How America's Speeding Tickets And Traffic Fines Are Totally Broken

John Oliver's most recent segment on Last Week Tonight was generally about the 'fuck barrel' of draconic municipal fines in this country. It should come as no surprise that a great deal of these fees start with speeding tickets and traffic infractions. It should come as even less of a surprise that the system is a… » 3/23/15 2:15pm Monday 2:15pm

FAA Issues No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson, MO

Some flights bound for St. Louis Lambert Airport were diverted to other cities on Monday night, after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Ferguson is only about 5 miles East of the airport. Reports of guns fired into the air prompted the measure. » 11/25/14 4:01am 11/25/14 4:01am

How Police Departments Became Armies

Firing rubber bullets at unarmed protesters. Lobbing tear gas canisters at news trucks. Ordering no-fly zones over cities. This wasn't the scene in some war-torn country, but rather in Ferguson, Missouri last night. And while the situation may seem shocking, the truth is that it's nothing new in America. » 8/14/14 11:28am 8/14/14 11:28am