Federal Agencies Failing to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI-More than 100

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According to ProPublica scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database. This is a violation of a longstanding legal mandate.  The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a significant and largely unknown flaw in the database, which is supposed to be the nation’s Read more »

20 Million Motorists every year or 50,000 every day are stopped by the Police

  According to a Stanford Institute project called “The Open Policing Project” which examined over 100 million police traffic stops. The study showed that “police pull over more than 50,000 drivers on a typical day, more than 20 million motorists every year.” Does that mean that 50,000 people are breaking the law every day?  Is Read more »

Whites Lag in Population Growth, as Census Finds a More Colored America

According to an article in RT, the ‘white alone’ population in the US experienced a decrease between 2015 and 2016 while all other races saw an increase, according to newly-released census data.  The numbers also showed that the overall population of the US is getting older. The Census Bureau released figures that found while all Read more »

Ex-Navy Seal and CIA Agent Arrested for Weed Smuggling

A Former CIA agent was charged this week running a massive drug smuggling operation out of North Carolina.  James Dennis “J.D.”, was arrested Saturday in Charlotte in connection with an extensive and ongoing national federal marijuana trafficking investigation. Smith, a former decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, and CIA special agent served 16 years, was the recipient Read more »

Three Chicago Cops indicted in Laquan McDonald cover-up

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  Laquan McDonald’s killer, Officer Jason Van Dyke currently awaits trial on the homicide charges in the case.  Three officers who helped cover up the circumstances surrounding the police killings of the teenager in 2014 will face criminal conspiracy charges, a special prosecutor in Illinois announced Tuesday. Initially, Van Dyke and other officers at the Read more »

Haitian workers are on Strike against U.S. Sweatshops

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Thousands of workers in Haiti have stopped working in factories and taken to the streets to demand improved working conditions in the country’s maquiladora export industry.  For more than three weeks, workers have mobilized to demand higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and protections against increased quotas across the industrial centers of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Ounaminthe and Read more »

Another Mistrial for Former Officer Raymond Tensing

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White Cincinnati Officer Trial who killed unarmed black man results in Mistrial A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white Cincinnati Officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. A mistrial was called by Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz after more than 30 hours of jury deliberations over Read more »

Corporate Media Cover-up of GOP HealthCare Bill

The rise of independent media has been out of necessity to keep the public at large informed of the issues at hand. According to one of those sources Alternet.org and one media matter survey, they found that over a two-week period in early June, as the health care bill was being molded, major networks all Read more »

Venezuela Prisoners say Abuse is so Bad-‘forced to eat raw pasta with human excrement’

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Over the past ten weeks of protests in Venezuela, security forces have detained well over 3,200 people, with over a third of them remaining in custody.  The allegations of mistreatment during arrests and detention has ballooned, according to human rights groups. The reports come as authorities have sent demonstrators to military courts, where they can Read more »

150 people killed in truck oil fire in Pakistan

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At least 150 people were killed Sunday who had gathered to collect fuel from an overturned tanker, and more than 100 were injured some with severe burns. “Authorities say most of the bodies are burnt beyond recognition, and the death toll is likely to rise,” reporter Abdul Sattar in Islamabad reports for NPR. “Children and Read more »