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This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tomorrow is a scary day. Is America inaugurating this man. The Man in the High Castle Season 1 - Official Trailer: What If? | Amazo...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Along With Chelsea Manning, Obama Granted Hundreds Of Federal Drug Offenders Early Freedom | The Huffington Post

Along With Chelsea Manning, Obama Granted Hundreds Of Federal Drug Offenders Early Freedom | The Huffington Post

Monday, January 16, 2017

In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival - The New York Times

"Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country’s most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign.

Mr. Trump’s criticism of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a widely admired leader of the civil rights movement, has prompted a number of Democratic lawmakers to say they will not attend his inauguration on Friday.

Blacks around the country have reacted to Mr. Trump’s remarks with fury, and the subject has dominated social media and discussions among black activists. Mr. Trump said on Saturday on Twitter that Mr. Lewis, who asserted last week that Mr. Trump was not a “legitimate president,” should focus on his district and “the burning and crime infested inner-cities.”

The angry reaction is driven not only by Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts but by what many blacks say they reveal about the president-elect’s lack of understanding of the reverence with which the civil rights movement and its leaders are viewed by African-Americans.

“I don’t think we have ever had a president so publicly condescending to what black politics means,” said Mark Anthony Neal, an African and African-American studies professor at Duke University.

Mr. Neal added that while other presidents, like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, may have imposed policies that hurt black communities, they were more sensitive to issues of race. Mr. Trump, through Twitter, is giving the world access in real time to his unvarnished thoughts, which Mr. Neal called “raw, unsophisticated, ignorant and uninformed.”

“He doesn’t care that people think the civil rights movement was important,” Mr. Neal said. “He doesn’t feel the need to perform some sort of belief that it is important.”

Mr. Trump’s talk is especially striking as it comes during the transition period, when, typically, incoming presidents are focused on trying to bring the country together.

Mr. Trump has also not made any public announcement of plans to commemorate Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a tradition observed by most Republican and Democratic politicians. A plan for him to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday has been scrapped."

In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival - The New York Times

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Orleans Scales Back Its Extensive, Expensive Bail System | FiveThirtyEight

"Earlier this week, the Vera Institute of Justice released a report showing that New Orleans’s bail system was costly for criminal defendants — and for the city, which was spending more money to jail people who couldn’t pay bail, fines and fees than it was collecting. On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to end bail requirements for most nonviolent city crimes.

The bill wasn’t merely the product of the Vera report, which was released Tuesday: The council had been considering changing bail requirements for months. An earlier version of the bill last year met resistance from the sheriff, judges and bail bondsmen and didn’t make it out of the council’s Criminal Justice Committee. The bill passed Thursday keeps the bail requirement for some nonviolent offenses, including illegal weapons possession and impersonation of a police officer. The Vera report was cited by Councilmember Susan Guidry in the discussion of the bill Thursday, according to Mathilde Laisne, a co-author of the Vera report.

The Vera report found that on any given day, there are about 550 people in jail in New Orleans because they couldn’t pay bail, fees or fines — about a third of the city’s total jail population. Even if, as expected, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signs the bill passed Thursday, it won’t do much to reduce that number because most of those people have been charged with felonies, excluded misdemeanors or state crimes, which aren’t covered by the city’s bill. “It’s definitely only one step in the right direction,” Laisne said

New Orleans Scales Back Its Extensive, Expensive Bail System | FiveThirtyEight

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Thursday December 8th 2011 Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests | World news | The Guardian

"Vladimir Putin has accused Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, of fomenting an increasingly vociferous opposition movement in Russia, threatening to derail the two countries' fragile resetting of relations.

The accusation builds on months of Russian statements and media coverage blaming popular uprisings around the Arab world on western scheming. It comes as Washington and Moscow tussle over a host of disagreements, from missile defence to Syria.

Speaking to supporters on Thursday, Putin accused Clinton of giving "the signal" to opposition leaders, who are expected to gather with tens of thousands of supporters for a protest on Saturday. He rejected Clinton's repeated criticism of a parliamentary vote last weekend that gave Putin's United Russia party nearly 50% of the vote amid widespread reports of fraud.

"[Opposition leaders] heard the signal and with the support of the US state department began active work," Putin said during a meeting of the All-Russia People's Front, a new political movement set up to support his presidential candidacy in a 4 March election.

"We are all grownups here. We all understand the organisers are acting according to a well-known scenario and in their own mercenary political interests," he said.

Clinton raised the issue of Russia's elections again on Thursday during a visit to Brussels. "Human rights is part of who we are," she said, after Putin's comments emerged. "And we expressed concerns that we thought were well founded about the conduct of the elections.

"We are supportive of the rights and aspirations of the Russian people to be able to make progress and realise a better future for themselves."

Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests | World news | The Guardian

Putin is mad at Hillary Clinton for calling out his violent reprtession after Russia'a 2011 election.

Trump lies about intelligence report on Russia easily spotted | MSNBC

Trump lies about intelligence report on Russia easily spotted | MSNBC

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Trump’s alleged mob ties | MSNBC

Trump’s alleged mob ties | MSNBC

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Uber Driver Saves Girl From Sex Slavery - The Daily Beast

"A California driver knew something was wrong when he drove an underage girl to a local hotel and heard her talking to her alleged pimps—and his fast action helped cops rescue her.

A California Uber driver helped rescue a 16-year-old girl from sex trafficking after giving her a ride to a hotel along with two alleged female pimps, police say.

Elk Grove cops arrested three people on Monday after the vigilant cabbie dialed 911 after dropping the group off at a Holiday Inn.

Keith Avila, a married father of one in Sacramento, had just logged in to Uber and was picking up his first passengers for the night: the teenager, whom authorities would later reveal was a runaway, and two older women.

“What gave me chills is, the next day [police] said she was reunited with her family,” Avila, 34, told The Daily Beast. “She was missing. I felt kind of good about that.”

Avila has only been driving Uber for about a month. By day, he’s a photographer specializing in the quinceaƱera, or celebration of a Latina girl’s 15th birthday. In recent weeks, he had photographed a teenager’s party at that Holiday Inn.

Now he was there dropping off a girl of a similar age for criminal activity.

“I take pictures of girls exactly her age,” Avila said. “When I take pictures, everyone’s happy and smiling. To see that, compared to what I saw [the night of the arrests], I knew, ‘OK, there’s something wrong here.’”

After dropping the women off, Avila called police over the suspected child prostitution.

Upon arrival, officers arrested Destiny Pettway, 25, and Maria Westley, 31, who allegedly arranged for the victim to meet a man, ABC10 reported. Cops arrested the women outside the hotel and charged them with pimping and pandering.

Disney Vang, the suspected john, was arrested for unlawful sexual activity with a minor after police located him inside the hotel room with the victim.

The victim, who had been reported as a missing person to a different police department, was transported to an alternative housing location, authorities said.

Avila recorded his reaction to the incident on Facebook Live shortly after giving a statement to police. His video, which had more than 100,000 views as of Wednesday, reads, “I just caught a group Child Sex Trafficking ring!!! No joke!!!”

Uber Driver Saves Girl From Sex Slavery - The Daily Beast

Trump Taking credit where credit is NOT due | MSNBC

Taking credit where credit is NOT due | MSNBC

Stopping future Trumps with ‘One President at a Time Act’ | MSNBC

Stopping future Trumps with ‘One President at a Time Act’ | MSNBC

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Loretta Lynch’s Parting Message - The New York Times

“There is nothing foreordained about our march toward a more just and peaceful future,” Ms. Lynch said Monday, speaking to an interfaith group at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in northern Virginia. “Our centuries-long project of creating a more perfect union was not the product of fate or destiny. It was the result of countless individuals making the choice to stand up, to demand recognition, to refuse to rest until they knew that their children were inheriting a nation that was more tolerant, more inclusive and more equal.”

She delivered a gentler version of that message on Tuesday as she sat with students at New York City’s Harvey Milk High School, which serves mainly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teenagers. She beamed as students described how they had blossomed at the school, which offers a refuge from bullying, scorn and self-doubt.

“You all are the ones who have the courage to walk with us,” Ms. Lynch told the students at the school in Manhattan. “Without people who are willing to stand up and say that they have an issue or a problem or something that has happened to them, we would not be able to move these issues forward.”

Left unsaid, but widely understood, is that the Justice Department under Mr. Trump is likely to abandon groundbreaking civil rights litigation carried out during the Obama administration. Transgender Americans will be especially vulnerable. Both Ms. Lynch and Eric Holder, her predecessor as attorney general, embraced interpretations of civil rights law to extend protections to people facing discrimination for their gender identity. In May, Ms. Lynch delivered an impassioned speech about transgender rights in explaining the Justice Department’s lawsuit to strike down a discriminatory state law in North Carolina. The department has also backed the legal claims of transgender students fighting for the right to use the restroom that matches their gender identity.

“Those cases are still pending, and we don’t know what’s going to happen to them,” Ms. Lynch told me in an interview. As she prepares to clear out her office — which could soon be occupied by Senator Jeff Sessions, a man who 30 years ago was deemed too racist to be confirmed as a federal judge — she is cognizant that other civil rights are under assault. Republican lawmakers around the country have spent the last several years creating new laws and tactics to suppress voting by racial minorities and young voters — many of which Mr. Obama’s Justice Department has fought with some success. During the interview, she appeared to acknowledge that the Justice Department may no longer be on the front lines of beating back this scourge.

“The way we achieved voting equality in this country was always from the community level up,” she said. “It was the leaders on the ground who raised these issues, who had people out there on the streets, who had people out registering people to vote.”

It is sobering to hear a departing attorney general implicitly telling vulnerable Americans that the federal government may fail to protect their rights and that they will have to do this work themselves. But any other message would whitewash the painful truth."

Loretta Lynch’s Parting Message - The New York Times