Archive for December, 2015

Judge Offers Impoverished Offenders Suspension Of Sentence For Blood
By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Judge Offers Impoverished Offenders Suspension Of Sentence For Blood

Hundreds of criminal offenders were summoned in September to appear in Perry County Court (Marion, AL) for a special payment-due hearing. They were guilty of various crimes including hunting after dark, drug possession, and passing bad checks; and they also owed fines and court costs that they were unable to pay. Most of the offenders […]

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Trump Attempts To Court Black Pastors
By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Trump Attempts To Court Black Pastors

The campaign team of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced in November that Trump was meeting with 100 black pastors who would endorse his candidacy after a private meeting. A press conference was planned to follow the meeting. Shortly after the announcement, the press conference was cancelled. Many of the religious leaders invited to the […]

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Reform Jews Vote For Transgender Rights
By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reform Jews Vote For Transgender Rights

At its November convention, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) voted almost unanimously to approve a resolution affirming transgender rights. Most of the 5,000 attendees at the meeting stood up and applauded after the resolution passed. The resolution on transgender and gender non-conforming people affirms the commitment of URJ to the full equality, inclusion and […]

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Mayor Sued For Trying To Pay Fine With Coins
By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Mayor Sued For Trying To Pay Fine With Coins

The mayor of the city of Hileah, FL, is being sued by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (Commission) for attempting to pay a $4,000 fine in pennies and nickels. Not only did the Commission not accept the coins, they also doubled the fine. In July, the Commission ruled that mayor Carlos […]

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Police Are Killing People At Twice The Reported Rate
By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Police Are Killing People At Twice The Reported Rate

According to official reports, fatal police shootings approached 400 nationwide in November, 2015, an increase over the number of fatal police shootings in 2014. However, a new study estimates the real figure should be about twice what is being reported by the FBI. A Washington Post analysis found that at least 385 people were killed […]

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