Day Late Thursday Music: Michael Franti – Same As It Ever Was ( Start Today )

This is fantastic. What a song and video.

A Cop Who Gets It

Richmond California Police Chief Chris Magnus drew the ire of his police union recently when he joined a rally in protest of the New York City grand jury decision to not indict the officer who killed Eric Garner and held a sign that read ” Black Lives Matter “.

Magnus was featured recently in […]

That’s a lot of people

Check out this time lapse video of the Millions March in New York City; people marching against police violence in communities of color. That’s a whole lotta folks.

 

Two Shades of Justice

No charges will be brought against Wisconsin DCI Special Agent in Charge Jay Smith who, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, admitted to an agent of the ATF that he made and sold guns, without a license, to fellow law enforcement officers including Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen. Dan Bethards, a special agent who […]

Old, conservative white guys

Here’s why old, conservative white guys don’t give a good goddamn about trigger happy cops.

 

Why I’m convinced Darren Wilson is lying

In short, Darren Wilson wants us to believe that Michael Brown, after sustaining two gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the forehead, while facing Wilson, was able to muster the extraordinary and near superhuman will necessary to lower his head and charge Wilson from roughly 8-10 feet away, at which point Wilson had […]

National Bar Association calls for federal charges against Darren Wilson

THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO THE GRAND JURY’S DECISION NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and […]

The vast disparity in arrest rates for African Americans and non-African Americans in WI communities

According to a new tool from USA Today, Wisconsin is home a number of communities with vast disparities between arrest rates for African Americans and non-African Americans.

Take a look.

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Glendale arrest rates

Wauwatosa arrest rates

Milwaukee arrest rates

Madison arrest rates

Something is profoundly wrong here

Some of the controversy stemming from the killing of Michael Brown is due to the fact that we simply don’t know, and will almost certainly never know, exactly what happened in the final moments of his life. But such is not the case in the killing of Milton Hall, a 49 year old African American […]

Whither MKE County: Pat Jursik Calls Out The Suburbs on Housing Discrimination

This is a surprisingly harsh assessment of the suburbs blatant disregard for equal housing…on top of the fact that they oppose regional public transportation at every turn…but County Supervisor Pat Jursik simply lays it on the line:

Supervisor Patricia Jursik today issued the following statement regarding the SEWRPC Regional Housing Plan:

“Ferguson, MO is the […]

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