Laura Rayon - Chavero

September 24, 2014

The creation and purpose of SWAT TEAMS.

SWAT teams were created in the 1960s to combat hostage-takings, sniper shootings, and violent unrest.  Today they’re routinely used to attack homes and arrest citizens for […]
September 23, 2014

“Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’”

“Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’”   The Justice Department on Thursday filed a brief in the case […]
September 23, 2014

Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, the first decline in decades. Holder […]
September 22, 2014

Why Did The Federal Court PACER System Deleted 1000’s Of Court Documents?

Senator Leahy Asks Why The Federal Court PACER System Deleted 1000’s Of Court Documents  Within the past few weeks it has come to light that PACERdeleted […]
September 22, 2014

Bond reduced for Bourbon Street shooting suspect

From Nola.com     Retired Judge Jerome Winsberg issued his ruling following a four-hour hearing in which prosecutors and Le’s attorney sparred over the details in surveillance […]
September 19, 2014

Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for end to Drug War and urges legalization

Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for end to Drug War and urges legalization As detailed in this AP report: The Global Commission on Drug Policy […]
September 19, 2014

Domestic Violence-An American Crisis?

“1 in 5 men report committing domestic violence” From Salon: An important takeaway from the study is something that survivor advocacy organizations have been trying to […]
September 19, 2014

Bill Filed to Rein in Police Militarization

Bill Filed to Rein in Police Militarization There were congressional hearings on the topic last week, and today, a bipartisan pair of congressmen, Reps. Hank Johnson […]
September 19, 2014

D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box

D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box     The District of Columbia is on the verge of joining the 13 other states (and numerous […]
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