Reading about the tragic murders by city worker DeWayne Craddock last week in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center puts me in mind of a piece I published years ago about Joseph Stack, who flew an aircraft into an IRS office in Austin, TX in 2010. I lay it in again below to see what insights… Continue reading “Going Postal” in Virginia Beach
Let these facts be entered into evidence: 1. George Zimmerman was acquitted July 14 after chasing down and murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen. Zimmerman's assumption was that because Trayvon was Black and wearing a hoodie, he was an "f***ing punk." He was, after all, "no angel." 2. Marissa Alexander, a Black woman in Florida,… Continue reading “No angel”: A disturbing, dehumanizing pattern
http://twincities.indymedia.org/2008/sep/breaking-rnc-8-charged-conspiracy-riot-furtherance-terrorism BREAKING: RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism" In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of… Continue reading RNC activists charged as “terrorists” for exercising democratic rights
There's a man in Texas about to be executed for driving a car. Sound familiar? It should. Last year anti-death penalty activists pressed for and won the commutation of the sentence of Kenneth Foster who was scheduled for execution for a murder in which he was not even involved. He drove a car away from… Continue reading Take Action to Save Jeff Wood
Prison Folds Under Pressure from Call-In Campaign In Response to Telephone Calls and a Court Order, Dr. Al-Arian Transferred Again August 6, 2008 Alexandria, VA - Following a week-long campaign to bring an end to his harsh treatment at the hands of officials at the Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover, Virginia, Dr. Sami Al-Arian has… Continue reading Activism Works: Call-in Campaign Wins Transfer for Al-Arian
see aahttp: http://yogurtshopjustice.blogspot.com/\DNA EXONERATES SCOTT, SPRINGSTEEN IN YOGURT SHOP MURDERS: Criminal Justice Activists Call for All Charges To Be Dropped There is new and compelling DNA evidence in the Yogurt Shop murder case that exonerates all of the suspects arrested in connection with this 1991 murder of four young women in an Austin yogurt shop.… Continue reading Drop all charges in the yogurt shop case!
Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller is feeling the heat after she refused to accept an appeal after the 5 p.m. closing time of the TX Court of Criminal Appeals. Michael Richard was executed as a result. The court would surely have stayed the execution pending a Supreme Court decision about cases challenging the method of lethal… Continue reading How the mighty are fallen. . .
********************************************************** resurrection I'm the phoenix rising from the ashes of death row I stand as the love that just would not fold we grew grassroots under the steel machine their hate couldn't stop our growth I'm the hope reinstilled inside the hopeless capsules formerly known as men at the end I found a way to… Continue reading Kenneth Foster: Phoenix Rising
A movement to stop the railroading of 6 youths in Jena Louisiana in the wake of virulent racist attacks is getting national attention. beating case stirs racial anger By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY A grass-roots movement is spreading across black America in support of six black high school students charged with attempted murder for beating… Continue reading Stop the Persecution of the Jena 6
Did Texas execute innocent men? Dan Rather reports at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6441626953295832148&hl=en