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June 6th, 2016 - 12:20 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Not thinking big enough

It’s been widely reported, in recent months, that black people, who were and continue to be disproportionately affected by anti-marijuana laws, are now being excluded from the growing legalized pot industry. In Seattle, this reality combined with growing frustrations over the gentrification of pre[...]

November 20th, 2014 - 4:15 pm § in Misc.

A $500 Fine For Murder

On Monday, an Atlanta judge fined a 70-year-old homeowner $500 and gave him 1 year of probation for killing a young foreign exchange student who drove into his driveway by mistake. Rodrigo Diaz, 22, from Colombia, was killed on Jan. 26, 2013, while picking up friends for a skating party. His intende[...]

October 18th, 2014 - 12:36 pm § in Misc.

Another Black Youth, Coerced Confession, And Wrongful Imprisonment

David McCallum, 45, was exonerated last week after spending 28 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.  McCallum was just 16 when police coerced him and a friend (who died in prison in 2001) into signing cop-written confessions filled with falsehoods and inconsistencies.  The charges [...]

October 9th, 2014 - 7:51 pm § in Misc.

What Should We Do With A Witness Who Kills People With Lies?

How much lower can a human being go than giving false testimony under oath so a defendant gets the death penalty? “After his conviction, Manuel received the death penalty, largely because a state prison expert presented false testimony to persuade the jury that Manuel would pose a danger to so[...]