Tag Archives: California

Stateside California: Pregnant Black Woman Who Refused to Provide Identification Slammed to Ground and Arrested by Barstow Police

By Elaine Magliaro The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) obtained a video taken in January outside a school building by a police body camera of an officer “responding to an apparent traffic dispute.” The dispute  … Continue reading

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Backroom New Jersey Verizon Deal Will Hurt Landline Customers: One Example of How Government Now Exists to Service Corporations at the Expense of the Citizenry

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston reported that the telephone is going to become “much more costly and intermittently available in the Garden State, thanks to a backroom deal between New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration and … Continue reading

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Kevin Bollaert, Creator of a “Revenge Porn” Website, Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

By Elaine Magliaro Last Friday, Kamala D. Harris, California’s Attorney General, announced that Kevin Christopher Bollaert, “the operator of a cyber-exploitation website which posted nude photos of individuals with personal identifying information without their consent, was sentenced to 18 years in … Continue reading

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San Francisco Police Officers To Be Dismissed for Sending Racist and Homophobic Text Messages

By Elaine Magliaro Timothy Williams (New York Times) reported on Friday that Greg Suhr, San Francisco’s police chief, said that “he had moved to dismiss seven officers who sent or received text messages that spoke of lynching African-Americans and burning crosses. … Continue reading

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Ferguson (MO) Circa 2014, California Circa 1967, the Death of Denzil Dowell, the Black Panther Party, and Open Carry Laws

By Elaine Magliaro Nearly fifty years ago, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. According to Steve Wasserman of The Nation, the two “brash upstarts” from Oakland, California “quickly garnered a reputation for their … Continue reading

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