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.

Governor of California Signs Sanctuary State Bill

On Thursday, the governor of California signed a “sanctuary state” bill that would place limits on how local law enforcement agencies can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The legislation was passed last by the Californian congress last month. Governor Jerry Brown played a pivotal role in negotiating the conditions underlying it. Brown’s signing of the

Nebraska Doctor Hit with Lawsuit for Repeatedly Botching Cosmetic Surgeries

A Nebraska doctor is facing a slew of malpractice lawsuits after being accused of repeatedly botching cosmetic surgeries. The Omaha-based physician, Dr. Gerard Stanley, Jr., is had seven complaints filed against him in August alone. In total, fourteen women have said coming under his scalpel has left them deformed. According to local news outlets, Stanley

NRA Unexpectedly Backs Ban on ‘Bump Stocks’

The National Rifle Association (NRA) unexpectedly announced that it’d back efforts to ban ‘bump stocks’ in the aftermath of the United States’ worst-ever mass shooting. Mass murderer Stephen Paddock used several bump stocks to provide enhanced firing capability to a number of semiautomatic firearms. In the course off 11 short minutes, Paddock fired hundreds of

Reuters: Tasers Have Killed More Than 2,000 Americans Since 2000

A five-part series from Reuters, as well as a PBS interview with one of the authors, has revealed that police-issued tasers have killed more than 2,000 Americans in the last two decades. Peter Eisler, a reporter working with Reuters, said that the investigation had begun simply enough – he and his colleagues wanted to see

Lawsuit Filed by Former Abu Ghraib Inmates Allowed to Advance After 9 Years

After almost a decade of false starts and dismissals, a lawsuit filed by former inmates at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is moving ahead. The suit is directed against the civilian interrogators who were contracted and charged with overseeing the facility, which made international headlines after a series of terrifying photographs were made

Mother of Ron Singleton, Killed During NYPD Encounter, Settles for $1.25m

The mother of Ron Singleton, who died in police custody in 2014, settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the City of New York for $1.25 million. Singleton’s mother, Rebecca Singleton, accused the New York Police Department of using excessive force in restraining her son. A taxi driver had called the police to report the late