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...Read More
Author: Earl Ofari Hutchinson
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...Read More
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...Read More
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