In jails across America, individuals are serving lengthy jail sentences over minor, nonviolent offenses because of mandatory sentencing laws. A study finds that thousands will die behind bars despite many of that number being first-time offenders without a history of violence.
The New York Police Department admitted last year that spying on Muslims was a massive waste of resources, money and time. A recent report reveals that the NYPD placed mosques under heavy surveillance by labeling the Islamic houses of worship as terrorists organizations.
When it comes to weed busts in America, Black people are targeted more often than Whites. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
It’s no longer legal to shoot immigrants in Texas, if done from a helicopter. Following the shooting deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants last October, the state announced Thursday (Feb. 21) that officials will no longer be allowed to attack from the sky.
The K-K-K has been denied the opportunity to adopt a Georgia highway, and now the American Civil Liberties Union has gotten involved. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the group announced Tuesday (June 26), the they will aid the K-K-K in their fight. Following public outcry, officials at the Georgia Department of Transportation, rejected the white supremacist […]
A Louisiana jail is under investigation after a civil rights group says they make a mockery of suicidal inmates by making them wear underwear inscribed with “Hot Stuff” on the behind. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says it’s unconstitutional for the St. Tammany Parish jail to “humiliate” the disturbed prisoners by making them […]
A Mississippi high school is making headlines after erasing the yearbook picture of a lesbian student who opted to wear a tuxedo in her senior portrait. Ceara Sturgis, a senior at Wesson Attendance Center says officials pulled her picture from the publication and erased all traces of her name. The honor roll student’s mother Veronica […]
David Hackbart has to be proud to be an American, because only in this great country can a person give a police officer “the finger” and receive a substantial amount of money for it. The 35-year-old man was awarded $50,000 after accusing the city of Pittsburgh of violating his civil rights, an accusation that stems […]