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|Wisconsin Would Save More than Any Other State by Expanding Medicaid
National Analysis Illustrates Budget Benefit of Expanding BadgerCare From a budget perspective, no other state has nearly as much to gain as Wisconsin from expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income ...
|WI Budget Project||05/06/2015||8||11||-||-|
|On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
|A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
|Kansas Democratic Party Names New Executive Director
The Kansas Democratic Party has completed their search for the next executive director of the party, and the answer came from within. Kerry Gooch, formerly political director for the Kansas ...
|GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
Now that charges have been filed in the Police Murder of Freddie Gray we've begun to hear the excuses and counter claims that the Prosecutor " Overcharged ", was "Politically Motivated" in ...
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|Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
|UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
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|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
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|R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
|This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/02/2015||22||30||-||-|
|Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
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|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|Updated route of Baltimore Police van proves they were deliberately off course with Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray being loaded into the Baltimore Police Van. Again, because the Baltimore Police refuse to release any real statements from the officers involved in the April 12th arrest and April 19th ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 John P. Parker (1827 – February 4, 1900) was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and ...
|Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
|Holy Crap. "Depraved Heart Murder"? UPDATE: FOP channels Frank Nitti
Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
|The worst question I've heard on the news.
There have been a lot of really jaw-dropping questions asked lately. Many times they're asked in the face of the actual answers already being stated. Questions like, "If you're angry at [X], why are ...
|D'var Torah: Our Duty to Aid and Respect those in Need
This week's parsha is Aharay Mot and Kedoshim, Leviticus chapters 16 to 20. During leap years, it is split into two parshas, but this year is not a leap year so the two parshas are read together. ...
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|Public Defender Describes Vile And Illegal Conditions Of Baltimore Citizens Being Held In Jail
Photo courtesy of J.M. Giordano at the Baltimore City Paper Public Defender Marci Tarrant Johnson posted this story on ...
|Watch a Baltimore protester hand Geraldo Rivera (and the media) his ass
"Don't walk away, just listen to me. Talk to me." A protester in West Baltimore confronted Geraldo Rivera last night before he went to his live shot for Fox News. He went OFF on Geraldo, asking ...
|Baltimore: Over 1,000 Youth March Now w/ Amnesty International Watching
Right now, there are over a thousand young people marching from Penn Station, down Charles and St. Paul Streets over Lexington towards City Hall. Continuing over the last two weeks, The Batimore ...
|As with Mike Brown, conservatives feel the need to lie about the life and death of Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray in the hospital after surgeries attempting to save his life Exactly what is it about being conservative that makes one want to lie about young black men who have been killed by police?
|Lawless gangs of thugs
When I heard Governor Hogan say " lawless gangs of ...
|Carl Stokes to CNN's Erin Burnett: Thugs? Just call them N#ggers then...
The video title says that Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes "Explodes" when CNN's Erins Burnett asked him "Isn't 'Thugs' the right word to describe these [looters and rioters in Baltimore]?" ...
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|A Tale of Two Cops: How police treat white kids vs. black kids (PHOTO)
Baltimore police in 2015, Washington DC cop in 1957 The photo on the left has been circulating on Facebook , was presumably taken in the last ...
|Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
|President Obama on Baltimore
Worth reading in its entirety: First, obviously, our thoughts continue to be with the family of Freddie Gray. Understandably, they want answers. And DOJ has opened an investigation. It is working ...
|Activist schools Blitzer: Broken spines are worse than broken windows
There are times when the media really does their best to sicken us all. This ...
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|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
How much longer? Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez I'm not even sure why I am asking this question, except right now I'm tired. Saw ...
|The Dominant White Response to Baltimore Shows Why Black Residents are Justified in their Anger
Imagine for a moment that a man's neck was almost severed, nearly clean cut in the most painful way possible, while in the custody of the people charged with the duty of protecting and serving. ...
|"The Stages of What Happens When There’s Injustice Against Black People"
This is a must-read from Awesomely Luvvie (Luvvie Ajayi) from last December about the very predictable response that can be expected when there's an egregious example of injustice, violence, ...
|Powerful video interview of Crips and Bloods disputing claims of the Baltimore police
Bloods and Crips uniting and disputing the claims of the Baltimore Police Yesterday, immediately after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department released an ...
|Baltimore. Tweetpics from the Streets.
It's hard to know exactly what's going on. From the storyline the tweets tell, after Freddy Gray's funeral this morning things heated up considerably. Various police transports have been set on ...
|The Capturing of the Coyote
When the life of a coyote is deemed to be of more importance than the life of a black man. There have been many sightings of coyotes in Manhattan, New York. According to CBS , one female coyote ...
|Peeling my skin in America - getting down to the root
Thoughts are swirling like Fall leaves on a windy day. But it's Spring in America. A time of rebirth, renewal, of May's green rush after a long winter. Even so, too much of our country remains ...
|Black men w/ no criminal record applying for jobs treated same as white men fresh out of prison||Shaun King||04/27/2015||90||100||4||-|
|"This is OUR Selma." Will civil rights activists stand with North Carolina on July 6th?
In a teleconference with supporters last week, North Carolina NAACP president Rev. Dr. William J. Barber (whom our own Denise Oliver Velez has called "a fiery prophet for social justice" ) previewed ...
|Police Privilege Gone Wild
[The City Manager] has failed to rein in a police department that needs careful oversight and control. His administration’s shell game with a report on the fatal shooting by police of Kendrec ...
|Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
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|This Week in the War on Women
This week's categories may seem a bit strange and lopsided. There is lots of interesting stuff about reproductive choice, including the choice more women are making not to have children at all. ...
|Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
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|The Sun Paper: Wherein a Newspaper Does News: Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun has been bought and sold and bought since it was the newspaper I knew as a kid. My grandmother worked for The Sun when Mencken wrote for them. She believed he was the devil ...
|Please Help a Kossack Increase His Online Access: Fundraiser for a Laptop for Chitown Kev
Many of you know Chitown Kev , a Kossack who is (among other distinctions) an administrator of Black Kos and Milk Men and Women. He is an astute observer, an effective analyst, and a fine writer ...
|Greg Abbott Kills What Amounts to Large Town Every Year; #LetOurPoorPeopleLive (StDD Week 34)
... And he knows it. We sent Freedom of Information Act requests to every Red State governor or legislature who refused to Expand Medicaid. Thus far, eleven red state governors and one red ...
|Vacationing Swedish Police officers show us how to handle a violent confrontation
Just take it easy Four Swedish police officers, riding on New York City's 6 train, had to go back to work briefly, in order to subdue two ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
It is such a shame Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar Ben Affleck was mortified to find out that he had at least one slave-owning ancestor. So humiliated, in fact, that he asked Professor ...
|Beginning of the end: The details that will destroy the Tulsa Sheriff's Office
Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz Tulsa journalists Ziva Branstetter and Dylan Goforth just released a report that spells the beginning of the end for Sheriff Stanley Glanz and the Tulsa Sheriff's Office.
|Smoking gun: Prosecutor Anita Alvarez deliberately undercharged officer who killed Rekia Boyd
Rekia Boyd On Monday, Judge Dennis Porter made a decision that shocked lovers of justice across the nation. Presiding over the case against Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin, who shot and killed ...
|Arrested for sagging pants, Ervin Edwards tasered to death in custody; police lie in report
Ervin Edwards, arrested for sagging pants, dead in his cell after being Tasered to death On November 26, 2013, 38-year-old Ervin Edwards, partially deaf and mentally ill,
|Video from 2013 shows biking man shot four times in the back by Florida police
Dontrell Stephens being shot in the back This is a national epidemic . In cities and states all ...
|The Freddie Gray Diaries Continue
Today brings us new revelations. It seems that Kevin Moore, one of the two people who offered video evidence documenting police wrongdoings had a bit more to share. Per Mr. Moore in the Baltimore ...
|I Need Help -- And In Exchange, A Kontest With A Poll!
This is a difficult diary for me to write. I have always been a big fan of "It is more blessed to give than to receive," but I am going to have to give in and do some receiving, if any of you are ...
|He Could Have Been the Greatest Kossack There Ever Was. This is His Story. (Poll)
Had he lived in our times, he (we'll call him Bill) could have been a prominent blogger on Daily Kos. In fact, given his way with words and unique ability to coin new phrases, I'm sure he'd have ...
|Brown family files 44-page lawsuit against Darren Wilson, the police chief, and the city of Ferguson
Mike Brown Nothing can bring Ferguson teenager Michael Brown back, but this new lawsuit filed by his family is one step toward justice for ...
|Calling all kossacks - help needed - please rec this
$343 is not that much money...but it is needed by tomorrow. I posted a diary earlier via the Daily Kos Fund Raisers group, but it didn't get much attention and only raised $60 - which I and Fineena ...
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|Michael Brown memorial tree destroyed by vandals only one day after dedication
Who would vandalize this memorial tree? A mere 24 hours after a tree and plaque were dedicated in a Ferguson park to memorialize Michael Brown, the tree ...
|Respecting Elizabeth Warren Over Your Wants
I completely understand the desire to have Senator Warren challenge Secretary Clinton. The debates would be brilliant and for the century. But, Senator Warren has repeatedly stated that she is not/...
|Cartoon: Overdue police reforms
Click to enlarge. I drew this after video of Officer Slager gunning down Walter Scott in North Charleston, SC came ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
That's a fact. And a problem Brief Notes on Black Mental Health by Chitown Kev Last night, I was all set to do a column on a very different subject when an Al Jazeera story on the death of 17-year ...
|Terrible verdict in Chicago proves that white imagination of a black threat easily sets cops free
Rekia Boyd On Monday afternoon, three years after he shot and killed Rekia Boyd, Chicago police officer Dante Servin had all charges dismissed against him by Judge Dennis ...
|Charged in the death of Eric Harris, Deputy Bob Bates gets permission to go to the Bahamas
Deputy Bob Bates, left. Police kneeing Eric Harris in the head after being shot by Bob Bates. This is what white privilege looks like. Charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric ...
|Officer Bill Melendez charged with three felonies in brutal beating, planting evidence on Floyd Dent
It's official. After being fired from the Inkster Police Department, Bill "Robocop" ...
|Family of Freddie Gray, fatally injured while in Baltimore police custody, demands answers
Freddie Gray alive and well, Freddie Gray under arrest, Freddie Gray in coma On April 12, Freddie Gray, healthy and whole, was arrested by the Baltimore Police. ...
|And another one: Cops kill black man in beating that broke his spine.
Black suspect dies after Baltimore cops break his spine in ‘brutal’ police beating Freddie Gray had to undergo a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box on Tuesday, ...
|90 for 90. Getting out the vote in Virginia
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction While much of the media is focusing on presidential hopefuls for 2016, ...
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|Elmo and Surgeon General Murthy team up to talk about vaccinations
The Daily Dot has teamed up with the Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Elmo: Elmo and the surgeon general set the record straight on the vaccine debate There’s been a lot of Internet “...
|Denise Oliver Velez||04/18/2015||45||65||-||-|
|Police Privilege And Kendrec McDade
Kendrec McDade died three years ago, on March 24, 2012, in a crossfire of police bullets in Pasadena, California. He was 19 years old, a community college student with no criminal record or gang ...
|DailyKos fighting to #LetOurPoorPeopleLive, Week 33
This week, we thought we'd use this forum to turn the spotlight on Daily Kos's campaign for the Medicaid Expansion Program: Medicaid expansion is a matter of life and death. We are all aware of ...
|Killing Black People, or The Fatal Evil of Historical Ignorance - Part 1: Denial, Lies & Revisionism
This is the first in a series of diaries that will examine the underlying causes for the continuing police violence disproportionately employed against African Americans, causes I believe to be ...
|Racial Inequity in Minneapolis Metro Leads to Another Police Shooting (Updatedx2)
18-year-old Tania Harris was shot twice in the abdomen by a Robbinsdale police officer When I found out about the Robbinsdale police-involved shooting of 18 year ...
|What if America Loved Black People the way they Love Appropriating Black Culture?
I'm gonna let this largely speak for itself as a statement about modern culture and modern race relations. I will note first that this young lady is only 16 years old and then I'll add my own ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||04/17/2015||264||188||4||-|
|California Assembly panel approves legislation preventing police from viewing body camera footage
While states and cities ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Guion S. Bluford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. Bluford became the first African ...
|CNN: National Guard called Ferguson protestors 'enemy forces' and 'adversaries'
After analyzing thousands of pages of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, CNN's Barbara Starr and Wes ...
|Michigan high school students toured Florida colleges, ended up as targets of racism
Another day in post-racial America. This time in Florida's panhandle, where a group of Michigan high schools students and administrators were touring Florida colleges. Their bus broke down and the ...
|Chicago is offering $5 million reparations package to victims tortured by police||Walter Einenkel||04/16/2015||7||12||-||-|
|White students at Grapevine High School record white supremacist rap promoting lynching
Grapevine High ...
|Copy of the heartbreaking civil rights lawsuit Eric Garner filed against the NYPD in 2007
Eric Garner with his family On September 1st, 2007, seven years before NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would choke Eric Garner ...
|It should be our Broken LEO System that should be on Trial
It is our broken Law Enforcement Officer System that should be on Trial -- Not its perennial victims , and far too often 'victims of color'. When murder and manslaughter and race motivated killings,
|Demo Alert: "The Fight for $15" in Detroit, Wed. 4/15, 5:00 PM, Midtown
What: $15, Full Time and a Union for All Workers Rally and March When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Where: Come together at the Wayne State University Parking Lot #11, ...
|Fox News: 'Minorities' need to 'be trained' to be 'more sensitive' to police
The air quotes are for extra condescension! Fox News' Jeanine Pirro has a show called Justice with Judge ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
"When You Strike a Woman you strike a rock" Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Yes, I'm writing about Loretta Lynch— again . And I'm gonna keep on writing about her, ...
|Rep. Hank Johnson blasts Congress for its silence and inaction on police shootings
Rep. Hank Johnson Via the video below the fold: It feels like open season on black men in America and I'm outraged. In fact, all Americans are ...
|New York Times op-ed gets to the heart of the Walter Scott case
Charles M. Blow has a really perfectly stated and straight to the point piece about ...
|Report confirms that police killed Natasha McKenna with her hands cuffed and legs shackled
Natasha McKenna This is unacceptable . A mentally ...
|Deputy who shot and killed Eric Harris in Oklahoma charged with manslaughter
Reserve Deputy Robert "Bob" Bates On Monday afternoon, after an intense few days of public pressure, Deputy Bob Bates was charged with ...
|Cartoon: Hey kids! It's Officer Friendly!
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Tulsa police officer tells dying man, shot and gasping for air, 'F*ck your breath'
Eric Harris, after being unjustly shot by Tulsa Police Ten days after it was announced that Eric Harris, a 44-year-old African-American Tulsa resident, was shot and killed by police,
|The War On The Poor: What Will It Take To End It?
I'm tired of the war on the poor. I'm tired of running into people, including Democrats, who support the war on the poor. This is not a rebuttal to any Daily Kos diary. This is a rebuttal to what I'...
|Ordinary people who made a difference: The Dunnes Stores strikers
I am often asked by my students, "What power do ordinary people have to make change in the world?" In these times of hate and ethnic, religious, and racial tensions in this nation and around the ...
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|How The Public Can Help Increase Good Cops In U.S. Law Enforcement Organizations
"(W)ith people standing together . . . , the public can have a positive effect on increasing positive police action and good cops within the law enforcement system. And when that happens, good ...
|The Law Project||04/11/2015||16||25||1||-|
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Move over Zimmerman! You have company Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar For 18 long months, one family in North Carolina has been fighting for justice for their murdered son, and with little ...
|A misdemeanor becomes a capital offense — again
is the title of this Eugene Robinson column in Friday's Washington Post . It is well worth the read, as the title should make clear. Allow me to jump ahead to the words that make the title relevant,
|BREAKING: Montana about to expand Medicaid
Cross-posted at The Makeshift Academic In breaking news, the Montana House of Representatives passed a Medicaid Expansion Bill to a final reading by a 54-46 vote yesterday. The expansion called ...
|Coming Together to Fight Trans-Worker Discrimination, by Christopher German-Jones
I requested and obtained permission from the author to present in its entirety this piece about labor and trans-workers collaborating on workplace issues. I thought the author was spot on with ...
|My History of Violence
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