Politics

Irony: Iran Issues Report On US Criminal Justice System Human Rights Violations

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April V. Taylor American mainstream media has conveniently not reported on the release of a report by the Iranian organization Global Centre to Support Human Rights. The 115-page document was unveiled at Tehran University, and it details human rights abuses perpetrated by Washington and the criminal justice system. The irony of the report coming out of Iran, a country former ...

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Police Union Fuming Over Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Photo

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April V. Taylor Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is facing backlash from a local police union as well as local constituents over a December photograph Reed took where he posed with a few celebrities including actor Chris Rock and rapper Ludacris.  The picture was taken at a ball the Mayor held. The controversy is stemming from the fact that the men ...

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Eric Holder Bans Local Police From Taking Cash, Cars From Innocent People

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April V. Taylor This past Friday Attorney General Eric Holder banned what is perhaps one of the most controversial tactics of the War on Drug.  The ban dramatically curtails the federal civil asset forfeiture program by barring “local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred.”  Under the ...

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Insiders Say Al Sharpton Lets Corporations Pay Him To Control The Black Community

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April V. Taylor The National Legal & Policy Center chairman Ken Boehmn is reporting that Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) have been collecting thousands of dollars for more than a decade from corporations in exchange for not alleging racism against the companies and ‘sway in the Black community.’  The money was collected in the form of consulting ...

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Did Al Sharpton Try To Help The Government Capture Assata Shakur?

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April V. Taylor The revelation that Al Sharpton worked as an FBI informant has given Ahmed Obafemi a reason to feel vindicated.  During a meeting with Al Sharpton at a restaurant in lower Manhattan in 1983, Obafemi says that Sharpton carried a breifcase with him that he believes Sharpton was using to record their conversation.  The fact that Obafemi was ...

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Carl Dix: Rock In The New Year With Resistance To Police Murder

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by Carl Dix NO NEW YEAR UNDER THIS OLD SYSTEM! WE CAN’T BREATHE! from Carl Dix On New Year’s Eve, as the clock winds down on 2014, the powers that be will hope to be ringing in a new year that carries forward business as usual. That must not be allowed to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka ...

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April V. Taylor: Are Democrats Complicit In Police Murder, Mass Incarceration?

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As people across the country continue to protest and face arrest for standing up against a police force and criminal justice system, it must not be forgotten that those who are being arrested are going up against a system that has imprisoned more of its own citizens than any other country in the world.  One of the things not being ...

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Criminologist Chenelle Jones gives the real reason people were rioting in Ferguson

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by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones On Monday, November 24, 2014 a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen, Michael Brown. Reaction to the decision was almost immediate. People of all races rushed to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the decision. While a majority of the demonstrations were nonviolent, some ...

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House Republicans Make Good On Threat, Sue Obama

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have fired the opening salvo against President Obama in what looks to be an intense battle over President Obama’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  The lawsuit specifically challenges issues with employer-based coverage and payments to insurers. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington D.C. against the Department ...

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Dr. Wilmer Leon asks: What happens if Ferguson officer is not indicted?

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Ferguson – Revolt vs. Revolution – The Fire Next Time By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “This innocent country set you down in a ghetto in which, in fact, it intended that you should perish…You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. ...

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