Author: Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It’s unlikely Trump will incriminate himself in Russia scandal

The buzz has been that sooner or later Trump will have to face inquisitorial Special Counsel Robert Mueller. When he does he’ll have to tell what he did in badgering former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the Russia probe. And when he wouldn’t, he gave him the ax. This would make a case for obstruction of justice. That is an indictable offense and potentially an impeachable offense. The only thing Trump says whenever someone shouts at him about the Russian election tampering probe is “no collusion,” “no collusion.” Trump can say that with confidence for a simple reason. Why...

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The trial of acquitted St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley offers a glimpse into why cops who use deadly force are rarely convicted of murder

Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the revolving door of cops who walk free after being charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and an array of other crimes. In a disproportionate number of these cases, the victims are mostly young, unarmed African American or Hispanic males. The names of the most recent victims are by now familiar: Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith, Philando Castile and Terence Crutcher — four black men slain by police in three cities at four different times. Now with Stockley’s acquittal by a judge we can add the name of Anthony...

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Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial did not possess all the social elements that made Simpson’s case so fascinating

It is tempting to compare the Bill Cosby trial to the OJ Simpson trial. Cosby is a mega-celebrity. He’s got a lot of money and before his fall and disgrace he was much admired by millions as a man who embodied the best in fatherhood. This is where the similarity with Simpson ends, in and out of court. There was allure to Simpson’s film and celebrated football career. But he didn’t come close to attaining the wealth and universal fame and admiration the public had for Cosby. It was really the heavy-duty charges and their sensationalism that gripped the...

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12:00 pm California Art Club Artist Talk @ University Club of Pasadena
California Art Club Artist Talk @ University Club of Pasadena
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Master sculptor Christopher Slatoff discusses his influences and his creative processes for his various projects, while offering a sneak peek at works currently in development, running from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is $40 general[...]
12:30 pm Healing Sound Experience at Uni... @ Unity of Pasadena
Healing Sound Experience at Uni... @ Unity of Pasadena
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Karen Apostolina conducts a group healing sound experience featuring a combination of gong and bowl sounds, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Guests should bring a mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothing. Cost is $25.
1:00 pm “Hawaii Try It” Event at Sierra ... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
“Hawaii Try It” Event at Sierra ... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the current production of “Nothing Is the Same,” the Playhouse presents a free family event, “Hawaii Try It,” featuring mini-workshops exploring the cultural contributions of the Philippines, Korea and native Hawaiians to[...]
2:00 pm Women’s City Club of Pasadena Br... @ Women's City Club of Pasadena
Women’s City Club of Pasadena Br... @ Women's City Club of Pasadena
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Those planning weddings, rehearsal diners or bridal showers are invited to the event, featuring a wedding fashion show, makeup and beauty workshop, “Men’s Den” bourbon tasting, menswear show, floral designs, wedding décor and furnishing displays,[...]
3:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm
Nikki Grimes discusses and signs “Between the Lines” at 3 p.m.

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