Category Archives: Crime & Punishment

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails Indeed, most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by some of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups. – Read the full article

The Issues of 2016: Hillary on Police Brutality

Hillary Clinton, in August, 2014, responding to the shooting death of Michael Brown: …Behind the dramatic, terrible pictures on television are deep challenges that will be with them and with us long after the cameras move on. This is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article


How many Republican presidential candidates have taken selfies with a confessed child molester? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Josh Duggar molested underage girls, some while they slept, including some of his own sisters. He confessed to that fact this week. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and LGBTQ

Lead Story ♀ Wealth Inequality Is Now As Bad As It Was During The 1920s Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Abortion Rights at Risk: The GOP Opens a New Front in the War on Women ♀ Petition: President Obama: #HelmsHurts ♀UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES COST FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS $21 BILLION IN 2010 ♀I had an abortion because of extreme morning sickness. – Read the full article

Surprise, Surprise…Look WHAT I got in the MAIL…Jury Duty

Yes, I’ve been called to jury duty. For several days, I’ve been procrastinating, distracted from blogging about this topic but Thursday’s news from Ferguson & Florida was definitely fortuitous. On October 1st, in the ‘stand your ground’ chad ridden sunshine-state, Jordan Davis’ murderer was found guilty in a retrial of the lone charge of first degree. – Read the full article

Thank You Mr. Holder for Your Leadership Toward American Justice, Fairness

Today Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the country’s top law enforcement official gave the public notice of his departure. A sad and disappointing day for me to have an honorable man leave public life when so few occupy pollute national politics. – Read the full article

Lets End Solitary Confinement

Another excellent infographic from Gillian Zimmer at Continue below the fold for the full-sized infographic … – Read the full article

Todays Stupid Conservative Quotes

State Senator Mike-Christian (R) – OK Forget enforcing capital punishment with 20th century technology, we’re doing it Roman style. I kid you not. Oklahoma Representative Michael Christian – (R), doesn’t care if inmates are executed by injection electric chair, firing squad, hanging, the guillotine or “being fed to the lions”. – Read the full article

A Rush To Death

Last week, Oklahoma ignored and violated the 8th Amendment, “… nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” in favor of injecting a Frankenstein-in drug cocktail of death to extinguish the life of Clayton Lockett. Witnesses to Mr. Lockett’s final hour April 29, 2014, State of OK botched execution by lethal injection of Clayton Lockett reported his writhing was horrific, that mid-execution the Board of Corrections closed the curtains, terminated the process, took resuscitative measures, but failed, causing him to suffer a massive heart attack. – Read the full article

WTF Florida?

It seems like the majority of the crazy news I have been hearing lately has been coming out of Florida.  Not that I’m surprised.  Living in the Short Bus State I can verify that we are inundated with crackpots and whack-a-doodles.  – Read the full article

My Favorite Story of 2013

There were countless events in 2013 that deserve the top spot in anyone’s list of “favorites”. But I think this is one of those stories that most of us can say truly touched our hearts, regardless of political affiliation. Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight were held hostage for over 10 years in a home in Cleveland, OH. – Read the full article