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July 19th, 2024 - 10:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Bad white cop killed a black woman who called 911 about a prowler

In the early morning hours of July 6, 2024, Sonya Massey, 36, of Springfield, Illinois, a black woman, was killed in her home by Sean Grayson, 30, who is white. Massey called 911 to report a possible intruder. Grayson wasn’t the intruder. He was one of the deputies who responded to the 911 cal[...]

July 6th, 2024 - 10:38 pm § in Biden, News Media, Politics, Racism

NY Post’s thinly-veiled racist attack on Kamala Harris

As pressure mounts on Biden to pull out of the 2024 race, eyes are turning toward Kamala Harris (photo, left), the person most likely to succeed him as Democratic nominee. She could even be president if he resigns. Although Biden still insists on staying in, Republicans are planning for that possibi[...]

June 27th, 2024 - 3:53 pm § in Christianity, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion

Why do politicians intentionally violate the Constitution?

Most people think of the Constitution as a legal document: The original articles establish the structure of our government, while the Bill of Rights are rules for treating each other. The courts certainly use the Constitution and its amendments to resolve legal issues, and law students are taught to[...]

June 23rd, 2024 - 12:02 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

A shocking hate crime in Texas

A drunk woman harassed a U.S. citizen of Palestinian ethnicity, making racist remarks, then tried to drown her 3-year-old daughter in the apartment complex pool. Even though she told cops she intends to kill the entire family, her bail was set at only $25,000 for attempted murder and $15,000 for inj[...]

June 15th, 2024 - 11:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism, Republicans

Racist punches Bellingham boy

Republicans deny racism exists.┬áIn June 2023, the Atlantic said, “One of the core beliefs that binds the modern GOP coalition is rejection of the idea that minorities and women face structural bias in American society” (see story here). In January 2024, GOP candidates Nikki Haley and Ro[...]

June 12th, 2024 - 10:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

FBI arrests racist plotting mass shooting to start race war

Mark Prieto, 58, of Prescott, Arizona, would later tell cops he wasn’t serious when he told an FBI informant at a gun show that he wanted to incite a race war before the 2024 election by shooting up an Atlanta rap concert. Nobody should believe that. When somebody tells strangers he’s tr[...]

June 5th, 2024 - 5:39 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Does Baraboo have a race problem?

Baraboo is a picturesque town of about 12,500 people in central Wisconsin. It’s a famous circus town. It’s the birthplace of the Ringling Brothers Circus, and home of the Circus World Museum. The town is 88% white, about 6% Hispanic, and only 1.3% black, but isn’t known for racism.[...]

May 30th, 2024 - 5:40 pm § in Business, Law and Courts, Racism

Flying while black

Eight black men were passengers aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to depart Phoenix for New York on January 5, 2024. They didn’t know each other, and weren’t seated together. A white male flight attendant complained about body odor, so the flight crew rounded up all the black [...]

May 29th, 2024 - 11:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Nikki Haley is a dud

I write about Nikki Haley because she aspires to be president. Though eliminated in the 2024 primaries, she seems likely to run again. I judge presidential candidates on three principal criteria: Character, competence, and policies, in that order. (Most voters reverse the order, caring most about po[...]

May 23rd, 2024 - 10:36 pm § in Humor, Israel/Palestine, Racism

Speaker Mike invites Israeli leader, snubs Kenya leader

House Speaker Mike Johnson will invite Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress even if the Senate doesn’t cooperate (see story here), but refused a similar invite to Kenya president William Ruto — even though he sides with Israel against Hamas (de[...]