St. Louis Officer Who Called Activist’s Boss About Her Tweets Now Under Investigation by Internal Affairs

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 9:00 pm

A St. Louis police officer, who called an activist’s boss and warned her boss about alleged “inciteful” tweets, is reportedly under investigation after the activist posted a video of her calling this officer to confront him. Leigh Maibes, who has participated in protests since Mike Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer on August [...]

Judge Blocks ’5 Second Rule’ as Unconstitutional But Embraces Police Claims About ‘Violent’ Ferguson Protesters

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 12:23 pm

A United States district court judge issued an order preventing police from continuing to enforce a rule they created and imposed against protesters in Ferguson, which required them to keep moving or face arrest. The judge found that the rule was unconstitutional and acknowledged that commanding officers were well aware that it was “unlawful” to [...]

Podcast: ‘Ferguson October’ & How Community Continues to Stand Up to Police Aggression

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 10:15 am

Police action against protestors in Ferguson escalated again this past week. According to those who continue to organize for justice in the aftermath of Mike Brown being gunned down by a Ferguson police officer, the police are now engaging in a process similar to hostage-taking, where they arrest people and agree to release those individuals [...]

Judge Stunningly Rebukes Government & Orders Unsealing of Videos of Guantanamo Prisoner Being Force-Fed

By: Friday October 3, 2014 5:32 pm

A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal twenty-eight previously classified videos of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed and forcibly extracted from his cell for forced-feedings. Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner, has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002. He was cleared for release in 2009 by President Barack Obama’s own review task [...]

Ray McGovern Triumphs over State Department

By: Friday September 26, 2014 7:36 am

If you don’t know Ray McGovern yet, you probably should. You see, Ray just beat down, in court, Hillary Clinton, the State Department, and a small part of Post-Constitutional America. Who is this Guy? McGovern is a changed man. He started out in the Army, then he worked for the CIA from the Kennedy administration [...]

Court Admits It Was Wrong to Prohibit Newspaper From Publishing Details on Gas Company’s Pipe Safety

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 6:57 pm

A circuit court in Alabama has admitted it committed an error when it issued a temporary restraining order against an Alabama newspaper to halt the media organization from publishing a document on an Alabama gas company’s pipe safety. The Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco) took legal action on September 17 and sought a temporary restraining order [...]

The Uncivil Termination of Professor Steven Salaita

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Professor Steven Salaita was terminated from a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) because he sent out tweets through his personal Twitter account that were critical of Israel’s assault on Gaza. Yesterday, he delivered his first statement on what happened to a room full of supporters on the UIUC campus—a [...]

Judge Declines to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Idaho Ag-Gag Law, Agrees Restricts Protected Speech

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 7:07 pm

A federal district court judge in Idaho has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a coalition of groups and journalists against a law that makes it possible for the state to jail anyone, who secretly films or records animal abuse, for a year. In February, Idaho became the seventh state to pass an “ag-gag [...]

Georgia Republicans Have Citizen Arrested for Videotaping Them at Public Event

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:11 am

Nydia Tisdale’s footage from the Dawson event. The last four minutes are of her arrest. Nydia Tisdale is a citizen journalist in Georgia. She does not get paid for her work, but instead sees it as a civic duty to record politicians and the political process, and then upload those videos to YouTube. What she [...]

Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 10:08 am

The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the [...]

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