A tale of rape and murder, crooked police, bad investigative work, and seemingly evil prosecution, John Grisham’s first work of non-fiction about murder in a small Oklahoma town is a riveting account of two innocent men’s journey through the “justice” system. More
December 12, 2011
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By: Stephen Carter
It just doesn’t seem like you get much justice when it comes to dealing with the government, especially when you’re defending yourself from it.
Most have experienced this before, whether they realized it at the time or not, and it is remarkable that we have not conceived of something better, at the very least cried out against the injustice. When the government gets you in its sights, often the easiest thing to do at the time is comply and hope it goes away. What exactly are we talking about here you ask? More
October 9, 2011
Good news, we have an update on the Austin Electric Cab situation.
After the previous article covering the situation received around 90,0000 views, and elicited over 1,000 responses to the Austin City council, we have results!
The council has approved a pilot program for the electric cabs. Though the downside is that after over 300 tickets and 3 arrests, fines and other costs will not be recouped by the cab company, it seems that battle is over. It is with hope that future monopolies will be broken down by enterprising individuals who have the courage and will to slug it out with their governments in order to better improve the lives of the people around them.
Many thanks to those who also ran the story, those who shared the story with their friends, and those who took the time to contact the city council. Activism is alive and well!
September 12, 2011
What should you do when the government fails to do its job? Nothing, which is the message this police department is sending out when they ticketed a man for directing traffic at a light that went out and police refused to help the situation.
When a major traffic light in South Pasadena, California went out Thursday morning, Alan Ehrlich took matters into his own hands, directing traffic at Fair Oaks and Huntington avenues. More
September 3, 2011
Here is my story about my arrest Friday night and the reasons for it. I met Chris Nielsen, owner of Electric Cab of Austin, during my recent campaign.
He told me about his 3 year long battle with the City of Austin in which he had an idea to start a green energy business giving people rides on a “tips only” basis. He did not charge for his services, and really the business is a mobile marketing company that generates revenue from advertising on the side of his low speed electric vehicles.
He explained how the Austin City Council has had this issue in front of them multiple times yet never seems to vote on the issue and always continue to “study” it, thus delaying it and kicking it down the road a few more months. More