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Trayvon Martin – Update

What a difference a week makes. Last week, it seemed that I was the only one shouting in the wilderness about Trayvon Martin. Then some of the mainstream media began to report on this bizarre shooting. Color of Change got involved and collected signatures. Yesterday, or over the weekend, MoveOn.org also got involved.

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From HuffPo:

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have opened an investigation into the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in an Orlando suburb.

The department will “conduct a thorough and independent review of all evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation,” according to a statement late Monday.

The announcement comes as the drumbeat around the case continues to grow, becoming national news and shining a brighter media spotlight on the city of Sanford, where the killing occurred, and its police department, which handled the initial investigation that so far has failed to bring charges.

By |2012-04-05T20:48:41-04:00March 20th, 2012|Legal, Race|3 Comments

Let the counting began – I smell a recall in Wisconsin

United Wisconsin, a group formed for the recall election, turned in aproximately one million signatures today. No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, if you like democracy, you have to like the people power that we’re seeing in Wisconsin.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

“The collection of more than 1 million signatures is a crystal-clear indication of how strong the appetite is to stop the damage and turmoil that Gov. Walker has caused Wisconsin,” said Ryan Lawler, United Wisconsin co-chairman. “In the dead of Wisconsin winter, an army of more than 30,000 Wisconsin-born and -bred volunteers took to the streets, the malls, the places of worship and dinner tables to take our state back.”

This would be the first statewide recall election in Wisconsin history, and only the third gubernatorial recall in U.S. history, if at least 540,208 signatures against Walker are found to be valid.

Walker was in New York City on Tuesday, attending a fundraiser hosted by Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of American International Group. Ciara Matthews, his campaign spokeswoman, said the governor was “completely booked for the day” and unavailable for comment. (more…)

What? The governor is unavailable for comment? How is that possible? This recall started months ago, yet somehow Governor Scott Walker is not even in the state when the signatures are turned in. I wonder if that’s the plan. 🙂 Coward.

By |2012-01-17T23:21:57-04:00January 17th, 2012|Domestic Issues, Elections|Comments Off on Let the counting began – I smell a recall in Wisconsin

I love Wisconsin

I have never been to Wisconsin. I love warm weather. I consider it cold when the temperature dips below 50, but I love Wisconsin. Right now, Wisconsin more than any other state is showing us what democracy is all about. Next week, progressives will drop off over 1.5 million signatures to force a vote on recalling Governor Scott Walker, his lieutenant governor and four Republican State Senators. Simply organizing and getting all of those signatures is a huge feat. Congratulations to Wisconsin.

By |2012-01-13T00:29:12-04:00January 13th, 2012|Elections|Comments Off on I love Wisconsin
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