Jeffery Robinson

Jeffery Robinson

Jeffery Robinson is a Deputy Legal Director and the Director of the Center for Justice, which houses the ACLU’s work on criminal justice and reform issues.

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"Reminding us of the government’s failure to give freed slaves any land while it used affirmative action to help whites take ownership of 50 million acres of land formerly occupied by Native Americans." ((Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Monday, January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Stood Up For More Than Love
Martin Luther King often spoke of the need for unconditional love. In 1955 he told Black America , “We want to love our enemies — be good to them. This is what we must live by; we must meet hate with love. We must love our white brothers no matter what they do to us.” In his remarks on the King...
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Kelly’s claims about compromise, morality and the cause of the war are demonstrably false. His perspective is very forgiving of the slave owners and dismissive of the people who were enslaved. Sadly, that is completely consistent with the views of the administration he serves. Views
Thursday, November 02, 2017
John Kelly's Dangerous Ignorance of the Civil War Reflects the Views of His Boss
The comments by John Kelly, President Trump's chief of staff, about the Civil War either reflect his ignorance on the topic or a desperate attempt to deflect attention from the other serious troubles facing the administration he serves. Sadly, ignorance is the more forgiving assumption. Kelly said...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Firing of Cop Who Didn’t Shoot First and Ask Questions Later Reveals Failings of US Law Enforcement
“I am not going to shoot you, brother.” In what world do those words being said by a police officer result in that officer being fired? You don’t have to go down the rabbit hole in search of a place where up is down, left is right, and war is peace. All you need do is go to Weirton, West Virginia...
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Friday, November 27, 2015
Laquan McDonald’s Final Seconds Tell Us We Have No Time to Waste. Reform the Police Now.
Use a stopwatch to understand how much you can do in 14 seconds. Run the length of a football field. Kiss someone for several seconds after listening to the 10-second countdown on New Year’s Eve. Fourteen seconds is how long it took Officer Van Dyke to fire 16 shots into the body of Laquan McDonald...
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