Let John Oliver Explain How Cops Can Take Anything From Anyone

Civil forfeiture laws seem to give police the right to commandeer anything, including cash, that they deem associated with a real or "potential" crime and use it to buy, in one police chief's words, "toys." Like a zamboni or margarita machine. Let John Oliver explain. » 10/06/14 10:46am 10/06/14 10:46am

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison

And the day of reckoning has come. Months after being convicted of federal charges of racketeering, extortion and bribery that reportedly cost the now-bankrupt city of Detroit $9.6 million, corrupt former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will spend 28 years behind bars. » 10/10/13 1:20pm 10/10/13 1:20pm

Boston's Big Dig: The Deadly Engineering Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Big Dig, a Boston engineering boondoggle that's national news mostly because you helped us pay for it, is basically a death trap. It's killed people already, and some precariously perched lights were preparing to off a few more. » 7/10/11 10:00am 7/10/11 10:00am