In keeping with my mission of reporting the news behind the news, I'm happy to have found the following story (thanks to NewsHounds.us). The San Francisco Bay Guardian has up the annual list of stories that were under-reported in the past year. See how many you missed.
The top 10 big stories the US news media missed in the past year
There are a handful of freedoms that have almost always been a part of American democracy. Even when they didn't exactly apply to everyone or weren't always protected by the people in charge, a few simple but significant rights have been patently clear in the Constitution: You can't be nabbed by the cops and tossed behind bars without a reason.
If you are imprisoned, you can't be incarcerated indefinitely; you have the right to a speedy trial with a judge and jury. When that court date rolls around, you'll be able to see the evidence against you.
The president can't suspend elections, spy without warrants, or dispatch federal troops to trump local cops or quell protests. Nor can the commander in chief commence a witch hunt, deem individuals "enemy combatants," or shunt them into special tribunals outside the purview of our 218-year-old judicial system.
Until now. . .
Read on: SFBG.com