There has always been a deep right-wing vein in Missouri, which has taken hold in recent years, seen through Todd Akin's "legitimate" rape lunacy.
For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.
If we are going to transform this society, we have to have a belief that it is transformable. That does not mean we know the time-clock or how much our actions will help in the short term. But it does mean we are committed.
Think of it as a different kind of blowback. Even when you fight wars in countries thousands of miles distant, they still have an eerie way of making the long trip home.
Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam's armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.
The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri aggrandizes the question of police actions against minorities. I still remember the Rodney King case. It seems these events will continue to show their ugly heads.
Beyond its well-maintained public image, Santa Barbara, California (aka the American Riviera) is a working class town whose local economy includes a large service sector where some 38.0 percent of the population is Latino.
It is surely irresponsible to insert significant, fictitious incidents into movies marketed as true stories. Besides which, James Brown's life story was about as dramatic as they come. If you can't turn that into a compelling movie without inventing non-existent shotgun fire, nobody's life story is safe.
I wish we could follow them back to their respective apartments to find all the stolen bounty that had long ago been given up for lost. I wish we had a CSI-style investigation that resulted in the resolution of dozens of cold cases. But it was not to be
Whether it's James Brown or Eric Garner, police shouldn't be trained or allowed to go above the law in the name of enforcing the law.
It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.
The "proportionality" argument being used to singularly condemn Israel simply does not hold water. One only has to read a history book and take a hard look at the rest of the world to see why.
While there are many more racial disparities that affect the number of blacks arrested and charged with various crimes, the new marijuana law is one step in the right direction.
What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.
Before you administer a little dose of "F You" to the man, you might think twice about whether you want to fight it out in court.
Zangeif got in a work-release program. This meant that he was allowed to work while in jail. At every shift, I drove to his restaurant and had sneaky makeout sessions with him. I'd be lying if I said that his sentence provided no additional thrill -- defiance is hot.