Ferguson questions swirl: If it’s about finding facts, why no trial?

 Analysis & Opinion | The Great Debate Ferguson questions swirl: If it’s about finding facts, why no trial? By Allison Silver November 25, 2014 201 250 Tags: DARREN WILSON | FERGUSON | FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT | MICHAEL BROWN | ROBERT MCCULLOUGH The St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCullough made a series of highly unusual decisions on Monday. He was reportedly seeking to defuse the highly charged…

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Grand Jury Verdict “No True Bill” | part one – updated

No indictment for Ferguson Missouri officer Wilson.  The officer will not go to trial. This is an important event for many, if not the nation: whether Officer Wilson should have been charged in the death of Michael Brown.  I will risk posting my opinion…no. Now I have heard from lawyers about the irregularities of the grand jury…

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Franklin McCain, Civil Rights icon, passed away

“At what point does a moral man act against injustice?” Franklin McCain, whose sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, helped catalyze the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 73. The group of four African-American college students sat down at the whites-only counter in on February 1, 1960, and… Read More Franklin McCain, Civil Rights icon, passed away

the napalm girl

“Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972.  Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a… Read More the napalm girl

what about Haiti?

It has been 4 years and $billions spent on the recovery of Haiti after The Earthquake.   Yet Haitians have been left languishing in tented camps, without the promised rebuilt neighborhoods and new infrastructure.  Living in now-shredded tents.  Schools, temporary without buildings – under open air tents.  Feeding programs, not grocers.  Refugees, not communities.  When… Read More what about Haiti?