Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies

Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor?

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #dowd-maureen, #forced-labor, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #johnsen-dawn-e, #law-and-legislation, #obama-barack, #oklahoma, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #thirteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #thomas-clarence, #united-states, #vigilantes, #womens-rights

On the Citizen App, Even the Happy Videos Can Be Unsettling

However the “personal safety” app adapts its message, it’s still toying with how you feel about your own community.

#citizen-app-mobile-app, #news-and-news-media, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #vigilantes

The Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case Are a Welcome Respite

This was a reminder that the lives of Black people are valued in this country — at least on occasion.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #discrimination, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #united-states, #vigilantes

What the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Says About Justice in America

Readers are worried about the precedent set by Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal. Also: The A.M.A., on the power of language.

#american-medical-assn, #firearms, #language-and-languages, #rittenhouse-kyle, #self-defense, #vigilantes

Rittenhouse and the Right’s White Vigilante Heroes

The great threat is that there are young men out there who watched the verdict and now want to follow Rittenhouse’s lead.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #kenosha-wis, #ku-klux-klan, #lynching, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rittenhouse-kyle, #united-states, #vigilantes, #zimmerman-george

Rittenhouse Verdict Reveals a Widening Political Divide

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #firearms, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rittenhouse-kyle, #self-defense, #vigilantes

Conservatives celebrate Rittenhouse’s acquittal, as liberals lament the verdict.

#firearms, #kenosha-wis, #rittenhouse-kyle, #vigilantes

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal and America’s Gun Laws

Readers react to the verdict, discuss America’s self-defense laws and make connections to the Ahmaud Arbery case. Also: The social policy bill.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #democratic-party, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vigilantes

Prosecutor Challenges Assailant on Whether Arbery Posed a Threat

Before Travis McMichael pointed his gun at Ahmaud Arbery, Mr. Arbery had not yelled at him or brandished a weapon, Mr. McMichael acknowledged under cross-examination.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #bryan-william-roddie, #gough-kevin-1962, #jackson-jesse-l, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sharpton-al, #united-states-coast-guard, #vigilantes

From Kyle Rittenhouse to Steve Bannon, the Brazenness of White Men

Race hangs heavy over cases featuring white male defendants accused of everything from murder to insurrection.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #bannon-stephen-k, #black-people, #chansley-jacob-anthony-jake-angeli, #discrimination, #gosar-paul-1958, #gough-kevin-1962, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #rittenhouse-kyle, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vigilantes

Self-Defense Claims Are Interrogated In Cases About Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery

The Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases raise intriguing legal questions about people who take the law into their own hands and then claim self-defense when someone dies.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #grosskreutz-gaige, #huber-anthony-d-2020, #kenosha-wis, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020, #self-defense, #vigilantes

Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town

As rioting and looting swept the country this summer, Indians in the suburb of Phoenix set up roadblocks to police their streets. Dozens of Black people passing through wound up dead.

#apartheid-policy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #ramaphosa-cyril, #south-africa, #vigilantes, #zuma-jacob-g

It’s Police Violence That Spurs Black Rebellion

The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #vigilantes

Georgia to Weaken Citizen’s Arrest Law

The governor supports a bill passed on Wednesday that repeals language allowing people to arrest someone who they witnessed committing a crime.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #state-legislatures, #vigilantes

I Was Your Fave Is Problematic

What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #celebrities, #tumblr, #vigilantes, #your-feed-internet-culture

International Court Accuses Two Central African Militia Leaders of Attacks on Muslims

The pair, a former legislator and a former African soccer official, collectively face 53 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their alleged role in the conflict in the Central African Republic.

#africa, #central-african-republic, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Rizieq Shihab, Back in Indonesia, Calls for ‘Moral Revolution’

Rizieq Shihab and his vigilante movement have spent decades calling for harsh Islamic rule. Now he’s back from self-imposed exile and promising a “moral revolution.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #indonesia, #islamic-defenders-front, #jakarta-indonesia, #joko-widodo, #muslims-and-islam, #rizieq-shihab, #saudi-arabia, #shariah-islamic-law, #suharto, #vigilantes

Dutch Police Urge Public to Stop ‘Pedo-Hunting’ After Vigilante Violence

A man’s death in the Netherlands last month after an attack by a group of teenagers has prompted the authorities to clamp down on vigilantism.

#cyberharassment, #netherlands, #sex-crimes, #vigilantes

Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Check in on Your Black Employees, Now

Between the pandemic and the killings of George Floyd and others, the mental health of black people is floundering. Employers must address these issues head-on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #vigilantes

Suspect in Arbery Shooting Offered to Help Deal With Potential Trespasser

Two months before Ahmaud Arbery was killed, one of the suspects told the police he could be notified if a nearby homeowner noticed any suspicious activity.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-glynn-county-ga, #trespassing, #vigilantes

The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Another black man falsely assumed to be a criminal is dead.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #georgia, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #self-defense, #vigilantes

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Is Zealously Observed

Volunteers set up their own roadblocks. Neighborhoods set their own limits. The efforts could help the fractious country battle the outbreak but risk also stoking divisions and xenophobia.

#agriculture-and-farming, #caste-systems, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #food, #india, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #vigilantes