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.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of ‘Tent City Jail’ Infamy Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

‘America’s toughest sheriff,’ Joe Arpaio, was found guilty of criminal contempt for instructing his subordinates to detain individuals without cause. According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton said the evidence in Arpaio’s case showed ‘flagrant disregard’ for the law. In 2011, the notorious Arizona sheriff was ordered to stop detaining people without probable

Trump Administration Proposal to Deregulate Fracking on Public Lands

A proposal from the Trump administration could revoke Obama-era public land restrictions on fracking. The suggestion comes from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management and was published in the Federal Register earlier in the week. According to The Hill, the repeal would entail a complete overhaul of 2015 standards on the ‘disclosure of fracking

Protesters and DACA Recipients Arrested Outside Texas State Capitol

Fifteen protesters, including four DACA recipients, were arrested outside the Texas state capitol while staging a demonstration asking legislators to extend citizenship to illegal immigrants. The protest, organized by immigration advocacy group Cosecha, took place Wednesday. Nonviolent demonstrators raised signs, shouted slogans, and blocked traffic near the capitol as well as the office of Texas’

House Passes Bill Which Includes $1.4 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall

The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday which would provide $790 billion for defense, as well as preliminary funding for Donald Trump’s oft-promised border wall. If approved by the Senate, the spending package would head to the Pentagon for appropriation. Most of the money is earmarked for national-defense purposes. The lion’s share of the

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Flies to El Salvador to Tackle Immigration, MS-13

Facing the bluster and blister of Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew to El Salvador Thursday to explore new avenues to eradicate the notorious street gang MS-13. Sessions’ trip follows a scourge of harsh remarks directed towards so-called ‘sanctuary cities,’ which resist cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Police officers in ‘sanctuaries’ like Chicago

Maryland and Baltimore Settle for $1 Million with Family of Tyrone West

Officials representing the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore agreed to pay a total of $1 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit with the family of Tyrone West, who was killed during an encounter with police in 2013. The settlement comes some four years after West was died during an altercation with law enforcement

Trump Attorneys Ask Judge to Dismiss Suit Filed by Kentucky Campaign Protesters

Attorneys for President Donald Trump are asking a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit which accuses the commander-in-chief of encouraging his supporters to thrash protesters at a campaign-trail rally in Kentucky. The New York Times recounted the story – originally published by the Courier-Journal – on Tuesday. Reports and legal filings indicate that the

House, Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Ban Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Democratic Senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the use of controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos in American agriculture. The proposal is rooted in a growing liberal animus against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose policies have set the EPA on a course adrift from its usual agenda. Earlier in the year, Pruitt moved to halt