Anthony Samad: This month’s forum features a discussion on Abuse and Deadly Force under the “Color of Authority” and/or the cover of law.
Urban Issues Forum: Life After Obama — Will Wealthy Separation Allow Our Communities to Connect the Dots?
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.
Assault Weapons, Mental Illness, and Mass Murder At Sandy Hook: A Grieved Nation Shouldn’t Be Confused About What To Do Next
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.