Category Justice

US: Immigrant Mothers, Children Being Detained in Private Jails

The report shows the extent to which ICE grants financial benefits to private and public entities such as the GEO Group along with the public entity Berks Family Residential Center, through government contracts requiring ICE to pay for a set number of beds at detention facilities.

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DN! | Sotomayor “Tells It Like It Is” Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can still be used in some cases even if police obtained it illegally. While the 5-3 ruling deals a blow to civil rights in favor of police powers, it is likely to be remembered largely for the powerful dissent penned by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice on the court.

Jane Addams | Peace is not merely the absence of war . . .

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Mary Beaudoin: Somali Youth Trial

Once again we are living in era where vulnerable people are picked off by government power to make everyone afraid…

Your Vote: Raped and Pillaged – OEN Interviews Greg Palast

Add it up and the total grows to no fewer than 5,901,814 legitimate votes and voters tossed out of the count.

Chelsea Manning Appeals “Unprecedented” Conviction

In the 209-page legal brief made public on Thursday, lawyers for Manning questioned the testimony of military officials at her trial, arguing that their claims of harm were “speculative” and “provided no indication” of actual harm, which they said had a “highly prejudicial” effect on the trial.

Ed Felien: They should be indicted

Jamar Clark was killed because of bad judgment, reckless behavior and failure to follow proper police procedure on the part of Officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg.

Chris Hedges Gives a Heartbreaking Speech on “Wages of Rebellion” (Video)

 Chris Hedges speaks at Community Worker Program’s Tommy Douglas Institute May 2015. Lucideans Published on Apr 20, 2016 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.  

Ending Human Violence is a Task for Each of Us

War- The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

DN! VIDEO | Black Lives Matter vs. the LAPD: Are the Police Unfairly Targeting & Surveilling the Movement?

What the unit is actually called is a cyber-unit. It’s one that isn’t talked about a lot. … But we were able to get enough to know and to see that this was the format in which they had engaged. Some of the photos they gave us had people’s names right above their heads. And the way that the people’s names were, were the same type of way, in terms of the printing, that we see in surveillance photos with the feds, but this was being done by LAPD.

VIDEO: John Oliver Explains Why We’re All ‘Fucked’ Thanks to Our Broken Public Defender System

The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.

Julian Assange Case: Sweden To Drop Sex Assault Inquiry

 The Wikileaks founder still faces the more serious allegation of rape. But prosecutors have run out of time to investigate Mr Assange for sexual assault because they have not succeeded in questioning him. He denies all allegations and has said they are part of a smear campaign.    Photo: Julian Assange, pictured in 2014, has said that […]

Glenn Greenwald: A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest

Greenwald: …it’s crucial that these high-minded standards not be exploited to render permissible advocacy of ideas that you like while outlawing and criminalizing ideas that you hate — or, worse, to legalize advocacy of violence by one’s own side while criminalizing advocacy of violence by the other side.

Do Prosecutors Have an Unfair Advantage in Our Criminal Justice System?

From the article: “Police also have a unique opportunity to manufacture or destroy evidence, influence witnesses, extract confessions and otherwise direct the investigation so as to stack the deck against people they believe should be convicted.”

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland

Giroux: We celebrate violence in the name of security and violate every precept of human justice through an appeal to fear. This speaks clearly to a form of political repression and a toxic value system.

Ida B. Wells: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ida B. Wells-Barnett would have turned 153 on July 16. She was a writer and editor, a suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement.

Starhawk: Fifty Shades of Racism 

Racism is structural, not just personal.  It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history.  Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk  Starhawk.org  July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, […]

▶ Blame the Flag: Mark Fiore Animated Cartoon

[The] horrific shooting at the “Mother Emanuel” church in South Carolina underscored America’s terrible racist past, not to mention present. While it’s all well and good the Confederate flags are starting to come down, that is the easiest choice imaginable from the toxic menu of racism, hatred and guns. Read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com. Mark Fiore Published […]

Robert Reich: Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in the United States

Thirty years ago most cities contained a broad spectrum of residents from wealthy to poor. Today, entire cities are mostly rich (San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle) or mostly impoverished (Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia).

Suzanne Posel | Who Kills More Americans: Domestic or Foreign Terrorists?

Posel: The study explained that law enforcement agencies reported concerns about right-wing groups 74% of the time; as compared to reporting Islamic extremists only 39% of the time.