Category Archives: Civil Liberties

“Let’s do this in a peaceful way,” Ypsilanti pastor urges law enforcement agencies participating in gang crack down

I decided to take my lunch hour today and attend the press conference called by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department on the subject of gang violence in Ypsilanti. What follow are my rough notes. If, after reading through them, you find yourself wanting more, I’d suggest watching the video at the end of the post, […]

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The vision of our founding fathers, threatened by Christians, defended by Satanists

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a week ago that the state must remove a 6-foot tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments from its capitol saying that it violated Oklahoma’s constitutional ban against the use of either public funds or property to benefit a single religion. Wile I suspect this case could have made it […]

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Disturbing video surfaces of Davontae Sanford being forcefully subdued by prison guards at the age of 16

Yesterday the folks at the Huffington Post released a gut-wrenching expose on the treatment of kids sentenced to adult prison in Michigan. The report, titled Cruel and All-Too-Usual, begins with a graphic video accompanied by the following warning. Warning: The following video, obtained by The Huffington Post, shows the rough treatment of a minor by […]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, calling the Supreme Court “lawless,” tells the bigots of his state that they do not have to issue same-sex marriage licenses

According to the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, the “judicial activists” of the United States Supreme Court, in deciding in favor of marriage equality last Friday, “ignored the text and spirit of the Constitution to manufacture a right that simply does not exist.” And, as that’s the case, he’s just announced that the good […]

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The Confederate Flag over the South Carolina capitol was taken down this morning

Another reason to be happy today. This morning, at dawn, a filmmaker and activist by the name of Brittany ‘Bree’ Newsome, scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol and took down the Confederate flag that has flow there since the early 1960s. Newsome, a North Carolina activist, can be heard in the […]

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