or most of the first 200 years of U.S. history, our rate of incarceration and our prison population was similar to that of other industrialized nations. For about 200 years the U.S. incarcerated something close to 100 per 100,000 of its citizens. But sometime around 1980 things changed. Today we incarcerate more than almost all […]
Sid went on, beaming with pride as he spoke, his grandson had landed a job at Cantor Fitzgerald – a brokerage firm in Manhattan. And to top it all off, he was in love with a very nice young lady. He and his fiancé Angie, who also worked at the firm, were living together and making plans to marry.
Hogtied and Dragged by Police video surfaced on YouTube that shows a person, who is hogtied, being dragged away by a police officer. The title and text accompanying the video suggests that the person in the video is Sandra Bland. Turns out, the video is mislabeled. We don’t know if the mislabeling was done intentionally […]
Sharon Kyle: Seconds into the report Kaste sets a tone that would lead a reasonable person to believe that Bland was in some way to blame for the series of events leading to her arrest.
Sharon Kyle: Senator Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Sister Giant conference scheduled to be held at the Concourse Hotel near LAX in Los Angeles on March 28 & 29, 2015.
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If we are to ever come to a place in this country where the nation agrees that this is a national problem that deserves national attention, we’ll first have to learn how to analyze it and get to its source. But we can’t do that without learning how to be honest with ourselves.
Election Results November 2014
Sharon Kyle: Marissa Alexander came to the nation’s attention around the time a spotlight was cast on another trial in Florida, that of George Zimmerman. But the outcomes couldn’t have been more different.
Darius Clark Monroe had discovered through the making this film a way to use media to heal. And so I listed as he delved into the making of a documentary that morphed into a model for restorative justice.
Sharon Kyle: At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Companies like Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, and Target are reaping major benefits from this captive labor pool.
Sharon Kyle: The California 2014 General Election has 14 candidates running unopposed for various judicial offices. As these are not competitive races, the only way any of these candidates could be defeated is if by some miracle someone were to get enough voters to write-in the opposing candidate’s name and office.
Dick and Sharon of the LA Progressive sat down with Ms. Fleming on the anniversary of 9/11 on MP Chronicles’s The Blk Grrl Show to talk about the impact that 9/11 has had on the lives of Americans since that fateful day in 2001.