A secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund was used to settle a claim brought against New York Rep. Gregory Meeks. According to the NY Post, back in 2006, Meeks settled for an undisclosed amount with a female staffer. The congressman purportedly fired her after she sued one of Meeks’ campaign donors for sexual harassment. Unlike recent
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.
A case study on Congress’s largest sexual harassment payout claims to shed some light on a process as convoluted as it is shrouded in secrecy. Since the beginning of the 2017, numerous public figures have found themselves being accused of misconduct. Nearly all of them were male, high-powered, and occasionally claiming celebrity status. Bill O’Reilly,
A host of sexual misconduct scandals made clear over the past two years has prompted an apparent revision to the final rendition of a tax bill. Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, proposed the amendment in November. According to The New York Times, his add-on carries a heavy consequence for businesses seeking to
The Carolina Panthers extended settlements to at least four former employees, following allegations of sexual misconduct and racial discrimination on the part of team owner Jerry Richardson. Sports Illustrated catalogued the offenses purportedly committed by the 81-year old. Each of the settlements was subject to confidentiality agreements and non-disparagement clauses, which would prevent Richardson’s supposed
The State of Delaware agreed to pay $7.5 million to the family of a prison guard killed during an inmate siege at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center earlier this year. Six prison workers who were taken hostage by their wards participated as plaintiffs in the suit along with the remaining family of Lt. Steven Floyd,
On Monday, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to block another teenage illegal immigrant from getting an abortion. Politico.com reports that the move comes only hours after a federal judge ordered the administration to stand down. In a Tuesday decision, the courts demanded that immigration officials allow two undocumented 17-year old girls to terminate
Officials investigating the derailment of an Amtrak train in Washington state say the vehicle was traveling at over twice the allowed speed limit. According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokeswoman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, the train derailed near DuPoint while going 80 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. “Our mission is
After spending 28 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Clarence Moses-El is preparing to launch a lawsuit against the City of Denver. Acquitted by a jury of rape and assault last year, Moses-El accuses Denver of malicious prosecution, destruction of evidence, manufacturing false evidence, mishandling evidence, conspiracy to violate his civil rights
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is as unhappy with net neutrality’s repeal as the rest of everyday America. The state’s top prosecutor announced Thursday that he’d launch a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission, aiming to block agency chairman Ajit Pai’s contentious vote. “The FCC just gave Big Telecom an early Christmas present, by
Police in western Michigan are coming under public fire for pointing a loaded gun at an 11-year old girl. Searching for a 40-year old woman in Grand Rapids, officers encountered a frightened, prepubescent girl outside a local residence. Screaming, yelling, and clearly scared for her life, law enforcement made an unbelievable decision. In an almost
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