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Adam Ciminello

Entrepreneurship, Social Justice, and the idea of Bono never performing again are all things that excite me. And yes, my grandma is cooler than yours. Say hi sometime on twitter @Aciminello
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Are Baltimore Prosecutors Intentionally Mishandling/Delaying The Trials Of Freddie Gray’s Alleged Killers?

We’ve consistently seen our criminal justice system behave much more benevolently when the defendants are law enforcement officers: Are the Freddie Gray trials just the latest example? Via Slate: Jury selection in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was allegedly killed, lasted …

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NY Daily News/Shaun King: American police killed, brutalized so many people that it’s hard to keep up

At what point do we as a society look in the mirror and realize that progress isn’t inevitable? At what point do we realize that direct actions are needed to bring about real, lasting change for all Americans brutalized by our criminal justice/law enforcement systems? Immediately, we can only hope… …

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Time-warp? GOP’s Rhetoric On Race and Diversity Hearkens Back To 1964, Further Isolates Them In A Changing America

Time and again, we’ve heard prominent members of the GOP make racially charged comments when discussing crime, gun violence, immigration, and social policies. We roll our eyes, we laugh, we look the other way, or most typically, we subvert a combination of all three. It’s the GOP’s awkward elephant (pun …

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Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Was Likely Poisoned, Opts Not To Say Anything

Via Slate: Michigan governor Rick Snyder declared last week that the poisonously high levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan constitute a state of emergency. “The health and welfare of Flint residents is a top priority and we’re committed to a coordinated approach with resources from state agencies to address all aspects …

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Justice System’s Double Standards Exposed Again: Retired judge gets probation for firing at LAPD officer from West L.A. townhouse

Once again, we see a criminal justice system in action working overtime to protect certain citizens.  If James Bascue was a minority firing on an LAPD officer, would he only on probation? Would he be alive? Via LA Times: A retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has pleaded no contest …

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