Activists carry a "Black Lives Matter" banner at a November 15, 2015 march in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Jamar Clark, one of 10 unarmed men killed by police during the month of November. (Flickr / Fibonacci Blue)
25 Nov 2015

Over 1,000 People Killed By Police Since The Beginning Of 2015

Just 34 police officers have been shot during the same time period, and one criminal justice blogger called 2015 “the second safest year for police ever.”

File: Empty desk chairs assembled in the corner of a dingy classroom. (Morguefile)
02 Nov 2015

CAIR: FBI’s CVE Program Stigmatizes Muslim Students (VIDEO)

CAIR: “The FBI’s job is not to offer programs that introduce suspicion into their relations with teachers and can lead to stigmatization and bullying.”

E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (Photo by AgnosticPreachersKid)
26 Oct 2015

Federal Appeals Court: US Citizens Can’t Sue FBI Agents For Torture Abroad

The decision effectively grants FBI agents involved in terrorism investigations abroad immunity from lawsuits alleging torture or other rights violations.

Suleiman Abdullah Salim | Photo from ACLU
13 Oct 2015

CIA Torture Architects Sued by Former Detainees for Water Dousing & Other Methods

The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.

Graphic showing a redacted document with a CENSORED stamp across it.
02 Oct 2015

Blacked Out Pages: U.S. Government Snubs ACLU Over Targeted Killing FOIA

The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”

Hillary Clinton stands at a podium while speaking at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on June 14, 2015. (Flickr / Gregory Hauenstein)
09 Sep 2015

Lawsuit Aims To Uncover Why Clinton Lawyer Received Special Treatment To Keep Classified Emails

The FBI investigated and harassed a lawyer for about a year when he informed the government he had a copy of a CIA document with classified information. About three years later, the FBI is investigating the handling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and her private attorney, but her private attorney has not faced similar harassment for possessing classified information.

The Overpass Light Brigade holds lit signs by a roadside reading "Homeland Surveillance" on May 5, 2012. (Flickr / Light Brigading)
09 Sep 2015

US Gov’t Agents Involved In Almost Every Major Terror Plot Since 9/11

Since 9/11, agencies like the FBI have been tasked with preventing the next terrorist attack. However, in their zeal to catch terrorists before they strike, they’ve created more terrorist plots than any actual terror groups.

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03 Sep 2015

In No Fly List Retaliation Case, Court Rules American Muslims May Not Seek Damages from FBI Agents

A federal court ruled American Muslims, who claim they were placed on the No Fly List after refusing to become informants, are not allowed to sue FBI agents for damages. The case, Tanvir v. Holder, was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Creative Law Enforcement Accountability

Proposals to build a Muslim community center 2 blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center sparked large protests on August 22, 2010. Since then, religious freedom activists say that there are a growing number of anti-Muslim incidents, with even the FBI warning of a growing potential for violence and hatred. (Flickr / David Shankbone)
03 Sep 2015

Islamophobia Rising: FBI Warns ‘Militia Extremists’ Are Targeting Muslims

While the mainstream media showers attention on any crime with even the slightest hint of a connection to ISIS or other Muslim extremists, less attention is being paid to a growing number of threats against everyday Muslims in the United States despite the FBI raising the alarm. The FBI issued an intelligence bulletin in May, warning that “militia extremists” are increasing their violent rhetoric against Muslims and even potentially making concrete plans to target them for violence.

J. Edgar Hoover Building / Wikimedia Commons
16 May 2015

Preemptive Prosecution: Iraqi American Arrested by FBI for Allegedly Lying About ‘Pledging Allegiance’ to ISIS Leader

An Iraqi-born US citizen in Mesquite, Texas, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly lying to agents about whether he had pledged allegiance to the “self-proclaimed” leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A federal judge ruled a day later that he is a “danger to the community” and