Daisy Vieyra: Bill to shine light on officer misconduct and serious use of force approved by the State Senate Public Safety Committee.
Laura Finley: Many campuses are failing to both adequately respond to sexual assaults and to engage in effective prevention programs, as evidenced by the 197 investigations at 161 institutions as of January 19, 2016.
John Peeler: For all their fulminations about Obama’s allegedly unconstitutional behavior, the Republican senators are blatantly disregarding the original intent of the Framers, and thus dishonoring the principles of Justice Scalia himself.
Janet Phelan: One of the disturbing aspects of the Flint situation is how many people at how many levels of government knew about the problem and did not act. Officials at local, state and federal level are implicated in knowing about the leaded water problem and failing to act. Flint Lead Poisoning
Tom Hall: Antonin Scalia He clung to the ancient belief that god created rulers and the common folk are required to be obedient to god’s chosen appointees.
Andy Love: I for one, don’t want the Senate to confirm this particular nominee, particularly given his pro-prosecution record on criminal justice issues. I may be wrong, but I doubt if there are many progressive advocacy groups excited to mobilize for his nomination either.
Ted Vaill: I have talked to University of Chicago students who took his con law course, and they said Obama was the most brilliant person they ever met. Supreme Court Justice Obama
Peter Bibring: Just this week, LAPD revealed use of force statistics showing disproportionate shootings of African Americans, following years of data showing LAPD officers disproportionately stop and search African Americans. After Rodney King
Bruce Reilly: Put simply, if Rosa Parks were to be dragged from the bus in 2016, the Neo-Fascists would be harping (on social media and mainstream outlets alike) that “She should have just sat in the back of the bus like she is supposed to.”
Hector Villagra: Policies like those in Los Angeles undermine that transparency in not releasing footage except in court cases and requiring officers to view footage before making their initial statements.
Laura Finley: Don’t want to get raped? Carry a gun, or it’s your own fault. The best way to prevent an active shooter situation? Everyone pack heat. Campus Carry
Soya Jung: Drawing attention to anti-Chinese or anti-Asian institutional bias is one thing, but insisting on impunity for Chinese American police officers, because white police officers receive impunity, is another entirely. peter liang conviction
Ernest Canning: At the bare minimum, the president would do well to impose the Sanders litmus test. After all, 80% of the American people agree with Bernie Sanders’s insistence that the disastrous Citizens United decision be overturned. The president is faced with a generational choice. He should seek a legal giant. Next Thurgood Marshall