Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tag: civil rights

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his own words

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice.

Federal judge blocks NC’s voter id law, citing state’s ‘sordid history’...

Judge Loretta Biggs said the law's provision preventing voters from showing public assistance ID cards to vote was “particularly suspect.”

Police don’t do a good job tracking hate crimes. A new...

A day after the FBI released its latest hate crime numbers, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights detailed the many problems with those statistics and what should be done to fix them.

Homeland security’s civil rights unit lacks power to stop abuse of...

The children’s lawyer was incensed. Her two tiny clients — one of them blind — had been in a shelter for three...

Three LGBTQ cases before the Supreme Court asks the question: How...

Will the Supreme Court back LQBTQ rights? Time will tell.

Video shows jail attendant assaulting handcuffed man

“This kind of incident does create a blemish. It is painful to watch.”

Ending the punishment of poverty: Supreme Court rules against high fines...

On Wednesday, the court ruled the Eighth Amendment protects people from state and local authorities imposing onerous fines, fees and forfeitures to generate money.

Former Deputy Police Chief sentenced to prison for excessive force and...

"This case is a prime example of my commitment to hold accountable officers who threaten the mission of law enforcement by breaking the law.”

A modern-day lynching?: “Always in season” looks at 2014 hanging in...

A disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present.

MLK Day special: Rediscovered 1964 King speech on civil rights, segregation...

As the nation marks 90 years since the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we air a rediscovered speech he delivered on December 7, 1964.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

‘There needs to be accountability,’ says Ocasio-Cortez as documents show DNC involvement with Iowa...

"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."
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Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Former State Dept employee sentenced to 7 years in prison for accepting bribes

“This is a tragedy for you, for your family, for the government."