Monthly Archives: February 2012

Formerly Incarcerated: What My Mom Thinks I Do…

Can You guess who of the above served time in prison? Advertisements

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Dead Under the “Custody and Care” of…

There are many ways to die in the “custody and care” of the criminal justice system.  We see it seemingly every day in America.  Whether it is an NYPD shooting or an Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) shanking, clearly the government … Continue reading

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The New Grandfather Clause: Illegally Disenfranchising 11% of New Orleans, and Other Tidbits

Upon moving from Rhode Island to Louisiana, I was curious about my voting rights.  In 2006, I was part of a small group of people to move Rhode Island voters to amend their constitution- and re-enfranchise people on probation and … Continue reading

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Does Change.org Allow Hateful Petitions?

UPDATE:  In response to the public’s outrage, the New Orleans Police Dept. stopped the policy of releasing records of victims.  Well done, NOLA. Activists in New Orleans recently started a petition to stop the NOPD from releasing criminal records of … Continue reading

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