Friday, February 21, 2020

Tag: justice

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.

Sri Lankan refugee family that hid Snowden in Hong Kong now...

For those who aid U.S.’ "outlaws," no good deed goes unpunished.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $25M in baby powder cancer...

According to Judge Manuel Mendez, who is presiding over the trial, Johnson & Johnson placed “corporate profits and reputation over the health and safety of consumers.”

Up next – trial in Monsanto’s hometown set for August after...

"We want the companies to take responsibility for warning people – even if there is a chance that something would be harmful or hazardous for them, people should be warned."

Family of jailed Saudi feminist Loujain Al-Hathloul: She was waterboarded, flogged...

The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.

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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.
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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."

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

Sanders alone on debate stage to say candidate with the most votes should get...

“Out of all the candidates, Bernie is the only one to advocate for the democratic will of the people.”

Millions of Americans crowdfunding to cover medical expenses

“It comes down to a profit-making motive that is baked into a system—a system that puts profits over patients.”