What To Do When You're Stopped By Police - The ACLU & Elon James White
Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.
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.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
And it got worse. For a time, A.I.G. was essentially a ward of the federal government, which owned the bulk of its stock, yet it continued paying large executive bonuses. There was, understandably, much public furor.
So here’s what Mr. Benmosche did in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: He compared the uproar over bonuses to lynchings in the Deep South — the real kind, involving murder — and declared that the bonus backlash was “just as bad and just as wrong.”
Plutocrats Feeling Persecuted - NYTimes.com
Narrow Escapes and Questions on Emergency Response in Attack at Kenya Mall - NYTimes.com
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Dworkin had some influence on my jurisprudential thinking in law school but ultimately even though I was fond of his attitudes and goals I found him less than satisfyingly.
"Ronald Dworkin, a professor of law and philosophy at New York University, was arguably the most influential legal philosopher of the past 50 years. Dworkin, who died in February, was (and will continue to be) known for his critique of positivism, a view of law that locates its authority in what is “on the books” — what has been enacted by those who are in a position to back up their pronouncements with sanctions and penalties, including the loss of property and life. Dworkin argued that here must be more than that; there must be an underlying or overarching set of values in relation to which legal particulars are intelligible and have meaning."
A U.S. judge made comments Monday that suggest favor for Google's defense of its digital books project, which could hobble an authors group's effort to stop it.
The Authors Guild, which represents the interests of authors, says the project constitutes massive copyright infringement. Google, which has scanned more than 20 million books since forming partnerships with several major universities to digitize their research libraries in 2004, argues that the project is exempt under the "fair use" provision of copyright law because it shows only short "snippets" of text online.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Depressingly Familiar Post-Tragedy Analysis - A Homicide Pact When it comes to guns the Constitution is ironclad, but with terrorism it's more a list of suggestions
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Political Comedy - Fake News | Comedy Central
Zimmerman trial medical examiner: Prosecutors, police threw the case | theGrio
Zimmerman trial medical examiner: Prosecutors, police threw the case | theGrio
On many days, Alpha Manzueta gets off from one job at 7 a.m., only to start her second at noon. In between she goes to a place she’s called home for the last three years — a homeless shelter.
Thousands of people with criminal backgrounds attempt to buy guns online each year — and that's just from one site, according to a new report.
The investigation, conducted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, focused on the popular online gun vendor Armslist. In what the group called the first-ever national investigation of its type, it concluded "an estimated 25,000 guns could be transferred to individuals with criminal records on one website alone –- just a corner of a sprawling online market place for firearms."
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
With so much going on in the world, where we are running around demanding that everyone conforms to rest of the world conform to our so-called standards of governing and we often forget that here at home we mistreat and abuse far too many of our citizens. For all the talk of us being the beacon of freedom and the world’s number one super power that all should emulate, where we fall short the most is the cruelty and torture we put upon those who are incarcerated, in particular political prisoners and those who have partook in the Prison Reform
Police have launched an internal investigation after an innocent black teenager was held for FIFTEEN HOURS on suspicion of robbery – despite having a cast-iron alibi.
Talented musician Shakeil Jackson, 19, was inside Thornhill Road police station reporting the theft of his own motorcycle at the time the phone robber struck.
Yet despite protesting his innocence the teenager, from Handsworth, was arrested, locked up overnight and only released when officers finally confirmed his alibi with colleagues.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
What is in about rumors on internet that scare certain Asian nations to the point of prosecuting people for speech which a particular speech is not liked by the government. Our ally, The ROK (South Korea) has engaged in similar prosecutions.
Drawing on a sample of more than 39,000 southern whites, we show that whites who currently live in counties that had high concentrations of slaves in 1860 are on average more conservative and express colder feelings towards African Americans than whites who live elsewhere in the South. That is, the larger the number of slaves in his or her county of residence in 1860, the greater the probability that a white Southerner today will identify as a Republican, express opposition to race-coded policies such as affirmative action, and express greater racial resentment towards African Americans. We show that these differences are robust to a variety of factors, including geography and mid-19th century economic conditions and political attitudes. We also show that our results strengthen when we instrument for the prevalence of slavery using local measures of the agricultural suitability to grow cotton. In fact, our findings indicate that in the counterfactual world where the South had no slaves in 1860, the political views of white Southerners today would be indistinguishable from those of similarly situated white Northerners.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Sunday, September 08, 2013
While forward-thinking drivers are considering the implications of supercharging stations for their Tesla vehicles and the impending arrival of Google’s driverless cars, another, far more personal technological development is coming to roads in California. A bill allowing the use of electronic license plates passed the state’s assembly last week, and is slated to be signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Irene Monroe: The Gandhi None of Us Knew
As with King, Gandhi, too, became an iconic image in The Movement. However, if King and others knew of Gandhi's racist views of black South Africans, and knew why Gandhi never met with African American civil rights leaders, who were hungry to not only meet the man but to know more about his philosophy of "satyagraha," Gandhi wouldn't have been so highly profiled in his public sermons.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
On this day, 127 years ago, Apache leader Geronimo surrendered to United States General Nelson Miles in Arizona. This was at the end of the ethnic cleansing of America. We should remember this genocide when we judge the Syrian government and other nations.
The hearing into whether three former Naval Academy football players will face a court martial for allegedly sexually assaulting a female midshipman at a party in 2012 has finally ended after eight days and a barrage of questions that would not be allowed in a civilian court.
The Naval Academy case is one of the most high profile examples of the Pentagon’s current system for investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases, a system that could undergo major changes thanks to a number of Democratic women Senators. A Defense Department report found that an estimated 26,000 soldiers experienced unwanted sexual contact, but of the 3,000 incidents that were even reported, only 302 went to trial.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has determined that no one inside the SUV was armed at the time of the shooting.
Jordan Davis Day: Parents Prep For Legal Battle On What Would Have Been Slain Teen's 18th Birthday
Monday, September 02, 2013
A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.
Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.
The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. "They said they asked for ID. I didn't hear them," reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters' headscarves were ripped off.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Hastings, who makes 130,437.78 annually as a cop, was one of the officers involved in the shooting death of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding in the Bayview in 2011. Harding was allegedly trying to dodge his Muni fare when police confronted him; Harding ran away and reportedly started firing at the cops. During the gunfire exchange, Harding was shot and killed, however, police say Harding shot himself as he was turning to shoot at the officers pursuing him.
A rebuttal to Obama's war against Syria: a point by point refutation - What Would Muhammad Do?
Summary: America may be the land of the free, but upon arrival millions of visitors cross a legal purgatory at the U.S. border. We explore the worst case scenarios — what happens to thousands of travelers at U.S. airports each year, and what rights (or lack of) they have.