George Zimmerman Is Free

By: Monday July 15, 2013 5:06 am

As the Department of Justice explores bringing charges and President Obama laments that “a jury has spoken”, the fact remains that George Zimmerman is a free man. Not just free from confinement but free to do exactly what (temporarily) endangered his own freedom. A jury has indeed spoken but regardless of the technicalities of the [...]

BuzzFeed On Defensive After False Report On Palestinian Filmmaker

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 10:47 am

Internet meme platform Buzzfeed published a story attacking Michael Moore’s account of the TSA’s detainment of Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat at LAX. In the now corrected post Buzzfeed writer Tessa Stuart claimed “sources“ told her that Moore’s account of the incident was “baloney” and the entire matter was likely a publicity stunt for Mr. Burnat’s [...]

“Show Me Your Papers” Law Set to Go Into Effect In Arizona After Judge’s Ruling

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 8:55 am

A federal judge, in line with the recent Supreme Court ruling, has allowed Arizona law enforcement to move forward with implementing the “show me your papers” part of their immigration law, SB 1070. It’s just about the only major part of the law that was upheld at the Supreme Court back in June, and the [...]

Arpaio Cited By DoJ for Unconstitutional Policing

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 10:15 am

In a stinging report, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released their findings of a two-year investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, showing that he unfairly targeted Latinos and discriminated against them at the expense of other crimes in his jurisdiction, including sexual assault crimes. After an investigation that lasted more than two years, [...]

Appeals Court Blocks Some Aspects of Alabama Immigration Law

By: Friday October 14, 2011 12:18 pm

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta just put the brakes temporarily on enforcement of some of the worst elements of Alabama’s immigration law, pending a full appeals court decision on the legality of implementation. Back on Setpember 28, US district court judge Sharon Blackburn, ruling on a Government motion for preliminary injunction, allowed [...]

Ruling on Alabama Immigration Law Validates “Papers Please” Aspects of SB1070

By: Thursday September 29, 2011 6:18 am

When I first heard about the ruling from a federal judge in the Alabama immigration law case, I thought that most of the more egregious aspects of the law were enjoined. Only upon further inspection did I realize that the judge declined to issue a preliminary injunction for some of the most controversial parts. U.S. [...]

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Law

By: Friday April 23, 2010 2:02 pm

Jan Brewer (R), the Governor of Arizona, signed SB 1070, the draconian immigration law which would mandate law enforcement to seek the proper documentation of anyone in the state suspected not to be in the country lawfully, at a ceremony just a moment ago. Brewer, the former Secretary of State who replaced Janet Napolitano as [...]

Separating The Evidence From The “Evidence” In The Abdulmutallab Case

By: Tuesday January 12, 2010 10:29 am

I haven’t seen last night’s Daily Show yet, so I don’t know if he addressed this, but I’m sure he could do a heck of a segment on… himself, parroting assertions as fact about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s alleged “one-way ticket,” an assertion that turns out to be utterly false. In a remarkable example of how [...]

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