September 2, 2014

America: Devaluation of Black Lives and Militarized Policing – The Killing of Michael Brown

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Disbelief, anger and shock were all emotions expressed by the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, on … [Read More...]

Public Record Statements and Reports – Michael Brown

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This is a repository of links to public statements and legal documents related to the Michael … [Read More...]

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Federal Appeals Courts Clash Over Obamacare Subsidies…

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The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Obamacare against a sweeping challenge to its federal subsidies on Tuesday. A three-judge panel unanimously ruled that the statute permits the federal exchange — and not just state-run exchanges — to provide subsidies. The ruling came within hours of a separate ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of [...]

UCLA Settles Case with Prominent African American Judge…

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Update: July 15, 2014 The University of California (UCLA) has released a statement announcing a $500,000 settlement with former Judge David S. Cunningham III. The suit stems from a routine stop as Cunningham was driving on the campus in November of 2013, in which he claimed he was roughly handled by the officer. More on [...]

“So Sue Me”…

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House Speaker John Boehner has been ramping up the threat of suing President Obama, alleging that he has overstepped his executive authority. Speaking to an audience in Washington (July 1, 2014), President Obama rebuked Congress for “doing nothing” and defended his use of executive orders. “As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to [...]

Yes and No – The Jameis Winston Case Files…

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Two sport college athlete and Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston was accused of rape after an incident which reportedly took place in late 2012. In his recent article about the case, New York Times journalist Walt Bogdanich accuses the Tallahassee police department of intentionally botching the case and also accuses Florida State University of looking the other [...]

The Affordable Care Act is “Here to Stay”…

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President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act  President Obama announced today that 7.1 million people have signed up for health insurance through the health care marketplace that had been set up with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. “And this figure does not include the over 3 million who have signed [...]

UPDATE 03/09/2014 – Free Marissa?…

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UPDATE 03/09/2014 The headlines  about Marissa Alexander’s upcoming ‘re-trial’ tell the story of the unjustness of the justice system when it comes to black victims who use the stand your ground law in their defense.  – “Marissa Alexander’s sentence could triple in ‘warning-shot’ case”. – “60 Years for Shooting Drywall? Angela Corey Switches MarissaAlexanders’s Punishment”. [...]

Fmr VA Gov Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen Charged in Giftgate…

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Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond-area businessman.

Religion, Evolution and Climate Change…

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In his latest article, “Indoctrinating Religious Warriors”,  Charles Blow, discusses Republican’s eagerness to use belief and or disbelief in the theory of evolution and climate change as a political ploy.  He says: “Republican party leaders play on the most base convictions of conservative voters in order to solidify their support. Convince people that they’re fighting [...]

Marissa Alexander Released from Jail…

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Marissa Alexander is free from jail. She was released Wednesday, November 28, 2013 with bond set at $200,009. She had been serving a 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at her husband who’s history of abuse towards her was well recorded at the time of the incident. Read more [...]

Justice for Tyler Woods Petition…

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Tweeters are circulating a link to a petition regarding the shooting death of Tyler Woods by Long Beach police officers. Here is an excerpt from the petition: “Please sign my petition to get these uniformed career criminals off of our streets and out of our neighborhoods. It’s a simple free change, that will bring peace [...]

Congressional Members Requests More Data On Stand Your Ground…

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Seven lawmakers have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he direct the Justice Department to clarify the definition of “justifiable homicide” in order to capture all cases which are ruled justifiable under stand your ground laws. Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and John Conyers [...]

One Year After His Death, Vigil held for Jordan Davis…

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November 23, 2012 On the anniversary of Jordan Davis’ death, family, friends, and community members gathered at Latham Plaza in Jacksonville Beach to honor and celebrate his life. One by one, candles were lit to remember Jordan Davis, the Wolfson High School student shot and killed last Black Friday at a Gate gas station. Police [...]