Inauguration Day

Harsh prosecution of Trump inauguration protesters should scare America

For many of us, now a year removed from Donald Trump’s election, his inauguration is a fading memory. For some who took to the streets in protest on …

Injustice

How Prosecutors Turn a Protest Into a ‘Riot’

A year ago, I was finalizing plans to leave a chemical engineering Ph.D. program and join the tech sector. But as Inauguration Day approached, I became so disgusted by President-elect Donald Trump’s behavior that I felt it would have been negligent to remain a bystander. So I traveled from …

Opinion

Almost A Year After Trump’s Inauguration, The First Trial Begins For People Charged With Rioting

“If the government wins, this may set a tone for the next couple years, until Trump gets impeached,” said defense lawyer Mark Goldstone.<p>Nearly a year after police arrested more than 200 people during protests in Washington, DC, during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the first set of …

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Feds Use James O’Keefe and a Podcast to Prosecute Anti-Trump Activist

A sting video by a conservative activist has been admitted as evidence against a man who wasn’t even at an incident being called a riot by the …

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As Trial Begins, Trump Protest Attendees Face 60 Years in Prison

<i>Content Warning: This article contains descriptions of graphic sexual assault</i>.<p>A combined total of 12,000 years in prison is what close to 200 …

Liberal View

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Britt Lawson, a registered nurse from Pittsburgh, traveled to Washington in January to serve as a volunteer medic for a weekend of protest activities …

Liberal View

Prosecuting journalists who covered Inauguration Day protests endangers press freedom and the First Amendment

Two journalists still face charges and potentially decades in prison for covering Inauguration Day protests in Washington D.C. The continued …

Journalism

Today marked the first-ever Run For Office Day. Here's what that means.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Election night brought historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates across the US in the few states holding 2017 contests.<p>Now a handful of organizations want to make sure to keep up that momentum by encouraging everyone and anyone to run for something -- which is also name of …

U.S. Politics

Group Investigating Police Conduct on Inauguration Day Has History of Siding With Police

A consultant paid by the Washington, D.C., City Council to investigate the Metropolitan Police Department’s crackdown on Inauguration Day protesters …

Policing

A Judge Just Ruled The Government Can Access Activists' Facebook Accounts In Inauguration Rioting Case

The ACLU proposed having an outside, neutral party search the Facebook accounts, as opposed to law enforcement officials. The judge said the government can do the search.<p>Federal prosecutors involved in the Inauguration Day rioting cases will be allowed to access the Facebook accounts of anti-Trump …

Privacy

Papadopoulos represented Trump campaign at international meetings

He's been dismissed as a "low-level volunteer" and just a "coffee boy," but former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos …

Donald Trump

After nearly 10 months, DOJ gives up prosecution of woman who laughed at Sessions

After nearly 10 months, Desiree Fairooz is a fully free woman. Federal prosecutors backed off their plans to prosecute her a second time Monday on …

Liberal View

For almost 200 Inauguration Day protesters, legal battle is only beginning

On Inauguration Day in Washington, anarchists and activists tore through the streets for 16 blocks, tossing bricks at police officers, setting trash cans and a limousine on fire and smashing windows, all in opposition to the new commander in chief.<p>Six officers had to be hospitalized and more than …

News (U.S.)

These Students Built The Anti-Bot Algorithm Twitter Desperately Needs

“There’s a lot of low-hanging fruit in terms of what Twitter can do to work toward a solution,” say the two students behind a new bot-identifying tool.<p>In recent Senate hearings, lawmakers grilled representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google about how the Russian state used their platforms to …

Machine Learning

US: Trial begins for first group of J20 defendants

More than 190 people face charges related to their alleged involvement in protests against Donald Trump's inauguration.<p>A trial that could send independent journalist Alexei Wood and six others to prison for decades started on Wednesday.<p>When Wood, 37, travelled from his hometown of San Antonio, …

Justice

SPECIAL FEATURE: WHAT RHYMES WITH ORANGE?

<b>The most seething presidential protest songs in all the land that you should hear but probably haven’t</b> <b>BY DIG STAFF AND FRIENDS FROM ACROSS AMERICA</b> …

Boston

Bias: 1,000 Minutes for Trump/Russia 'Collusion' vs. 20 Seconds for Hillary/Russia Scandal

Here’s one top takeaway from network news coverage in 2017: Sneaky Russian influence in American politics is a huge story if it involves …

Conservative View

What Inauguration Day Means to Me

Yesterday, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the day’s …

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When is a Facebook 'like' a crime?

Federal prosecutors in Washington appear willing to limit the scope of search warrants for the Facebook accounts of local activists connected to protests of President Donald Trump's inauguration.<p>The U.S. attorney's office for a District of Columbia told a judge earlier this month that the …

Law

Trump's Unforced Error

A series of damaging stories about the president's methods of consoling grieving Gold Star families represent the president’s latest entirely self-inflicted wound.<p>The question to President Trump on Monday sounded relatively innocuous: “Why haven’t we heard anything from you so far about the …

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Hillary Clinton Admits To Graham Norton That She Tried To Get Out Of Going To Trump’s Inauguration

Hillary Clinton sat down with Graham Norton this week, in an interview that was uncharacteristically laid back and candid for the Democratic 2016 presidential candidate. After having lost the election, you may recall (although it seems like so, <i>so</i> long ago now) that Clinton still attended the …

Elections

A Facebook 'like' could get you arrested

Federal prosecutors in Washington appear willing to limit the scope of search warrants for the Facebook accounts of local activists connected to …

ACLU

Listen: MSNBC Plays Sound Used in Cuban Attack Against U.S. Diplomats

“If you don’t want to hear this press mute now,” MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing warns<p>While authorities continue to investigate the mysterious sonic …

Entertainment

November 2, 2017

Dear DNAinfo and Gothamist Readers:<p>Today, I've made the difficult decision to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist. Reaching this decision …

Washington D.C.

Judge chastises DOJ attempt to collect info on Inauguration Day protesters

The Superior Court of Washington, D.C. handed another win to digital privacy advocates earlier this week, chiding the Department of Justice along the …

Business

Feds Use Right-Wing Militia’s Video to Prosecute Trump Protesters

The DOJ has introduced an Oath Keeper video of Inauguration Day demonstrations as evidence to convict protesters of felony rioting, punishable by up …

Justice

Which Democrats could run for president in 2020?

The 2016 presidential election was just 11 months ago, and President Trump has yet to finish his first year in office, but politicians -- including …

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Judge moves to conceal identities of users behind anti-Trump website

Feds probing Inauguration Day violence will get DisruptJ20 data, but stripped of details on individuals.<p>A D.C judge has ordered web hosting company DreamHost to turn over information about an anti-Trump website, but moved to conceal the identities of users who feared government retaliation for …

Politics

Company debuts skimpy Melania Trump-inspired costume ahead of Halloween

"Donald Trump" has been a hot Halloween costume since 2015, but now party-goers can finally dress like the First Lady — or a "Model Wife," as the retailer is calling it.<p>Lingerie and costume retailer Yandy is selling a 'Model Wife' costume that closely resembles the powder blue cashmere Ralph Lauren …

Melania Trump

Of course there’s a sexy Melania Trump Halloween costume. Of course.

With Halloween less than a month away, we are officially in Offensive Halloween Costume Season. And what that means is that every few weeks (or days, …

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