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Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Mar - 7 - 2015 6 COMMENTS
Selma Commemoration

I went to a church service last night on the anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March at a small AME congregation. Mostly black, mostly middle class farmers. The minister, part time, as he is a farmer too, spoke passionately of the zeal of those protestors who stood up against injustice and of the cause that they lifted up. BUT, he also challenged the congregation to do more than just recall….

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Feb - 13 - 2015 10 COMMENTS
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A lot of tough questions have to be addressed if we are to have a real conversation about race. And all of us have to face realities without excuses.

Posted by Nirek On Jan - 23 - 2015 1 COMMENT
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      If there were really such a thing as “justice” the bush administration would be in prison, the cop who killed Mike Brown would also be in prison, and Boehner and his bretheren would NOT be in their lofty positions. ISIS would not have a hold on any […]

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 25 - 2014 6 COMMENTS
Kim Jong Il - Santa

It’s that time of year when magical wishes are in the air and people believe that fantasies can come true…no, it’s not Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign launch, it’s Christmas!

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 22 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
NYPD Union

Instead of seeing a psychotic cop-killer for what he was, some NYPD officers, their police union and prominent Republicans are exploiting this tragedy to validate the righteousness of their racism.

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 15 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
black lives matter march NYC

In the end, no one can maintain their power because of the inverse property of power, every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. And that is our eternal job as the majority of human beings on this planet, to be that equal and opposite reaction to those who accumulate power and use it to gratify themselves at the expense of the lives and well being of others.

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 9 - 2014 42 COMMENTS
President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.

What we know confidently now is that torture did take place under the Bush Administration by the CIA, that it didn’t work or help keep Americans safe, that it permanently undermined our nation’s moral authority in the world and that there is absolutely no regret or apology from those who oversaw and committed it.

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 3 - 2014 64 COMMENTS
garner memorial

It is one thing to be a black man and fear the police but it is another more intimidating thing to see the justice system protect and insulate the police from any harm when they murder unarmed black men.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 24 - 2014 75 COMMENTS
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We shall see what decision was reached and what the reaction is. Your thoughts and comments are invited and welcome here, before, during and after the decision is announced.

Posted by monicaangela On Nov - 10 - 2014 40 COMMENTS
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Capitalism is apparently a continuous merry go round of bubbles and then burst where the economy is concerned, but the too big to fail are bailed out by the too poor and too insignificant to matter when it comes to returning the economy to its former self.

Posted by Misterbadexample On Oct - 14 - 2014 12 COMMENTS
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Elizabeth Warren divined the reasons for the financial meltdown and continued economic sluggishness–the fact that the middle class now needs 104 paychecks a year to pay for a lifestyle their parents had with 52.

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 25 - 2014 46 COMMENTS
open carry store

Walking around a store with an unloaded air gun that’s for sale at that store when you’re black allows police to legally murder you. Walking around a store with real and loaded weapons when you’re white is exercising your 2nd Amendment rights.

Posted by Nirek On Sep - 1 - 2014 34 COMMENTS
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April 1969. Fire Base Diamond, Vietnam.  I was ordered to go outside the perimeter and set up a listening post facing the Cambodian border. I’m with 7 other guys, we have Claymore mines, an M-60 thirty cal. Machine gun, an M-79 grenade launcher, and seven M-16 rifles. It is still […]

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Aug - 27 - 2014 55 COMMENTS
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Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Aug - 24 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
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Some studies have been done to determine the effectiveness of body cameras worn by police officers. Effects on police/community relations and the numbers of complaints by citizens, of excessive force used by police officers were two key factors in these studies.

Posted by monicaangela On Aug - 22 - 2014 59 COMMENTS
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Can we as citizens of this nation have an influence on policies that could help to alleviate some of the pain/strife that we see in this nation? Should we be trying to make this country/this world a better place or should we just be spectators?

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