More of our activism needs a spiritual basis, and that doesn't only mean the absence of mindless confrontation. Spirit is laughter, shape-shifting and music.
The achievement gap will never close until we as a society, especially educators, tackle the justice gap head-on.
The Vineyard's reputation is that of an exclusive enclave for the rich and famous. Presidents vacation here. To the community that lives here it is a profound experience of contradictions.
I believe that Comey had a very specific goal in mind for his speech, and that goal is to change the behavior of police officers. What is the most effective way Comey could get cops to really hear his message? Before we go there, let's start by discussing a way that would not work.
Here I am, going about my day, trying my best to be a decent person in this world, and with one push of a button on that heinous little ticket dispenser you carry around, you sank my perky optimism, which let me tell you takes a lot of work to maintain in this topsy turvy world.
While Congress's recent interest in addressing these and other forfeiture abuses is encouraging, we must also remember that rights are far less secure when protected by statute rather than the Constitution
We hear a lot about "teaching moments" and "life lessons," but do we really know them when we see them? By honoring our heroes and promulgating their brave stories, we can be reminded of the ancient Greek's definition of "citizen."
The links between transnational organized crime, extremism and terrorism undermines governance structures. This nexus thus needs to be understood as more than isolated, local issues -- it needs to be seen as part of a local, regional and global phenomenon.
Response-inhibition training shows exciting potential as a training method for police and the military. The findings might also lead to more insights into cognition and firearms, insights with the potential to reduce society's death toll.
Agencies who have adopted or seeking to begin the use of police body cameras should be required to have their implementation evaluated by qualified and objective/independent academic institutions. Those departments that choose to do so should be nationally recognized as model departments.
The preventable deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others at the hands of police have drawn attention to the frequently excessive use of force by police, all too often fatal, and the lack of justice for such violence.
Because they speak uncomfortable truths, black prophetic voices, while they are alive, are vilified and violently persecuted by repressive agents of the state.
Activists and academics alike came together last Wednesday for the 31st annual UC Santa Cruz Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, which was filled to capacity for the event that proudly hosted Angela Davis.
Police have a lot of power. What they don't have is a lot of accountability. That needs to change.
While the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Illinois has decreased 37.8 percent between 2002 and 2012 -- in large part because of increased awareness, tougher punishments and legislative action -- drunk driving remains a serious problem in Illinois, though more severe in some parts of the state than others.
The puppy was brought to animal control by Detective Lynes, who said he couldn't get her out of his head since delivering her to animal control. After waiting the mandatory time span to see if the puppy was claimed, which she was not, the detective adopted her immediately and named her Daisy.