Glenn Ford: Expect “Massive Resistance” to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

There is no basis for assuming that an innocent population shares the same characteristics as the criminal suspect population in the same area.”  On February 4, 1999, four plainclothes New York City police officers summarily executed Amadou Diallo in a barrage of 41 bullets

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The Detroit News: U.S. court: Michigan Legislature ‘ignores’ constitution in fast-tracking bills

I suppose this is another example of the ‘left wing media’…   A story with as far-reaching implications as this, occurred 4 days ago, and was scarcely covered by major news outlets.

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New York Times: Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands…

Read more: We’re living ‘1984’ today

(CNN) — It appears that the police now have a device that can read license plates and check if a car is unregistered, uninsured or stolen. We already know that the National Security Agency can dip into your Facebook page and Google searches. And it seems that almost…

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Washington Post: Richard Cohen: Racism vs. reality

My first notion upon reading this column, was to never post articles from WaPo again.  However they are about as irresponsible when it comes to issues of race, as many other so-called ‘news outlets’.  Whether its denying the existence of racism, or totally exploiting current events that occur within racial context, the news media shares more that its share of blame.   Instead, I decided to post the column as one of many examples of the sort of racial bias and stereotyping that is the  gasoline that fuels racial division in America.  While Mr. Cohen selectively quotes New York City ‘stop & frisk’ statistics, he completely omits the fact only 1 in 10 of those stops results in anything but the public humiliation of young minority men.

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CBS News: Wendy Davis: Gov. Perry “bullying women” to step up political ladder

(CBS News) Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s insinuation that state senator Wendy Davis
should remember her own mother chose not to abort her was “a terrible personal
thing to say,” the Lone Star Democrat said Sunday on…

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Jonathan Turley (Res ipsa loquitur): Mike Spindell: The Myth of Black Freedom in the U.S.

This piece From Jonathan Turley’s, site, by guest blogger, Mike Spindell is of interest…

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Submitted by: Mike Spindell, guest blogger

417px-Frederick_Douglass_portraitTo some of us the transition from slave to citizenship by those Africans brought in chains to these shores for economic exploitation and horrific abuse ended with the “Emancipation Proclamation”. To others its’ end might have been marked by “Brown v. Board of Education”, or by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Those of somewhat more insightful bent may have said that the true emancipation occurred when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008. In my view, as much of an impact as all those milestones (and more such as Jackie Robinson i.e.) made to American consciousness, Black people in the United States clearly still lack the benefits and rewards of citizenship. I would go further and say that in the United States, at this time; most Black people still suffer the degradation and challenges brought about by both institutional and emotional racism. This is…

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National Review: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Is Unconstitutional

Eerily missing from this anti – VRA article is the fact that Section 5 (preclearance) was used to beat back voter ID laws intended to suppress minority and other perceived opposition voter strength in many of these and other states as recently as the run up to the 2012 election.

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CBS News: Proposed changes to Voting Rights Act stir controversy in Alabama

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the landmark Voting
Rights Act of 1965. Both sides agree the south have changed in the past
half-century. At issue is, has it changed…

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