Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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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Does recklessly killing citizens endanger Trump re-election?

The question for the next six months: Will the damage from Trump’s past, present and future crimes against humanity make him less electable?

‘Unacceptable’: Dems fume after Trump announces plan to refuse Congressional oversight of corporate bailout...

"The Treasury has the ability to move this money extremely quickly; there's nobody that Secretary Mnuchin has to ask."

Media silent as poll workers contract COVID-19 at primaries that DNC, Biden campaign claimed...

And instead of reporting on this urgent story, the media have enabled this dangerous behavior.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

No debates, Joe; a discussion

If Biden and Bernie can have public discussions about important platform and personnel issues, the likelihood is that they could find genuine compromises and form a real coalition.