Ryan J. Farrick

Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.

NYCLU Suit Asks State Division of Human Rights to Do Its Job

The New York Civil Liberties Union is launching a legal maneuver that could compel the state to allow its Division of Human Rights to investigate certain complaints lodged against local police departments. The case, writes the Watertown Daily News, stems from a complaint filed with the Division of Rights by transgender Watertown resident DeAnna LeTray.

Black Employees Claim Tesla Can’t Control Widespread Racism

Tesla is coming under fire by some of its black workers, who’ve filed multiple lawsuits in an effort to purge the company what they said is widespread racism. According to the New York Times, many of the complaints originate in Tesla’s Fremont, CA factory. Interviews, e-mails and sworn legal statements have been filed by more

Peter Brown, U.S. Citizen, Almost Deported to Country He’d Visited On a Cruise

Immigration advocates are suing the federal government on behalf of Peter Brown, a U.S. citizen who was almost deported over an ICE request. The groups’ lawsuit states that authorities in Monroe County, Florida ignored Brown’s insistence that he was a citizen. Even after a judge ordered the man released, Brown was kept incarcerated after the

Veterans Sue Transportation Department for Bigger Airplane Bathrooms

A veterans’ advocacy group is suing the Transportation Department in a quest to make airplane bathrooms more accessible for travelers with disabilities. The Washington Post reports that the suit was filed Thursday by Paralyzed Veterans of America. Lodged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the group is demanding the government make

New York City Immigrants Get Jury Trials for Deportable Offenses

New York’s state’s highest court has determined that immigrants and other non-citizens are entitled to a jury trial when they face penalties including deportation. The New York Times explains how a 1970s law intended to combat rising crime had the unintended effect of disenfranchising immigrants. Implemented at a time when New York City faced burgeoning

Trump Administration Covered Up Wells Fargo Charging Students High Fees

POLITICO claims that the Trump administration has actively covered up a new report that shows Wells Fargo is exploiting college students with high penalties and fees. The purportedly ‘unpublished’ report was obtained by POLITICO through a Freedom of Information Act request. Written by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the memo has a controversial past. The

Young Riverside Academy Cadet was Raped, Hazed without Consequence

A former cadet at Georgia’s Riverside Military Academy is suing the school’s administration for failing to prevent hazing and sexual assault. NBC News reports that the plaintiff, who was aged 12 to 13 years old at the time of the alleged abuse, is named only as L.A. in the suit. Filed in U.S. District Court

Class Action Blasts Marriott for Role in Data Breach

A massive class-action suit has been filed against Marriott International on behalf of 500 million guests whose information was compromised in a security breach. Honolulu’s Star Advertiser reports that Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, along with co-counsel Morgan & Morgan, filed the suit Friday, alleging that Marriott failed to “ensure the integrity of its servers and

USA Today: Illegal Labor Arrests Still Aren’t Nabbing Enough Employers

USA Today reports that while the Trump administration has ramped up raids on businesses using illegal labor, federal authorities have used their power to punish workers rather than exploitative employers. According to USA Today, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was ordered to quadruple worksite enforcement in 2018. Throughout the fiscal year, which ended

Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi Sues Mueller and Gov’t for $350m

Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi is filing a federal lawsuit against special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI chief charged with investigating the Trump campaign’s alleged relationship with Russia. Now, the 72-year old conspiracy theorist is saying he faces indictment by Mueller. Corsi claims the special counsel illegally searched his phone records and leaked grand jury