Intended or not, the consequences of Chicago's continuing efforts to limit gun ownership are falling most heavily on its poor black population, making the situation reminiscent of America's 19th-century racist gun laws.
As officers in Ferguson continue to face danger from protestors — two of them were shot at — President Obama and his Justice Department continue to agitate and roil that unhappy town.
After being arrested last year for illegally having a registered gun in her vehicle in New Jersey, a Pennsylvania single mother of two avoided a three-to-five-year prison sentence.
Amid the stench of virtually non-stop scandals and even being in criminal contempt of Congress due to the ongoing Fast and Furious cover-up, Obama’s disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder plans to resign as soon as a replacement is found. The White House announced the deeply controversial figure’s resignation on Thursday after resisting years of public and congressional pressure on the issue. For some critics, though, resigning is not enough — they say Holder ought to be prosecuted and jailed for a wide range of serious crimes. Former Justice Department officials and analysts, meanwhile, said repairing the damage Holder has done would be a Herculean but crucial task for his successor.