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posted on: Dec 27, 2018 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

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Race and the Drug War

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posted on: Mar 12, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

                                                           People of color experience discrimination at every stage of the criminal justice system....

Why we must continue to Rock the Native Vote

Why we must continue to Rock the Native Vote

posted on: Mar 8, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

By Winona LaDuke It’s 2020 and the stakes are high.  In every area of civil society, from the rights of women, the right to clean water, the right...

States scramble to prepare ahead of food stamps rule change

States scramble to prepare ahead of food stam...

posted on: Mar 5, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

CHICAGO (AP) — Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his...

Voting roadblocks persist, even 100 years after 19th Amendment – What you can do

Voting roadblocks persist, even 100 years aft...

posted on: Mar 4, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“I’ve had a front-row view of injustice for most of my life,” said Mimi Marziani at “Celebrating Democracy: 150 Years of Voting Rights,” held Feb....

‘Lawful but awful:’ High burden for prosecution of bad police actions

‘Lawful but awful:’ High burden for prosecuti...

posted on: Mar 4, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Since the incident in Ferguson, Mo., 5½ years ago, interaction between police and U.S. residents, particularly minority communities, has led to a...

Born under Jim Crow

Born under Jim Crow

posted on: Mar 4, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Terry Buffington recalls her days as a child, she would hear her parent’s whispers about hangings and lynchings that happened around her community....

U.S. Supreme Court to hear ACA individual mandate case in fall 2020 session

U.S. Supreme Court to hear ACA individual man...

posted on: Mar 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought by a coalition of attorneys general of 20 states with...

S.F. Prosecutors Halt Charges From ‘Pretextual’ Stops

S.F. Prosecutors Halt Charges From ‘Pretextua...

posted on: Mar 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

San Francisco prosecutors will no longer charge people with the possession of contraband resulting from stop-and-frisk style pretextual searches or...

High Court Hears Its First Abortion Case with Trump Appointees

High Court Hears Its First Abortion Case with...

posted on: Mar 2, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The state of Louisiana, with nearly one million women of reproductive age, now has only three abortion clinics. A woman who chooses to have an...

THE POLITICS OF PROSECUTORS

THE POLITICS OF PROSECUTORS

posted on: Mar 1, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A growing number of prosecutors are reforming their local criminal legal systems, fueled by activists’ calls for change and rising electoral...

Families Of Missing, Murdered Call For Review Of Cases In Southeast Montana

Families Of Missing, Murdered Call For Review...

posted on: Mar 1, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Families in southeast Montana are demanding law enforcement review all cases of missing and murdered indigenous people in Big Horn, Rosebud, and...

DFCS unknowingly supplied sex victims to foster mom

DFCS unknowingly supplied sex victims to fost...

posted on: Feb 29, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A man sexually abused as a child by his foster mom wants to sue DFCS. Georgia law won’t let him. CANTON, Ga. — Daniel Huertas says he lost his...

NEW YORK CITY AGENCY HAS UNDERREPORTED LAB ERRORS IN DNA DATABASE IT OVERSEES

NEW YORK CITY AGENCY HAS UNDERREPORTED LAB ER...

posted on: Feb 29, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

At least one error led to a wrongful arrest, according to a Freedom of Information Law request, underscoring the need for better oversight of the...

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Trump Administration Deportation Push

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Trump Administrat...

posted on: Feb 24, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Efforts by the Trump administration to increase deportations to Laos have galvanized the Hmong community in the U.S., and some leaders are speaking...

More CIA’s Recent Global Atrocities Revealed

More CIA’s Recent Global Atrocities Revealed...

posted on: Feb 23, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

In another astounding revelation about the extent of United States’ global surveillance operations, The Washington Post recently published a piece...

‘Homeless’ fighting word in Texas

‘Homeless’ fighting word in Texas

posted on: Feb 23, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Austin influx has politicians sparring, some blaming California   AUSTIN, Texas — In Austin, a booming tech and music hub that revels in...

“No Horror Movie Ever Prepared You For This” Arkansas Senator On CPS Removing Children

“No Horror Movie Ever Prepared You For This” ...

posted on: Feb 22, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Protecting the constitutional rights of innocent families and protecting children from abuse should not be an either/or proposition. Providing a...

Showers of Blessing: Mobile Showers are Helping the Homeless

Showers of Blessing: Mobile Showers are Helpi...

posted on: Feb 22, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

   Portable shower facilities across the country are making a difference when it comes to giving the homeless a fresh start to the day. Twice...

Five State Attorneys General Seek to Block Equal Rights Amendment

Five State Attorneys General Seek to Block Eq...

posted on: Feb 22, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Five GOP attorneys general are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted into the U.S....

“Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier”

“Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier”...

posted on: Feb 21, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check...

Collective Punishment at a Massachusetts Prison

Collective Punishment at a Massachusetts Pris...

posted on: Feb 19, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On Jan. 10, there was a disturbance at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Multiple corrections officers were...

Forcing Children to Pledge Allegiance Is Undesirable and Unconstitutional. So Why Is It Still Happening?

Forcing Children to Pledge Allegiance Is Unde...

posted on: Feb 19, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A 6-year-old junior at Lebanon High School in Eastern Pennsylvania is suing his school district in federal court claiming his civil rights have been...

New York Farmers Band Together to Capitalize on New Hemp Regulations

New York Farmers Band Together to Capitalize ...

posted on: Feb 19, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Several area farmers have banded together under the moniker Hempire State Growers seeking to reap the benefits of hemp-based commerce recently...

A ‘Record’ 152 Laws Reducing Reentry Barriers Passed in 2019

A ‘Record’ 152 Laws Reducing Reentry Barriers...

posted on: Feb 18, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

New Jersey topped the list of 43 states that passed “consequential” legislation last year aimed at reducing barriers faced by people with criminal...

Dallas County is about to drastically drop the cost of a jailhouse phone call

Dallas County is about to drastically drop th...

posted on: Feb 18, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Dallas County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to dramatically reduce the cost of phone calls from jail, making it easier for inmates to stay...

Group presses for counties not to comply with New York’s SAFE Act

Group presses for counties not to comply with...

posted on: Feb 17, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York State’s controversial SAFE Act is under fire again by a group that wants county governments to just not comply with...

Over 65,000 Marijuana Convictions In Los Angeles County Will Be Dismissed

Over 65,000 Marijuana Convictions In Los Ange...

posted on: Feb 17, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed thanks in part to state laws that paved the way for the action, the...

Military veterans take to the ice with ‘Sled Preds’

Military veterans take to the ice with ‘Sled ...

posted on: Feb 16, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Your browser does not support iframes.   NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America this Sunday with an NHL tripleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as...

Alabama Leaders Should Hear Themselves

Alabama Leaders Should Hear Themselves

posted on: Feb 16, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

I’ve seen some bad appointed school boards. Some bad elected ones, too. So I just can’t stop quoting Mark Twain: “In the first place, God made...

10 States With The Highest Incarceration Rates

10 States With The Highest Incarceration Rate...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

America seems to like to lock people up. Just look at the stats. At the end of 2016, nearly 2.2 million adults were held in prisons and jails,...

Adoptions by Same Sex Partners debate returns to Georgia legislature

Adoptions by Same Sex Partners debate returns...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

An Open Door Adoption Agency can’t contract with the state of Georgia because it limits placing children to the families of Christians, just as it...

Arkansas’ Medicaid work rule rejected by appeals court

Arkansas’ Medicaid work rule rejected b...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration unlawfully allowed Arkansas to impose a work requirement on recipients of...

Muhammad Ali’s Museum added to the “Civil Rights’ Trail”

Muhammad Ali’s Museum added to the R...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two sites in Kentucky and two in Tennessee have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, officials said Thursday. The Muhammad...

State asks Florida Supreme Court to uphold law legalizing pot

State asks Florida Supreme Court to uphold la...

posted on: Feb 14, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

n a case that could create a major upheaval in the state’s pot industry, health officials last week asked the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a 2017...

More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families

More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop ...

posted on: Feb 13, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Members of the 628th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy flight learn how to process prescriptions for the new ScriptCenter machine in the 628th...

What is the Equal Rights Amendment?

What is the Equal Rights Amendment?

posted on: Feb 12, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on whether to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights...

Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report Asset Forfeiture Seizures

Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report...

posted on: Feb 11, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Amid growing scrutiny of Kentucky law enforcement’s use of asset forfeiture, more than twice as many agencies disclosed last year how much cash and...

The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness in Philly

The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness i...

posted on: Feb 10, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On any given night, more than a thousand people are sleeping on the streets of our city. This is what it’s like to live in Philadelphia...

Tribes Fight Trump’s Opening of National Monuments to Oil and Gas Development

Tribes Fight Trump’s Opening of National Monu...

posted on: Feb 9, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Trump administration opens southern Utah national monument lands to development including grazing, mining, and oil and gas development Thursday the...

The Civil Rights Case for Equitable Housing

The Civil Rights Case for Equitable Housing

posted on: Feb 9, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The struggle for equitable housing is inseparable from — but not identical to — the decades long civil rights movement in the United States. No...

NEW SAN FRANCISCO D.A. CHESA BOUDIN CAN KEEP A CAMPAIGN PROMISE AND HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE IN SHOOTING OF MAN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

NEW SAN FRANCISCO D.A. CHESA BOUDIN CAN KEEP ...

posted on: Feb 8, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On Jan. 6, 2017, at about 4:15 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers Colin Patino and Kenneth Cha arrived at Sean Moore’s home. Moore’s...

Walking While ‘Trans(sexual)’ Ban

Walking While ‘Trans(sexual)’ Ban

posted on: Feb 6, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A chance to repeal the ‘walking while trans’ ban In 1976, New York criminalized behavior described as “loitering for the purpose of engaging in a...

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Their Homes

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Thei...

posted on: Feb 5, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

More than a quarter of the nearly 27,000 children who were removed from their homes last year in Ohio, many because of their parents’ opioid...

Trump Picks Carter’s Pastor as ‘Reentry Czar’

Trump Picks Carter’s Pastor as ‘Reentry Czar’...

posted on: Feb 5, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President Donald Trump picked a Georgia pastor to be the new “reentry czar,” a position created in the White House to help former inmates find...

Sean Hannity Interview wtih the President was a Campaign Ad not, well, an Interview by a Journalist

Sean Hannity Interview wtih the President was...

posted on: Feb 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The pregame Super Bowl interview with the president of the United States was never intended to be super hard-hitting, like it’s a sit-down with “60...

When a Small Town Loses its only Bank

When a Small Town Loses its only Bank

posted on: Feb 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

DUNCAN, Ariz. — If you squint into the desert sunlight, you can still read the faded letters on the white sign atop the former bank branch...

Boy, 16, with Autism had Seizure, was Handcuffed and Arrested

Boy, 16, with Autism had Seizure, was Handcuf...

posted on: Feb 2, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

FRESNO, Calif. — A California mother is outraged after she says her son, who has autism, was placed in handcuffs instead of being taken to the...

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