Dick Price: Police surveillance—collecting and monitoring information about individuals by the government—has been with us a long time. Who can forget Cointelpro?” But today’s technology makes surveillance orders of magnitude more invasive, catching up many more people.
RJ Eskow: Marco Rubio is living proof of Upton Sinclair’s observation that “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
Broward County Shooting — Mark Naison: There are tens of thousands of Nikolaus Cruz’s all over this country. Given easy access to automatic weapons, they are a massacre waiting to happen.
David Love: While the FBI has designated Black Identity Extremists as a terror threat, it has not similarly identified white extremist groups who are killing the vast majority of police, suggesting politics rather than data are at play.
Lisa James: Thousands of people who haven’t been convicted of a crime are kept in jail. The courts have the power to stop this criminal attack against poor people today, and it wouldn’t cost them a dime to do it.
Ted Vaill: When his sources of capital dried up after his fourth bankruptcy, and the looting of the Russian treasury and government assets by Putin and his thugs was well under way, Trumputin resorted to funding his real estate ventures with dirty Russian money, as did his son-in-law Jared Kushner, separately.
As they did last time, voters will have access to a simple A+ to F grading system. But they’ll also be able to dig deeper to see which bills were deemed crucial for grading their state senator’s or assemblymember’s performance.
How do serial abusers manage to continue their criminal activity? One reason is that making such accusations is deeply painful. It is difficult for a teenager to complain about the nature of their treatment by a doctor, especially if he is advertised as a “miracle worker”.
Tom Hall: Larry Nassar: It doesn’t matter what Nassar may feel, when it is so painfully obvious that even two decades after the abuse, his victims still feel his power over them.
Cheryl Dorsey: In most cases, however, officers who commit abuse under the color of authority get little more than a slap on the wrist and the opportunity to move on to another police department and continue with their lives.
Jasmyne Cannick: As they beat the mother of four, LAPD officers repeatedly yelled at her to give them her arm and to “stop resisting” but due to her disability she was unable to unpin her arm voluntarily
Dahlia Ferlito: We invite you to attend a community Town Hall Meeting on January 23, 2018 at Los Angeles Community Action Network, 838 East 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021 at 12PM to meet with all families and concerned constituents in a public forum to address the petition demands.
Michael Krikorian: So, this Four Loko guy is going along with the program, cooperating and about to get a citation, when the gun fire erupts on Hartford.