Tag:CriminalJustice

Black girls are vulnerable to police violence, too. Is anyone giving them ‘the talk’?

In January, a video of police officers pepper spraying and arresting a 9-year-old Black girl in Rochester, New York, became the latest in a...

Police accounts aren’t the whole truth. Deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor shows us why

It was half past midnight on March 13, 2020, when three plainclothes officers raided the home of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. As an...

Trump administration executes first woman put to death in 67 years

In the early morning of Jan. 13, the U.S. federal government executed Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row and the first...

As nation ponders racial justice in policing, Trump preps all-white crew for Sentencing Commission

With everything else happening over the last week, Donald Trump’s list of names to fill slots on the federal Sentencing Commission got little attention...

39 prosecutors blast Barr’s ‘fear-driven narrative’ on criminal justice reform

Attorney General William Barr intervened to reduce the sentencing recommendation for Donald Trump’s friend Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative. But the very same week he...

Ky. Gov. Bevin rushed to pardon fundraiser’s killer brother, child rapist, and guy who hired hitman

Some true stories these days would never last three minutes as scripts in a Hollywood producer’s office. The author would be shown the door...

Trump is a barrel of laughs—don’t let those fits of rage fool you

"Have you heard the one about the lawbreaker who got pardoned by President Trump?" writes The Washington Post's Dana Milbank. "It’s so funny it’s...

In an amazing epiphany, Donald Trump discovers the “presumption of innocence”

A few hours ago, we all received a valuable lesson in civics from Donald Trump. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1133759237136494592 Yes, Trump refers to the hallowed “presumption of innocence” that...

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Don't get vaccinated! (Said my sister)

  Sigh. This will probably be the last diary I write about my sister. A few weeks ago, out...
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Ok. Here goes. I'm a trans person, ask me anything.

So. My last diary blew up a bit. During my perusal of the comments I noticed a theme of...

Judge NOT Maxine Waters may cause the appealable issue

Tell me...who is more likely to cause an appealable issue Maxine Waters politiking as a politician or the  actual Judge presiding...

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