Black Lives Matter

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
high school students take a knee during national anthem
Louisiana public high school threatens to punish student athletes who don't "stand in a respectful manner throughout the national anthem"
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Backlash, says one commentator, "very much about setting limits in US for how...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"If peaceful protests did nothing, the powerful wouldn't try so hard to silence...


In a stunning if alas unsurprising indictment of American "justice" - one suggested alternate headline: "Water Is Wet" - a new leaked report has found that racist cops in Dothan, Ala. and a complicit D.A. have been planting drugs and guns for years on black suspects, hundreds of whom remain jailed on false charges. Silver Lining Dept: The reveal came from whistle-blowing fellow-cops who "hope the mood of the country is one that demands action," and long overdue justice.