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Entries by Earl Ofari Hutchinson from 12/2006

Why So Many Black Women Are Behind Bars

| Posted 12.02.2006 | Politics
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Women make up about 10 percent of America's inmates. There are now more women than ever serving time.

Federal Probes No Antidote to Police Killings

| Posted 12.06.2006 | Politics
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Despite boasts by Justice Department officials that they have cracked down on police violence, the Department prosecuted cops in only a tiny fraction of the police abuse cases that the FBI investigated.

Pelosi and House Democrats Must Fight Over Iraq Failure, But Don't Forget Katrina Failure

| Posted 12.08.2006 | Politics
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Only about half of New Orleans residents have been able to return to their homes due to the government's foot drag on dispensing more federal housing aid.

McKinney's (And Any Other) Bush Impeachment Bill Is a Wrong Headed Idea

| Posted 12.11.2006 | Politics
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Her Bush impeachment bill was never really about nailing Bush, but about getting back at House Democrats. She blames them, not Bush, for her getting the boot from Congress.

Hate And Justice on Trial in Long Beach

| Posted 12.13.2006 | Huffington Post

The Long Beach hate crimes trial of the girls has barely drawn a squint of national news, and only the barest of bare mention in the local press.

Confusion on Race

| Posted 12.17.2006 | Politics
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A substantial number of blacks and whites say that race is still alive and well in the country, but they point the blame finger at others for being racists, not themselves.

Long Beach Hate Crimes Trial Conflicts Civil Rights Leaders

| Posted 12.21.2006 | Huffington Post

The hate charge raised two thorny questions: Can and do blacks commit hate crimes? And if they commit them, what should civil right groups say and do?

Hard Lessons From The Duke Rape Case

| Posted 12.26.2006 | Politics
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Whether it's O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, or any other high-profile, racially-charged case, prosecutors are sorely tempted to pander to public passions and engage in media posturing. That's a fatal mistake.

Ford: The Conflicted President on Civil Rights

| Posted 12.28.2006 | Politics
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Ford ignored the howls from them to scrap the Voting Rights Act and asked Congress to extend the Act for five years. But then Ford stumbled.

Long Beach Hate Crimes Trial Highlights the Troubling Plight of Black Girls in America's Jails

| Posted 12.30.2006 | Politics
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For the first time in American history black women in some states are imprisoned at nearly the same rate as men. And they are being jailed at younger ages than ever.