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 3/23/15 2:15pm

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