Trump Revokes Press Credential for Washington Post

Donald Trump is refusing to allow yet another news organization to cover his campaign events, this time one of the most venerable newspapers in the country, the Washington Post. Of course he says it's because they're so "dishonest," which is ironic given how many lies they've caught him in. … [Read more...]

A Whole New Way for Police to Steal Your Money

Radley Balko reports on a whole new way for state and local police to seize your money without due process. It's bad enough that they can just take any cash they have on you if they pull you over, but now they can take your prepaid debit cards and empty them too. … [Read more...]

The Bill for Arpaio’s Misconduct Continues to Grow

The taxpayers of Maricopa County, Arizona have already paid out more than $120 million defending fascist Sheriff Joe Arpaio in court and paying out victims of his racism and misconduct. Now with the finding of civil contempt for refusing to follow court orders, that bill is going to get even bigger. … [Read more...]

NYPD Commish Blames Cell Phone Video for Violent Cops

With one of his officers on leave pending an investigation into him pointing his gun at bystanders, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is blaming the "epidemic" of cell phone videos of police officers committing misconduct and abuse for that misconduct. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Makes Important Ruling on Racial Jury Dismissals

The Supreme Court handed down an important ruling on prosecutors dismissing jurors for racial reasons, but one that is unfortunately going to be limited in scope because of the particular circumstances. The ruling was 7-1 with Clarence Thomas unsurprisingly alone in dissent. … [Read more...]

Arpaio: It’s Not My Fault I Cost the County Tens of Millions

Fascist Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio still refuses to accept any responsibility for the money he has cost the county defending his blatant misconduct and racist policing, which now amounts to well over $100 million. But it's not his fault, he says, it's the government and those pesky people who sue him over it. … [Read more...]

Trump Supreme Court A-Lister Argued Against Overturning Sodomy Laws

Donald Trump released a list of 11 people from whom he would pick potential Supreme Court nominees if he's elected president. Most of the list is pretty mundane, but one name jumped out at me -- William Pryor. He's among the most right-wing judges on the bench and he once argued that states should still be allowed to put people in jail just for being gay. … [Read more...]

Stone: Trump Should Pull CNN’s FCC License if Elected

Roger Stone, Donald Trump's consigliere, is really steamed that CNN banned him from their airwaves for his constant and vicious sexism and racism. And like his pal Trump, he's thin skinned enough to think the government should punish anyone who makes him mad. … [Read more...]

VA Cops Beat Handcuffed Man, Threaten Witnesses

Two officers from the Portsmouth, VA police department beat a man after he was handcuffed, then threatened to have any of the witnesses evicted from their apartments if they didn't leave. And another officer deleted a cell phone video showing the beating, but another video of the eviction threats and lies has been released. … [Read more...]

Virginia County Prevents Muslims from Building a Mosque

The highly bigoted people of Culpepper County, Virginia, many of whom undoubtedly scream about the terrible persecution they must endure as Christians -- you know, War on Christmas and all that horrible abuse -- have prevented a small group of Muslims there to build a mosque on an abandoned lot. … [Read more...]

Delaware May Reform Civil Asset Forfeitures

A couple other states have reined in the outrageously unconstitutional practice of civil asset forfeiture and now Delaware may be looking to partially reform their system. A bill has been submitted with bipartisan support that would do away with what is essentially a slush fund from such forfeitures, but it doesn't really go far enough. … [Read more...]

Another Way the Courts Deny Justice

I've long written about our criminal injustice system and the many ways it makes it easy for wrongful convictions and difficult to secure justice. Here's another way, which involves making it all but impossible for federal judges to overturn state convictions even if they were clearly wrong. … [Read more...]


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