Tag: justice

  • The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth

    [Vann Newkirk on the most famous American emancipation holiday][link], and why it must be celebrated: >Juneteenth, rather, celebrates a belated liberation. Enslaved people in the Confederacy who didn’t manage to escape to Union lines or find themselves in occupied territory were not all made free by Lincoln’s proclamation, and had to await the end of…

  • The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

    [The Guardian:][link] >The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. A whole lot more at [the link][link]. Accusations include holding minors (as young as 15 years old) without council…

  • New claims of prosecutor misconduct in Aaron Swartz case

    I haven’t posted much about this here because I’m still very sad about it, but [this is encouraging][link] in the sense that every step we take to make sure there isn’t a next time is a good step. >In a letter (made public Wednesday) to an internal Justice Department ethics unit from January 2013, Swartz’s…