Posts tagged civil rights

Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. Due to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police, We the People, petition for the Mike Brown Law. Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera.The law shall be made in an effort to not only detour police misconduct(i.e. brutality, profiling, abuse of power), but to ensure that all police are following procedure, and to remove all question, from normally questionable police encounters. As well, as help to hold all parties within a police investigation, accountable for their actions.

This bigot is the wife of the Chief of Police of Ferguson, MO.

This bigot is the wife of the Chief of Police of Ferguson, MO.

but how many of them followed my suggestion?

You can see my comment at the end of the article - that’s how it goes with Facebook’s commenting service.

It’s one thing to stew in your justified indignation on a message board; the publisher might gather your comments for one use, the message board service (assuming that it is a third party and the best message board services are) use the might use it for something similar. And they might relay the message to the subjects of the comments — there is no way of knowing if that happens immediately before or after monkeys fly out of their butts.

It’s just not that convenient. One needs to do more. I made a modest effort by tweeting MI Gov. Rick Snyder about this, but no one else has so far. No one has tweeted OH Gov. John Kasich, either.

Tweeting can shame both a target attached to a twitter handle and the offending corporation, so there is that efficiency in that method. It also could suppress the stock price of the offending corporation, at least for a short time. I.M.O, that is the best way to hit corporations. What’s more, it is a damn slight faster than writing either Snyder or Kasich.

Think Progress readers, I have to say that I’m disappointed in you. It’s nothing I asked for myself, I asked it of your for people whose Eighth Amendment rights are being violated. I gave you something simple to do, assuming that you have a twitter account. A couple of you liked the idea. None of you followed through.


Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.

Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.

An extra-judicial execution for talking back to cops in Albuquerque (via Police helmet cam: Camper turning from officers when shot)

{sarcasm}Luckily for the good people of Albuquerque most homeless people don’t have survivors to sue for damages.{/sarcasm}

Bayard Rustin, an openly gay African American man, worked as an advocate for human rights. He most famously advised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. On his birthday, GLAAD celebrates the life of Bayard Rustin.

Bayard Rustin, an openly gay African American man, worked as an advocate for human rights. He most famously advised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. On his birthday, GLAAD celebrates the life of Bayard Rustin.

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.
Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.
See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.

Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.

See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.
Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.

If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.

Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.

King City’s longtime former police chief, Nick Baldiviez, current acting police chief, Bruce Miller, and five others were arrested in a major corruption bust Tuesday morning.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said King City’s top law enforcers became lawbreakers when they orchestrated a scheme victimizing the most vulnerable residents in King City.

"The victims were economically disadvantaged persons of Hispanic descent who were targeted by having their vehicles impounded, towed and stored by Miller’s Towing," Flippo said.
This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:Guaranteed equality between men and womenA constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do soA declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizenA democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion An established right to due process and protection from tortureIn one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years. This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!
 (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!