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Hey Los Angeles: More public restrooms, please!

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Hey Los Angeles: More public restrooms, please!

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Death penalty horror: Stark disparities in media and activist attention

On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: “What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all

Alabama’s contract to gas humans to death is shrouded in sick secrecy

For $25,000, Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall has contracted with Tennessee company “FDR Safety,” to assist Alabama in developing a barbaric new protocol – to execute its death row prisoners, whom

Scientist vs. Cooper, Part 3

Rarely has a music fan like myself been blessed with the genuine friendship and kindness – and unparalleled access – to an artist of the stature of legendary sound

Tony Chin’s historic, unstoppable career in music (part 2)

 Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music (The Interview: Part 2)  At the end of Part 1 of my interview of legendary guitar player Tony Chin, Tony recounted several never before published stories about

Mass Incarceration in the Middle District of Alabama and Judge Marks

Judge Marks and Mass Incarceration in the Middle District of Alabama In 2016, together with former colleague Assistant Federal Public Defender Donnie W. Bethel, I wrote, “[p]eople of all persuasions, political

General Jah Mikey: “I Just Love That Microphone, Man”

Due in part to my friendship with legendary sound engineer Scientist I’ve been blessed to meet and interview some of the most famous names in reggae, legends like Sly Dunbar

Tony Chin is unstoppable

Tony Chin’s Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music (The Interview: Part 1)  On his forthcoming solo album, “Unstoppable,” Tony Chin – one of the greatest rhythm guitar players ever and a founding member

Morality is required to abolish the death penalty

In“How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful around the country” can be learned from

“Wheel! Of Fortune!” A Las Vegas Story

An unnaturally tan woman with metallic blond hair and garish makeup has hit a bonus. Automated applause, bells, whistles, whoops, and all manner of artificial sounds ring out. Flashing

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