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Tell the Department of Homeland Security: Investigate ICE
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigrants, immigration, law enforcement, brutality, human rights, civil rights, petitions )

Freya
- 81 days ago - act.credoaction.com
As the rogue enforcement arm of Trump's xenophobic regime, ICE is invading communities across the country to terrorize and tear apart immigrant families. Its agents are detaining and deporting immigrant activists and reportedly abusing people.
6 States Where Voters Could Push Democracy Forward in the Midterms
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting, elections, progressives, wages, income, jobs, taxes, law enforcement )

Freya
- 89 days ago - yesmagazine.org
From raising the minimum wage to enacting police reforms, here are ballot initiatives progressives should watch in 2018.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Is Too Racist to Be a Lawyer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, racism, bigotry, prejudice, law enforcement, petitions )

Freya
- 100 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
On Monday, February 12, 2018, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech during the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting. During his speech, he referred to law enforcement as the foundation of "Anglo-American" heritage.
Petition - Stop Sending Weapons of War to Our Communities
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: weapons of war, Police Departments, Armed forces, militarized police action, Law Enforcement, accountability, oversight, control, misconduct, misuse of power, safety, congress )


- 216 days ago - action.aclu.org
President Trump just put thousands of military-grade weapons back into the hands of police departments across our country. In rescinding an Obama-era executive order, Trump removed restrictions and oversight of the weapons of war the federal government...
Everyday Erinyes #96
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, prescription drugs, Congress, OAP, Grubb's, law enforcement, police unions, murder, arbitration, Alex Wubbels, Jeff Payne, Utah )

Joanne
- 222 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Two situations this week which seem to me to command the attention of the Greek Furies, and one update
Everyday Erinyes #85
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, police brutality, mowing while black, imperfect victims, marijuana, swat team, evidence, law enforcement, motorists )

Joanne
- 299 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. A few things this week which seem to me to invite the attention of the Greek Furies.
Donald Trump's Coming Police State: We Have a President Who Wants Unlimited Power and Won't Respect the Rule of Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tyranny, oppression, deportations, Islamophobia, military, law enforcement )

Freya
- 469 days ago - alternet.org
He wasn't kidding about being the "law and order" president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day.
Black GOP Senator Talks About Being Pulled Over By Police 7 Times In One Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Senator, Tim Scott, SC, law enforcement, Dallas, Philando Castile, trust gap, law enforcement )

Sheryl
- 679 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
This is a situation that happens all across the country whether we want to recognize it or not. Scott said he chose to talk about his encounters with police, experiences that left him feeling humiliated and very scared. We cannot ignore these issues.
Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Candidate to Speak Out on Sandra Bland: 'We Need Real Police Reform'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, racism, police brutality, black lives matter, law enforcement )

Freya
- 1033 days ago - alternet.org
Days after tense confrontation with #BlackLivesMatter activists, Sanders decries 'all-too-common' problem.
7 Ways Racism Affects the Lives of Black Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, racism, ethics, freedoms, abuse, criminal courts, schools, law enforcement, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 1111 days ago - alternet.org
Black children as young as 11 ~ and sometimes even younger ~ are targeted by law enforcement, through school referrals that have them standing in criminal courts at rates that far outpace white children.
Raw Story's Worst Cops of 2014 -- and There Are a Lot of Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Law Enforcement, freedoms, rights, government, corruption, freedoms, ethics, crime, dishonesty, news, abuse, cover-up )

Carrie
- 1241 days ago - rawstory.com
Looking back over some of the disturbing Raw Story reports from the last year shows why the public has become more and more skeptical of the men and women behind the badge.
"Bloodiest Thing the World Has Seen": David Cay Johnston on Inequality's Looming Disaster
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: revolution, economy, ethics, constitution, congress, politics, inequality, unions, gerrymandering, voting, law enforcement, Wall Street, Geitner, Obama )

Lynn
- 1456 days ago - alternet.org
..."Divided" reminds us how inequality is one of those rare problems that truly matters to all of us...whether American democracy can survive such great economic disparities, and how returning to a more equal society is literally a matter of life and death.
Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Targets Gay Men Under Unconstitutional 'Crimes Against Nature' Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, law enforcement, gay rights, ethics, corruption, Americans, media, news )

Carrie
- 1762 days ago - rawstory.com
A sheriff's office task force in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been conducting undercover investigations that target gay men under the state's defunct sodomy law. The sting operations were uncovered by the Baton Rouge Advocate in an article published Sat.
Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, law enforcement, ACLU, government, politics )

Lynn
- 1830 days ago - alternet.org
By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled "Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies" the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, ...
Take Action - Tell Mayor Bloomberg and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to Publicly Commit to Upholding the First Amendment and Let
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Freedom Of the Press, 1st amendment, Bill Of Rights, Freedom of Speech, Violations, Mayors, Bloomberg, Law enforcement, OWS, NYC, America, Marshall Law, Crime, Corruption, Tom Paine )

Kenny
- 2382 days ago - act2.freepress.net
The freedom of our press is fundamental to our identity as Americans. As elected representatives charged with serving the people, our mayors must rein in these aggressive and violent tactics by local law enforcement.
 

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