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The quest for justice reform should include the kids failed by the juvenile court system

As horrific as it is that so many lives have been lost to seemingly biased police practices and rushes to judgment, there are many more who are blessed to be alive but who are nonetheless in harm’s way that warrant our attention. 524 more words

Juvenile Justice

WTFATLiens : Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter : Thoughts from Tariq Alexander of TSWMall

“It’s a travesty what is happening in our world, in our communities, and to our children. 724 more words

Black Lives Matter : Thoughts from Tariq Alexander of TSWMall

It’s a travesty what is happening in our world, in our communities, and to our children. They now live in a generation of fear. The same rights that were fought for, are the same ones we are fighting for right now. 657 more words

Tariq Alexander

#EmbraceBlackLife

By asha bandele (United States)

In May of 1857, having just heard of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott case (for those of us thinking of Travyon Martin today, ironically it was filed as Dred Scott v Sandford), which in effect validated the existence of slavery and seemed to ensure its continuance, the great abolitionist, orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass, said: 359 more words

United States

#CrimingWhileWhite provides a unique opportunity for dialogue about racial disparities

The hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite has been trending on Twitter and was captured in an article on USA Today Network on Dec 3, 2014 #Crimingwhilewhite puts focus on police and race… 538 more words

Juvenile Justice

5 Important Lessons to be Leaned From the Michael Brown and Travyon Martin Cases…

1. The initial story you hear is probably a lie.

2. The Left has zero interest in discussing why black Americans are really more likely to be shot by police officers.

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Politics

Beyond Ferguson: the Systemic and Persistent Problem of an Ill-Equipped Nation

By now we’ve all become familiar with the shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson and the media storm that surrounds this issue. 2,031 more words