Monday, August 26, 2019

Tag: justice

Routing the two-tier system: Part V: Justice and injustice

The two-tier system does not just exist in connection with our economic system.  Despite our lauded Bill of Rights, our justice system...

“A victory for the people of Puerto Rico”: Gov. Ricardo Rosselló...

Celebrations were held throughout the night in Puerto Rico after Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would resign, following 12 days of mass...

How a black farming community found justice

Shirley Sherrod co-founded New Communities, a Black farming community in rural Georgia. But at one time, she wanted to leave farming far...

Police officers placed on leave after punching handcuffed teen on video

Although the teenage girl was resisting arrest, her hands were cuffed behind her back and she had been restrained by a seat belt when the female officer began striking her.

Congressman’s wife pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Margaret Hunter recently pleaded guilty in federal court to her and her husband using their campaign funds as their private bank account for years.

Mother awarded $1.1M after deputy shot and stomped her son on...

“No amount of money can compensate for the loss of Connor, but it does show a recognition on the part of the county of its obligation."

Federal judge dismisses charges against 3 white supremacists

The three, members of the Rise Above Movement, had been charged under a federal anti-riot statute with planning and then carrying out assaults at rallies in California in 2017. The judge said the federal statute used to prosecute them was unconstitutional.

Los Angeles County sues Monsanto over chemical contamination

According to the lawsuit, Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but concealed the data for years while polluting the water.

A win for women: Federal judge strikes down Mississippi abortion ban

"Banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, the law prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."

Milwaukee agrees to pay $6.75M to family of inmate who died...

The officers responsible for the inmate’s death were charged with neglect, misconduct, and obstruction.

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Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

democraciaAbierta has seen a PowerPoint presentation that shows that Bolsonaro’s government intends to use hate speech to isolate minorities of the Amazon.

For millions of dogs, South Korea is hell on Earth

Summer in South Korea brings the brutal Boknal “dog eating days,” when more than a million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for meat.

‘Game-changer’: Sanders unveils Green New Deal plan detailing 10-Year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe,...

"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity."

‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...