How Hawaiʽi Sees Ferguson

Hawaii Police Practices

-+*Michael Haas: If police forces throughout the country were to call upon the Honolulu Police Department for technical assistance, the situation in Ferguson might never have happened.

Miami Beach Police Use 124 Rounds to Kill Drunk Driver

Miami Beach Police Shooting

-+*Edward Wasserman: The local legal system, it seems, was wholly incapable of responding to the panicky over-reaction, needless endangerment of onlookers, and staggering absence of command judgment that left Hérisse dead, instead of locked up in a drunk tank to await his hangover and an angry magistrate.

When Blacks and Asians Clash

Blacks and Asians Clash

-+*Scot Nakagawa: By sensationalizing Black-Asian tensions (and isolating these tensions from the tensions between Blacks and whites, whites and Asians, Asians and Latinos, Native Americans and settlers, etc.) while also ignoring the context for them, the media also heightens those very same tensions.

Free Riders and Parasites

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-+*Charles Hayes: The whole American economic system has come to depend upon a foundation of indentured slave-wage workers for a wide variety of goods and services absolutely necessary for the success of those considered the upper class.

Thugs R’ Us

Thugs R' Us -- Sikivu Hutchinson

-+*Sikivu Hutchinson: Desperately grasping at the reins of power, Negro politicians have always been adept at regurgitating the ruling class’ language in order to deflect from their own record of neglect, disservice or outright dereliction.

Kent State: After 45 Years We Need a Serious Look at What Happened and Why

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-+*t’s been 45 years since draft-deferred Ohio National Guardsmen aimed their M-1 rifles and .45 pistols at unarmed Kent State College students, killing four and wounding nine on May 4, 1970. You have to be well into middle age now to remember that day. My memory is stirred whenever I look at three photos: John […]

The Baltimore Riots, Inequality, and Federal Inaction

Baltimore Riots

-+*Joe Palermo: Police brutality in Ferguson or Baltimore or Oakland represents the failure to bring real economic reforms that might have a chance of ameliorating the suffering of the poor and unemployed. Yet the political will doesn’t seem to exist to enact any of the bold programs necessary to alleviate the long-term suffering of America’s growing underclass.