Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
A report was filed stating that a suspect allegedly hit a woman and his child, and then fought with two officers. One Memphis, Tennessee officer is under investigation by the Memphis police after being filmed by a local news station kicking an unarmed suspect and hitting the suspect with his nightstick or baton. A […]
The US department of agriculture has recalled thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets due do them containing a number of plastic pieces. The USDA has exclaimed that Perdue foods have recalled 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets. The nuggets were produced for Applegate Farms which is a brand distributed primarily to the store Target. The […]
Near the end of January, a terrorist group known as Boko Haram massacred eighty six civilians residing in villages located in northeastern Nigeria. Children were shown no mercy in these horrendous attacks that took place at night. The attacks occurred in the city of Maiduguri, where Boko Haram originated. The brutal attacks continued for hours, […]
The Christian Prayer Center is a website that claims to have thousands of people pray for you for a payment of 35 dollars. Never receiving detailed complaints before, whether or not the service was actually fulfilled was never investigated. That is until a family with a child dying of a rare terminal illness wrote a […]
Kentucky’s Senate approved a bill in early March that will allow business owners to refuse customers that are gay or lesbian based on that business owner’s beliefs. This bill was passed on a twenty-two to sixteen vote. The bill was approved by Kentucky Senator Albert Robinson and he said that the bill was “common sense” […]