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June 11, 2015
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Police Violence Against Blacks Has An Economic Context

Police violence against unarmed African Americans occurs against a too-often-ignored backdrop of economic disparity that both fuels and informs the resentments and racial tensions behind the events. As Rep. Keith Ellison wrote in an oped for The Guardian, encounters that … Continue reading

May 22, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition

Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition This week, two right-winger who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue, and regularly lectured Americans on “family values,” proved to be far from “pure” themselves. Until this week, Josh Duggar was a … Continue reading

May 18, 2015
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President Obama Moves To Stem Police Militarization

Nine months after police in Ferguson, Missouri donned riot gear, and met protestors with paramilitary weapons and equipment, the Obama administration has taken its first real steps towards halting police militarization. As the president prepared for a visit to Camden, … Continue reading

April 28, 2015
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Right-Wing Media

Right-Wing Media Blames Everyone But Police For Baltimore Unrest The right-wing response to stories of police violence and brutality against blacks, and black deaths at the hands of police, is becoming as predictable as the stories themselves. Only the names … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
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50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson

50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson Fifty years after Selma, the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson reveals the same racism the Selma marchers stood against, and the same economic consequences. On Wednesday, nearly fifty years … Continue reading

December 15, 2014
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Fuck The Cleveland Police

Fuck the Cleveland police, and any apology they think they are owed. http://t.co/WnVoNX9fd8 Andrew Hawkins T-Shirt Pisses Off Cleveland Police Union (Pic) #SportsTap pic.twitter.com/UakmUricbz— Sports Tap (@SportsTapApp) December 15, 2014

September 18, 2014
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Beyond Ferguson: Ending Racial Profiling In America

America must stop “following tragedy with embarrassment,” and pass the End Racial Profiling Act, before the next city that’s “one dead black teenager away from burning to the ground” catches fire. “How many more Michael Browns will we have?”, Sen. … Continue reading

September 5, 2014
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Beyond Ferguson: Sanders To Propose Youth Jobs Bill

At Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton lamented that America has “money to give military equipment to police forces,” but not to train and employ young people. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making good on a promise to remedy that. While … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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Wingnut Week In Review: Speaking Ill Of the Dead

Two tragic events this week gave right wingers an opportunity to show some humanity and decency. As usual, wingnuts did not exactly cover themselves in glory. Instead of rising to the occasion, they sank to new lows. Most Americans were sad to learn that beloved … Continue reading

August 12, 2014
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Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 2

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading

August 11, 2014
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Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 1

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading