Playboi Carti arrested on drug charges in Georgia

Rapper Playboi Carti was placed under arrest Thursday night in Georgia after being pulled over for driving with expired tags. His Lamborghini was stopped by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s COBRA strike force. According to a press release issued by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, the rapper and another passenger were taken into […]

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Bowie Police Officer Indicted

City of Bowie police officer Lt. Ernest Stanley faces one count of misconduct in office after allegedly shooting a fleeing a car although there was no imminent danger. (Courtesy Photo)THE AFRO — Lt. Ernest Stanley now faces one count of misconduct in office as a result of the incident in the Maryland suburbs during August 2018.  He is alleged to have fired three rounds into a car while attempting to stop a vehicle according to prosecutors in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office.

Gladys Harrison, Nebraska’s Unconventional Candidate for Congress

Gladys Harrison (Photo: gladys4congress.com)NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The voice of working-class and middle-class Americans have been drowned out by lobbyists and special interest groups. This, combined with the astronomical cost of health care, the burden of student debt, and the lack of jobs that pay a decent wage have led many Americans to have to work two or even three jobs to make ends meet,” said Gladys Harrison.

COMMENTARY: Becoming numb to mass shootings

What makes this outrageous is that Trump’s own Justice Department has noted that the main domestic terrorist threat comes from white supremacists and neofascists, not from Muslim extremists or anyone on the Left.NNPA NEWSWIRE — There is no easy way to avoid becoming numb to mass shootings and random violence. When you read about it or hear about it or witness it nearly every day and you conclude that it will not change, your mind searches for safety. That “safety” plays itself out in our becoming less shocked and—to be blunt—more accepting of the reality that our children may get killed at school or that our family or friends may get shot at a parking lot or by an outraged former employee at any number of facilities. The mind says to us that we cannot exist on a permanent level of tension and anxiety.

OP-ED: California Must Reform Discriminatory Gang Suppression Scheme

The current gang suppression scheme only exists because it is politically expedient. It makes it easier for prosecutors to rack up wins, even if those wins are wildly unfair and result in wrongful incarcerationLOS ANGELES SENTINEL — “These laws create a separate system of justice for communities of color, with criminal charges that don’t require actual wrongdoing, and lead to longer sentences, restricted fundamental freedoms, and a tilted playing field in the courtroom. The legal consequences are clear: more Black and Brown bodies pulled from their families and communities, locked up, and forgotten. But these legal consequences are just the beginning. The truth about California’s gang suppression scheme is that it’s not just putting people in prison, it’s stripping entire communities of their futures. And because of that, it’s making us all less safe.”