Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Police Superintendent Phil Cline promoted him instead.
And it was very daring, I thought. If we lived in a country of law, I’d have known exactly what to do: I’d bring charges. But we don’t. This is a country of cronies! “Heck of a job, Brownie!” I should have screamed from the housetops. “Heck of a
On MSNBC's Hardball on Friday, guest host David Shuster reported on a fresh controversy surrounding the Scooter Libby pardon (video at end).
The eyes of all peoples are still upon us, only for different reasons. Whom will we attack next? When will we be bankrupt? What good is the American consumer market when the mass of the people are employed in third world jobs? How much longer will th
Bush knew what he was getting in 2001 when he made Walton one of his first picks for the federal bench. A tough-on-crime judge, Walton proved to be exactly the kind of judge Bush was looking for - at least until Bush's buddy Libby came along...
Traffic cameras are being installed on popular canyon roads despite California law explicitly prohibiting speed cameras and per-ticket photo enforcement contracts. Nonetheless, the MRCA believes the law doesn't apply to them.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings next week into the decision to commute Libby's sentence, according to a separate report. The committee is likely to focus on Federal District Judge Reggie Walton’s, who sentenced Libby, assertion tha
The planet is currently warming at a rate of perhaps one degree a year, part of an ongoing cycle of global warming and cooling which (ice cores and other fossil records tell us) has been ongoing for millions of years. This is caused not primarily by
George Bush's brazen commutation of Lewis Libby sentence in another act of lawlessness.
President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior W
Transcripts of four hearings in the case of Thomas Kontogiannis, a financier who pleaded guilty in connection with the Randy "Duke" Cunningham scandal, will remain sealed, a federal appeals court said yesterday. Kontogiannis pleaded guilty
Homeowners are outraged that a plan to extend a sewer line could cost them as much as $50,000 per house. Some residents say the project's real purpose is to benefit two businesses and that sewer district trustees will ignore their wishes — even i
The project started in 2003 with a $2 million contract to help the new Dept. of Homeland Security quickly get an intelligence operation up and running. Over the next year, the cost of the no-bid arrangement with consultant Booz Allen Hamilton soared
Here's the website for investigative reporter, and author Timothy P. Carney. I recently read his great book, "The Big Ripoff". Here are his articles and videos, as well as, excerpts from the book.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
BAE Systems PLC said Tuesday that the US Dept of Justice has begun an investigation of the company's dealings with Saudi Arabia. BAE's brief announcement said the investigation related to the company's compliance with anti-corruption law
Determined to crush dissent and squelch open discussion at all costs, the federal government is once again seeking to punish a "tax heretic"--someone with the gall to suggest that the federal Income tax is not what it seems.
The lawsuit filed by Pearson, an administrative law judge, has been mocked worldwide as a frivolous and outrageous legal action, and cost the Chungs two years of litigation, sleepless nights, financial and emotional stress.
June 24, 2007 -- The Arizona Conservative calls on Arizona's senior senator to withdraw from the presidential race. If you agree that McCain should bow out of the race, send your name to The Arizona Conservative for listing on this page. John Mc
“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.”
So five years ago the Coast Guard undertood a massive modernization program called "Deepwater" and ended up way over its head. As correspondent Steve Kroft reports, the $24 billion project has turned into a fiasco that has set new standard
Former Dallas County Sheriff Brian Gilbert was put on probation today for the theft of $120,000 seized in a March 2006 traffic stop. Judge John Lloyd suspended the 10-year prison term,and put Gilbert on probation for five years.
A high-ranking member of the Chicago, Illinois city council admitted yesterday the city intended its red light camera program -- which has raised $35.1 million -- to be a revenue raiser. Council Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, 62, indicated he p
Officer Mark Torres was placed on administrative leave Monday night. Hours later, after being questioned by public-integrity investigators over the $700 theft, he was arrested on one count of felony theft by a public servant.
Researchers at Purdue University have created a computer model attempting to answer how the buildings came down. The website TRUTHORLIES.ORG believes that the simulation "raises more questions then answers."
Anyone who wants to understand what really goes on in the Mideast should have a look at the scandal that erupted earlier this month over the outsized character of Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.
You no longer need to be afraid of the court system or such scary things as the IRS. David Myrland discovered that the courts were corrupt; he got to work on a set of user friendly tools you can use to fix your own problem. Join us for a short sess
Contribution will establish Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation
The ISRA is expressing great concern over reports that Illinois State Police detectives have been visiting the homes of people who phoned/faxed Sen. Dan Kotowski to express opposition to gun control legislation sponsored by the senator.
Olbermann went on to describe the "jaw-dropping scandal" uncovered by Congressional investigators, where, in the most serious breach of the Presidential Records Act since its enactment, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of emails impr
One of my co-panelists was Regina Kelly, a resident of Hearne, Texas who was wrongly arrested, jailed, and indicted based on the word of a confidential informant who not only had psychological problems, but was facing his own robbery charges, and cla