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FBI Director James Comey Calls Racism Common Sense

Police in many regions of the United States regularly treat African-Americans as if they are criminals, even when there is no evidence of actual criminal activity taking place. Now, Comey is presuming that African-American protesters are encouraging criminal activity, even though he doesn’t have any actual evidence to support his case.

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Has Barack Obama Failed to Speak Out on Murdered Cops?

The viral image of outrage of the moment: Is the image accurate? Ten seconds — literally ten seconds — on a search engine yields headlines to directly to the contrary: President Obama: Violence Against Police Is Completely Unacceptable, September 1 2015 “I also promised that I

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Why Those in Power Must Be Watched, in 15 Seconds

Everyone thinking and talking and deliberating and having any say in the relationship between a government and its people should be talking about this 15 seconds right now. Those in power must be watched. Source: Washington Post, Heavy

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One Choice Isn’t Hard: Supporting the ACLU

In the wake of the 2014 elections, I return to a perennial puzzle for me: do I only support political candidates who I feel are the best match possible, or do I recognize that some politicians are better than others, and that better is good

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Only 5% Of Police Departments Say They Don’t Track Cell Phones

There are 200 responses to their survey so far, and out of those 200, only 10 law enforcement agencies told the ACLU that they do not track cell phones. What’s more, most of those police departments and county and state law enforcement agencies that do track cell phones report obtaining search warrants to do so only in a minority of cases.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?