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Author: Reggie Jackson

Defunding Brutality: Little progress was made in 2020 with Milwaukee Police reform

“Though the Defendants successfully established the foundation needed for reforms, our analysis reported here is concerning and behaviors on the street must change in Milwaukee.” – Christine M. Cole Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute Those words are from the City of Milwaukee Settlement Agreement Second Annual Report, conducted by the Crime and Justice Institute which has been given the task of monitoring the Milwaukee Police Department’s (MPD) compliance with the terms of the lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union in the Charles Collins, et al. v. City of Milwaukee, et al case which settled in June...

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The problem with Americans: Too many have surrendered the ability think for themselves

“One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself. If you form the habit of going by what you hear others say about someone, or going by what others think about someone, instead of searching that thing out for yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be walking west when you think you’re going east, and you will be walking east when you think you’re going west. This generation, especially of...

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The hypocrisy of Bill Belichick turning down the presidential Medal of Freedom

“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for past recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s value, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots football team. One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through...

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The Shame of the Trump Pardons: Exposing Systemic Racism in Criminal “Justice”

Walter Forbes (37 years); Jaythan Kendrick (25 years); Olin Coones (11 years); Emmanuelle Cooper (27 years); Joseph Webster (14 years); James Watson (39 years); Michael Shakel (18 years); Gary Bennett (18 years); Gerard Domond (31 years); Antonio Martinez (30 years); Robert Smith (30 years). This list includes the eleven men who were exonerated and released from prison in the last two months of 2020, after being wrongly incarcerated and convicted in a court of law in the United States for murder and the number of years they served in prison before release. Of these eleven men, seven were Black,...

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America only cares about its Democracy: A few stories of other democracies overthrown by the United States

“…the elimination of Mossadeq by assassination or otherwise might precipitate decisive events except in the unlikely alternative that the Shah should regain courage and decisiveness…Mullah Kashani has been a key figure in promoting the pro-Shah street demonstrations. He has also led Parliament’s attack on Mossadeq. If Mossadeq were to disappear, Kashani would be a serious contender for his position. Although personally not acceptable to the Shah, the latter would be inclined to appoint him prime minister if recommended by Parliament…” – Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Dulles to President Eisenhower (March 1, 1953) “If we have to be...

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Confederate Ideology: Why Wisconsin Republicans are following Trump’s contempt for the rule of law

“I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.” – Confederate President Jefferson Davis “The people who did nothing to stop the steal. This gathering should send a message to them: This isn’t their Republican Party anymore! This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party!” – Donald Trump Jr. at “Save America March” on January 6, 2021 The last time the U.S. Capitol was breeched was during the War of 1812, when British troops did the same...

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