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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

After being convicted for second-degree murder, former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke receives a sentence of six years and nine months in prison, according to Vox on Jan. 18, 2019. He was found guilty in October 2018 for the killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He could be released from prison before serving the […]

Police Sped Past Vehicle Holding Jayme Closs in the Trunk

Police Sped Past Vehicle Holding Jayme Closs in the Trunk

Barron County Sheriff Department rushed to the Closs family home just after midnight on Oct. 15, 2018, in response to a disturbing 911 call that contained screams in the background. Deputies passed a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction as they proceeded by with sirens blaring. One officer believed the car in question to be an […]

Cyntoia Brown Sex Slave Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown Sex Slave Granted Clemency

A sex slave granted clemency. Cyntoia Denise Brown, 30 years old, was a child when she convicted of murder. A 2011 documentary created by Dan Birman, “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Brown Story” gave the details of her life. Raised in a single-parent home in Tennessee by her mother, Georgia Mitchell, a known alcoholic, and drug abuser. Brown’s defense […]

Rand Paul Schedules Specialized Hernia Surgery in Canada

Rand Paul Schedules Specialized Hernia Surgery in Canada

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) will head to Canada later this month for surgery on a hernia, according to a Louisville newspaper reporter on Jan. 14, 2019. He sustained the injury which requires treatment during an attack at home in late 2017. Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, was charged with the assault. According to Boucher, his anger […]

Government Shutdown Affects All Americans

Government Shutdown Affects All Americans

The government shutdown affects all Americans either directly or indirectly. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are working without pay or on mandatory vacations while numerous agencies remain unfunded. President Donald Trump refused to sign any budget plan that does not contain billions for his pet project — the Border Wall. In doing so, at 12:01 […]