Republicans vote against food assistance for veterans and hurricane aid for Florida

Food insecurity The House of Representatives passed a bill to address food insecurity among veterans last week. H.R. 8888, the “Food Security for All Veterans Act,” would establish an office within the VA that will be responsible for disseminating information to veterans about federal nutrition assistance programs and collaborating with other program offices to identify and […]

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Federal court grants qualified immunity to officer who killed suicidal man

Violent arrest The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted qualified immunity to a Texas police officer who violently arrested a Black mother and her daughters in 2016. Fort Worth officer William Martin was dispatched in response to a conflict between neighbors on December 21, 2016. Jacqueline Craig’s then-seven-year-old son allegedly littered in a white neighbor’s yard. The […]

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Unsafe drinking water in three majority Black areas: the legacy of systemic racism in America

Introduction Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Fair treatment means no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from […]

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Poll workers face unprecedented pressure ahead of midterms

Michigan The day before the August 2 primaries in Michigan, a group of GOP leaders instructed poll workers to break election rules to catch purported Democratic fraud. Video obtained by CNN shows Wayne County Republican officials telling poll workers to act as “undercover agents” and counteract “bad stuff” happening in the election by “secretly” breaking rules. “None […]

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Good news (for once): Court blocks Arizona’s ban on filming police

Filming police A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction last week preventing Arizona’s law restricting the filming of police from taking effect. The Republican-controlled state legislature passed a bill (HB 2319) earlier this year making it unlawful for a person to record law enforcement activity within 8 feet without an officer’s permission. A violation of […]

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Pregnant women are ignored and mistreated in jails across the country. Without abortion rights, it will only get worse.

Studies show that pregnant incarcerated women have higher rates of poor perinatal outcomes, such as miscarriage, preterm infants, and infants who are small for their gestational age, compared to women in the general population. This is likely due to the fact that several jails and state prisons do not have any implemented prenatal care policies. […]

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Constitutional sheriffs plot 2022 election ‘monitoring’ and interference

Constitutional sheriffs “The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) is calling upon all Americans and law enforcement nationwide to come together in pursuit of the truth regarding the 2020 election. Considering the persistent allegations of election fraud since even before the 2020 elections began, and as a response to the perpetual polarizing effect this […]

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Michigan Supreme Court orders abortion rights initiative to appear on November ballot

“Our decision returns the issue of abortion to those legislative bodies, and it allows women on both sides of the abortion issue to seek to affect the legislative process by influencing public opinion, lobbying legislators, voting, and running for office. Women are not without electoral or political power.” —Supreme Court Ending a nationwide right to […]

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