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Corrections at Pride

When A Rainbow Flag Obfuscates Oppression

Black Lives Matter stopped Toronto’s Pride parade this year partly to draw attention to the contentious relationship their community has with the police force. 2,620 more words

Prison

Historic Settlement in Jennings

Great news from two friends of the Systemic Justice Project:

A small city bordering Ferguson, Mo., has agreed to pay $4.7 million to compensate nearly 2,000 people who spent time in the city’s jail for not paying fines and fees related to traffic and other relatively petty violations.

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Criminal Justice

How the Peck Peck Peck of Racism Kills Us

Philando Castile was stopped over 52 times for driving misdemeanors prior to his being shot and killed, while a 4 or 5 year old girl, and his girlfriend witnessed the execution. 1,067 more words

Racism

Human Dignity

Hola mi gente,
As if you needed more proof that the war on drugs was just another way to lock up Blacks and Latinx and radicals, more and more key players at the center of the CIA-crack cocaine scandal… 721 more words

Law enforcement groups petition Clinton, Trump

David M Jackson, USA TODAY 8:53 a.m. EDT July 13, 2016

Law enforcement organizations are calling on presidential candidates — particularly Donald Trump — to endorse an overhaul of the criminal justice system that can help reduce crime and improve relations between police and the communities they serve. 375 more words

So many guns, so much time

Ralphie is about 12 years-old, a rescue cat from my local shelter. He’s been with me four years and has established himself as the boss. He was astounded that I apparently went somewhat insane and adopted a dog. 1,189 more words

Politics And Religion

Seeking Understanding: Learning About Racism

In light of the recent publicised murders of Philandro Castile and Alton Sterling, public protests in cities across the America, and the killing of law enforcement in Dallas, TX; there has been a growing presence of opinions across social-media forums. 1,241 more words