The Department of Justice announced Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder has unveiled stricter policies governing federal law enforcement when it comes to the use of racial profiling.
During Monday morning's episode of Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren called out the media for not giving proper coverage or discussion over the initiatives laid out by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in the wake of high-profile killings by police.
In the past few weeks, there has been an uprising of awareness of police brutality all over the U.S. yet it appears that conservatives are countering the protest with the justification that if you fail to submit to the police, you deserve what you get...that is until their own are brutalized.
It is astonishing, but the extremist Christian fundamentalists are basing their punitive power on the religious freedom guarantee in the First Amendment; with Supreme Court approval.
The latest "blame Obama" crusade is reaction to the President's request for funding to train and outfit racist cops with body cameras.
For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops or owners of a sports bar, to demand that African Americans suffer punishment for exercising their constitutional rights.
President Obama will announce on Monday a proposal to provide $263 million in funds over a three-year period to outfit 50,000 police officers across the nation with body cameras.
America is not a civilized society and the concept of equality for all its citizens is exactly that; a concept. In fact, what America really has always been is a nation founded on the principles of apartheid, or the policy of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-whites.
In a conversation with St. Louis news station KSDK 5 on Friday evening, Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson told the station that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be immediately reinstated to the active duty if he is not indicted by the St. Louis County grand jury in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Regardless what one thinks about marijuana use, whether for recreational purposes or for its many medicinal applications, the time has come to seriously consider putting an end to its criminalization nationwide.
Contrast law enforcement's overwhelmingly violent military response to peaceful, and unarmed, African Americans protesting the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed African American teenager at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer and one can hardly claim law enforcement does not apply a different standard to armed whites as opposed to unarmed African Americans.
Ferguson is not as isolated incident. It never was. What Ferguson is and will continue to be is a microcosm of the relationship between large segments of the population and their views of local law enforcement.
After a two-week civil trial a U.S. District Chief Judge, Marcia Krieger, ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and dismissed it, and said the plaintiffs presented absolutely no evidence that limiting gun magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished anyone's ability to defend themselves.
It is not the responsibility of law enforcement to interpret or make the laws of the land, or to mete out punishment for law breakers; that responsibility lies with lawmakers and the courts.
A group of vigilante truck drivers will set upon Washington to demonstrate that when it comes to Constitutional ignorance, they have few peers outside the Republican Party.
Republican attempts to nullify federal laws in Missouri are on hold after attempts to override Gov. Nixon's veto failed in the senate
The real point of the recall elections of two Democratic Colorado state senators is to scare legislators into never supporting even the most common sense gun laws.
It is noteworthy that regardless the cries of tyranny, conservative and libertarian devotees never cite one example that could be misconstrued as President Obama as a tyrant based in reality.
Finally law enforcement has acted and arrested an American citizen who faces felony charges for making terrorist threats, but the suspect is a wannabe teenage rapper, not Ted Nugent.
John Boehner praised the response of federal, state, and local law enforcement in the Boston area, while his House budget slashed funding for the hiring and training of cops.