The number of hate crimes reported in 2016 was already the most in the past five years. That trend sadly continued into 2017, with the FBI reporting a surge in hate crimes unseen since the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Especially troubling was the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes, coupled with several incidents…

Since taking office, the Trump administration has made several changes that have impacted people in the LGBTQ community including rescinding protections for transgender youth in schools, and attempting to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Many members of the LGBTQ community have raised concerns that reversals by the administration are designed to roll back…

Cesar Sayoc, the person accused of sending pipe bombs to foes of President Trump, has been indicted on 30 federal counts associated with using the U.S. Mail to send weapons of mass destruction, and threatening interstate commerce. The indictment claims Sayoc mailed 16 bombs to various addresses throughout the country, listing in detail five of…

Johnson County, Indianapolis is doing its part to fight the war on drugs, using over 200 officers from over 10 counties to arrest 120 methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin dealers wanted on felony charges. Making good on its promise the last time they reeled in 63 offenders, Prosecutor Bradley Cooper said, “if you are going to…

Michigan, Missouri, and Utah all added their names to the list of states that have legalized marijuana, to some degree. While Missouri and Utah approved initiatives to allow medical marijuana, Michigan became the first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana use. Not only that, but more local decriminalization measures were successful as well. Here’s a…

The jury has been seated for El Chapo’s long awaited drug trafficking and conspiracy trial, set to begin next week in a Brooklyn federal court room. During the summer, over a thousand people received questionnaires, kicking off the beginning of jury selection. The week began with a field of 74 potential jurors, and in two…

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