CJ Ciaramella

Passengers Accuse TSA Agents of Sexual Assault

Judicial Watch FOIA request reveals complaints against TSA pat downs

Passengers at several of the busiest airports in the United States complained that they felt “shocked,” “violated,” and “humiliated” by pat downs performed by Transportation Security Administration screeners, documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch show.

DEA Seizes Amtrak Passenger’s Life Savings Without Charging Him with Crime

Latest case to highlight practice of civil asset forfeiture

Joseph Rivers, a 22-year-old Michigan resident, was on his way to Los Angeles in April to fulfill his dream of becoming a music video producer, according to Rivers and his lawyer, when federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) boarded his Amtrak train during a stop in Albuquerque.

Grassley Signals Openness to Some Sentencing Reform

Willing to consider cuts to federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines

Under pressure from a bipartisan coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday he is willing to consider some cuts to federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, but that across-the-board cuts were off the table.