Klobuchar's second to last event as a candidate was also marred by protests about Burrell. Family members of Burrell and protesters affiliated with the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP and other groups overran the stage at a Klobuchar event that was slated to take place in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in early March, shortly before voters went to the polls in her home state. The protestors refused to leave the stage and Klobuchar's campaign canceled the event at the last minute. … [Read more...] about Klobuchar’s vice presidential hopes take hit amid unrest in Minnesota
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One mistake Lopez makes in dismissing Obama’s moderation — a characteristic one by his sympathetic critics from the left, across a variety of issues where he disappoints his base — is to assume that the modulation of the president’s beliefs amounts to a lack of conviction. “Why,” asks Lopez, “does Obama try so hard to gain the love of both sides in discussions about police, the justice system, and race — to the point that it feels like he’s saying nothing at all?” For better or worse, though, there is a real core and coherence to the president’s ideology. The president believes that emotion hijacks the negotiation and mutual understanding that is necessary for progress. In his Dallas speech, Obama asked police to understand that minorities are correct to believe they’re unfairly treated by police, while asking protesters to understand that most police officers are well-intentioned: … [Read more...] about Does President Obama Believe What He Says About Race?
“The statements of probable cause, 99% of the time, they’re shit,” said Michael Wood, a former police officer who served in Baltimore for nine years, some of them in Gray’s neighborhood. “Some officers see a guy they think is dealing, so they jump him. And whether he’s guilty or not, he’s gonna run. So he runs into the alley and drops the drugs. And that’s when the lie comes in — because they don’t actually see him drop the drugs. Did he actually drop it? Probably. But the truth is, in the Western [District], that could very well be someone else’s stash. You jump on them and you hope they have drugs on them. It’s fishing, that’s all it is.” … [Read more...] about The Short, Hard Life Of Freddie Gray
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