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  • A Monstrous Injustice

    On Tuesday, we told the appalling story of Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old kid with special needs who was, in effect, convicted of the crime of being bullied. After reviewing the trial transcript, it’s clear that convicting this helpless kid of disorderly conduct was criminally dumb. As first reported by Benswann.com, … More

    The Crime of Being Bullied: 15-Year-Old Special Needs Student Convicted of Disorderly Conduct for Recording Evidence of Bullying

    It’s a horrific case study in bullying. A high school sophomore who suffers from comprehension delay disorder (an information-processing disorder), ADHD, and an anxiety disorder was regularly shoved and tripped, nearly burned with a cigarette lighter, and psychologically tortured by his peers. He fought back in the only way he … More

    Belligerent Bureaucrats Bully Farmer: EPA Threatens $75,000 in Fines for Duck Pond

    Andy Johnson’s land is drenched in his blood, sweat, and tears—and he’s willing to go bankrupt to keep it that way. In fact, he just might have to: The Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to extract $75,000 a day from him for building, on his own land, an unauthorized duck … More

    'This Is Going to Ruin My Entire Life': 18-Year-Old Aspiring Firefighter Charged With Felony for Pocket Knife

    Eighteen year-old Jordan Wiser is training to be a firefighter. He’s a certified emergency vehicle operator who works as a first responder when he’s not attending high school. And, after just spending 13 days in jail, he’s now facing felony charges for weapons possession. The weapon? A pocketknife. It was … More

    'Shut Up and Mind Your Business': Man Verbally Abused, Arrested for Filming Police

    Regrettably, the public service of our “public servants” sometimes leaves much to be desired. Just ask George Thompson, who claims that he was verbally abused, arrested, and locked up overnight for exercising his First Amendment right to film a profane police officer from his own front porch. According to The … More

    Invisible Gun Control: 10-Year Old Suspended for Making 'Level 2 Lookalike Firearm'--With Fingers

    It sounds like serious business. They called it a “level 2 lookalike firearm.” They said that he pointed it “execution style” at a fellow student. But Nathan Entingh is ten years old, the “lookalike firearm” was his finger, and the other student didn’t even see it—a teacher did. And it’s … More

    First Big Gulp, Now Bottomless Bloody Marys: New York Bans Boozy Brunches

    For many, bottomless drinks are the cornerstone of any delicious (if not nutritious) urban brunch.  But the New York State Liquor Authority is determined to kill boozy brunchers’ buzz. Yes, the state of the soda ban is cracking down on more than calorie consumption. The NYC Hospitality Alliance sent out … More

    'I Know My Rights': Woman Jailed After Filming Traffic Stop

    Brandy Berning spent the night behind bars. And it’s all because she knew her rights, and insisted that they be respected. Her “crime”?  Using a cell phone to film a traffic stop. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lieutenant William O’Brien, a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Brandy … More

    Pelosi’s “Grievous Error”: Why She’s Still Wrong and Citizens United Is Still Right

    In a Washington Post op-ed last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) claimed that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. (2010) represents a “grievous error” that “shook the foundations of our democracy.” This claim has the character of an article of faith on the left, which … More

    A Tank on Every Corner? Why Police Departments Are Acquiring Armored Vehicles—and What to Do About It

    Most Americans aren’t used to seeing anything that looks like a tank in their neighborhoods. Yet with police departments from California to Texas to Ohio State University acquiring armored vehicles from the federal government, that may soon change. These armored vehicles, designed to fend off insurgent attacks and capable of … More