We have police who have been conditioned, in our post 9/11 world, to perceive the public as a potential enemy and are far too willing to attack, rather than protect and serve, or even back off and wait.
Civil Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
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A federal judge Friday asked U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to address the rights of those separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are never punished for misconduct which lands innocents in prison.
Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom.
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails
Bring down hell fire and woe on the backs of these calloused beasts and do not remember their names in the Book of the Living. For they sold your innocents for power and lorded it over them.
For Father’s Day, for World Refugee Day, which this year falls on Wednesday, June 20th, all fathers should be with their children; all children should enjoy, with their families, the freedoms afforded to those of us in the free world.
Meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process
Chief United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington issued the ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought by several immigrant rights groups on behalf of those who fear persecution if returned to their home country.