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Gentrification in Skid Row, Los Angeles: Progressive architects of urban repression vs. Creative resistance against all odds. A filmed metanarrative. If you are homeless and mentally ill, living ...
by aSavageCity
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
by Cal3bg
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 09:06 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
David R. Dow, left. With Franklin. Meet David R. Dow. I've written about him a handful of times on this very site, usually in a space describing laudable educators or men who have motivated me to ...
by Grizzard
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 07:45 PM PDT with 168 Recommends
From February 16-28 , there were 38 people killed by police. The deaths happened in 23 different states, €“the highest totals coming from Florida (4), and three apiece for California, Georgia, ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 08:09 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Last week, the Department of Justice issued the report from the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing . Here, I begin a discussion of those recommendations (section by section), together ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 09:29 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
We're tracking 21 active cases and have 1 in 'inactive' status. There are 6 new cases that will be added to this list in its next iteration. And if you're not hip to what's happening with ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 12:15 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In the news today it is reported that the City of Cleveland responded to the Tamir Rice lawsuit by saying the “boy’s death was caused because of his own actions.” The city has yet to give much ...
by MaryAEnglish
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 02:53 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Since 2003, more than 6,800 American troops have died as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2003, more than 7,400 Americans have died during the process of being arrested. That ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 09:18 AM PST with 24 Recommends
A place to track those police killings that are problematic. This will be updated with each "Body Count/New Cases to Watch" post, approximately every 2 weeks. There are 15 cases being tracked ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 09:33 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Senator Oletha Faust Goudeau proposed changes in the way that Kansas handles issues of police-related shootings. Senator Goudeau hopes that her legislation, KS-SB-216, provides a framework that ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 04:25 PM PST with 112 Recommends
We need to admit it. The NRA is correct. Guns don't Kill People. People Kill People. AND, what the NRA and the firearms industry in this nation have done is make sure that those people likely to ...
by ATexican
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 09:45 AM PST with 15 Recommends
In a somewhat recent diary about our police, focusing on "good cops", I canceled and didn't post a comment to the effect that "Good Cops" are the ones sitting beside the "Bad Cops" in the ...
by enhydra lutris
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 10:44 AM PST with 47 Recommends
In December, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) in the Department of Homeland Security opened a new FAMILY DETENTION CENTER in Dilley, TX. The new facility will hold up to 2,400 persons. ...
by ATexican
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 09:12 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Protestors against police violence on Black Friday. Twenty years ago, Congress passed a bill requiring the U.S. Department of Justice to gather data and report on instances of "...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM PST with 108 Recommends
Here is my speech in Lexington KY last week, discussing racism and police brutality post-Ferguson. This is from the MOSAIIC conference, sponsored by Bluegrass Community and Technical College. I ...
by tim wise
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 03:26 PM PST with 14 Recommends
The death of Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson sparked protests, isolated episodes of crowd violence in Ferguson, and a horrifying display of tone deaf policing by Missouri police. ...
by ATexican
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 02:38 PM PST with 29 Recommends
“The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. . . . One in every three black male babies born in this century is expected to be incarcerated. . . . We’ve sent a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 04:34 AM PST with 7 Recommends
For years I've enjoyed the pseudonymous writings of "Rumpole" at the Justice Building Blog - this time I feel his posting merits being seen by the Daily Kos community. [http://www.justicebuilding.
by Friend in Miami
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 06:52 AM PST with 0 Recommends
courtesy of Nicholas Kristof in his column for Sunday's New York Times , When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 5 (and there are links for the first four pieces in this series in a sidebar). Each ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 08:04 PM PST with 134 Recommends
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1967, in the Oval Office At a time in this nation, when we are facing the deep disparities in our justice system, often spoken of as "Just-Us"—
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 177 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST with 134 Recommends