…And Sometimes the Guilty Go Free


As we struggle to understand how the Bundy defendants were acquitted by the jury, there’s a key fact you need to understand: the criminal justice system is imperfect, Sometimes the innocent are convicted; sometimes the guilty go free. In United States v. Bundy, it’s not clear whether the acquittal of all seven defendants on all charges was…

Tom Hayden (Photo John Berman/CNN)

R.I.P. Tom Hayden, 1939-2016


On December 4, 1969, WC was sent by the University of Oregon student newspaper, the Emerald, to photograph a meeting of student radicals in a UO classroom. It was the day after Black Panther Fred Hampton was murdered in Chicago by Chicago police.1 The first words out of the first speaker’s mouth were, “Last night in…

Retired Associated Justice John Paul Stevens (via WikiCommons)

Citizens United and Redflex: More Evidence SCOTUS Screwed Up


Justice John Paul Stevens’ dissent in Citizens United challenged the unspoken majority premise that campaign contributions from businesses wouldn’t corrupt the political process. The majority rejected the argument but the evidence continues to mount that the line between campaign contributions and bribes is too fuzzy to be safe. WC has written before about the Redflex Scandal. Redflex…