Facebook. Portland Taiko & No-No Boy. Overlooked No More: Brad Lomax, a Bridge Between Civil Rights Movements. Alabama in 1963 was an epicenter of the civil rights movement, with lunch counter sit-ins, protest marches and other actions aimed at dismantling state-sponsored segregation.
There, for the first time, Brad encountered signs designating some public spaces for white people and some for Black people. After graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia in 1968, Lomax considered joining the military, but as the war in Vietnam raged, with Black soldiers bearing a disproportionate share of the burden, he decided instead to attend Howard University in Washington. It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right. After the Supreme Court agreed this term to hear a Second Amendment case brought by an NRA affiliate, several Senate Democrats cried foul.
To influence the court’s composition, Whitehouse said, a combined $34 million in "dark money" went toward both blocking President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and confirming President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court picks, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. In a follow-up to the legal brief, Whitehouse in a Sept. 6 Washington Post op-ed described the money as follows: After a 4-year-old took doll from store, video shows Phoenix police pulling gun on parents. A Phoenix couple has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city after a video showed police officers arresting and drawing a gun on them after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly stole a doll.
Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, had just left a dollar store on May 29 with their daughters, ages 1 and 4, and where in their car when they realized that the older girl had taken a doll from the store, according to a notice of claim filed Wednesday with the city. The couple drove the girls to their babysitter at an apartment complex nearby, where they were stopped and confronted by police in the parking lot. Phoenix police, who said they are conducting an internal probe of the incident, on Tuesday released a video, shot by a bystander, showing an officer appearing to push a handcuffed man — believed to be Ames — against the side of a car and kicking his legs.
Other officers could be seen handcuffing Harper after an unidentified woman came to take care of her two small children. David K. Canada Border Services seizes lawyer's phone, laptop for not sharing passwords. As more people travel with smartphones loaded with personal data, concern is mounting over Canadian border officers' powers to search those phones — without a warrant.
"The policy's outrageous," said Toronto business lawyer, Nick Wright. Autism & Isolation. Florida’s 'prison Houdini' has a chance to be free after serving 35 years in jail. Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison.
Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago. But the man dubbed Florida’s “prison Houdini” kept escaping instead of simply serving out a sentence for stealing the very mechanic tools his father left him in a will. His original four-year-sentence almost turned into a life sentence – until this week.
2 American women detained after speaking Spanish in Montana file suit. Feb. 14, 2019, 9:26 PM GMT By Daniella Silva The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on behalf of two American women who were detained after speaking Spanish at a convenience store in Montana. Tiananmen Square Massacre. Cyntoia Brown: 15 Years On - Free At Last? - Girls' Globe % In 2006, Cyntoia Brown was convicted of shooting and killing Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old man who had “bought her for sex” for $150.
She was sentenced to 51 years in prison. Earlier this month, Governor Haslam granted her clemency as one of his final acts in office. She has survived 15 years of her sentence already but will now be released to parole supervision in August this year. Cyntoia Brown has received a lot of media attention due to the specifics of her case. Racist voter suppression is rampant – and corporate silence is complicity. As top Democrats start to throw their hats into the ring for the 2020, we will see policy proposals such as Medicare for All, criminal justice reform, immigration reform and more circulating as part of their platforms.
But every bold policy is meaningless until we eradicate rampant voter suppression in this country. Millions of Americans don’t have a voice on the issues that affect them – mostly because of the deliberate, concerted attempts to stop them from voting. The blatant racist voter suppression in Georgia, Florida and elsewhere last year revealed the widening cracks in our democracy and the Republican party is becoming only more emboldened in attacking the right to vote. In Georgia, former secretary of state Brian Kemp has purged over 1.4 million voters from the rolls since 2012. Throughout his campaign for governor, we saw reports of absentee ballots being stolen and faulty machines at voting sites throughout many communities of color. Revealed: FBI investigated civil rights group as 'terrorism' threat and viewed KKK as victims. The FBI opened a “domestic terrorism” investigation into a civil rights group in California, labeling the activists “extremists” after they protested against neo-Nazis in 2016, new documents reveal.
Federal authorities ran a surveillance operation on By Any Means Necessary (Bamn), spying on the leftist group’s movements in an inquiry that came after one of Bamn’s members was stabbed at the white supremacist rally, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. The FBI’s Bamn files reveal: The FBI’s 46-page report on Bamn, obtained by the government transparency non-profit Property of the People through a records request, presented an “astonishing” description of the KKK, said Mike German, a former FBI agent and far-right expert who reviewed the documents for the Guardian.
The report ignored “100 years of Klan terrorism that has killed thousands of Americans and continues using violence right up to the present day”, German said. The FBI appeared to have adopted a similar approach. Chilling effect of immigration rules will blight an American generation. “I’ve been told since fifth grade that college makes you a better person,” said the young woman.
Her mother, an immigrant from Mexico, had always dreamed of going to college, but never got the chance. So, as she started her senior year at KIPP University Prep, a charter school in San Antonio, she buckled down and filled out applications to more than a dozen schools. Harvested alive -10 years investigation of Force Organ Harvesting. Is This Picture from a Covington Catholic High School Basketball Game? In the aftermath of a controversy over a viral video that appeared to show students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky mocking a Native American elder while wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, that school came under significant public and news media scrutiny.
In that context, a photograph of some of the school’s students covered in what looked to be black body paint yelling at a black player during a basketball game also went viral: At least three reasons suggested this photograph was an authentic image. 'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America. My first and only war tour took place in Afghanistan in 2010. I was a US Marine lieutenant then, a signals intelligence officer tasked with leading a platoon-size element of 80 to 90 men, spread across an area of operations the size of my home state of Connecticut, in the interception and exploitation of enemy communications. That was the official job description, anyway. Human rights body calls on US school to ban electric shocks on children.
An international body entrusted with upholding human rights across the Americas has called for an immediate ban on the controversial use of electric shocks on severely disabled children in a school outside Boston. The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts, is believed to be the only school in the world that routinely inflicts high-powered electric shocks as a form of punishment on vulnerable children and adults. Revealed: Google's 'two-tier' workforce training document.
China is Surveilling and Threatening Uighurs in the U.S. The US deported a man who said he feared for his life 'on a daily basis' in Honduras and was trying to seek asylum. He was found murdered. A migrant who was denied asylum in the United States and deported back to Honduras was soon killed by the gang violence he feared, the Washington Post reported. The judge who denied Santos Chirino asylum once wrote in a USA Today op-ed that he faced “gut-wrenching” decisions in the asylum cases he oversees, and that he prayed he hadn’t denied asylum to someone who faced genuine danger.
After Chirino’s death, the lawyer who represented him sent a letter to the judge, saying his client had been “telling the truth.” A migrant who sought asylum in the United States, but was denied and deported back to Honduras in 2016, soon met the violent death he had feared, according to the Washington Post. Santos Chirino was reportedly killed in Honduras in April 2017, less than one year after being deported from the United States. Fremantle couple tasered by WA Police win fight for more than $1.1 million in damages. Updated about 11 hours agoFri 23 Nov 2018, 8:09am An innocent Fremantle couple wrongfully tasered by police have won their legal battle against the WA Government for more than $1.1 million in compensation. Law professor Robert Cunningham and his wife Catherine Atoms have welcomed a decision by the WA Supreme Court of Appeal to dismiss an appeal by the Government. The couple were walking past the Esplanade Hotel at night in November 2008 when they stopped to help a man lying in bushes nearby.
Green Book: the true story behind the Oscar-buzzed road trip drama. In 19 out of 24 states for which data was available in 2015, African American motorists were more likely to be stopped by police than white drivers – three times more likely in some places. 9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work. Thousands ‘living in fear’ after Tanzania calls on public to report gay people.
Arron Banks: Brexit Billionaire Under Criminal Investigation. The billionaire who donated over $10 million to a campaign urging the U.K. to vote to leave the European Union is now the subject of a criminal investigation into the “true source” of the funds, raising questions of whether foreign money could have swayed the Brexit referendum. 'It's not fair, not right': how America treats its black farmers. 'They considered us toys': North Korean women reveal extent of sexual violence. Women in North Korea are routinely subjected to sexual violence by government officials, prison guards, interrogators, police, prosecutors, and soldiers, according to a new report, with groping and unwanted advances a part of daily life for women working in the country’s burgeoning black markets.
The widespread nature of abuse by North Korea officials was documented in a new report by Human Rights Watch that interviewed 54 people who fled North Korea since 2011, the year Kim Jong-un came to power. China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing. McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War. African countries should 'decolonize' water, recognize customary rights: report. Thousands of ships could dump pollutants at sea to avoid dirty fuel ban. Thousands of ships are set to install “emissions cheat” systems that pump pollutants into the ocean to beat new international rules banning dirty fuel.
The global shipping fleet is rushing to meet a 2020 deadline imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce air pollution by forcing vessels to use cleaner fuel with a lower sulphur content of 0.5%, compared with 3.5% as currently used. The move comes after growing concerns about the health impacts of shipping emissions. A report in Nature this year said 400,000 premature deaths a year are caused by emissions from dirty shipping fuel, which also account for 14 million childhood asthma cases per year. But the move to cleaner fuel could see harmful pollutants increasingly dumped at sea. The Eugenics Crusade. Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'
I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have. Teen Girl Who Alleged Rape by Brother-in-law, Abuse by Husband, Executed After 'Grossly Unfair Trial' Brett Kavanaugh: Trump’s nominee threatens the Supreme Court itself. The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far. Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force. Culture - How Bruce Davidson’s civil rights photos still resonate now.
Culture - International Women’s Day: Iconic images of women protesters. Berkeley police posted activists' mugshots on Twitter and celebrated retweets, emails reveal. Were Inmates Abandoned at Orleans Parish Prison During Hurricane Katrina? Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. Don Letts: ‘Windrush stirred up some deep emotions. Click 2x.