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Ferguson Protesters Named Runners-Up for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Issue

While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 “Person of the Year,” the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose “refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.”

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Don’t Expect Supreme Court Action on the Senate’s Torture Report

The anticipated litigation about the CIA’s interrogation tactics will soon land in the lap of the nine justices who sit on the Supreme Court, as issues of critical national importance invariably do. How the high court will rule, however, remains a disturbingly open question.

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Police Get Out of Jail Free

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Police Training

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Race Conversation

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Body Cams Needed

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Here Are Some of the Ways U.S. Treatment of African-Americans Resembles Apartheid South Africa

The social statistics produced by the Afrikaner Apartheid regime in South Africa are not so different from those produced by ordinary everyday legal and social practices in today’s United States.

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Glasses

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American Democracy

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To Serve and Protect

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Body Cams

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Don’t Shoot

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Who Killed Michael Brown?

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Conversation on Race

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Body Cams Are Not Enough; We Need to Stop Militarizing Police Forces

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama has decided that rather than stop arming cops with billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment, we just need to train them to use the supplies better.

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Jon Stewart: If You Think Ferguson Protests Are About Systemic Injustice, You Can’t Be More Wrong

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

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Why That Moving Photo of a Cop Hugging a Boy at a Ferguson Protest Is Bullshit

A photo of a white cop hugging a black boy holding up a “Free Hugs” sign in Portland, Ore., has gone viral. But its popularity may say more about what we don’t want to see than what we do.

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Designated Caucasian

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Ferguson Shooting Practice

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McCulloch

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Justice

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Black Friday Riots

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Riots

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Black Days

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Ferguson Frightacide

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Racism

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Ferguson Justice

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Eric Holder and RFK’s Legacy

When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department “can and must always be a force for that which is right.”

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Mr. Kerry: Here’s Why Snowden Can’t ‘Make His Case’ in ‘Our System of Justice’

Secretary of State John Kerry said that Edward Snowden should “return home and come back here and stand in our system of justice and make his case.”

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AP/Trent Nelson

A Simple Fix for Our Execution Problem

Shortages of lethal drugs are causing executions to be botched in horrible ways, but the resulting public outcry could help clear a path to a lasting, moral solution.

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Attorney General Holder Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York City

A new Department of Justice policy says federal agents must record interrogations, as a way to protect against coercion and false confessions.

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Impeach Clarence Thomas?

While the Constitution allows even Supreme Court justices to be impeached, it has happened only once in our nation’s history.

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The Constitution—for Christians Only

The following video shows Alabama state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore saying, among other things, “Buddha didn’t create us. Mohammed didn’t create us. It’s the god of the Holy Scriptures.”

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Block on Affirmative Action

Publicly funded colleges in Michigan still won’t be able to take applicants’ racial background information into consideration in the admissions process, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a referendum that passed in the Great Lakes State in 2006 banning the practice.

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Chris Hedges and Eugene Jarecki: The Failed War on Drugs

Chris Hedges, who has written much about prison and also teaches in one, speaks with Eugene Jarecki about his amazing film, “The House I Live In,” the failed war on drugs and the life of human beings behind bars.

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After 24 Years in Prison, an Innocent Man Goes Free

Jonathan Fleming was sentenced to life in prison even though authorities knew he was in another state at the time of the murder. After 24 years, he has been released.

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SCOTUS Hands Big Money Another Big Win With Campaign Finance Ruling

On Wednesday the United States Supreme Court further loosened restrictions on campaign funding, adding momentum to the money = speech (not to mention corporations are people too) rationale exemplified by the top court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010.

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For-Profit Probation Companies Target the Poor

By Donald Kaufman

Here’s a look into the dysfunctionality of for-profit probation companies and the story of Thomas Barrett.

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Lynne Stewart Tells Chris Hedges ‘Every Little Bit Heals’

The recently freed civil rights attorney sits down with the Truthdig columnist to discuss prison, freedom and the issues raised by her detention.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Could Mean Billions for Taxpayers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has teamed up with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to introduce a bill that takes aim at the efficacy and malfeasance of government settlements on corporate wrongdoing and could bring billions of dollars back to taxpayers. If corporations have the same rights as people, then they should have to suffer the same consequences.

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The Sad, Outrageous Case of the Cuban Five

The federal prosecution of the group of intelligence officers known as the Cuban Five was a travesty of justice that needs to be remedied.

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Marijuana Injustices

I have come to believe that we should legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana use. The way we enforce marijuana laws is unconscionable.

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Meet the Worst Judge in America

Now that Senate Democrats have deployed the so-called nuclear option, the question arises: From a progressive perspective, who is the worst sitting federal judge in America today?

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Zimmerman Thanksgiving

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Police Brutality, Mental Illness and ‘The Memphis Model’

Elsa Cruz filed a federal lawsuit in New York this week, months after police shot her husband dead.

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Report Documents Abuse of Juveniles in Private Prisons

With some 40 percent of incarcerated youth held in private facilities, a Huffington Post investigation reveals abuse, neglect and other horrors visited upon American children in the name of profit.

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