Trump’s Law and Order Presidency Doesn’t Reach Environmental Criminals

Trump’s Law and Order Presidency Doesn’t Reach Environmental Criminals

Environmental enforcement actions — criminal and civil cases against polluters — have dropped dramatically during the Trump administration, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan Law School.

Why this Matters:  So much for the “law and order” President.  President Trump and the Attorney General may want to prosecute protesters, but big corporations that violate pollution laws and risk the public’s health — not so much.

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Tear Gas is Not Benign, So Why Are Police Still Using it on Protestors?

Tear Gas is Not Benign, So Why Are Police Still Using it on Protestors?

This past week we’ve seen police brutality protestors around the nation dispersed with tear gas by law enforcement, a tactic that’s been used for protesting crowds for decades. But what is tear gas, and is it benign? The answer is not at all. Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician in New York City told USA […]

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