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An American Muslim speaks on Ferguson

I’m glad to see that some in the Muslim community in America are engaged with what’s going on in Ferguson and have been since day one.   1,568 more words

Prosecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system. By Dahlia Lithwick and Sonja West

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s decision to “open up” the grand jury proceedings by including massive amounts of testimony and evidence has been decried as “highly unusual,” “deeply unfair,” and evidence that police officer Darren Wilson received “special treatment.” McCulloch’s move to include a good deal of exculpatory evidence and testimony led to a three-month, closed-door proceeding that included 70 hours of testimony, including 60 witnesses and three medical examiners. 391 more words


The New Yorker takes on the racial divide in Ferguson with this brilliant cover - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014

Here’s the cover of next week’s New Yorker magazine, drawn by Bob Staake:

(The New Yorker)

Staake, who lived in St. Louis for 17 years,  463 more words

Race Relations

In Ferguson, Was It Wise to Deploy the National Guard? - By Paul D. Shinkman Nov. 25, 2014 | 5:28 p.m. EST

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon brought in the so-called big guns, which may have had a detrimental effect.

On Monday night, shortly before the announcement about whether a grand jury would indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, Missouri Gov. 478 more words

State Government

Michael Jackson Song Lyrics Used As Dialogue To Investigate Urban Unrest (Griot’s Lament Parts 1-3)

Sources: PRLog | Edited By – All Things Michael

Los Angeles, CA- “Griot’s Lament”, an award winning new web-series uses Michael Jackson’s song lyrics as dialogue  to address social injustice.   288 more words

Michael Jackson

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 5.1145-1160: On The Origin of the Social Contract

“The race of man, tired of living in a state of violence
was languishing in feuds and they were eager
to submit themselves to law and strict judgments. 235 more words