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30 May 2020

Free Rodney Reed 

*This article contains references to sexual assault.  Clemente Javier Aguirre spent 14 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.  Charles Ray Finch was put behind bars at 38 when he was wrongfully convicted of gunning down gas station owner Richard  Holloman.  Imprisoned…

Abuses Escalate in ICE Detention Centers 

Twenty-four people have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody since Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. These deaths are not random or accidental. They are the result of government-inflicted human rights abuses that began with ICE’s establishment in 2003 and have only…

The Civil Rights Act is Incomplete 

As it stands, there are no federal protections against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for three separate court cases involving anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination in the workplace. The justices can either expand…

When Competition Saves Lives 

In most cases, when a product is too expensive, consumers seek out cheaper alternatives, using generic versions of brand name goods. Competition is supposed to prevent brands from overcharging  customers.  But what if alternatives are being kept off the market? What stops a company from…