The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” by Richard Delgado.
Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the Southwest U.S., who were lynched between the years of 1846 and 1925. This is roughly the same time that many Blacks were lynched in the U.S., as well. While many know of the ominous and horrific fate that Blac
A report by Human Rights Watch has outlined the violence and brutality of French police towards migrants camped out in the northern port town of Calais. There are over two thousand refugees in the city hoping to cross the channel to Britain.
An Outside mining company accused of polluting salmon streams in Western Alaska failed to show up this week for an initial federal court hearing in Anchorage. XS Platinum Inc. now must explain itself or be held in contempt of court.
This week, hundreds of Americans are skipping work in order to audition for starring roles in three high-profile criminal trials being staged around the country. The defendants in all three cases—the alleged killer of 6-year-old Etan Patz, in New York; the alleged Aurora shooter, in Colorado; and the alleged Boston...
King Abdullah's writ lasted all of 12 hours . Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all but name.
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming
American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.
But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.
The Department of Justice is drafting a legal memo recommending that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Miss...
Rob Duke's insight:
Maybe we could put judges out with the cops to watch everything they do....
Oh wait! France already does that and people think the judges have gone corrupt. It seems that anyone who we give the power to oversee those with the power to coerce are soon under suspicion for being in cahoots with the cops.
Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz has died, according to Saudi Arabian state TV. The news of the King’s death ricocheted around social media Thursday but was initially denied by journalists and other members of the Saudi royal family. King Abdullah was admitted to the hospital last month for pneumonia, and an...