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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any ...
Failing Ourselves and Our Communities One Injustice At a Time

We Want The Police To Fail

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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any wrongdoing on the part of the police. For others, the response is more of a shrug, sort of “what did you expect? Of c
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Isn’t it funny how ten dramatic fun-filled episodes of a Netflix documentary series can inspire so much rage? Making a Murderer has done just that.  Among a large portion of the U.S. population and my friends, ...
Another Reason We're F'd

Are We Making Murderers?

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Isn’t it funny how ten dramatic fun-filled episodes of a Netflix documentary series can inspire so much rage? Making a Murderer has done just that.  Among a large portion of the U.S. population and my friends, co-workers, and social network, the series has caused great debates.  The series spawned online petitions to free the accuse
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‘Tis the season to be thinking warm, fuzzy thoughts about our fellow man, peace on earth, good will to all, etc. But my cup of rage runneth over when I read two different stories of ‘Murican justice. In one corner we ...
A Tale of Two Criminal Justice Systems

Color Blind Justice

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‘Tis the season to be thinking warm, fuzzy thoughts about our fellow man, peace on earth, good will to all, etc. But my cup of rage runneth over when I read two different stories of ‘Murican justice. In one corner we have Corey Williams: an intellectually disabled black man convicted of first-degree murder in Louisiana [&hellip
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The Snap: We haven’t really written about what’s going on in Ferguson. Speaking only for myself and not the other TSD writers, I haven’t known what to say. I can’t hope to understand what this must feel like for ...
Meet Me In St Louis Will Never Sound The Same Again

Understanding Ferguson

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The Snap: We haven’t really written about what’s going on in Ferguson. Speaking only for myself and not the other TSD writers, I haven’t known what to say. I can’t hope to understand what this must feel like for the family and friends of Michael Brown, the mothers and fathers praying to protect their sons [&hellip

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