Finally, a Federal Judge Says No to Warrantless ‘Stingray’ Searches

It's been known for many years that police departments and the federal government routinely use "stingray" devices to track and record cell phones without a warrant. Finally, one federal judge has ruled out evidence gathered in this clearly unconstitutional manner. … [Read more...]

Kansas Church Wants to Out Rape Victimes

In 2014, two young girls were raped by a volunteer at a summer Bible camp put on by a church in Kansas. The volunteer who did it pleaded guilty and the girls have sued the church for failing to check the rapist's background, which included previous sexual assault. The church now wants the identity of those girls revealed publicly. … [Read more...]

Arpaio Wants to Put American Flags on Inmates’ Uniforms

Fascist Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is, well, being Joe Arpaio again, telling a right-wing radio show host that he doesn't care that the inmates in his tent concentration camp suffer through near-140 degree temps and that he's going to put American flags on their uniforms. Because of course he is. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Weakens the 4th Amendment Further

The 4th Amendment, which is on life support if it still exists at all, was weakened yet again by the Supreme Court in Utah v Strieff, a case involving a pretextual traffic stop and the exclusionary rule. It was a 5-3 ruling, with Breyer joining the conservatives on the court and Thomas writing the opinion (of course). … [Read more...]

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...]


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