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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

It’s so appalling to me that we live in a country where the justice system goes after “crimes” like this, and yet banks and grand-scale thieves walk free. It’s just crazy, isn’t it? Madison, MN- A mother in Minnesota was charged with child endangerment after giving her son medical marijuana oil from Colorado after she had exhausted all […]

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This is the kind of sleazy crap that happens when you have cities scraping for money — they decide to take advantage of the vulnerable: Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collectsalmost $6 million in revenue from […]

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So the “Just Us” Department is really, really good at going after medical marijuana users, but not so good at enforcing laws that might upset powerful special interest groups — and not just Wall Street! One of the reasons we don’t have data on police use of excessive force is because compiling this information relies […]

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UPDATE: Police chief says Michael Brown was NOT a suspect when stopped. This puts a completely different slant on the police stop, and I don’t think the cops would have ID’d him as the robber without having all the details nailed down. We’ll know for sure when they release the 911 tapes. Okay, so the […]

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Good news! The NLRB has ruled that McDonald’s employees work for McDonald’s, and not for independent small businesses. This will make it a lot easier to organize a union: For decades the giant fast-food company McDonald’s has been using a gimmick, pretending that its local outlets are independent “small businesses” and that the larger McDonald’s […]

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So you approach Muslims, talk them into taking part in “terror” plots, then announce you’ve caught a terrorist. Why, it’s just like the drug war: The U.S.  Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and […]

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They get to deduct a lot of it from their taxes. A mere slap on the wrist, as usual: WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. The agreement announced Monday comes weeks after talks between the sides broke […]

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No wonder they hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau! Via The Nation: For more than forty years, the Supreme Court’s conservatives have been engaged in a campaign to shut the courthouse door to consumers, working people, small businesses and others seeking redress for corporate wrongdoing. In recent years, and especially since Chief Justice John Roberts […]

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It wasn’t just Apple and Google — it seems to include Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks. And here’s how that works: In May, just days after the $324 million Techtopus settlement was reached, a major industry-funded report was published, claiming that more H-1B visas should be issued to foreign tech workers. This, they argued, would lead to higher wages for everyone in the tech […]

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That’s what Sam Alito’s boss used to call him. And he was right! In mid-November of 2012, hundreds of tuxedo-clad Republican lawyers gathered at a hotel ballroom in Washington, DC. They were a mix of heads hung in dejection and chests puffed out in compensatory bluster. Less than two weeks earlier, they’d seen President Obama […]

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