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What To Do When You're Stopped By Police - The ACLU & Elon James White

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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tamir Rice Prosecutor Indicted Innocent Men, But Not Killer Cops - The Daily Beast

Tamir Rice Prosecutor Indicted Innocent Men, But Not Killer Cops - The Daily Beast

"Attorneys for Rice’s family cried foul as McGinty allowed the officers to take the oath and read prepared statements to the grand jury with no cross-examination, and he released reports justifying the killing written by outside experts, which the family’s attorneys denounced as biased.

Last month, he made disparaging remarks about the Rice family and their lawyers, appearing to accuse them of seeking to profit from the child’s death through a pending lawsuit."

Friday, December 25, 2015

U.S. plans raids to deport families who surged across border - The Washington Post

U.S. plans raids to deport families who surged across border - The Washington Post

What kind of person,  what kind of President would let this happen?    He knows what is the right and just thing to do and he is choosing evil.   This is worse than ignorance.  It is either bad will or cowardice.  Shame on President Obama,  shame,  shame,  shame on this Christmas day.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Six Video Frames at the Center of the Tamir Rice Case - The New York Times

Six Video Frames at the Center of the Tamir Rice Case - The New York Times

Police are to often reckless and dangerous.  Their average IQ is 104.  We need smarter and better educated police instead of taking the left overs that the corporate world does not want.   Policing has to stop being an employer of last resort for the Donald Trump supporting element of the working class.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cuomo Moves to Pardon Former Youthful Offenders

Cuomo Moves to Pardon Former Youthful Offenders

"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said on Sunday that he would seek out and pardon thousands of people who were convicted of nonviolent crimes as teenagers but have since led law-abiding lives.

Envisioned as a way to remove stubborn barriers to employment, housing and other services, the pardons would be available to anyone who was found guilty of a nonviolent felony or misdemeanor that was committed while they were 16 or 17, provided they have spent at least a decade without any additional convictions. Under his plan, Mr. Cuomo intends to invite those people to apply for — and virtually be assured of receiving — a governor’s pardon, as long as they meet several other criteria."

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor | MSNBC



Kids' toxic test results raised alarm over water supply: Doctor | MSNBC

Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder | MSNBC



Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder | MSNBC

NYTimes: The New Attack on Hispanic Voting Rights

NYTimes: The New Attack on Hispanic Voting Rights

"As I wrote in Part 1 of this series, in August, Obama’s election was followed by a sudden return of restrictive new voting laws, most of them disproportionately affecting minorities, that were enacted by newly empowered Republican legislatures throughout the country. There were reductions in early voting days, which make it easier for the working poor to get to polls and which have been used with particular effectiveness by black churches running Sunday ‘‘souls to the polls’’ drives. There were rollbacks of laws that allowed people to register and vote at the same time, a vital convenience for lower-income Americans, who more regularly change addresses and would otherwise need to continually update their voter information. And there were new photo-ID laws that placed strict limits on which types of identification would be accepted at polls: The law in Texas accepted gun permits, held predominantly by whites, but not state school or employee IDs."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Brutal Video Contradicts Officers' Claims About Inmate's Death

Brutal Video Contradicts Officers' Claims About Inmate's Death

"A New York Times investigation into the 2010 death of an inmate from a New York prison has reignited concerns about brutality in the state's prison system.

Leonard Strickland, a 44-year-old man who suffered from schizophrenia, died after enduring "fatal injuries" from prison guards at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on Oct. 3, 2010, according to his family's lawsuit. 

Last month, as Strickland's family sued over his death, the Times successfully argued that a video recording the paper had obtained from the prison should be made public. It's not clear why an officer began to film the incident in the first place, but the video shows officers pushing Strickland up against a wall and then dragging his body across the floor instead of using an available gurney. Medical staff performed CPR for almost 30 minutes while Strickland was still handcuffed, and he died a few hours later."

Can Rahm Emanuel hold on to power?



Can Rahm Emanuel hold on to power?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Rise of Hate Search - The New York Times

HOURS after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., on Dec. 2, and minutes after the media first reported that at least one of the shooters had a Muslim-sounding name, a disturbing number of Californians had decided what they wanted to do with Muslims: kill them.



The Rise of Hate Search - The New York Times

Friday, December 11, 2015

Why Scalia Is Wrong on Fisher v. University of Texas - The Root

Of course, his insinuations in Fisher are insulting, but perhaps not for the reasons you might think. On the surface, the comments do strike as repugnant. Granted. However, what is most alarming is that while his statements may bear some level of statistical truth, they are absolutely worthless outside of historical context. You cannot put people who have run barefoot in dirt fields their entire lives on the same track as those who have been sponsored by Nike in world-class facilities since birth and expect that to be an even race or competition. That the former are even in the race is an accomplishment of its own.
This is what his commentary fails to consider or to illuminate. The socioeconomic conditions that lead to disparities in education from grade school forward are the missing context that make Scalia’s comments unfair and his insinuations unjust. None of this considers the greatest point of irony in the discussion, which is that the petitioner, Abigail Fisher, actually lacked the academic credentials to be admitted to the school.


Why Scalia Is Wrong on Fisher v. University of Texas - The Root

Listen to Justice Scalia's Comments on Race Based Admissions - NBC News - I would have loved to have had racist Scalia in one of my law school jurisprudence classes. I would have kicked his ass, excuse my language. Yes my law school university was and is ranked considerably higher than the University of Texas.

NYTimes: Relief, Tinged With Anger, After Officer’s Rape Conviction

NYTimes: Relief, Tinged With Anger, After Officer’s Rape Conviction

"In all, 13 women of varying ages testified against Mr. Holtzclaw. And on Thursday, 12 jurors, all white, concluded that the accounts were credible enough for a conviction."

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on ‘One Person, One Vote’ - The New York Times

This is a major case, conservatives are tryimg to remove the census as a basis for determining apportionment for elections. This case, arising out of Texas is being argued by Bloom, the same lawyer who successfully convinced the Supreme Court to invalidare the section five preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on ‘One Person, One Vote’ - The New York Times

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Why did it take 13 months? | MSNBC



Why did it take 13 months? | MSNBC

Gun Violence and Fear in America

Gun Violence and Fear in America

"As congressional leaders spout more National Rifle Association-inspired rhetoric about the right to bear arms without any infringement on the Second Amendment, I am finding my First Amendment rights of freedom of assembly and freedom of association trampled.

At what point do we, as a society, say enough is enough? The Constitution was not written to protect an American’s right to own an arsenal fit for an army. It is time that we recognize the erosion of our other rights. Prayers and memorials aren’t the answer. Mental health treatment, even if it were available to all, will not stop the carnage.

It’s time to enact sensible gun legislation aimed at getting to the real problem: too many guns in too many hands without checks and balances."