President Trump has reversed restrictions his predecessor imposed about two years ago on what surplus military equipment the Department of Defense (DOD) can provide to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies under its 1033 program. The change was first announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at a national conference of the Fraternal Order…

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By Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a jury verdict in favor of two police officers who allegedly battered and unlawfully arrested a woman for filming their arrest of a juvenile. The incident took place March 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Makia Smith testified at trial that…

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By Christopher Zoukis On November 30, 2014, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that Ferguson (MO) Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in connection with Wilson’s fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. The failure of the grand jury to return an indictment was not a surprise…

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“A minimum of unconsciousness is necessary if one wants to stay inside history. To act is one thing; to know one is acting is another. When lucidity invests the action, insinuates itself into it, action is undone, and with it, prejudice, whose function consists, precisely, in subordinating, in enslaving consciousness to action. The man who…

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