Tag Archives: race in America

Louisiana: Police Pepper-Spray Protesters Outside David Duke Senate Debate

Editor’s Note: So much for freedom of speech in America. The action of the police was unconstitutional. Does it sound like Germany before WWII and the attacks on groups opposed to Hitler? The Brownshirts? Democracy Now! Headlines  November 03, 2016 In local election news, in Louisiana, police attacked protesters with pepper spray, as the group demonstrated […]

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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.

▶ Updated 12.4.14: Jon Stewart Tears into Ferguson Response, Rips Fox News for ‘Race Plagiarism’

DIRECT FROM COMEDY CENTRAL Link here. And the Eric Garner verdict: Link here. Jon Stewart returned from break tonight to tackle the response to Ferguson, and dwelled not on the grand jury decision itself, but on the reaction to the decision, especially on Fox News. Stewart thought non-violence protesters were just “speaking out against systemic […]