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Family sues over police officer abusive arrest of unarmed woman

Family sues over police officer abusive arrest of unarmed woman

Reported by Liku Zelleke The family of the woman that was knocked down and punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol trooper – and whose whole ordeal was caught on camera – is asking for justice. The woman, a great-grandmother, had been walking barefoot on eastbound Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles before the […]

Call for support of the Private Prison Information Act of 2013

Call for support of the Private Prison Information Act of 2013

We – a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit criminal justice and public interest organizations – urge Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) to reintroduce the Private Prison Information Act during the 113th Congress. The bill, which would extend Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reporting obligations to private corrections companies that contract with federal agencies, is an […]

Temple professors were paid by private prisons to produce favorable study

Temple professors were paid by private prisons to produce favorable study

by Dr. Byron Price The latest effort by for-profit prison corporations to laud their superiority over publicly-run prisons is supported by two Temple University professors who failed to initially disclose that their research study was funded by the private corrections industry. This pertinent fact was not revealed until Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor of the Prison […]

Criminologist Chenelle Jones give 10 tips for interacting with police

Criminologist Chenelle Jones give 10 tips for interacting with police

by Dr. Chenelle Jones The police should treat all people fairly and with respect but in some cases (such as the one involving Dr. Ersula Ore), cops misuse their authority and abuse their power. As such, people should know their rights and responsibilities when dealing with the police. The following list offers tips for interacting […]

Dr. Sinclair Grey asks why isn’t anyone serious about ending gun violence?

Dr. Sinclair Grey asks why isn’t anyone serious about ending gun violence?

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Gun violence is no stranger to what’s happening in the inner cities. The number of killings in Chicago, Washington, DC, and other major metropolitan areas can’t help but raise eyebrows as to why this problem continues to occur, but little attention is brought to it. Permit me to say that […]

U.S. Seeks to Censor More of Memo That Approved Drone Strike on American Citizens

U.S. Seeks to Censor More of Memo That Approved Drone Strike on American Citizens

WASHINGTON — One week after the Obama administration said it would comply with a federal appeals court ruling ordering it to make public portions of a Justice Department memo that signed off on the targeted killing of a United States citizen, the administration is now asking the court for permission to censor additional passages of […]

Can anything quell America’s thirst for guns, violence?

Can anything quell America’s thirst for guns, violence?

A spate of recent shootings across the country underscore the history of violence woven into the very fabric of America, but advocates and activists continue working for peace. Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, allegedly ambushed and killed two police officers, who were having lunch in a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, June 8.  According […]

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

Prosecutors believe that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law. The Associated Press reports that “documents were filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging the probe by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. They were […]

Obama sending up to 300 soldiers to Iraq as advisers, says move is limited

Obama sending up to 300 soldiers to Iraq as advisers, says move is limited

President Obama authorized additional military assistance for Iraq’s fight against advancing Islamist militants Thursday, but made clear that he will continue to hold back more substantive support, including U.S. airstrikes, until he sees a direct threat to U.S. personnel or a more inclusive and capable Iraqi government. Obama said he would send up to 300 […]

You’ll never believe what Bishop Desmond Tutu said about Israel

You’ll never believe what Bishop Desmond Tutu said about Israel

South African Nobel Peace laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has never been one to back out of a fight over human rights and justice. He has always been outspoken, even when it meant certain death for him, like during the time his country was under the rule of Apartheid. One topic […]