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Government Sued Over Alleged “Deportation Mill” August 28, 2014
Citing due process violations and systemic poor treatment at a newly opened immigration center, legal advocacy groups sue the Obama administration on behalf of women and children currently being held there and others who have already been deported.
Rick Perry’s Islamic State Remark Joins A List Of Mexican-border Terror Threat Claims
Here‘s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
Louisiana Prisoners Sue State For Failing To Provide Mental Health Care
Six people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in parish jails. Their class action lawsuit reflects a broader national problem: far too many mentally ill people are being held in prison and not receiving the care they need.
Native American Women Finally Seeing Protections They Need
After decades of grassroots advocacy and calls to action, the Violence Against Women Act is putting justice back in the hands of tribal authorities in cases of abuse and violence against Native American women.
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC)
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just ask the people of Ferguson.
Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day, Fracking Suspected As Cause
One of the most researched human activities that could be causing the dramatic increase in earthquakes is fracking.
Human Rights Issues Emerge As Assange’s Health Deteriorates
Assange says he’s leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London “soon,” but not giving himself up to British authorities. WikiLeaks spokesman confirms Assange’s “bags are packed.”
This Is The Most Important Reform Ferguson Can Enact To Give Its Black Residents A Voice
Ferguson can help ensure that its leaders more closely resemble its population, however. They just need to hold their elections at a time when voters are actually likely to show up.
#MintCasts: Interview With Abby Martin On Why The Media Has Failed America
The host of RT’s “Breaking the Set” talks to MintPress about how independent and alternative media breathe truth into reporting on topics corporate media won’t touch.
Shooting Of Unarmed Missouri Teen Reflects An Out-Of-Control Police Force
There’s a sense among many that the police are growing to be more of a liability than an asset and that law enforcement isn’t necessarily fulfilling its “to serve and protect” duties.
First Hand Experience: Exposing ALEC’s “Corporate Sausage Factory” In Dallas
MintPress was there as activists gathered in Dallas to protest ALEC’s persistent attacks on democracy.
Alabama Rep’s “War On Whites” Rant Reflects Perceptions Of “White Privilege”
“[I]f you look at current federal law, there is only one skin color that you can lawfully discriminate against. That’s Caucasians -- whites,” Rep. Brooks claims.
Video: 5,000 Texans March For Gaza
The revolutionary spirit is alive and well in Texas, as demonstrated by the droves who came out in support of Palestine and to call for change in Israeli actions.
Google-X Moves To Map Perfect Human Health
With its track record for monetizing the data it collects, critics are skeptical of Google’s plans to use biological material to determine what it means to be healthy.
Over 2 Billion Smartphones Are Hacker-Friendly
Researchers reveal a smartphone security vulnerability that puts the data and private communiques of millions at risk of being hacked and stolen.
“Pay-To-Play” Threatens To Create An Attainment Gap In Youth Sports
Athletic participation is becoming too expensive for America’s poor -- a group already grappling with obesity and other health issues at higher rates than their wealthy peers.
Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns
The ruling could have major implications as policymakers examine gun violence as a public health issue
You’ve Got Mail: Judge Grants Feds Unrestricted Access To Gmail Account
In giving law enforcement unfettered access to search for “some needles” in one individual’s “computer haystack,” a judge fans the flames of the data debate.
Eric Garner’s Death Prompts Cop-Public Clash On Policing Tactics
The NYPD’s police commissioner and Internal Affairs Division both admit to “wrongdoing” in Garner’s arrest, but Internet users aren’t so sure.
Is The EPA Doing Enough To Stop Corporate Polluters?
Due to “the reality of budget cuts and staffing reductions,” the EPA has had to make hard choices, including the choice to only pursue “high impact cases.”
Virginia’s Strict Ballot Access Laws In Question
A legal challenge to Virginia’s ballot access law reflects concerns about the impartiality of the electoral system.