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US Politics & Gov't

Homelessness Is Not a Crime -- and Neither Is Feeding the Hungry! ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, homelessness, law, crime, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, abuse, news, economy )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Thirty-three cities now ban or are considering banning giving food to homeless people -- and some are threatening to throw people in jail in they're caught feeding the hungry.
No Charges for NYPD Officer in Apparent Chokehold Death; Justice Dept. to Investigate (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, Justice Dept. investigation, Eric Garner, Human Rights, police, law, corruption, ethics, freedoms, crime )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Justice Department will launch a federal civil rights investigation after a Staten Island grand jury declined to bring charges in the case of Eric Garner, an African American who died this summer after a white New York City police officer placed...
Video: Police Lied. Mike Brown Was Killed 148 Feet Away From Darren Wilson's SUV
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mike Brown, Darren Wilson, corruption, law, cover-up, dishonesty, crime )

Nancy
- 18 days ago - dailykos.com
Police, in many cases, use the distance in which a suspect flees and the distance between them in an encounter as evidence to prove they were reasonably afraid for their safety--which is required by law.
Secure Justice for Mike Brown! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mike Brown, Officer Darren Wilson, justice, discrimination, law )

Nancy
- 24 days ago - action.workingfamilies.org
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder: I urge you to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson to the fullest extent of federal law and overhaul the local and state policies that perpetuate the nationwide crisis of discriminatory policing.
Sandra Steingraber: Why I Am in Jail
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sandra Steingraber, jail, law, probation, activism, energy, fracking, corruption )

Nancy
- 27 days ago - ecowatch.com
Half the women in my cell block are here for probation violation. One thing they all agree on: It's almost impossible to be a single mother in search of housing and a job, both of which require mobility, and comply with probation rules, which restrict...
'This Is Just Bullsh*t': Texas Woman Says State Trooper Harassed Her Over Getting Voter ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Austin Texas, DPS, state trooper, voter ID, voter ID law, intimidation, ethics, dishonesty, police, society, freedoms, rights, politics, law, news, government, republicans, dishonesty, elections, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas woman was harassed by a state trooper while attempting to obtain the special ID required for voters, MSNBC reported on Friday. "I'm 62 years old," Lynne Messinger said about the encounter. "I've been voting for a long time, and this is just bull..
TX Judge Responds to Complaints About Bible Reading in Court By Hosting Prayer Breakfast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, religion, Separation of Church and State, ethics, government, politics, Texas, Judge Wayne Mack, law, constitution, abuse )

Carrie
- 61 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas judge, under fire for opening court proceedings with a Bible reading followed by a prayer, has scheduled a prayer breakfast next week where he claims he will address the issue.
The Defense Department Must Stop Arming Local Police ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, crime, ethics, government, law, police, politics, rights, violence, corruption, human rights )

Beverly
- 75 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The militarization of local police departments threatens our civil liberties and puts all Americans, especially African-Americans and Latinos, at increased risk of being killed or injured by law enforcement.
Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, indictment, law, corruption, government, ethics, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 86 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.
Watch What Happens When Police Confront a White 'Open Carry' Gun Nut
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, crime, americans, culture, law, police, safety, crime, death, dishonesty, violence )

Wild
- 104 days ago - alternet.org
Police show great patience with possibly drunk, very agitated, gun-waving armed white man. What if he were black?
Protect FDA Drug Safety Laws PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, sadness, rights, politics, news, law, interesting, humans, health, government, ethics, culture, dishonesty, americans, abuse, corporate, corruption, consumers, disease, healthcare, drugs, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks )

Robert
- 119 days ago - action.citizen.org
Tell the FDA: Don't permit Big Pharma to undermine information about pharmaceutical risks.
Sheriffs Across US Drawing on Right-Wing Fringe Ideas to Decide Which Laws to Enforce (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: anti-government. US sheriffs, law, ethics, corruption, government, abuse, politics, news )

Carrie
- 119 days ago - rawstory.com
The anti-government "Posse Comitatus" movement, which gave birth to sovereign citizens, believes government is illegitimate above the county, so county sheriffs are the highest legal authority in the U.S.
Satanic Temple Takes Advantage of Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, freedoms, ethics, government, media, law, politics, religion, rights, society, congress, news, healthcare, healthcare, usa, SupremeCourt, supremecourt )

David
- 142 days ago - occupycorporatism.com
ST website: "In the coming months, we will be initiating a number of other campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws. In order to spread the word about this campaign to those..
The New York Times Calls for the Legalization of Marijuana
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: culture, crime, americans, news, law, marijuana laws, reformmedia, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 144 days ago - globalpost.com
The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana on Saturday, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 149 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
 

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