Category Archives: Prison

Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 3

By Mark Esposito The following is the third 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. The discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia in 1939 … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 2

By Mark Esposito The following is the second installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here. The clash between fundamentalism and modernity was an inevitable historical … Continue reading

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Not So Curious George Back In Court

By Mark Esposito Heeee’s Back. Put-upon, misunderstood, citizen George Zimmerman, acquitted of gunning down unarmed  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on a rainy common area between apartments is back in court and being held in jail.  In a Sunshine State courtroom … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 1

By Mark Esposito The horrific events that played out in Paris certainly will bring fundamental change to that society. Much like our 9/11, the massacres at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher deli have mobilized the French nation to  a new awareness … Continue reading

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ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Mississipians Who Have Been Jailed Indefinitely without Being Indicted or Given Access to Counsel

By Elaine Magliaro Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Mississippi, and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a class action suit “against the Scott County (Mississippi) sheriff, district attorney, and judges…” The three organizations did … Continue reading

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THE DIVIDE: Matt Taibbi Talks about Unequal Justice in the Age of Inequality

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in February 2011, Matt Taibbi wrote an article for Rolling Stone titled Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? In his article, he said that “financial crooks” brought down the world’s economy—yet the feds were doing more … Continue reading

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Prison Populations and Social Priorities

by GENE HOWINGTON A recent story by Kathleen Miles at Huffington Post about Federal prison populations is another in a long line of stark illustrations of what is wrong with not just our criminal justice system in the United States, … Continue reading

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