Philadelphia drops civil asset forfeiture case against family

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Judiciary, News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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The city of Philadelphia has dropped its attempt to seize two homes using civil asset forfeiture laws.

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Get off the sidelines and even the playing field in D.C.

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Federal Government, Media, National, Power Abuse, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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When Alexis de Tocqueville walked the newly formed United States, he found a country brimming with hope and a new government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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Two more Philly Dems charged in once-abandoned bribery sting

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Ethics, News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Two more Philadelphia lawmakers were charged Tuesday in connection to a sting operation that caught them accepting bribes in return for votes.

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$9 million in NJ Bridgegate investigations yield few new facts

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, New Jersey, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The New Jersey Legislature’s investigation of the Bridgegate scandal has devolved into a partisan ruckus with few new facts as the total cost for state taxpayers nears $9 million.
A Democratic-controlled committee released a 136-page interim report Monday, admitting it had found no evidence to conclude Gov. Chris Christie was […]

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Town angry with northwest PA nepotism policy violation

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Local News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Many residents of Millcreek Township, nestled against Erie in northwest Pennsylvania, are unhappy about township supervisors recently hiring the niece of one supervisor. And while a majority of the supervisors now agree that the hiring violates the nepotism policy of the township, the decision will still apparently stand.

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Is Orwell’s 1984 coming to Rhode Island?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration, National, News, Power Abuse, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

Rhode Island: The first state to live in futuristic Epcot-style communities?

An Obama plan to move low-income and minority residents into government-funded “growth centers” has hit a snag in Rhode Island, first in seeking to enact such a statewide plan.

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