Mississippi man freed after 11yrs in jail without a trial

Source: RT Steven Jessie Harris allegedly embarked on a violent spree over a decade ago. Since then, he has been in jail, waiting for a trial date, which never came. He was finally released after doctors found him mentally incompetent to stand trial. Harris was arrested in October 2005 and charged with the murder of Read more »

Wells Fargo Charged 800,000 Customers for Fake Car Insurance, Stole 25,000 Cars—Nobody Charged

Wells Fargo is now under fire for charging nearly 1 million customers with fake car insurance that sent many of them spiraling into fraudulent debt. Source:  The Free Thought/Rachel Blevins One of the largest banks in the United States is no stranger to scandal, and the latest case of fraud surrounding Wells Fargo has affected Read more »

Nestlé Wants to Suck Even More Water Out of Michigan

Source:  EcoWatch/Sami Mericle Given that Michigan, the “Great Lakes State,” is practically surrounded by water, the state sure has trouble managing its water. Five state officials were recently charged with involuntary manslaughter for their roles in a public health crisis that has left the city of Flint without drinkable tap water for years following widespread lead poisoning and an outbreak of Read more »

Baltimore prosecutor tosses 34 cases after officer seen planting evidence

Source:  wtop/Mike Murillo WASHINGTON — Thirty-four criminal cases have been dismissed in Baltimore amid an investigation into the alleged planting of evidence by a Baltimore City police officer. Twelve of the cases thrown out, according to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, involved defendants who are now serving time for convictions. In all, 123 cases are Read more »

The Plan to Exploit Afghanistan for Its Resources Is a Really Bad Idea

A contractor-led role in Afghanistan would confirm the narrative that America wants perpetual warfare and to rob the country of its riches. Source:  National Interest The New York Times reported on July 25, 2017, that U.S. advisors and Afghan officials are trying to use Afghanistan’s mineral wealth potential—once estimated at $1 trillion—to sell President Donald Trump on a Read more »

Sanders: ‘We’re Figuring Out How We Can Mount a National Campaign’ for Single Payer

Source:  Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he will “absolutely” introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare now that the Senate GOP’s bill to repeal ObamaCare has failed. “If people don’t like the private insurance that they’re getting, they should have a Medicare-type public option available in every Read more »

House Votes Unanimously to Extend VA Choice Program for 6 Months

Source:  Military.com/Richard Sisk After failing in the first try earlier this week, the House unanimously passed a $3.9 billion bill Friday to extend the Veterans Choice Program on private care for six months. The 419-0 vote on the emergency spending measure came after the Senate worked out a deal with House negotiators to add an amendment to Read more »

Tensions Rise as Russia Retaliates Against New Sanctions Bill

Kremlin opted not to wait for Trump’s approval of bill before announcing expulsion of U.S. Embassy staff Source:  Common Dreams/Julia Conley Members of the U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia will be expelled in the coming weeks, following order on Friday by the Russian Foreign Ministry. The move was made in response to a new economic Read more »

Can Chicago Cite Parents When Their Kids Illegally Obtain A Gun?

Source:  Hot Air/Jazz Shaw Chicago aldermen have suggested an innovative, though likely ill-fated law which would seek to hold parents accountable if their children wind up in possession of an illegal firearm. With a murder rate which is completely out of control and a Mayor who seems powerless to do anything about it, solutions are Read more »

Missouri NAACP: Exercise Caution in Our State

Missouri NAACP issues advisory telling travelers to the state that their civil rights may be in danger. Source:  Associated Press/Summer Ballentine The Missouri NAACP issued an advisory that tells travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger that civil rights won’t be respected, state chapter President Rod Chapel said Monday. The Read more »