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Kevin Hogan

Bi-Erasure... Even After Death?

Kevin Hogan | September 22, 2016 | Queer Voices
Experiencing violence and hate caused by intolerance of your sexual orientation is devastating. It's even worse when you don't have the option to fully and accurately communicate the incident to the authorities because there's no distinct category for bisexuals.
Adam Levin

How To Tell If You've Been Hacked (And What To Do About It)

Adam Levin | September 22, 2016 | Crime
Digital hygiene isn't much different from any other kind, but in the same way parents pass on common sense advice to wash your hands frequently during cold and flu season, it's crucial to learn about your various exposures and how to spot trouble when it happens.
Sharda Sekaran

Terence Crutcher's Death Exposes Racism Of The Drug War

Sharda Sekaran | September 21, 2016 | Politics
Black and brown people are routinely targeted with gross impunity and cruelty by law enforcement and the drug war invariably plays a huge role in the problem.
Seth Ferranti

Life In The Hell's Angels

Seth Ferranti | September 21, 2016 | Crime
George Christie was a Hell's Angel for forty years. He was president of the high-profile Ventura chapter of the club and biker legend holds that Songs of Anarchy is modeled after his own story and struggles with the club.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The Circle Of Violence Must Stop... With Us

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | September 21, 2016 | Religion
Violence is all around us. Guns and fingers pointed at all sides. These last months have seen horrific violence. It goes around and around, getting stronger as it sinks to new depths. It is up to all of us to stop it.
Derecka Purnell

'Bad Dudes' Have Rights: Challenging Problematic Police Narratives

Derecka Purnell | September 21, 2016 | Black Voices
“Michael Brown... was no angel.”- New York Times “The April 19 death of Freddie Gray, the son of an illiterate heroin addict, made him a symbol of the black community’s distrust of police.”- CNN “That looks like a bad dude too. He...
Ben Jealous

California Voters Should Remember Troy Davis This November

Ben Jealous | September 20, 2016 | Black Voices
This has become a hallmark of the American death penalty: don't look too hard, don't ask too many questions. Once a jury has reached a verdict, avoid at all costs the question of whether they might be wrong. Finality over fairness or accuracy.
Dave Johnson

Banks Used Low Wages, Job Insecurity To Force Employees To Commit Fraud

Dave Johnson | September 20, 2016 | Business
Banks profit from low wages and job insecurity in more ways than the obvious. They don't just pocket the wage differential; they use the poverty-level wages and job insecurity to force employees to do unethical things they couldn't otherwise get them to do.
Neal Keny-Guyer

Bullets and Bombing Won't Prevent Violent Extremism. Here's What Will.

Neal Keny-Guyer | September 21, 2016 | World
Why do thousands of people, especially young men, join or support violent organizations, especially those like ISIS -- and how do we stem this tide?
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

College For Convicts: The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | September 17, 2016 | Crime
America faces a humanitarian disaster. It is a disaster that remains invisible to most middle-class Americans, though it is a disaster that blights millions of lives. It is the crisis of the American gulag. America has a higher incarceration rate than any other nation on the planet. Human Rights Watch...
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
Chris Cognac

Colin Kaepernick, let's have Coffee with a Cop!

Chris Cognac | September 16, 2016 | Crime
There has been so much controversy over your refusal to stand during the national anthem that I feel it is time to talk about it. Maybe I can offer you a voice to be heard on the issues and problems you feel are the root cause of your protest.
Adam Levin

You Have Just 100 Days To Prepare For Holiday Scams

Adam Levin | September 15, 2016 | Crime
Whether you are hoping we can "Make America Great Again," working tirelessly for those who say that we are "Stronger Together," or simply trying to make it through another day, it is highly likely that Christmas is the furthest thing from your thoughts right now.
Jag Davies

Why Kratom's Getting Banned - And How We Can Stop This Drug War Madness

Jag Davies | September 14, 2016 | Politics
The DEA's recent move to prohibit and criminalize kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, shows us just how far we are from the drug war's ultimate demise.
Christopher Zoukis

Dangers Of Private Prison Vans Brought Into Spotlight

Christopher Zoukis | September 13, 2016 | Crime
A front-page New York Times story headlined "On Private Prisoner Vans, Long Road of Neglect" examined the little-known for-profit firms providing interstate transport in large vans for persons being extradited to face out-of-state court hearings or shuttled to distant prisons.
Kumar Rao

Dispatch From Tunisia: The (Early) Right To A Lawyer

Kumar Rao | September 13, 2016 | World
Legal advocacy for the vulnerable is absolutely critical to protecting human rights and accessing justice. In Tunisia, many of the accused have been in custody for days or even weeks before they are appointed a lawyer.
Marc Schindler

Defining Violence: America Needs To Reconsider Its Approach To Violent Crime To End Mass Incarceration

Marc Schindler | September 13, 2016 | Crime
The U.S. will not be able to meaningfully lower its incarceration rate without changing how the justice system treats people charged with and convicted of violent crimes.
Seth Ferranti

Tupac Murder Case Still Open Twenty Years Later

Seth Ferranti | September 13, 2016 | Crime
Filmmaker Mike Dorsey, released Murder Rap, a controversial documentary that uncovered new evidence and put forth a new theory in Tupac's death.
Galina Nemirovsky

Traffic Court Taints My Perception of Cops

Galina Nemirovsky | September 13, 2016 | Crime
I got a ticket a few months ago because I didn't have my updated insurance card in my car; it had expired two days prior and I forgot to include the new one in the glove compartment. The cop who gave me the ticket assured me all I...
Bill Blum

Black Lives Don't Matter To Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton

Bill Blum | September 13, 2016 | Politics
One thing the BLM analyses don't do is endorse a presidential candidate. And that's for an eminently good reason--the candidates of both major parties, in their quests for power, have chosen to snub and malign the movement and the cause it represents.
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