Friday, February 28, 2020

Wrongfully convicted man awarded $1.5M after serving 23 years in prison

“Today, Lamonte McIntyre has been declared, finally and conclusively, a completely innocent man.”

Approximately 120 years too late, US House passes law to make lynching a federal...

“Today, we send a strong message that violence—and race-based violence, in particular—has no place in America.”

Celebrities, activists and women’s groups respond to Weinstein guilty verdict

“While the fight to stop the pervasive effects of rape culture is far from over, today is a good day.”

Former DEA agent arrested for laundering money for drug cartel

“It’s a black eye for the DEA to have one of its own engaged in such a high level of corruption.”

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3B over massive fraud scandal

“We are hopeful that this $3 billion penalty, along with the personnel and structural changes at the Bank, will ensure that such conduct will not reoccur.”

Beyond #Metoo, 3 movements making a difference for gender equity

From closing the wage gap and protecting reproductive rights to ending gender-based sexual exploitation, the push to support and empower women and nonbinary people has roots that date back generations.

Federal appeals court rules Florida voting restrictions unconstitutional

"The long and short of it is that once a state provides an avenue to ending the punishment of disenfranchisement — as the voters of Florida plainly did — it must do so consonant with the principles of equal protection.”

Ex-NYPD officer charged with selling meth and date-rape drug

“Methamphetamine devastates communities and GBL spreads danger all over the Southern District of New York, which is why the defendants face serious federal charges.”

Anti-pipeline protests shut down Canadian rail networks

The Canadian government said Sunday it hoped to resolve the tension through dialogue.

Why Trump justice is an oxymoron

Like Nixon, Trump has usurped the independence of the Department of Justice for his own ends.