This forum will focus on how American culture has been complicit in the perversion of police abuse and domestic violence in the 21st Century. Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri (and other cities, including Los Angeles) and the National Football League, has pushed these issues right in our face and forced us-as a society-to confront these LONG TIME social realities.
Anthony Samad: Most Congress members are pollwatchers. When polls favored gun control, they favored gun control. Now that the polls are slipping, suddenly Congress is slipping. In fact, Congress is doing a total moonwalk… they look like they’re stepping forward on the issue but they’re actually moving backwards.
Anthony Samad: America’s gun fascination, turned assault weapon fascination, has come to a head. Assault weapons never had any business on the streets on America. They are a function of the overproduction of military weaponry, a vestige of the Cold War, when America refused to reduce its defense budget and allow the military industrial complex to broker weapons throughout the world—without regard for where they ended up.