How sad. How typical of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A lawsuit was initiated that was frivolous from the start, and now a couple, the Phillipses, are paying for it, not the Brady Center.
If Chicago or any other entity receiving federal funding does not want the feds to call the tune, shouldn't that entity refuse the funding? Of course, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sees it very differently.
The Democrat house of cards is continuing to collapse under the weight of its own corruption. A day after reports that the FBI raided the former home of an IT staffer with ties to high-ranking Democrats including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), that IT staffer — Imran Awan — was arrested at Dulles International Airport Tuesday while attempting to flee the country.
In the wake of a Baltimore police officer being caught planting evidence in a drug case while two other officers watched, Baltimore's State Attorney's Office has launched an investigation and is reviewing 100 other cases involving those three officers. Thanks to three bad cops, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby — no friend to police — now has a legitimate excuse to rake the department over the coals.
A drug case in Baltimore illustrates both the value of police body cameras and how far some bad cops are willing to go to make an arrest. A recently released video from a body camera worn by a Baltimore police officer shows him planting drugs seconds before “finding” them. Two other officers look on as he violates both the law and due process.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has an answer for those who think civil asset forfeiture is wrong. He told a prosecutors' convention in Minnesota this week that he intends to promote even more of the practice.
Chicago continues to disprove the theory that strict gun laws mean less gun-related crimes after a bloody Fourth of July weekend.
In an early-morning tweet, President Donald Trump decried the violence in Chicago and announced that he was sending in “federal help.” But the rationale for this “help” would not exist if Chicago police were not hamstrung by the war on cops and the “Ferguson Effect.”
Despite leaving office without facing justice, Obama and his top administration officials are still not out of the woods yet on the “Fast and Furious” scheme to arm Mexican drug cartels under the guise of conducting an “investigation.” This month, the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a damning report blasting the former administration for the scandal and the subsequent ham-handed attempt to cover it up, including obstruction of Congress and shady dealings with the press and victims' families. Many key documents are still being withheld. Unsurprisingly, the establishment media has completely ignored the latest developments in the explosive story. But with more facts coming out, activists and victims' families hope former officials involved in the deadly gun-running program may still be brought to justice for a wide range of crimes.