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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:39477
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Archived Since:March 19, 2008

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More Views On The Injustice In Ferguson

Two recent posts (here and here) deal with how a different system of “justice” was applied in Ferguson in order to protect a police officer from facing trial in a situation where anyone else would be tried. This has also been a trend in other parts of the country, with it being very rare for [...]

Wisconsin Man Files Suit After Police Arrest Him For Calling Them Racists On Facebook

This case is something completely different yet fits in with the recent posts (here,  here, and here) which deal with abuse of police powers. A man from Wisconsin is filing suit alleging that he was arrested for comments posted on Facebook accusing policemen of racism. The StarTribune reports: A man who got arrested after he [...]Show More Summary

The Joker (the second greatest villian)

If you’ve missed it, check parts 1 to 4 of this ‘greatest of’ series over at my blog, Chocolate Films. … The very first time I was Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, I knew instantly that I was watching something special – I genuinely believed I was watching history. In that [...] The post The Joker (the second greatest villian) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Cosby and Ghomeshi scandals open floodgates

The “clinking” of Bill Cosby’s belt buckle as he allegedly attempted a rape, the sound of a slap across a woman’s face after Jian Ghomeshi turned his stuffed toy “Big Ears Teddy” around. It’s the details that linger and horrify. In the headline-grabbing cases of famed American comic Bill Cosby and former CBC radio host [...]Show More Summary

Contempt for a community

Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands[/caption WASHINGTON -- The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization. No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. I've written before, and likely will have to write again, about the tragically low value our society places on the [...]Show More Summary

Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble (Guest Voice)

Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO– Of course, those who really need this article probably won’t read it. That’s the way arrogance works. It makes you feel that you are better than the next person, that you certainly don’t need to change, and besides, no one is really [...]Show More Summary

DA last minute pivot re legal use of force in Wilson case

For two months, the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case had a misleading and unconstitutional copy of a law regarding police officer use of deadly force, one given to them by the St. Louis DA's office. The post DA last minute pivot re legal use of force in Wilson case appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from you and yours graphic via shutterstock.com The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

More Evidence For A Different System Of Justice For The Police

Recently I discussed how the grand jury was used in Ferguson was an example of how justice is different for the police than it is for everyone else.  The Washington Post also reports on unorthodox police practices in handling Darren Wilson after the shooting: When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting [...]Show More Summary

Stuff to be Thankful For

Stuff to be Thankful For Raging Moderate by Will Durst You got to love Thanksgiving. You do. It’s the law. And be honest; doesn’t a little tryptophan poisoning amongst family and friends sound pretty comforting right about now? What with Ebola infested ISIS members slithering across the border carrying photos of Bill Cosby ogling Kim [...]Show More Summary

A Military Thanksgiving

Wishing all our readers and their loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. Let us not forget our troops spending yet one more Thanksgiving away from their loved ones and those troops and their families who themselves need a helping hand at home this holiday. Below, some photos of troops helping troops this Thanksgiving and, below [...]Show More Summary

Obama must reveal truth about CIA interrogations, UN experts say

Opponents of cloaking the Senate report on CIA interrogation practices in secrecy have won support from a top panel of United Nations human rights experts. They said significant secrecy would embolden torturers in other countries and should be rejected. In an open letter to President Barack Obama, seven rapporteurs to the UN Human Rights Council [...]Show More Summary

The Ferguson grand jury proceedings, dissected

How much did “un­or­tho­dox forensic practices" play in the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict? The post The Ferguson grand jury proceedings, dissected appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Remember Robert Kennedy

In this nation, there are clear problems when it comes to race and income inequality. We have to address these problems and find solutions. At times, there is frustration and it seems almost as if nothing is improving. However, through it all, there is never an excuse for violence. We must extol the virtues of [...]Show More Summary

Two Systems Of Justice: One For Police, One For Everyone Else

The grand jury’s decision in Ferguson not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown demonstrates how we have two systems of justice in the United States. I am not referring only to the differences in treatment based upon race. This is clearly a major factor, but as it has already been discussed [...]Show More Summary

This Article Is About The Song ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,’ But ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacree’ Is Not The Name Of The Article, That’s Just The Name Of Song

In the 47 years since Arlo Guthrie recorded “Alice’s Restaurant,” the 18-plus minute song has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition — and an ode to a simpler time even if its subtext is the Vietnam War. If you haven’t heard “Alice’s Restaurant,” then you probably don’t know that it’s not really a song, but rather [...]Show More Summary

Jurassic World trailer shows us life inside the new theme park, hints at hybrid dino experiment gone awry

Everything Mesozoic is new again: Jurassic World, the hotly anticipated fourth instalment in the dinosaur-theme-park thriller franchise, has its first official trailer. Due for release on June 12, 2015, the Steven Spielberg-produced film, which has taken a circuitous route to the big screen, is the long-awaited follow-up to 2001?s Jurassic Park III. The film had [...]Show More Summary

Hagel: Foreign Policy Failure Symptom

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, Nov. 25: ——— Recent events have not cast a flattering light on President Barack Obama’s approach to military and security matters. The rise of the Islamic State has forced him to reverse his withdrawal from Iraq. Vladimir Putin has seized Crimea from neighboring Ukraine and [...]Show More Summary

Schumer: Dems taking up ObamaCare early was strategical error

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has come out and said in the open what I’ve been privately been told by Democrats for several years and have heard repeatedly if the topic turned to politics during my current special one year national and Canadian tour in my non-writing incarnation: when President Barack Obama opted to use his [...]Show More Summary

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Think About It

The unstated rules for male victims of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and assault I have a friend, an autistic man, who was ordered to have sex with a woman and was informed by her that he had no choice and so, even though he didn’t want to he, went along because he was doing as he [...]

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