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.



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



Colorado Settles for $171k in Private Prison Death of Dennis Choquette

The state of Colorado is paying $171,000 to the estate of Dennis Choquette, a former inmate at Southern Colorado prison. Choquette alleged, for two years, that medical staff at the facility were deliberately refusing him treatment. He was detained at prisons in Las Animas and Canon City from 2014 until his death last November. “Mr.



Last Victim of Asiana Airlines Crash Settles for Undisclosed Sum

A Santa Clara dentist was awarded an undisclosed sum of money after settling with Asiana Airlines after surviving a plane crash. Dr. Kyung Rhan Rha is the last of dozens of passengers and crew members to settle with the airline. Rha and her daughter were among 307 people abroad Asian Flight 214, which crashed onto


Senate Republicans Introduce Succeed Act as Potential Successor to DACA

On Monday, Senate Republicans introduced a bill, entitled the Succeed Act, which would offer a pathway to legalization for so-called Dreamers. The proposal, intended to win support from conservatives, wouldn’t allow Dreamers to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States. The bill’s chief writers – Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK)