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An $11 million cut to the state’s budget last summer, aimed at reducing funds set aside for the funerals of lower income people, is seen as the main cause of the morgue’s problem.
Hip-Hop Diplomacy? The State Department has used rap to spread propaganda abroad since 2005 through its hypocritical "Rhythm Road" program.
Last year 1 in 7 black students in St. Mary’s County were suspended from school, compared with 1 in 20 whites; 6 times as likely in Alexandria.
National Lawyer's Guild analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act: "We oppose indefinite detention without trial because it is immoral and cruel and because it violates the U.S. Constitution and international law."
FEMA mailed out 83,000 debt notices to victims of Hurricane Katrina including more than 6,000 debt letters to survivors of other recent disasters, including floods.
One victim called out a number of times that he needed to go to the hospital and pounded on the cell door. When later examined by paramedics on the scene, he was in full rigor-mortis.
An examination of 194 DNA exonerations found that 88 percent of the prosecutors moved to vacate the convictions. But in 12% of the cases, the prosecutors opposed the motions.
A new provision would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect — anywhere in the world — without charge or trial.
Barbara Arnwine has been the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989.
Long-suffering farmers to begin receiving payments sometime after a year of 'processing', but even then many problems will remain unresolved...
OCCUPY WALL STREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City.
The death penalty is legalized, sanitized lynching and does not exist to bring justice to Blacks and the poor, the completely corrupted court system cannot be trusted with the power of life and death.
Freedmen, slave descendants once owned by Cherokees, say this is a human rights issue. They need the medical benefits and tribal services other Cherokees enjoy.
Evidence of non-consensual sexual contact with bruising and positive DNA deemed insufficient to bring rape charges against high-level money-man Dominique Strauss-Khan.
Bachmann's odd perspective on slavery isn't a series of gaffes, but rather "a world view." She champions the pro-Confederate, Lost Cause mythology that justifies slavery and violence of Reconstruction.
A former Pennsylvania juvenile judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after being convicted for a scheme to make millions off unjustly incarcerating young people, court officials said.
If you ever thought you had a 'right to privacy' online, please be disabused of that notion once and for all. Nothing you do online is private. Period.
After Aristide was exiled in South Africa in 2004, the US gov't worked overtime to keep him out of Haiti, even though their constitution and int'l law prove he has that right.
Comcast has given $140,000 to Sharpton’s Nat'l Action Network since 2009; MSNBC president Phil Griffin was honored with a top prize at the 4/11 annual conference of NAN.
The 2,944 living victims of sterilization should get money, but it remains to be seen if it will extend to family sterilized by health depts or private hospitals that weren't part of the program.