STAR Program Redirecting Mental Health Emergency Calls Away From Police a Success in Denver

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This program or policy should be in EVERY major city!   Excerpts from the Article USA Today reports that Denver, Colorado, is showing success with a new program that directs emergency 911 calls that deal with mental health issues, drug abuse, and homelessness to a two-person civilian team composed of a medic and clinician called the Support Team Assistance Response (“STAR”) pilot program. Originally managed by the city’s safety department...

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Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission -Expand the Court NOW – 4/8/21

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission -Expand the Court NOW – 4/8/21 The United States Supreme Court has been notoriously understaffed for decades. In fact, the Court accepts 100-150 of the more than 7,000 cases that it is asked to review each year. With a couple of arcane exceptions, like treaty disputes, it is entirely within the justices’ discretion which cases to take. Right now, your chances are about 1 in 70. Let’s improve those odds...

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Sprawling prison abuse lawsuit tied to Vaughn riot dismissed; others continue

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

Unfortunately, this was inevitable. Because the guards who beat inmates, then denied them medical care, and otherwise abused them, wore their “goon squad” uniforms – full facial coverage – and wore no badges or names, it was impossible to prove who did what to whom.  Damn shame. Here again we see that DOC officials cannot be believed: Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis, who took over the department in the summer of...

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Biden rolls out diverse first slate of judicial nominees

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

One area where the racism of many Republicans came to the surface is judicial appointments.  Thank God that is changing!   Excerpts from the Article: President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated a racially diverse and overwhelmingly female group to federal and other judgeships, including three Black women for the U.S. courts of appeals, one pathway to the Supreme Court. Biden promised as a candidate to nominate an African American woman to...

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Trash company helps truck-obsessed child celebrate 5th birthday – We need more companies like this!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

Take a break from the crazy world of criminal “justice” with this feel good story!   Excerpts from the Article: It started when Finnegan was 3. For some kids, it’s Hess trucks. Others, it’s monster trucks. Finnegan has some other trucks of interest in his family. His father works for UPS. His uncle works as a firefighter. Neither of those trucks do it for Finn. “He couldn’t care any less for those...

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Some states seek to close loopholes in marital rape laws

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

It is long past time to get rid of these idiotic sexist laws allowing RAPE! Several states are changing these laws.   Excerpts from the Article: The AP does not normally identify victims of sexual assault, but Teeson has shared her story publicly, including during testimony before legislative committees. Democratic state Sen. Karla Bigham credited Teeson’s advocacy for persuading lawmakers to pass the bill. “She had to relive the trauma...

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