practice of billing former Kentucky inmates who were not convicted of any crimes for the cost of their stay in jail faces a setback after a recent court ruling. David Jones was arrested and held in the Clark County Detention Center for fourteen months before the accusations against him were dismissed. Despite the dismissal, Clark County billed Jones $4,000 for the costs of his time in jail. Mr. Jones paid $20 to the county before his lawyer advised...
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Entire Police Department Resigns, Former Official Cites “Criminal” Dealings of Council Member

The entire police department in Bunker Hill, Indiana, resigned citing receiving illegal orders to do background checks on town official’s political opponents, lack of funding for vital resources, and general lack of communication between town leadership and the department. This week, the story took a new turn when former town council President Robert Cox formally requested the resignation of two council members due to “criminal arrest either personally or directly of a current spouse.” It all...
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Iowa Disbands State-Sanctioned Highway Robbery Unit

The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced this week that it disbanded its drug interdiction team. The unit, which enforced the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws, was criticized for repeatedly seizing private property and turning it over to the state without any form of due process. According to the Institute for Justice, one of the nation’s premier public interest law firms, Iowa’s civil asset forfeiture laws are some of the worst in the country. Under the laws, the burden of proof tha...
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