A judge in Arkansas makes $147,000 a year for turning poor people into indentured servants

The dirt-poor residents of a hardscrabble Arkansas county are routinely sent to jail for being broke by a judge who earns $147,000 a year. District Judge Mark Derrick routinely violates core principles of the Constitution and sometimes even flouts black-letter laws of the state itself,…

Immigrant fathers and sons strike to protest family separation at Texas detention facility

More than 500 migrant fathers and sons being held at the ICE-operated Karnes County Residential Center in Texas say they plan to strike in protest of the harsh conditions they face in detention. The fathers will refuse meals and stage a sit-in, while the sons…

Alabama sheriff who supported Roy Moore accused of sex with underage girls

Failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was endorsed by Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin despite numerous accusations of Moore’s inappropriate sexual behavior with minors. Now Entrekin has also been accused of having sex with underage girls. AL.com, the publication that broke much of the news…

Pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says ‘criminals’ should serve jail time

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last July and served no jail time, tweeted Tuesday that “when someone commits a crime, they must do the time.” As the county’s top lawman, Arpaio was best known for running a tent city…

Can She Defeat Mitt Romney in Utah?

–Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Council Member and Democratic nominee for the US Senate against Mitt Romney, joins David to discuss her platform and campaign -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman -Follow the…

Homeless man punched dozens of times by cop while in police custody

The actions of a county sheriff in Oregon are under review after an officer was filmed striking a homeless man in the head with dozens of punches. The Marion County Sheriff’s office told The Oregonian that deputies “were left with no choice but to” arrest…

Inside the progressive fight to flip one of California’s solidly red seats

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) likely knew the odds were against him when he announced his retirement in early January. The 13-term Orange County congressman was re-elected with 57 percent of the vote in 2016, but his largely Republican constituency also voted…

Republican Opposed To Expanding Healthcare: ‘When Your Time’s Up You’re Gonna Die!’

On Wednesday, Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County)) blithely sentenced millions of Americans to death. Asked about the Americans who’ve been denied health care in states that have refused to expand Medicaid—a policy the Trump administration has encouraged—Carrico issued a heartless response. “When your time’s up,…

Police official accidentally debunks Trump’s MS-13 rant with a single stat

President Trump held a roundtable discussion about MS-13 in Suffolk County, New York on Wednesday in which he used super-heated rhetoric to emphasize the threat that gang members — and by extension, undocumented immigrants — purportedly pose. At one point, Trump claimed that people who…