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Progressives Vow to Fight as DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Protests at Florida Homes

"H.B. 1571 builds on the unconstitutional foundations of the anti-protest bill last year," said one activist, "and only reaffirms our will to make sure our voices are heard in order to create a brighter future for the people of our state."
Brett Wilkins ·

'Senselessly Unjust': Ex-Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Released From Prison

The Justice Department is facing pressure to bring federal charges against Jason Van Dyke, who served less than half of his 81-month sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder.

Jessica Corbett ·

'Small Win for Police Accountability' as Kim Potter Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Daunte Wright Killing

"This verdict is still not justice. True justice doesn't come one verdict at a time. Real justice means that these situations do not happen in the first place."

Brett Wilkins ·

Big Business Defeated as Socialist Kshama Sawant's Victory Certified in Seattle

"We have defeated Big Business and the right wing in their attempt to use... trumped-up charges against me personally in order to push back against the success of working-class movements in Seattle."

Brett Wilkins ·

True Measures of Justice Goes Beyond Verdicts in the Rittenhouse or Arbery Trials

Measuring progress solely by the outcome of trials risks both ignoring the importance of greater systemic change and compromising fairness in the criminal legal system.

Yasmin Cader ·

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty: Jury Convicts All 3 Assailants for Ahmaud Arbery Murder

"With their verdict, the jury rejected the vestige of Jim Crow and the assertion of white supremacy that was at the center of this case."

Brett Wilkins ·

The Exoneration Club of America Welcomes Kyle Rittenhouse

We're a nonpartisan support group of fellow exonerated killers and accused criminals who prevailed against the “woke mob” of the liberal media, devious prosecutors, and hostile public once we had our day in court.

Tony Norman ·

Jogging in Broad Daylight Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Whatever the verdict, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery has once more laid bare the entrenched racial barriers to equal justice that still exist in Georgia and in America.

Jesse Jackson ·

'Black Lives Matter,' Says Merkley, Voting With Markey Against Rahm Emanuel Ambassadorship

The opposition could jeopardize confirmation of the former Chicago mayor—under fire for his racial justice record—to represent the U.S. in Japan.

Brett Wilkins ·

The Big Lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate Testimony

Under oath, the disgraced former mayor of Chicago portrayed the 13-month suppression of the video showing the police murder of Laquan McDonald as needed to safeguard the investigation's "integrity." All it safeguarded was Emanuel's reelection.

Jeff Cohen ·

Chicago Groups Unite With Message to US Senate: 'Reject Rahm'

"Emanuel was more concerned with his own reelection than he was with justice for a child murdered on his watch. This is a complete slap in the face to Black America."

Brett Wilkins ·

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