Hundreds of people have been rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in 2016. The raids signal the Obama administration's shift from the Secure Communities initiative to the Priority Enforcement Program, which has emboldened immigration authorities to pursue even more aggressive deportation tactics.
The takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon by a handful of provocateurs masks a more sophisticated campaign to transfer vast federal land to Western states so that the real estate will be open to private development.
Chicago police officer Robert Rialmo has sued the estate of Quintonio LeGrier for $10 million after he killed LeGrier last December. The lawsuit presents an unusual argument that attempts to make civilians pay for the hazards of policing.