While civil asset forfeiture has been going on for years, a court decision in Pennsylvania, and opposition by some important political and judicial figures elsewhere, may signal that the tide is turning against the practice.
After the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich last July, many suspected that his death was not the result of a robbery as police claimed, but an execution-style murder as payback for his part in providing the leaked DNC e-mails published by WikiLeaks. As more information continues to come to light, much of it lends credibility to that idea. It is beginning to look as though Seth Rich was “Vince-Fostered” — albeit with the element of a fake robbery instead of a fake suicide.
On May 11, President Trump signed an executive order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to file a report to the president detailing which aspects of federal elections are enhancing voter confidence and those aspects of elections that are not. It will be looking for election fraud.
At the conclusion of a day during which he proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20 as Police Week, President Trump ordered that the White House be illuminated in blue lights to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers.
When 27-year-old DNC staffer Seth Rich was shot dead in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 2016 — just as the news of WikiLeaks publishing a trove of damning DNC e-mails was rocking the establishment — there were rumors and suggestions that Rich may have been the source of the leaked e-mails. Now, a private investigator says there is evidence that shows he was.
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.