Baltimore’s mayor unveils new violence prevention plan

Posted by on Jul 27, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

This overall comprehensive approach is our only hope. Excerpts from the Article: Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have remained high since a 2015 surge. Mayor Brandon Scott, who took office in December, said the plan aims to end the city’s foundering efforts to tackle its top problem. He asserted that...

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Fix qualified immunity travesty that lets police off the hook after violating civil rights

Posted by on Jul 10, 2021 in Featured, Police Brutality |

“Qualified immunity” is a horrible doctrine, causing much injustice. The current Supreme Court is not likely to fix it, but this is another good reason to “pack the Court”! Excerpts from the Article: After police followed an unarmed robbery suspect into Amy Corbitt’s Georgia yard, they ordered four young children – at gunpoint – to lie face down on the ground. When a deputy sheriff spotted a pet dog, which Corbitt said...

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Appeals court blocks federal judge’s ruling to overturn California’s assault weapons ban

Posted by on Jun 22, 2021 in Featured |

Great news! Excerpts from the Article: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has blocked a federal judge’s ruling overturning California’s longtime ban on assault weapons, in which he likened an AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife. On Monday, in a one-page order, a three-judge panel issued a stay of the June 4 order from U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California, in which the judge ruled that sections of the...

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Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021 in Featured, Police Brutality |

Vote OUT of office any idiots giving police more power!   After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority to crack down on demonstrations. The sponsors of the GOP measures acted in the wake of the nationwide protests...

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Lost cause 50 years of the war on drugs in Latin America

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

Opening the whole article will confirm why a picture is worth a thousand words.  More press coverage of the most clearly cataclysmically failed policy in our history!   Excerpts from the Article: June 17 marks 50 years since Richard M. Nixon declared drugs “America’s public enemy number one.” Perhaps no political decision has had a greater impact on Latin America’s recent past and present. Now journalists from the region are examining the...

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