Saturday, May 26, 2018

Justice

Economic Self-Help and Self-Defense? Malcolm X and T.R.M. Howard

Malcolm X and T.R.M. Howard took quite different paths to champion black empowerment, yet both African-American men were skeptical of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s major emphasis on advancement through politics. “Much more than he,...

TGIF: The Abused Jews of Iraq

From April 1950, nearly two years after the Zionists in Palestine unilaterally declared independence for the state of Israel, to March 1951, three bombs exploded among Jews in Baghdad, Iraq: one each outside a...

Police set dog on a driver who politely refuses to answer questions

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How Junk Science Sends Innocent People to Jail

On TV crime shows like CSI, NCIS, and Law & Order, science gets the bad guys. In real life, "science" often ensnares the innocent. Former NYPD Detective Harry Houck gets annoyed when TV shows make forensic...

How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration

Clarissa Glenn’s troubles with the law began on Mother’s Day, 2004, when she was on her way to the Pancake House with her three sons—Ben, Jr., Gerard, and Deon. They left their apartment in...

Man Shoots Intruder, Turns Out to Be Cop — Gets 13.5 Years

Tyler Harrell was found guilty of a charge of aggravated assault today in a case that should concern anyone who cares about the right to self-defense. Back in 2016, Harrell grabbed his AK-47 after being...

St. Louis Town Agrees to Stop Bankrolling Itself by Fining Its Residents into the...

A small St. Louis suburb has agreed to stop trying bankroll its government with a vicious regime of petty fines so excessive that the town has cited more than a third of its population. Credit...

Killing Gaza: New documentary features Life Under Siege

On August 13, as a five-day ceasefire took hold in Israel’s 51 day war with Gaza, Max Blumenthal and I headed for the hyper-militarized border terminal at Erez crossing. We had no plans to...

The Perverse Incentives of Punishment

Todd Entrekin, the sheriff of the small Alabama county of Etowah, recently found himself in the national spotlight when an Alabama newspaper discovered that over the course of three years he pocketed at least...
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