I spent most of yesterday trying to intellectualise the outcome, but it comes down to three things, racism, sexism and privilege.
Last night's execution of a man who many on the right and left believed was not proven to have committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, also killed confidence in a core principle in our American legal system.
A message must be sent. Please sign the NAACP Petition.
This morning, the #OccupyOakland encampment is being shut down. Oakland police have arrested about 25 protesters at the sprawling Occupy Oakland encampment outside City Hall while hundreds of law-enforcement officers square off against demonstrators downtown in the second such raid...
Just back from two rallies, One at midday and one in the late afternoon. Very hot, humid, threat of rain. 100's attended both. At the urging of the Rev. Al Sharpton, “Justice For Trayvon Martin” rallies were held in 100 cities across the nation. St. Louis did it's part in gatherings organized by civil rights activists and church leaders.