Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man, Again

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*+-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?

Warrior Cops

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*+-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.

How to Reduce Police Shootings

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*+-Bob Gelfand: When the gun violence involves the police killing an unarmed civilian, peoples’ views range from the angry to the downright illogical.

Dis-membering Stonewall

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*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: The Stonewall Riot started on the backs of working class African American and Latino queers who have been bleached from its written history.

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*+-Carl Matthes: Obama kicked public awareness/acceptance of marriage equality into high gear. The covers of the nation’s major magazines competed for which could best portray Obama’s historic announcement.

Feeding Off Latino Misery

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*+-Rudy Acuña: As a group Latino politicos have not been especially progressive. Indeed, they have been less than courageous when it comes to police brutality and capital punishment.

Can Civilians Arrest Cops?

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*+-Jeff Norman: Maybe the top cops and mayors of other American cities should visit Los Angeles, enjoy a few bong hits with Chief Beck and discuss how to treat peaceful demonstrators humanely.

Occupy the Bill of Rights

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*+-Stephen Box: The students who witnessed the pepper spray assault began to chant “Shame on you!” while maintaining their distance.