“Qualified Immunity”: A License to Commit Criminal Violence

October 28, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Two times on the same night, Shannon Kanda was severely beaten by two male strangers. The first pair of assailants gave her a bloody lip and a few mild bruises. The second group, who arrived a few minutes later, shattered her skull against a metal staircase handrail…

Killing Without Consequences: “Counter-Insurgency” Warfare in Greenfield, California

August 30, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | After eluding the police for more than a week, Alejandro Gonzalez surrendered in San Jose on January 10, 2011. The 22-year-old was the suspect in a non-fatal shooting that had taken place on New Year’s Day at a local bar called the Mucky Duck. As should be expected…

“Punishment Has Been Achieved:” The Rita Hutchens Case

August 13, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | “Punishment for this offense has been achieved.” With those words, which are found near the end of an August 8 motion to dismiss a spurious battery charge against Sandpoint, Idaho resident Rita Hutchens, the author – Bonner County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Greenbank – incriminates himself.

Will Grigg: Abolish Your Local Police

August 5, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Two gangs gathered near a home in California. The man who lived there avoided one, and was severely beaten by the other. Ronald Weekley, Jr. , a 20-year-old college student from Venice, California, was riding his skateboard on the “wrong side” of the street…

Committing War Crimes is a Duty; Reporting Them is a Felony

August 1, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Bradley Manning is the only combat veteran of the Iraq war whose service is worth honoring. Like hundreds of thousands of servicemen, Manning carried out unlawful orders to participate in an illegal war. Unlike any of the rest, he took necessary action to expose discrete…

“Why did you call the police? They don’t help you.”

July 29, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | In May of last year, Los Angeles resident Veronica Cornejo called 911 to report that her mentally disturbed brother was agitated and could be dangerous to himself and others. Three Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched and, as is always the case when police intervene…

Coward Cops Get Away with Murder, Again.

July 22, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | “You’re dead, mother****r!” Those were the last words spoken to 41-year-old Kamas, Utah resident Wade Pennington as he bled to death from two gunshot wounds inflicted at point-blank range. The man who hurled that sadistic taunt at Pennington, Brett Lopez, wasn’t the shooter…

The State: Always the Accuser, Never the Defendant

July 9, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Jessica Nelson and Philemon Ellis were killed instantly when a car driven by Eddy Bustos blind-sided them at an intersection in Ogden, Utah. Bustos, who was trying to elude a police officer, plowed his vehicle into Nelson’s car at nearly 80 miles per hour. Bustos would be sent to prison for manslaughter…

The FBI: An American Cheka

June 4, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Nearly twenty years ago, then-FBI Director Louis Freeh – still basking in his agency’s residual glory from the Mt. Carmel Massacre of April 1993 – visited Moscow to sign a joint cooperation accord with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). After touring the Lubyanka Square headquarters of the Russian…

Police Chief Pulls an “Obama” — Wants to be Judge, Jury, and Executioner

May 29, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | Jason Ellis of Bardstown, Kentucky was fatally shot in the early morning hours of May 25 in what appeared to be an ambush. Ellis was a former professional baseball player who became a K-9 officer with the local police department. Of infinitely greater importance, this young man was a husband and father to two young sons.