A police officer claiming to be in fear when encountering a Black person should not be enough to justify taking a life.
“At stake in this case is more than just the legal interpretation of the Louisiana constitution; the case also asks the moral question: which Louisianans deserve to have a voice?”
The OCR data confirms what the community has long assessed; there is a war on Black youth through increased police presence and occupation of their schools.
Missouri’s photo ID restriction is unnecessary, it is costly, it is confusing, and invariably this law will cut people out.
The Muslim and refugee ban is a clear example of how the Trump administration uses the politics of fear and hate to enact its xenophobic agenda.
As President Obama prepares to leave office, he is solidifying his tarnished legacy when it comes to incarcerating families in need of safety.
The real fraud is the attempt by opponents of voting rights – following this administration’s lead – to kill the right to vote.
Unless there is much more guidance and outreach to voters, the photo ID law will keep valid voters from accessing their right to vote.
This is a victory for anyone who believes in democracy and in the notion of second chances.
There is a fundamental mismatch between the nurturing school climate students need to learn and grow, and the culture of policing, a culture primarily tasked with law enforcement.