Earlier this month, the Maryland General Assembly expanded voting rights to around 44,000 people with felony convictions, overriding six vetoes by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. The vote means that Maryland will soon join the ranks of thirteen states and the District of Columbia where those with
Arriving relatively quietly in December, Netflix’s true crime documentary, Making a Murderer, consumed television sets, becoming both a critical hit and a cultural phenomenon over the holidays. Describing the show as an almost “Dickensian account of the tragedy of the Averys,” the New York Times praised
Over 150,000 non-violent ex-felons now have the right to vote in Kentucky, thanks to an executive order signed by Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday. The Democratic Governor’s term ends in only two weeks, but believes this order is an important legacy to leave behind. In
Developments at Spring Valley High School
A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student
Family Hires High-Profile Civil-Rights Lawyer after Roadside Shooting of Black Church Musician by Officer in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Corey Jones, a drummer who played in his church and in a band, finished a gig when his car broke down on the freeway exit ramp. Mr.
With the 2016 presidential primaries around the corner, immigration reform has been a common topic of conversation, with border security the central theme. However, frequently overlooked in this conversation are the consequences of devolving an overwhelming degree of power to Border Patrol agents, whom are
Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures
After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of
In October 1980, Danny Bearden plead guilty to burglary and theft. The trial court sentenced Mr. Bearden to four years probation and ordered him to pay $750 in fines and restitution, with $200 payable over the first two days, and the rest of the $550
Workers walk-out on Tax Day to rally for a livable minimum wage
Retail and fast food employees demonstrated on April 15, the nation's Tax Day, calling for a new federal minimum wage of $15/ hour. The protesters argue that selective, incremental pay raises are insufficient. On a