Criminal Justice Reform U.S.A.

An Awful Demonstration of Cruelty, Timidity, and Aversion to Change. Normal indicators suggest that Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) is not among priorities even on the Trump administration’s D- list. One might rightly conclude that the time and money expended so far, is either to appease the system’s critics or foot-drag the issue to 2020. Some […]

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Today I Wondered What Women’s Worlds Look Like

I cannot say that I know exactly what prompted me to write about this. I respect the fact that lots of women are doing excellent advocacy, writing persuasively and causing change in some circumstances affecting women’s lives across the planet. Though I give deference women’s voices on the issue, it’s my studied belief that this […]

The Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing as a Teaching Aid

I can’t even imagine a situation where someone is being interviewed for ANY job, and the cadidate behaves like an overly stimulated pig, yet demands that he gets that job. Insult to injury, a member of the team, joins the intemperate pig and also insults the panel, threatens them and the dithering, toothless, chair sits, […]

Revolution Begins With Awareness

Revolution Begins With Awareness BlueGadfly.com Leyland A.King July 13, 2018 Reply to a fb post I am sorry that you didn’t seize the opportunity to challenge what appeared to be a mistaken opinion. I hope that they set aside positions stemming from frustration. I believe that Black people are oppressed and treated as non-citizens. Civil […]

If Only Tucker Carlson Would Read or Listen

Tucker Carlson works at FoxNews. He talks. What he disseminates would be unacceptably deficient at most high school student-volunteer broadcast rooms. Yet, he talks. Carlson has knocked about television talk shows as a guest representing conservative political views. A few times he hosted short-lived shows. In the sphere of broadcasting, Carlson has never been someone […]

Al Jazeera English: 🇺🇸 Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award | Al Jazeera English

Congratulations Colin Kaepernick, on your achievement and international recognition. You are an inspiration and will long be remembered for your sacrifice and tremendous courage. Thank you. Someday a smart child somewhere in the world might be puzzled to find the reason why African Americans, who do so much for America’s prestige and advancement, are appreciated […]

The Problem With Truth, Is That It Is Unwanted

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 […]

We Hang Murderers, Well, Some Of Them We Do

 No one has the moral authority to kill another human being. Once we start from that premise and understand that capital punishment rests on a foundation of muck created by men, there’s nothing more that needs to be said.  It is legal only because they say that it’s legal. It is legal because of citizens, who […]

Freedom, Human Rights and Other Hypocrisies 

I woke up optimistic and went back to bed disillusioned. So I thought the least that I might do is bring attention to the plight of African-Americans caught up in America’s Criminal Justice System. An institution, if not by design, then surely by malice, IS determined to eliminate that particular segment of citizens. A protracted […]

Is Race President Obama’s Boogeyman?

As a Black,Liberal,Pinko,Commie,Bastard, I would not unjustly criticize President Obama and the White House on anything. Fox and Rush are already making vulturous living off that. I know of no other President who commented on extra judicial killings of unarmed Black men more often than President Obama. He did so before international bodies, from the […]