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 Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sued for Harassing Son of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

A lawsuit is targeting former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, accusing the ex-lawman of maliciously pressing charges against relatives of a political opponent. During his decades-long tenure as an Arizona sheriff, Arpaio frequently found himself at the center of media attention. Outspoken and a proponent of controversial practices, he was driven out of office last

Ahmed Abu Khatallah Cleared on Benghazi Murder Charges

An American jury found Ahmed Abu Khatallah not guilty on four charges of murder stemming from a 2012 terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi. The attack, which made headlines and lingered throughout last year’s presidential election, claimed the lives of four American citizens. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was among

California Lawmaker Raul Bocanegra Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

California lawmaker Raul Bocanegra resigned from his post Monday, following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations. A Democrat and member of the State Assembly, Bocanegra earlier said he’d opt not to run for re-election. But, as reported by The Washington Post, the politician decided to leave office after last weekend. Apparently prompted to resign by

Oklahoma Nurse Takes Plastic Surgery Clinic to Court Over Botched Butt Lift

An Oklahoma nurse is taking a plastic surgery clinic to court after awakening from a procedure paralyzed. When 44-year old Rolanda Hutton scheduled an appointment with Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in January, she’d expected a simple outpatient procedure. The woman wanted a “Brazilian butt lift.” But after going under the knife, Hutton awake unable to

Prince George’s County Parents File Lawsuit, Demand Answers Over Predator Volunteer

Parents at a Prince George’s County school in Maryland are seeking answers after a district volunteer was charged with sexually abusing elementary-age children. A recently filed complaint characterized the conditions at the school as “an unchecked breeding ground for sexual abuse.” For more than a year, Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School volunteer Deonte Carraway

Larry Nassar Case Exposes Wider Problems in U.S. Olympic Sports Culture

In the months after former Olympic gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was accused of serial sexual abuse, well over 100 women have identified themselves as former victims of the doctor. Some of Nassar’s victims were taken advantage of at his home, others at his offices and clinic. Five were former members of Team USA. All, along

Ohio Attorneys Could Launch Class Action Suit Over Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists

Ohio attorneys are eyeing “toxic homes” for a potential class action lawsuit. Last year, ABC 6 and other media outlets reported problems with Weyerhaeuser floor joists. Thousands of units across the United States were marked as in need of remediation. A press release issued in July 2016 explained a change Weyerhaeuser had made to its

ProPublica: Jacksonville Deputies Disproportionately Cite Blacks for Pedestrian Code Violations

A ProPublica investigation uncovered evidence of what could be bias in Jacksonville law enforcement’s handling of pedestrian code violations. Examining ticket records from the Mississippi city, reporters uncovered an odd dichotomy in the issuance of citations. Nobody on the force seemed to exemplify the difference better than Officer C.J. Brown of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Government Could Shutdown If Dreamers Aren’t Saved From Deportation

Almost four months after President Donald Trump cast Dreamers into an uncertain future, Congress fears their plight may trigger a government shutdown. In September, the commander-in-chief terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, placing the onus to find a fix on lawmakers. Despite making numerus promises to DACA recipients that they could “rest