Archives for April 20, 2015

Want to Record The Cops? Know Your Rights

There are some very dis­turb­ing videos cir­cu­lat­ing the Inter­net right now, depict­ing the deaths of unarmed civil­ians at the hands of trained, armed men. Many of these videos even show indi­vid­u­als being shot in the back, or as they try to flee. These are videos of police offi­cers in Amer­i­ca killing unarmed black men like Oscar […]

Testimony of Terry Backs, St. Ignatius, MT

FA Note: The pro­posed CSKT (Con­fed­er­at­ed Sal­ish and Koote­nai Tribes) Com­pact involves a lot of con­sti­tu­tion­al and legal issues, includ­ing tak­ing exist­ing off-reser­­va­­tion water rights from thou­sands of irri­ga­tors, fam­i­ly farms,  and oth­er legit­i­mate water rights hold­ers, and grant­i­ng them to the tribes. Below is one tes­ti­mo­ny sub­mit­ted at a leg­isla­tive hear­ing April 11 in […]

Surprised Solar Customers Find Themselves With Liens

Part 6 of 6 in the series SolarCi­ty Jeff Leeds says installing SolarCity’s pan­els on the roof of his home in the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia city of El Grana­da was the sor­ri­est day of his life. Agree­ing to the company’s 20-year lease was like part­ner­ing with the dev­il, he claims. He says he has endured sky­rock­et­ing electric […]