21st Century Law Enforcement at its Finest

Because the presumption of innocence is, like, so September 10th, dude: The Justice Department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims, Arabs or other racial and ethnic groups.Law...

Post Race Era? Once Again, My Black Ass.

Contra Barack Obama and Frank Rich, the reaction to the Sean Bell verdict shows that Americans still have a long way to go to “[transcend] the racial and cultural rifts that [have] divided them for centuries”, says Max Blumenthal. Related: A joint investigation by Colorlines magazine and the...

On Acceptable and Unacceptable Victims

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daYBjfvEjfQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDuuo0k9xXw Christina with the question (and subsequent answer) of the day: [What] if Hope Steffey had been black? Or an immigrant? Or gay? Or trans? Or poor? We would have immediately wondered what she had done. When we heard that...

A Stunning Incident In The UK

“International” isn’t just corporate hyperbole: Police fired a 50,000-volt Taser into the head of a 45-year-old company director who later proved to be unarmed and innocent. Daniel Sylvester, the owner of an east London security firm employing 65 staff to guard council offices, pubs and...