Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The $900 million settlement General Motors reached with the Justice Department over its defective ignition switches is being criticized as “unconscionable” for holding no executives criminally accountable for actions that lead to the deaths of over 100 people. Reuters sums up the settlement: GM admitted […]
Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer A federal court on Friday reversed a lower court’s landmark 2013 decision that said the National Security Agency (NSA)’s spying operation was likely unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled (pdf) that the plaintiff in the case of Klayman […]
Published on Friday, August 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer While also foregoing the opportunity to condemn the establishment of a torture program authorized and ordered by his brother, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has said he won’t rule out the future use of torture if he becomes commander-in-chief and deems it necessary. “I don’t […]
Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Just days ahead of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri—a death which propelled the national Black Lives Matter movement and a national conversation about racialized police violence to the forefront—a new poll released Wednesday reveals just how […]
Published on Monday, June 08, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Sarah Lazare, staff writer A police officer’s brutal assault on black and brown teens attending a Friday pool party in the majority-white town of McKinney, Texas has sparked nationwide outrage and local plans for a March for Justice under the call, “We won’t stand idly by while children are terrorized […]
Rennie Gibbs, a 16 year old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.
It is a classic predatory tactic known as “grooming,” and no one familiar with it could have been terribly surprised when a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice declared that young people in the country’s juvenile detention facilities are being victimized in just this way.
Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure, according to sworn statements by former bank employees.
Prosecutors who are implicated in misconduct often seem immune from meaningful punishment.
World Finance, a billion-dollar company, peddles installment loans, a product that often drives borrowers into crippling debt