29 Jul 2015

Ohio grand jury indicts university police officer for murder

The New York Times is reporting, A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges on Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a driver this month. In the indictment handed down by a grand jury in Hamilton County, the officer, Ray Tensing, is accused of killing the driver,

28 Jul 2015

The Republican Party has nothing to offer except clowns, fear and hate

The Republican Party is destroying itself. A recent Pew Research Center poll conducted July 14-20 surveying 2002 adults found, The Republican Party’s image has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 60% have an unfavorable view.

27 Jul 2015

Brain-eating amoeba is eating Republican brains

Mike Huckabee told Breitbart News that President Obama is “naive” and that by doing the deal with Iran, “he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Politico reports, The Anti-Defamation League, which monitors anti-Semitism, immediately denounced Huckabee’s language. “Whatever one’s views of the nuclear

24 Jul 2015

Marijuana in Sandra Bland’s blood is irrelevant

Excuse me while I go on a rant. People need to stop demonizing Sandra Bland because marijuana was detected in her blood sample taken at the autopsy. So what? The presence of a drug in a person’s blood does not mean anything unless they were impaired by the drug and

23 Jul 2015

Correction, apology and reaffirmation of my conclusion re Sandra Bland’s arrest

I write to correct a mistake I made in my article yesterday titled, Sandra Bland was unlawfully arrested. I also apologize for some harsh words I used in responding to legitimate comments. Nevertheless, I still believe she was unlawfully arrested. I was wrong when I said that a failure to

22 Jul 2015

Sandra Bland was unlawfully arrested

I write to clear up confusion about Sandra Bland’s arrest. Sandra Bland was unlawfully arrested. An arrest is unlawful unless the arresting officer has probable cause (i.e., reasonable grounds) to believe that the person arrested committed a crime. Reasonable grounds means an objective set of facts and circumstances that would

21 Jul 2015

Sandra Bland’s life mattered

Say her name. #SandraBland pic.twitter.com/Ybfvr9ewvS — Chicago Rising (@ChicagoRising) July 16, 2015 Although Sandra Bland may have committed suicide, we do not know that for certain. The District Attorney has announced that the investigation is continuing and he has not decided whether she was murdered or she committed suicide. When

20 Jul 2015

Sandra Bland’s family requests independent autopsy

Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman, died in the Waller County Jail in Texas on July 13th, three days after she was pulled over in a routine traffic stop by a police officer who subsequently charged her with assaulting him. She was found with a plastic garbage bag wrapped around

18 Jul 2015

Trump deep throats both feet

You can be forgiven if you had concluded that Donald Trump had redefined stupid by alienating all Latino voters, who make up the second largest ethnic group in the U.S., with his false and racist comments about a virtual tsunami of violent Mexican criminals pouring over the border every day

17 Jul 2015

Big Ideas Poll Shows Republicans Are Clueless

The Progressive Change Institute conducted a nationwide cell phone poll in January to identify the major issues that concern voters. I was shocked and encouraged by the results. I was shocked because they indicate that the voters are more informed than I imagined them to be and I was encouraged