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A STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHING: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM READING HEATHER ANN THOMPSON’S BLOOD IN THE WATER

“A state-sanctioned lynching” and “Bipartisan political cover-up” are only two of the screaming thoughts I had while reading Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, by historian Heather Ann Thompson. Blood in the Water is … Continue reading

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THE INJUSTICE OF A DREAM — THE CLARENCE MOSES-EL STORY

My head is spinning here — since when can a person be convicted and jailed for rape because the victim pointed out the alleged attacker in a dream? No other evidence. No witnesses. Just a dream. The 28-year imprisonment of … Continue reading

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