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  • Cleveland from the lake
    June 30, 2015
    Groups Call for Improvements to Cleveland Consent Decree

    On June 12, the City of Cleveland entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice to reform the city’s Division of Police, which has a history of racist and abusive policing. While the consent decree was welcomed by the local civil rights and civil liberties community, some shortcomings were identified. On Monday, […]

  • Vintage Touristic Greeting Card - Oakland, California - Vector E
    June 28, 2015
    A Crystal Ball for Cops?

    Depending on your perspective, “predictive policing” is the Holy Grail, or the dystopian nightmare of policing.

  • Mother of Tamir Rice press conference for arrest of officers
    June 26, 2015
    Cleveland Still Demanding Accountability, Justice

    More than six months after twelve year old Tamir Rice was gunned down by Officer Timothy Loehmann, the investigation drags on while Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback are still on the job.

  • Small U.S. and confederate flags for sale
    June 24, 2015
    Look Away, Dixie!

    The confederate flag hasn’t had a week this bad since April 1865. Several national retailers have put the kibosh on confederate flag merchandise. That’s not censorship. That’s the free market.

  • george washington bridge
    June 18, 2015
    Keep Fear Alive

    Since the time the Patriot Act sunset at the end of May, the media has reportedly widely on two allegedly lethal terrorist attacks on U.S. soil thwarted by the FBI.

  • torture is wrong banner at a protest
    June 16, 2015
    Anti-torture Amendment Passes Senate

    Coming months after the Senate Intelligence Committee’s scathing report on the CIA’s practice of detaining and torturing suspected terrorists, the Senate voted 78-21 today to pass a measure banning torture.

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  • Groups Call for Improvements to Cleveland Consent Decree
    Cleveland from the lake

    June 30, 2015,Sue Udry
    On June 12, the City of Cleveland entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice to reform the city’s Division of Police, which has a history of racist and abusive policing. While the consent decree was welcomed by the local civil rights and civil liberties community, some shortcomings were identified. On Monday, […]

  • Civil Liberties, Anti-Terrorism, and White Supremacists

    June 29, 2015,Chip Berlet
    Can the government protect us from violence by white supremacists without tearing up the Bill of Rights? Listen to Michael German, a civil liberties advocate and former FBI agent discusses the complicated issues on Democracy Now and NPR.

  • Cleveland Still Demanding Accountability, Justice
    Mother of Tamir Rice press conference for arrest of officers

    June 26, 2015,Sue Udry
    More than six months after twelve year old Tamir Rice was gunned down by Officer Timothy Loehmann, the investigation drags on while Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback are still on the job.

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