The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked riots, looting, vandalism, and large protests.
Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen faces prison time for telling New Jersey police she had a concealed-carry permit and a gun in her car.
Border Patrolman Javier Vega was fatally shot by two illegal immigrants while fishing with his family in Santa Monica, Texas.
In response to a lawsuit filed by government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal court rejected legal arguments by the Obama administration and ordered the Justice Department to release certain information about “Fast and Furious” documents it is withholding from Congress and the public. Analysts and lawmakers have long argued that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who is still in criminal contempt of Congress, are trying to cover-up details in the deadly “Fast and Furious” scandal, which saw the Obama administration put thousands of weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The latest order could finally shed some light on what the executive branch is trying to hide.
The Intercept has published a 166-page manual of how the federal government puts people on the “no-fly list” and monitors American citizens. Obtained from whistleblower Edward Snowden, the information on the Glenn Greenwald-founded website revealed that the Obama administration has lowered the legal threshold for warrantless government surveillance of American citizens.
The U.S. government often manufactures and creates the alleged “terrorism threats” it purports to be fighting, in some cases even prodding mentally challenged dupes into bogus “plots” that authorities concocted in the first place, according to a newly released report highlighting the troubling practices. Perhaps most outrageous finding: Almost every high-profile domestic terror case across America since the September 11 attacks featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants. In some cases, virtually the entire “terrorism” plot — from start to finish — was actually led and financed by government operatives.
Regardless of the outcome of this lawsuit, the evidence of law-enforcement abuse of power is mounting.
The New American has reported on several such incidents and has pointed out similarities between the weapons and tactics being used by police and the behavior of a “standing army” so despised by our Founding Fathers.