Category Archives: Justice

Darren Wilson’s Testimony is an Infantilized Fantasy

To say that Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony was ridiculous really doesn’t do it justice. It would not be a stretch to say that it reads like Stormfront fan fiction or a white nationalist comic book. He felt like “Hulk Hogan.” … Continue reading

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The National Bar Association is Just As Dismayed As You Are

Because of leaks from the grand jury and the way the initial investigation was handled, or not handled, it was not a total surprise that Office Darren Wilson was not indicted for the killing of Michael Brown. But just because … Continue reading

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A History of Lying

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the flight restrictions placed over the town of Ferguson, Missouri during protests in August was not a response to gunfire as authorities originally claimed. According to audio recordings obtained by the Associated Press through … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Wall Street Reform Leads to Charges Against High-Speed Trader

The Department of Justice has filed charges against a high-frequency trader who abused the system for personal profit. The Justice Department alleges that a trader named Michael Coscia used the high-tech trading platform at the commodities trading company he runs … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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DOJ Launches Investigation of St. Louis Area Police

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a broad civil rights investigation of the Ferguson and St. Louis police departments today; an investigation that will go beyond their response to protests in Ferguson to determine if there is a pattern of abuse. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul’s Double-Speak on Racial Injustice

As you may recall Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wrote an op-ed two weeks ago denouncing the militarization of the police and unequal justice. And while I predicted that he would walk his comments back within a day, ultimately it took … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: FBI to Oversee Police Operations in Ferguson

According to local NBC affiliate KSDK, police operations in Ferguson will now be overseen by the FBI. FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Wants to Impeach a Fictional Attorney General

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has introduced a resolution to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder over the fake IRS non-scandal, but the fictional person he describes doesn’t sound anything like the real man. “If attorney general Eric Holder continues to refuse … Continue reading
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The League Of Extraordinary Journalists

Last month, the story of the mysterious theft of the Sandy Hook memorial signs was picked up by news agencies and bloggers all around the world. The internet seemed to pause in collective disgust just long enough to remind itself … Continue reading
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GOP Senate Candidates: We’ll Block Nominees Who Aren’t Sufficiently Crazy

Out of the four Republicans running for the contested Senate seat in Iowa, three of them would block any judicial nominee that isn’t a Jesus Freak. The Iowa-based Religious Right group The Family Leader held a forum for Republican US … Continue reading
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Darrell Issa’s Witch Hunt Continues, Expands

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa hasn’t been able to incriminate anyone at the Internal Revenue Service so now he’s targeting the Department of Justice for a very dubious reason. Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and 16 other GOP lawmakers said … Continue reading
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The Supreme Court Reminds Us Racism is Over

Just kidding. Racism won’t be over until the secret Muslim in the White House stops oppressing the white man, amirite? The Supreme Court ruled today that states have a right to end their affirmative action programs. The justices said in … Continue reading
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SPLC: Stormfront Linked to Nearly 100 Murders Since 2009

Frazier Glenn Miller’s connection to the now-infamous Vanguard News Network (VNN) has been well documented over the past several days after he killed three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas City but, according to a new comprehensive report from … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Multiple Cases Including Birther Larry Klayman’s

Proponents of the Jim Crow for Gays bill Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed last month (the bill her office helped draft) pointed toward a case in New Mexico where the state supreme court ruled that a photography company violated the … Continue reading
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Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Reduced Sentences

In a bit of under-reported news, Attorney General Eric Holder has called for reduced sentencing guidelines for federal judges for drug offenses while preserving harsh punishment for violent offenders. “Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to … Continue reading
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How To Serve The Poor

Artist – Pat Bagley It’s hard to imagine anyone who falls into certain minority categories whose trial was presided over by Arkansas state Judge Mike Maggio received a fair trial. via ThinkProgress If you have gay sex, then it is … Continue reading
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The Only Anti-American Person in the Room is Pat Toomey

During his speech at CPAC — the GOP’s version of vacation bible school — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said one of the most distinctly anti-Americans I can think of while accusing Debo Adegbile of being anti-American. “This was always about … Continue reading
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Conservative Media Feeling Victimized Again

Media Matters quotes conservative media reacting to their very bad week culminating with the indictments of conservative stalwarts such as Dinesh D’Souza and Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as ongoing investigations into Gov. Chris Christie’s evolving Bridgegate scandal. Drudge: They are … Continue reading
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Sen. Ted Cruz: Cognitive Dissonance Be Thy Name

Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t appreciate the federal government trampling on states’ rights, unless of course those rights include things that Ted Cruz does not like. In a recent 10,000 word essay published in the Harvard Law Review, Sen. Cruz went … Continue reading
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Judicial Obstruction

Just a day removed from the filibuster of Patricia Millet, Charles Pierce got it exactly right on yesterdays ruling on birth control and judicial appointments. There’s a reason why the Republicans blocked the president’s attempts to fill vacancies on the … Continue reading
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