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Here’s What to Say to Racist Family Members During the Holidays 27.11.2019 Mother Jones
It’s holiday season! Which means it’s time to have some potentially awkward conversations with family, on top of the usual awkward conversations that dredge up old resentments and new disappointments. Lots has already been written about today’s polarized political climate, and if they want, people can more or less successfully avoid being in spaces that […]
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Jury finds St. Paul officer Palkowitsch guilty in excessive force trial 27.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After more than a day of deliberation, a federal jury Tuesday found St. Paul Police Officer Brett Palkowitsch guilty of violating the civil rights of Frank Baker — an unarmed African-American man.
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Opinion: Do college football programs that use cutting-edge technology have an unfair advantage? 27.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

College football programs that adopt cutting-edge technology may have a competitive advantage. Is that unfair? It depends.

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Jury gets the case in federal trial of St. Paul cop charged with excessive force 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Prosecutors described officer Brett Palkowitsch as a bully who bragged about injuring Frank Baker to fellow officers. Defense attorneys say the prosecution lied when portraying Palkowitsch as the only officer who saw Baker as a threat.
St Paul police officer to take stand in federal civil rights trial 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Officer Brett Palkowitsch, charged with a civil rights violation for kicking a man who was being bitten by a police dog, is expected to take the stand Wednesday afternoon.
Indian Nationals Say the Green Card Backlog Is Unfair. Silicon Valley’s Plan to Fix It Could Be Too. 20.11.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, attempts to reform the United States’ immigration system have died in Congress. But in July, Michelle Canero, a business immigration lawyer in Miami, noticed that the House of Representatives had quietly passed its biggest change to US immigration law in decades. Without a hearing, a bipartisan majority had sent a bill to the […]
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Former Westminster cop pleads guilty to civil rights violation in federal court for sexually assaulting woman in his custody 19.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A former Westminster police officer who sexually assaulted a woman in his police car in 2017 has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating that woman's civil rights, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Climate-resilient fisheries require fairness and equity 16.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Climate-resilient fisheries require fairness and equity
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Supreme Court may allow TV producer's racial bias suit against Comcast to move ahead 14.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Justices sounded ready to send Byron Allen's suits back to Los Angeles to allow them to proceed in federal court -- but without weighing in who should win in the end.

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Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the hours after the slaughter in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, a final toll emerged: 22 dead, […]
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Pueblo synagogue to add surveillance cameras after bomb plot 6.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The synagogue that was the target of an alleged bombing plot plans to add surveillance cameras to enhance security that was already tightened in response to the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack last year. The cameras will help keep watch on activity outside the synagogue in Pueblo and will hopefully be something that can be monitored […]
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Civil Rights Groups See Profound Danger in Facebook’s “Politicians Can Lie” Policy 30.10.2019 Mother Jones
On September 26, a handful of Facebook executives joined a large group of civil rights advocates in Atlanta for a forum addressing discrimination in technology. Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief operations officer, sat in the front row. The event signaled a new level of collaboration between Facebook and activists who had long been at odds. […]
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Column: Facial ID recognition can help on your phone, but not so much in law enforcement hands 30.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Patt Morrison talks with Matt Cagle, a technology and civil liberties attorney at the ACLU of Northern California.

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Opinion: I study terrorism. A white supremacist attack in my neighborhood woke me up to the danger at home 27.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It shouldn't have taken the Tree of Life synagogue attack near my Pittsburgh home for me to realize I needed to look more closely at the threat of extremist violence in my own country.

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One way to overcome prejudice and bridge cultural divides? Read other people's diaries 25.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Most people keep their diaries hidden. They put them under pillows and in drawers.

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Hundreds at St. Cloud anti-hate forum hear from former white supremacist 23.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A former neo-Nazi who works to counter violent extremism warns that hate groups’ recruitment efforts are growing more sophisticated, and they’re having success luring troubled youth.
Policast: A lawsuit over felon voting rights 22.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A lawsuit over felon voting rights; Justice Elena Kagan says the Supreme Court isn’t necessarily as partisan as it seems
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ACLU-MN lawsuit seeks to restore voting rights for felons 21.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lawsuit alleges violations of due process and equal protection rights under the Minnesota Constitution. It says the current system ignores the impacts of racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Democrats need to talk honestly about race. But can they? 20.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's racism is a visible expression of bigger, older, deeper problems. He is a symptom rather than a root cause.

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A Big Legal Victory for Voting Rights in Florida, and a Rebuke Against its Republican Governor 19.10.2019 Mother Jones
My colleague, and MoJo’s resident Big Brain on all things voting, pointed out this major legal win in Florida on Friday: A group of 20 people with felony convictions was suing the state over a new law requiring them to repay any fines or fees they owed before they could register to vote. The federal […]
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