The killing of Tony Robinson shows need to drastically reduce police interactions

Tony Robinson, Jr. shortly before being killed by Madison police

By Anand SwaminathanReprinted from the Wisconsin State Journal Tony Robinson was an unarmed, 19-year-old African American shot and killed by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. Because of overwhelming evidence that Robinson’s shooting was not justified, the city agreed to a record settlement. Robinson died more than five years ago, but his case… Read More

Without Whistleblowers, Most Bailout Fraud Will Never Be Exposed

Whenever a massive federal spending program is underway, fraudsters seek to divert tax dollars from the program’s intended recipients into their own pockets, sometimes to the tune of millions of dollars.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act)—the largest federal stimulus package in U.S. history—is no exception. Some amateurish frauds… Read More

Police Sued for “Execution Style” Killing

Auburn, WA cop has long history of violence, including the alleged unlawful killing of another man last year SEATTLE, WA – The police department and an Auburn, WA police officer with a lengthy record of alleged brutality were sued in federal court here today for allegedly killing an already-subdued man “execution style.” The killing took… Read More