John Lewis vs Trump

The essence of the greater issue is: “…the existential crisis Trump’s elevation poses to our faltering democracy” –  quote taken from “Democratics Should follow John Lewis` lead” by Michelle Goldberg, Slate Magazine. The details of the exchange are the video above and Trump’s responses quoted below.  I disagree with both men, only in part with… Read More John Lewis vs Trump

To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

In light of the season: the upcoming national party political conventions and the calamitous presidential race of 2016, we need a break.  Something worthy, compelling, intelligent. A reminder to all invested in upright governance and social justice.  What seems difficult to define becomes more succinct and substantial when you listen to Barbara Jordan.  A black… Read More To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

Cop shoots into dark stairwell and…

an innocent man is dead.  Yes, the victim was an unarmed black man.  But keep reading, this event was different. First let me be clear:  I only fear 3 things: guns, cops, prison.  I am not “anti-gun”.  I am not “anti-cop”.  I fear cops because they have guns and are the first step to prison…

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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 two – updated

I began prejudging the victim.  Which is difficult for me. – me New question: I have to question the distance at which  Michael Brown was when he was lethally shot?  I don’t know.  It should be close range I think – for self-defense? And irregularities of the grand jury process?  I have been greatly impacted by other lawyers.…

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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…

Grand Jury Verdict “No True Bill” | part one – updated was originally published on It Matters

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Ferguson Missouri 2014 mapping tragedy

Bloomberg Businessweek What does a map have to do with a riot? Everything, in the case of Ferguson, Mo., where a police officer shot dead a black teenager, some residents looted and rioted, and police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. See video to understand St. Louis and Ferguson from a more tangible perspective:  http://www.bloomberg.com/video/st-louis-urban-decay-ferguson-protests-89prJxAyT~GcxIusttJicA.html…

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