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…

Washington county files a climate lawsuit against major fossil fuel companies

King County in Washington state — which includes Seattle and Bellevue — filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against five of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, seeking monetary damages from consequences related to climate change. There are now a dozen such lawsuits pending across…

Wealth-based bail system sparks another lawsuit in Texas

A coastal Texas county is under fire for violating the rights of people accused of misdemeanors and felonies by locking them into a cash bail system criminal justice advocates say is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit along with international law…

Orange County city votes to support California over state law protecting immigrants

Days after a city in Orange County, California voted to sue the state over its “sanctuary” law, another Orange County city decided to do the opposite. Members of the Santa Ana City Council decided on Tuesday to support the state immigration law, SB 54, which…

Police vehicle strikes protester at Stephon Clark vigil in apparent hit-and-run

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) vehicle struck a protester Saturday night and sped away from the scene at a vigil for Stephon Clark, who was killed by officers from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) two weeks earlier. Video shot by a legal observer shows…

Woman says she was paid to claim Broward County sheriff forced her to get an abortion

A viral video claiming Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel impregnated a teen and made her get an abortion years ago is a hoax, says the woman behind it. Israel, a Republican-turned-Democrat, became the subject of controversy last month, days after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…