As the internet obsessed over whether or not they heard yanny or laurel, five major stories that actually have an effect on our lives were swept under the rug.
Thomasville police officers were cleared in the killing of an unarmed Georgia man while trying to arrest him for having a plant, in spite of graphic body cam footage showing the shooting.
A growing number of churches are refusing to call the police, choosing instead to seek to de-escalate situations with nonviolent alternatives.
When a police officer claimed that "9/11 changed everything," the cameraman fired back, "9/11 didn't change my Constitutional rights!"
When a mother rushed to the hospital after she heard that her son was shot, staff refused to allow her to see him, and then police arrested her for "causing a disturbance."
When police refused to investigate a man who was harassing a young girl, her parents tracked him down and arrested him—now they are the only ones facing charges.
Counties across Oregon are passing so-called Second Amendment Preservation ordinances in response to the proposed gun control measure known as Initiative Proposition 43 which they say is designed to take their guns.
When police refused to act and let the man who confessed to molesting her son get away, one mother took matters into her own hands and she tracked the pedophile down in Mexico.
A well-informed teen who found himself subject to unwarranted police intimidation and harassment, flexed his rights in the presence of two NYPD cops and proceeded to own them.
An anti-GMO mosquito activist was in Washington DC to deliver a petition to the EPA when she was found dead, floating in the pool of her hotel. Police are refusing to release details surrounding the case.