The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons – lack Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at nearly five times the rate of whites, and Latinx people are 1.3 times as likely to be incarcerated than non-Latinx whites

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

Sure not news to me, but it may be news to some of you. Racism, subtle, subconscious, and overt, permeates our criminal justice system. Excerpts from the Article: When former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck in 2020, the world witnessed the most racist elements of the U.S. criminal legal system on broad display. The uprisings that followed Floyd’s death articulated a vision for transforming...

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Police face a ‘crisis of trust’ with Black motorists. One state’s surprising policy may help. VA is the first state to ban low level traffic stops.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 in Featured, Police Brutality |

This is what happens when the police are so racist and out of control. Excerpts from the Article: In the months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, public defenders in Virginia saw an opportunity to overhaul policing in the state. Among their key priorities to address racial disparities: a ban on traffic stops for such infractions as broken taillights, tinted windows and the aroma of marijuana. What happened next stunned...

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What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack? – FYI -kra

Posted by on Oct 7, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

It is in the news a lot, with right wing racists citing it regularly, so you should know what it is! Excerpts from the Article: Is “critical race theory” a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy, or a divisive discourse that pits people of color against white people? Liberals and conservatives are in sharp disagreement. The topic has exploded in the public arena this spring—especially in K-12, where numerous state...

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Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination, prison break

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

People like these defendants are dangerous because too damn many of them are dumb enough to act on their words… yes, “they are only words” … until they become action. Excerpts from the Article: Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of...

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Merrick Garland: It is time for Congress to act again to protect the right to vote

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

The right to vote is under attack as never before.  Urge ACTION against all voter suppression attempts! Excerpts from the Article: Our society is shaped not only by the rights it declares but also by its willingness to protect and enforce those rights. Nowhere is this clearer than in the area of voting rights. Fifty-six years ago Friday, the Voting Rights Act became law. At the signing ceremony, President Lyndon B. Johnson rightly called it...

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