Jamala Rogers: Missouri has a history of screwed up executions. It once employed a dyslexic doctor with a history of malpractice suits to carry out its executions.
Kevin Zeese: The Judge may have intended to send a message to those who dissent, instead may have created a powerful messenger of dissent.
Even with the creation of an Office of the Inspector General, there remains a need for a high-level body of nonpolitical leaders, who are held in high regard by the community and can focus exclusively on the time consuming task of LASD oversight.
Sharon Kyle: So now I’m intrigued and confused. If he was mistaken for the murder suspect, why would he have to cop a plea and why is he behind bars, and why haven’t the bullets been removed and oh yeah – why was he shot in the first place?
The Cooler Bandits Free Screening – Come to this free screening on the Pitzer College campus Benson Auditorium Thursday • May 15th • 1pm during Graduation week – Free and Open to the public
Larry Wines: Excuse me, but aren’t the people who are most demanding of government prayer the very ones who engage in proselytizing, petitioning prayer, intimidatingly aimed like a weapon at non-Christians who must be “saved” by the superior Christians who are the sole impediment to the road to hell?
Jamala Rogers: Since police have these super toys, they feel compelled to use them resulting over-reactions and over-kill such as botched raids and deadly encounters with innocent citizens.
David Love: With the death of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, we have lost a great fighter in the ring and a powerful advocate for the wrongfully convicted. In many ways, he helped open the eyes of many to the injustices of a system that far too often throws innocent people behind bars.
Bob Gelfand: When the gun violence involves the police killing an unarmed civilian, peoples’ views range from the angry to the downright illogical.
Kevin Zeese: Cecily claims that she was aggressively grabbed from behind by someone clenching her right breast and she instinctively reacted swinging her elbow around and hitting the person in the face.
Brent Budowsky: Roberts and his four conservative Republican brethren will ultimately be impeached by historians who will condemn, and future courts that will reverse, politically illegitimate and constitutionally deformed rulings that would turn America into a constitutional oligarchy.
Jasmyne Cannick: Society needs to come to a definitive conclusion on whether sex crimes are psychological or just plain criminal. Because if we truly believe that people who commit sex crimes are mentally ill and just can’t help themselves—prison isn’t where they belong.
Tara Culp-Ressler: It’s disconcerting that the myths about rape victims, as well as the high-profile coverage of false rape allegations, vastly outweigh the space for thoughtful, honest consideration of survivors’ personal stories.