I swear to the Lord
I still can’t see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.
TPA Vol. XXXV, Number 6 June 2015 http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/2015/June
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“Baltimore prosecutors, in an unexpected announcement, said Friday they had probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody.
Kevin Moore and two members of Cop Watch –Chad Jackson and Tony White – have been arrested tonight in Baltimore. Kevin Moore filmed the police brutally arresting Freddie Gray.
Kevin Moore filmed the police brutally arresting Freddie Gray. That footage went viral and began all of the protests that have been flooding the streets of Baltimore and sweeping the nation ever since. Now, after claiming the police had been harassing and intimidating him after he went public with the footage, Kevin Moore and two members of Cop Watch – Chad Jackson and Tony White – have been arrested tonight in Baltimore.
“Sanders not only defends military contracts that benefit his constituents in Vermont, he also joined the 100 to 0 vote in the Senate to give unalloyed moral and political support to the state of Israel during its most recent bombing campaign against Gaza.”
Protests were being held across the city in response to the death of Freddie Gray 25, who died April 19 — a week after his arrest. Saturday’s protests created more noise downtown, but originated in Gray’s West Baltimore neighborhood, which also houses the Western District precinct.
Instead of allowing this fraud to continue, we can put the League of Women Voters back in charge and let the American people hear real people talk about real issues instead of letting corporate cons run the show and exclude the people who actually represent the voters.
Perpetual wars spilling across many borders is now a foregone conclusion. The public pays it little mind. Drones take this even further, targeting individuals determined to be combatants – without a declaration of war against their country and without formal charges, allegations or complaints against those individuals.
Due process is effectively dead
When the minimum wage is below the poverty level, people ARE forced to take low-paying jobs. These ARE NOT “entry-level” positions. People receiving minimum wages are more often than not supporting families and barely surviving. These starvation wages have nothing to do with “new-workers.” They are about starving the poor to provide corporate welfare.