Stop and seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

Cash seizures can be made under state or federal civil law. One of the primary ways police departments are able to seize money and share in the proceeds at the federal level is through a long-standing Justice Department civil asset forfeiture program known as Equitable Sharing. Asset forfeiture is an extraordinarily powerful law enforcement tool that allows the government to take cash and property without pressing criminal charges and then requires the owners to prove their possessions were legally acquired.

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, ‘knocking out’ shoppers

CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head.

Immigration court backlog now exceeds 400,000 cases

The backlog of pending deportation cases in federal immigration court has risen to nearly 400,000 amid a crush of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families caught crossing the Mexican border illegally this year, according an analysis of court data released Friday. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University said in its latest report that as of the end of July, 396,552 cases were pending in the Justice Department’s 59 immigration courts. TRAC collects and studies a variety of federal prosecution records.

Must-See Police State Video: ‘You Are At My Door With Guns And I Fear For My Life… I Have Committed No Crime’

The following video footage, captured by Avel Amarel and uploaded to Youtube, shows how easy it is to stop police state tactics dead in their tracks. When two police officers show up at the door claiming to be looking for a wanted fugitive, Avarel begins recording. What you’ll see is nothing short of shocking, as police attempt to first enter his home without a warrant, and then attempt to turn him into a criminal for refusing to submit to their demands.

John Kerry: Fighting Climate Change Is A ‘Responsibility Laid Down In Scriptures’

At a ceremony Wednesday honoring Shaarik Zafar, who was just appointed to serve as the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said “confronting climate change” is “a duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures.” “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis,” Kerry claimed. While promoting the need to “unite religious communities” in order to achieve global peace, Kerry pointed to other factors, including climate change, that he said will impact the “fates” of all people throughout the world.

One illegal alien has cost a North Carolina county more than $100,000

As is the case throughout the virtual ‘border state’ of North Carolina, the residents of Durham County are paying a heavy price, both literally and figuratively for the influx of cheap, albeit, illegal labor which has now flooded their county. Of course, the fact that the county seat of Durham currently has a ‘sanctuary policy’ in place plays a major role in this costly problem. In 2003, the Durham city council enacted Resolution 9046, which forbids police officers from inquiring into a suspect’s immigration status, unless they are believed to have committed a “serious crime,” such as rape, murder, etc.

SEAL Team 6 Parents to Obama: ‘It’s Time for You To Step Down…’

The parents of a Navy SEAL Team 6 member, who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2011 along with several others, have issued a scathing letter to President Obama, labeling the Commander-in-Chief’s presidency an “out-of-control thug-fest” that needs to be reined in, and demanding his resignation. “As Commander-in-Chief, your actions — or lack thereof — Mr. President, cost lives,” write the parents of Seal Team Six member Aaron Carson Vaughn, Billy and Karen Vaughn.

Homeland Security Released 169 Illegal Immigrants Convicted of ‘Homicide-Related’ Crimes

In the midst of the summer recess, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued a press release on Aug. 21 concerning a letter he wrote to the Department of Homeland Security seeking details about the release of 36,007 illegal aliens last year who had been convicted of a crime and were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while awaiting deportation proceedings.

Barack Obama Orders 350 More U.S. Troops To Iraq

President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of another 350 American service members to Baghdad on Tuesday evening, the White House announced, bringing the number of American troops deployed to Iraq since June to over 1,000. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement that the 350 U.S.

American ISIS fighter killed in Syria once worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

He was the second known American killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria, and the second from Minnesota — and a Fox 9 exclusive uncovering his employment history is raising a few eyebrows. An airport is probably the last place anyone would want a suspected terrorist to work, but before he died overseas, that’s exactly what Abdirahmaan Muhumed did in the Twin Cities. In fact, he may have cleaned your plane at the Minneapolis-St.

Police Chief Uses Shovel To Behead Young Boy’s Beloved Pet Chicken

A Minnesota police chief admitted to beheading a five-year-old boy’s pet chicken with a shovel last month after a neighbor complained about the animal running through the neighborhood. Ashley Turnbull, the mother of the boy, acknowledged that her son was in violation of a local ordinance but says the chief violated multiple laws, including trespassing on private property, when he decapitated the red hen. “The chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” Turnbull told West Central Tribune.

The United States Is going to stage exercises in West Ukraine as war rages in the East

As fighting between the army and Russian-backed rebels rages in eastern Ukraine, preparations are under way near its western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies. The decision to go ahead with the Rapid Trident exercise Sept. 16-26 is seen as a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine while stopping well short of military intervention in the conflict.

3 Indiana churches vandalized by jihadist graffiti

Columbus Police said they’ve never had anything like it – three churches vandalized in the same night. Someone spray painted them on the outside. It’s the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.