thepoliticalfreakshow:

sailorswisher:

hipsterlibertarian:

After storming into her apartment early in the morning while she was still in bed, Henrico, VA police tied up 75-year-old Ruth Hunter with zip ties and began grilling her about drug use and storage. Then, realizing that maybe, just maybe, she was not their target, they left for a neighboring apartment — leaving her tied up while their incompetent investigation continued.
So far, the police have done nothing to make amends. “I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door,” Hunter said.
Read the whole story here.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

sailorswisher:

hipsterlibertarian:

After storming into her apartment early in the morning while she was still in bed, Henrico, VA police tied up 75-year-old Ruth Hunter with zip ties and began grilling her about drug use and storage. Then, realizing that maybe, just maybe, she was not their target, they left for a neighboring apartment — leaving her tied up while their incompetent investigation continued.

So far, the police have done nothing to make amends. “I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door,” Hunter said.

Read the whole story here.

getwazzy

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newyorker:

Increasingly, the most profound dividing line in the United States is class rather than race. John Cassidy makes a case for race-blind affirmative action: http://nyr.kr/1iRsnug

“For too long, affirmative action has been stigmatized as a means of prioritizing one racial group at the expense of another. That’s why it’s so unpopular, but that isn’t what it’s really about. It’s about levelling the playing field, and giving everybody a fair shot regardless of where they came from, who their parents were, and what schools they attended. Given America’s tortured history, affirmative action inevitably became entwined with issues of race.”

Photograph by Enoch Lai.

newyorker:

Increasingly, the most profound dividing line in the United States is class rather than race. John Cassidy makes a case for race-blind affirmative action: http://nyr.kr/1iRsnug

“For too long, affirmative action has been stigmatized as a means of prioritizing one racial group at the expense of another. That’s why it’s so unpopular, but that isn’t what it’s really about. It’s about levelling the playing field, and giving everybody a fair shot regardless of where they came from, who their parents were, and what schools they attended. Given America’s tortured history, affirmative action inevitably became entwined with issues of race.”

Photograph by Enoch Lai.

(Source: newyorker.com)

beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 
(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 

(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

pewresearch:

The public strongly backs affirmative action programs on campus.
Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move
Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming.http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pitzer-divestment-20140415,0,1879950.story#ixzz2zdjwVuhP

Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move

Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pitzer-divestment-20140415,0,1879950.story#ixzz2zdjwVuhP

Healthcare law experts say the debate over the Affordable Care Act has been hampered by many false and misleading claims, including the contention that it will fund abortions.

"That is not a true statement," said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. "I hope the Supreme Court will not say that free speech protects your right to lie. At some point, you should not able to consciously lie about your opponent."

Although Latinos make up more than 49 percent of Merced’s population, none of the six City Council members are Latino and there hasn’t been a Latino member in nearly a decade, according to the civil rights organization.

California fails to adequately educate youth inmates, report says
California and other states are largely failing to adequately educate most of the 70,000 youth locked up at any given time in juvenile detention facilities, according to a national report released Thursday.
Most youth fail to earn any course credits or complete their high school diploma or equivalency degree while in custody, the report by the Southern Education Foundation found. Yet these young inmates are highly troubled – usually struggling with drug abuse, anger and lagging academic achievement – and urgently need effective education to help them get back on track, the report said.
"It’s the classic sad story of the children with the greatest needs getting the least assistance to turn around their lives," said Steve Suitts, the foundation’s vice president and study’s author.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-juvie-education-20140417,0,3052715.story#ixzz2zdbcu8UQ

California fails to adequately educate youth inmates, report says

California and other states are largely failing to adequately educate most of the 70,000 youth locked up at any given time in juvenile detention facilities, according to a national report released Thursday.

Most youth fail to earn any course credits or complete their high school diploma or equivalency degree while in custody, the report by the Southern Education Foundation found. Yet these young inmates are highly troubled – usually struggling with drug abuse, anger and lagging academic achievement – and urgently need effective education to help them get back on track, the report said.

"It’s the classic sad story of the children with the greatest needs getting the least assistance to turn around their lives," said Steve Suitts, the foundation’s vice president and study’s author.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-juvie-education-20140417,0,3052715.story#ixzz2zdbcu8UQ