Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: justice

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin was convicted on one count of second degree manslaughter, one count of second degree murder, and one count of third degree murder.

Relief at Derek Chauvin conviction a sign of long history of...

"You were told, for example, that Mr. Floyd died because his heart was too big […] [but] the truth of the matter is—that the reason George Floyd is dead is because Mr Chauvin’s heart was too small."

Thousands flood the streets of Chicago to protest the killing of...

"This is state violence. We say again to the police, you are not judge, jury, and executioner. Adam Toledo, a 13 year-old boy, he should still be alive.”

Police officer placed on leave after fracturing elderly woman’s arm

“Anytime there’s a complaint against law enforcement, there’s always a real possibility of trust—losing public trust.”

When will Minneapolis start listening to the whole community?

Wise people in the community have the answer. The streets are speaking to us. They know the way.

Voter suppression is an attack on democracy—and my faith

Make no mistake, this bill is about silencing voters of color and chipping away at our political power.

Former State Dept aide arrested for participating in Capitol riots

Federico Klein was arrested on charges that include unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.

My long-lost conversation with John Lewis on his vision of nonviolence

In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.

New report shows persistent racial and ethnic disparities in youth incarcerations

While youth incarceration has dropped by almost half over the last decade, Back and American Indian youth are more likely to be incarcerated than white youth.

Former VA doctor sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

“Today, [Jonathan] Yates has been called to account for his heinous acts. While his prison sentence will not undo the significant harm Yates inflicted on the victims, we hope that it will ease their pain.”

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

Fracking 101: What you should know

Modern fracking emerged so quickly, faster than its impacts were understood.

In blow to NRA, federal judge dismisses group’s bankruptcy case

The judge ruled that the powerful gun lobby declared bankruptcy in an attempt to avoid facing a New York state lawsuit that accuses the organization of fraud and seeks to disband it.

Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan

Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden’s announcement demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists.