Former Florida Democrat Representative Corrine Brown is going away for a very long time for fraud and conspiracy.
The Washington, D.C., “swamp” exploded with conspiracy theories, as well as real and feigned outrage, after President Donald Trump decided to fire Federal Investigation Bureau chief James Comey this week. Democrats demanded a “special prosecutor” and claimed the justice system was now “shattered.” The establishment media pushed silly conspiracy theories and acted as if the sky was falling. Indeed, the reaction from leftists, Trump-Russia conspiracy theorists, and globalists across America was borderline hysterical. But ironically, many of the most unhinged and outraged voices were, just a few months ago, viciously attacking Comey for allegedly helping to elect Trump. President Trump took it all in stride, though, responding to the manufactured controversy by ridiculing some of his most vociferous critics and arguing that Comey was fired simply because he was not doing a good job running the FBI.
Studies by Pew Research and the FBI conclude that the Ferguson Effect is indeed restraining police, causing them to avoid confrontation and causing criminals to become emboldened and commit more crimes.
In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice clearing both officers invloved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge last Summer, the state of Louisiana is conducting its own investigation. The new investigation will likely focus on claims that one of the officers pointed a gun at Sterling's head and threatened to kill him almost as soon as the officers arrived on the scene.
In 2014, the latest year for which sufficient data is available, half of all murders in the United States took place in just 63 U.S. counties — two percent of the 3,144 counties in the country.
After almost a year of investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice says it will not charge the two Baton Rouge police officers who fatally shot Alton Sterling in the early hours of July 5, 2016. The shooting death of 37-year-oldterling — who was black — by two white officers sparked riots and police killings and a federal investigation. With that investigation coming to a close without an indictment, it is anyone’s guess whether more violence will follow under the Black Lives Matter (BLM) banner.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue in court today that the warrant used by the FBI in the now infamous “Playpen” child pornography case was unconstitutional. EFF — an organization dedicated to preserving digital liberty — is concerned about the precedent this case will set if the warrant is allowed to stand.
Among colleges and universities, the University of California, Berkeley has — since the 1960s — held the title as the most radically liberal. Hailed as “the birthplace of Free Speech,” the university and the town from which it draws its name have long been a seedbed of communist ideology. With that communist ideology having now come of age, Berkeley is becoming the deathbed of Free Speech.