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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Victory For The Chicago Police Code Of Silence

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

When Chicago police fatally shot a 17-year-old boy on a Southwest Side street in October 2014, the slaying was a small local story that hardly anyone noticed. It gained national attention only the next year, after the release of dashcam video showing a cop abruptly shooting Laquan McDonald as he walked away, riddling him with 16 rounds.

The evidence from that night was in many ways a credit to the police officers, several of whom had dutifully followed McDonald as he walked down the street holding a knife. Even when he stabbed the tire of a police car, these officers held their fire, striving to contain the offender without harm to anyone.…

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We Must Celebrate Positive Changes Wrought by MLK

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

It’s been more than half a century since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — 51 years since he was shot dead standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In this era of resurgent bigotry, of hateful rhetoric emanating from the White House, of violent protests by white supremacists, it has become fashionable to say that nothing has changed since then.

But that is simply not true. As the nation celebrates King’s birthday, we owe it to his memory to acknowledge just how much has changed. In the decades since his death, the United States has made momentous strides toward living up to its creed of justice and equality for all.…

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Rep. White Supremacist

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs.

“You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet. … We got the vigor from the planet to come to America.”

This is racist.

King’s Republican colleagues failed to rise in unison to condemn him.

In July 2013, King told Newsmax that there weren’t enough quality children of undocumented immigrants to allow them to stay here under the DREAM Act.…

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