Monthly Archives: March 2015

Municipal Violations, Debtors’ Prisons, For-Profit Probation Companies…and a John Oliver Video

By Elaine Magliaro Two years ago, I wrote a column for Res Ipsa Loquitor on the subject of debtors’ prisons in the United States. In that posting, I told about a 2010 report published by the America Civil Liberties Union … Continue reading

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“SIREN”: A Movie Starring Michele Fiore, the Batshit Crazy Nevada Politician Who Claims Cancer Is a Fungus

By Elaine Magliaro Last month, I wrote a post about a batshit crazy politician from Nevada who claims that cancer is a fungus that can be flushed out with baking soda. That politician–Michele Fiore–also “gained notoriety for telling a ‘colored’ … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages and Video

By Elaine Magliaro WSVN reported today that the FBI “is launching an inquiry into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of three police officers over racial slurs’ that they used in personal text … Continue reading

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A Little Sunday Night Humor: Florida Lawmaker Mocks Rick Scott Official for Refusing to Use the Term “Climate Change’ While Testifying Before the State Legislature (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about Governor Rick Scott of Florida. It appears that after Scott took office in 2011 officials of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had “been ordered not to … Continue reading

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White Guys Finish First…on University Catalog Cover

By Elaine Magliaro Maureen Downey of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote yesterday about a reader who had sent her a copy of the cover of the new University of North Georgia continuing education catalog along with the following question: “Are they crazy?” Downey thought the reader’s question … Continue reading

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UPDATE in the UVA Fraternity Gang Rape Controversy

By Elaine Magliaro Catherine Thompson of TPM Livewire reported last Friday that the Charlottesville Police Department will be holding a press conference on Monday, March 23rd. The police department plans to announce the results of its investigation into an alleged gang rape … Continue reading

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Frat Boy Admits Singing a Racist Song about Lynching Ni**ers Was a “Horrible Mistake”–But Was the Incident Indicative of More Widespread Racism in the Greek System…and the Country?

By Elaine Magliaro In his article titled The Ugly, Racist, Deadly History of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Jake New provides a brief history of the college fraternity. New said that SAE has been known as “the singing fraternity.” He added that … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: “Racist EZ-Cash”

By Elaine Magliaro Mark Fiore, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, posted a video last week titled Racist EZ- Cash following the release of the Justice Department’s report on the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Fiore said that the veil had “been … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Corruption, Countries, Courts, Democracy, DOJ, Equal Rights, Government, Humor, Jurisprudence, Justice, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Missouri, Political Science, Politics, Racism, Short Video, Society, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

AZ SB 1071: Right to Petition or Special Interest Corruption?

by Gene Howington Arizona seems to get in the news quite a bit as of late and it is rarely flattering. This time it is a bill being sponsored to specifically benefit one person. SB 1071 is moving quickly through … Continue reading

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Privatization Fail: Company That Runs Toll Road in Indiana Has Filed for Bankruptcy

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Mike Spindell wrote a post titled Privatization is a Bad, Immoral Idea and Has Nothing to Do With Free Markets. Like Mike, I think that privatization is a bad idea that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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