The Smell of Trump

I've been trying to shut up in order not to make things worse, but I can't take the bullshit I keep hearing and seeing and smelling. I keep hearing people say that somehow Twitter and Facebook and Google have violated Trump's 1st Amendment rights by cutting him off. The 1st Amendment protects us from government … Continue reading The Smell of Trump

Slavery gave America a fear of Black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system.

By Bryan Stevenson AUG. 14, 2019 from The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/prison-industrial-complex-slavery-racism.html SPENCER LOWELL/TRUNK ARCHIVE Several years ago, my law office was fighting for the release of a black man who had been condemned, at the age of 16, to die in prison. Matthew was one of 62 Louisiana children sentenced to life imprisonment without parole … Continue reading Slavery gave America a fear of Black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system.

One reason capital punishment should end:

https://eji.org/news/charles-ray-finch-exonerated-43-years-after-being-sentenced-to-death?fbclid=IwAR10mC65E1wnRBErnYCTM7f6Em0fCenipVixNJ5N_5Y2CZYSVQz-c2Mwzx8 Charles Ray Finch Exonerated 43 Years After He Was Sentenced to Death in North Carolina June 28, 2019Charles Ray Finch, now 81 years old, became the 166th person in the United States since 1973 to be exonerated after having been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death when the district attorney in Wilson County, North … Continue reading One reason capital punishment should end: