"Even worse than food deprivation, my mother would later recount, was the lack of medical care.",... ""Sisters who said they were sick were treated like they were making things up to get attention,""... and, "Her pleas for medical care fell on deaf ears.", quotes from Jezebel, Gizmodo Media Group, November 2015 article, "Nun Abuse: How My Mother, A Former Nun, Suffered at the Hands of 'The Good Sisters'" (Click here for article), and "In an effort to silence my mother and what the convent called her "nervous habits," the punishments grew, my mother would tell me, "more severe." This is exactly how the women in the legal system operate. Judge Barbara Zuniga, Commissioner Judith Sanders, Presiding Judge Mary Ann O'Malley, Public Defender Robin Lipetzky, set-up attorney Jane Elliot, Judge Clare Maier, Judge Diana Becton,...and the court doctors and interns, and even certain VA employees degraded my physical, mental and spiritual being. They punish for no rationale reason, they create … [Read more...] about Judges practice their Catholic upbringing in Court: A Cruel Trap
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Requiring officers to de-escalate when possible. Forbidding officers from shooting at or from a moving vehicle except in limited circumstances. Outlining a scale or system that dictates what level of force officers can use for different types of behaviors. Requiring officers to give a verbal warning they are about to shoot when possible. Banning officers from firing warning shots in most circumstances. Of the 12 large and medium agencies in Colorado that had shootings last year, only the Denver Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office met all the criteria. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office policies met the fewest number. … [Read more...] about We tracked every police shooting in Colorado last year. Here’s what we learned.
In interviews with more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers, aides and strategists, a picture has emerged of a diffuse and unfocused front against Sanders, built far more on talk than action. Party strategists express a deep concern about a lack of urgency to attack Sanders directly, noting what they see as a false sense of security among donors that there is still enough time to defeat him. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders’ rise has moderate Democrats wondering if it’s too late to stop him
One of the most difficult battles involved Ibrahim’s own husband, academic Saad Eddin Ibrahim, who had been Suzanne Mubarak’s thesis supervisor at American University in Cairo when she went for her master’s degree in 1980. Later, when she was first lady, he wrote speeches for her at her staff’s request. But by 2000, Saad Eddin was becoming a problem for the government. Gamal had come back from London, and Saad Eddin wrote a critical piece accusing the first family of planning a dynasty—a gomlukia, as he called it, combining the Arabic words for republic and monarchy. … [Read more...] about The Tyranny and Tragedy of Hosni Mubarak
It isn’t just that Trump appeals to old people — it’s that he appeals to this particular cohort of old people, whose vision of America was shaped at a particular time. They speak of a last chance to save America, a country that will cease to exist if Trump doesn’t win. From the perspective of these older Trump supporters, his movement is much more about culture, race, and perceptions of America’s global status than about economics, with one big exception: They are attracted by Trump’s hostility to “entitlement reform,” not out of some vestigial Democratic leanings or because they are economically insecure, but because they are the direct beneficiaries of Social Security and Medicare, which they view as earned benefits, not as “government programs” (much less welfare!). And to the extent that they are economic nationalists, many of them simply remember (perhaps erroneously) those long boom years of the 1950s and 1960s when … [Read more...] about A Big Part of Trump’s Movement Will Soon Literally Die Off