More evidence that the criminal justice system, as it is today, does not work for us.
I witnessed the House Oversight Committee’s Hearing, where former attorney and now convicted felon, Michael Cohen testified, on February 27, 2019. Chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings. (D) Maryland, it was well- conducted, in my opinion. I thought it astounding in content and execution. As important was Mr. Cohen’s mea culpa moment that revealed the man’s […]
Perpetrators Allowed To Plead Guilty to Lesser Counts https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Southern-Baptist-sexual-abuse-spreads-as-leaders-13588038.php …
https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/12/10/us/nypd-mother-child-video/index.html https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/12/10/us/nypd-mother-child-video/index.html NYPD and PBA have completely lost their integrity. Why work so hard on losing their humanity as well? This foolishness resulted from mother sitting on the floor because all the chairs were occupied. Then one wonders why the advice given to the public is always that, “these things won’t happen if they comply […]
Police Union Boycotting Nike
Everyone has his version of the truth but seldom share it. Whether it’s the taste, the smell or whatever, the ugly thing can help you lose friends and create bitter enemies. I wonder if it’s because once acknowledged, the truth will not leave until you do or stop doing, a particular wrong. Our criminal justice […]
June 27, 2017 By Leyland A. King Yesterday it was casually announced that NFL Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, in partnership with the Koch brothers’ political arms, will create a funnel to provide economic and other assistance to the poor in Dallas, Texas. The photos linked to the release, together with crafted statements could not […]
Citizens elect their representative government. They authorize officials to execute, commute, grant clemency among other perceived roles. Capital Punishment is unlawful.
Today, while preparing some notes on another subject, it occurred to me that the state of Kentucky, U.S ranks near the bottom of human well-being scales on every measure: adult literacy, higher education, household income and others. Thirty-two percent of the families live below the federal poverty level thus qualifying for federal assistance. Welfare. http://theweek.com/articles/452321/appalachia-big-white-ghetto How could this be, […]
By Leyland A. King Today, I was aghast as I saw the unfortunate GOP nominee Donald Trump, make his ill-advised pitch to Black voters. After his first sentence, I was so sorry for him, that I wished he would stop after that first insult. Basically he told us as politically incorrect as possible, that we […]
By Leyland A. King Monday, July 30, 2016 Nothing impeded traffic-flow on I-4 East bound just after sunset, that late summer’s Friday. Irving Welles, age twenty-four, college grad, was headed home after work, thinking ordinary thoughts in the midst of routine driving. His family was awaiting his arrival for dinner. Had there been a traffic […]
The staff of the Innocence Project cannot be commended enough for the work that they do. Earlier this week they were able to free yet another person wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. According to their information, they reckoned that every three days they are able to free an individual. Any system with an error rate that […]
Every few months the Innocence Project is able to find and free, someone on death row. Their work is done, mostly by volunteers. Of those freed, I see Black and White men; not one of them rich. The subject gets more interesting when you learn how long they have to wait to be compensated. This […]
BlueGadfly.com The Government of the United States should be so ashamed at every level. “Some police agencies don’t cooperate”? Well, who the bleep is in charge?Every state has a Governor, yet we don’t know The government can tell me how many bears, bison, turtles, eagles killed or endangered, yet can’t get data that the Guardian […]
Fusion Why do we keep blaming black women for being attacked by police? Why do black girls and women always get blamed for violence that happens to them? A sad, predictable thing happened this week: A video of an officer assaulting a young black girl went viral, and people who should know better blamed it […]