Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

DOJ: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Mike Brown

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Avvo legal analyst and civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom continues her coverage of the DOJ’s announcements on Ferguson police racism and excessive force.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Department of Justice: Extreme racial bias and excessive force by Ferguson police

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Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom covers the Department of Justice’s report of extreme racial bias and excessive force in Ferguson.

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Government, News, Rights, Tips & How-To, Traffic Laws

From zero to AB 60: California driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

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Immigration attorney Greg McLawsen explores the risks and benefits of California’s new AB 60 drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Feds refuse to charge George Zimmerman: The unsatisfying end to the Trayvon Martin case

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No federal charges will be forthcoming against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. The killing generated nationwide demonstrations. Zimmerman’s state court murder trial was nationally televised by every cable news network. I covered it in depth for NBC and MSNBC, and when the trial was over, I was so disturbed

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Lisa Bloom: Unsurprising injustice for Trayvon Martin — George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges

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Avvo’s Lisa Bloom on the DOJ’s decision not to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for killing teen Trayvon Martin.

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Crime & Lawsuits, News, Rights

The American death penalty: A tragedy of errors

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The status of the death penalty in the United States, problems with today’s lethal injections and the future of execution in the U.S.

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Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

Private fundraisers to process rape kits? Shame on us

Private fundraisers to process rape kits? Shame on us

Nationwide, 400,000 rape kits collect dust in police evidence rooms. We have the money, we just choose not to spend it on protecting women.

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Government, Rights

Throwback Thursday: The life and legacy of Malcolm X  

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A controversial, inspiring figure, Malcolm X’s courageous—yet extreme—politics dramatically shaped racial discourse in America.

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Government, News, Rights

2 signs pointing towards marriage equality

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An Alabama court’s decision and a statement by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg both foreshadow nationwide marriage equality.

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Education, Government, Lisa Bloom, News, Rights

‘No promo homo’ laws: Legally required hate instruction in our schools

'No promo homo' laws: Legally required hate instruction in our schools

At least eight states have anti-LGBT curriculum laws that expressly require demeaning LGBT relationships or sexuality.

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