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Recently many states have been putting into law required drug tests to receive certain financial aids. In this past year alone, at least 30 state legislators have considered bills that would require people to pass a drug test to become eligible to receive welfare benefits. Some states have even discussed going further and extending this […]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs over 15,000 undercover agents with many of them earning as much as $100,000 per assignment. Well paid and many in number, these undercover agents have been responsible for stopping a large amount of terrorist stings that have could have resulted in catastrophic events comparable to the 9/11 attacks. These […]
Three California Department of Corrections inmates involved in the prison hunger strike have committed suicide. CDCR is making it very difficult for family members and advocates to get any information on these recent deaths. Official reports are claiming that these deaths are unrelated to the recent hunger strikes in these prisons. Many people believe that […]
Barack Obama has continued virtually all of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s once-controversial terrorism and civil liberties policies. Even the right wing acknowledges these polices have continued under the Obama presidency. The first area where we see this is in indefinite detention—the idea that human beings can be caged for years without an opportunity […]
People in disadvantaged neighborhoods have seen unhappy days from, despair, poverty, violence, crime, drugs, sub par schools, and everything else the slums of America has to endure. These neighborhoods won’t be getting better anytime soon, because the rich are moving into wealthy enclaves. They are taking their money and businesses to suburban areas. This leaves […]