Category Archives: Prison

Police infiltrated by RWNJs … It’s worse when we discover the paranoids are really after us

  By ann summers What has long been accused and now manifest in a variety of agencies, incidents, and even specific actions comes to light in a classified FBI study obtained by The Intercept. President Trump has inherited a vast … Continue reading

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What the Global War on Terrorism(sic) National Monument should embody

 By ann summers I wrote a very early story a couple of years ago on trying to think about a virtual or actual monument to this war and thought that even though we have ceased(sic) combat operations, that a national monument … Continue reading

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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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For Poetry Friday: A prayer for a correctional officer.

by Chuck Stanley When the CelticLassie read on Daily Kos that former correctional officer ruleoflaw is critically ill, she wanted to send him a message. His story appeared in a diary by SaraR, who is making him a community quilt. … Continue reading

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What You Should Know about “Operation Merlin,” Jeffrey Sterling, the CIA, the Obama Administration and Whistleblowers

By Elaine Magliaro Does the name Jeffrey Sterling sound familiar? It should. Sterling is the former CIA officer who was convicted in late January of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling, 47,  was accused of giving  journalist James Risen “classified information about U.S. … Continue reading

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Regarding Mark Wahlberg: Should the Famous Movie Star Be Pardoned for a Violent Crime He Committed as a Teenager?

By Elaine Magliaro Mark Wahlberg—who was born on June 5, 1971— is a famous American actor and producer. He is also a former rapper who once worked as “a crotch-grabbing underwear model under the name ‘Marky Mark.’” According to Adrian … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 4

By Mark Esposito The following is the fourth installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here and the second part here and the third part here. There are 1.5 to 2.0 billion Muslims … Continue reading

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