Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tag: justice system

Congressman pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

“This is not a case about mismanagement, or sloppy accounting, or ‘mistakes,' Duncan Hunter intentionally took money that did not belong to him and used it for his own benefit.”

Payback? The arrest of Max Blumenthal

The way Blumenthal’s arrest was handled should send a chill down our collective spines because it shows a widening war on left-wing journalists and whistle-blowers that is remarkably resilient to changes in government.

Why haven’t presidential candidates proposed to end the criminalization of poverty?

The Democratic candidates are missing an opportunity to pitch sweeping criminal justice reform as an economic justice issue.

Declawed special prosecutor: A mockery of independence and justice

Here's today's predictable nightmare when legislation imprisoned the Special Prosecution role under the Dept. of Justice. Or more accurately, in Trumpian times the slavish Dept. of Injustice and Coverup.

Packing the Supreme Court

Mitch McConnell’s long-term strategy of packing the Court in order to entrench the Republican Party is becoming an obscene reality.

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

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

Men, we can do better

Survivors of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford deserve our support, not our opposition.

The victims who don’t count

“People with money and power are treated differently in our justice system. They’re not policed the same way.”

Everything Wrong With How Our Justice System Treats Poor People, In...

“Driving while poor” can be a harrowing experience, as minor offenses can lead to fines that low-income drivers cannot afford.

The Mirage of Justice

There seldom are trials for the poor. Instead, under threat of draconian sentences, they are forced to accept plea bargains. The system is a sham set up for elites with godlike powers who seek to advance themselves and their agendas at the expense of the downtrodden.

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Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major...

“You know, if you look at the media, they say Bernie's ideas are radical, they're extreme, they're out of the mainstream,. Let me just tell you, I don't think that that's true.”

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.”
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

An aspirational vision of life after fossil fuels

Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.
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Bernie Sanders gains support in South Carolina as billionaire Tom Steyer draws votes from...

Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina’s Democratic electorate.