‘Making a Murderer’ Exposes the Crushing Power of the State

January 26, 2016 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | How easy would it be for the state to convict you of a crime that you did not commit? How much can an innocent man withstand when faced with the full, soul-crushing might of the US criminal-justice system? These are the lingering questions that will echo in viewers’ minds after watching Netflix’s new documentary series…

Civil Libertarians Are in Love with Big Brother’s Body Cameras

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Call me a cynic, but it seems like the wool has been pulled over our eyes. Following a rash of police-brutality cases in recent years, civil libertarians across the country — and around the world, even — are now nearly in lockstep behind the idea of body cameras as a means to curb the use of excessive force.

When Guns and Farts Collide in Texas

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | In a way, you’ve got to hand it to them: what progressives lack in principles, they certainly make up for in creativity. On Saturday, December 12, pro-gun activists in Austin, Texas, collided with a group of “mass farting” counter protesters. According to the San Antonio Express-News, gun enthusiasts organized a…

South Dakota: Home of the Most Draconian Marijuana Laws in the US

December 18, 2015 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | In South Dakota, it’s not just illegal to ingest or possess marijuana, it’s also illegal to have ingested it elsewhere — legally — even if weeks earlier. Welcome to the land of “Weird Laws that Make No Sense,” where South Dakota lawmakers are apparently running a masters course in absurdity.

Arizonans Stage Sit-In to Halt Inland Immigration Checkpoints

June 3, 2015 in News, Preview

Guillermo Jimenez | Arivaca’s had enough, and residents of this rural Arizona border town are letting the US Department of Homeland Security know that their inland immigration checkpoint has got to go. Some 100 concerned citizens and like-minded supporters descended upon the Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road…

Video Didn’t Save Eric Garner, Body Cameras Won’t Save You

December 16, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Daniel Pantaleo choked a man to death on camera. He wrapped his arm around his victim’s neck and squeezed until the life escaped his body. The victim was, of course, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black father of six, whose final words, “I can’t breathe,” have become a rallying cry for social justice…

Mass Graves, Murderous State-Cartel Alliance Revealed in Guerrero

November 3, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Over a month has passed since the forced disappearance of the normalistas (student teachers) of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, and still 43 remain missing. On September 26, members of the Iguala municipal police and the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel ambushed the caravan of students…

Witness: Laredo Police Knew It Was a Pellet Gun When They Killed Jose Garza

September 5, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | An eyewitness to the police killing of Jose Walter Garza in Laredo, Texas, on Saturday has come forward to contradict the official account of events. In an interview with local, independent journalist Hector Cubillos, Gateway Truck Stop CFO Victor Treviño said police know…