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Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? - The New York Times
It was called “The Cosby Show,” but it was never really only his (there are lots of unpaid actors and crew members who can attest to that). Those 6,000 or so hours belong as much to the culture and country as they ever did to him. He canceled himself. He was never the show’s legacy. That was always going to be us.
television  reputation  comedy  fiction  acting  social  art  justice  culture  music 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
One small-town reporter makes a big difference: On the Media - Los Angeles Times
"I can't get it out of my mind. I cannot. How in God's name can one human being do this to another?"
justice  from twitter
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Shock and Ow! Taser Company Profile: Big Issues: GQ
"[...] The products, called Axon and Protector, intend to take electronic surveillance to confounding new heights. Axon is a camera mounted on a cop's radio earpiece that can record video of all interactions with suspects and store them indefinitely on a database called Protector is Big Brother on a BlackBerry, an overprotective parent's digital dream come true: a twenty-four-hour surveillance program that allows adults to monitor and control kids' cell phones, driving, and whereabouts. Both products promise safety at some expense to privacy and civil liberties. [...]"
security  police  power  law  justice  prison  health  technology 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The remarkable judge who struck down the Defense of Marriage Act - Joe Conason -
"We don't go out looking for cases ... There is no such thing as an 'activist court.' I do nothing until a complaint has been filed by some citizen, or group of citizens, which states effectively that their constitutional rights have been violated. I then have an obligation; I can't just dismiss it and throw it away."
justice  law  courts  massachusetts  gay  government 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban -
“The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognizing a role in society for everyone,” judges of the Delhi High Court wrote in a 105-page decision, India’s first to directly address rights for gay men and lesbians. “Those perceived by the majority as ‘deviants’ or ‘different’ are not on that score excluded or ostracized” [...]
india  gay  gender  sex  law  justice 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Parallels abound in killing of journalists three decades apart - San Jose Mercury News
"When somebody kills a journalist, they're not only trying to shut her or him up and stop the next installment of the story, but they want to terrorize the whole community, the community of readers and the community of journalists," he said. "They want to be clear that their monopoly on power and the irrelevance of the rule of law may not be challenged."

"There are countries in which reporters write stories about corrupt government officials or gangs or drug smugglers at the risk of being shot and killed. But this is not something that's supposed to happen in the United States."
journalism  usa  media  newspapers  law  justice  oakland  crime  power 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Former cop draws fire for alleged remarks to college students --
"If there's a news conference going on, I can't get in front of a crowd and say, 'He got exactly what the [expletive] he deserved.' You know the police should have beat him, you know. I used to beat [expletive] when I was in Chicago too. I can't say that," the article quotes a recording of Yarbrough as saying.

"I'd have to say, 'Well, you know we're going to have to look into this matter seriously . . . all of our officers, we like to think that they operate with the utmost integrity and ethics' . . . All of that [expletive] sounds good. That [expletive] sounds real good, but in the back of my mind, damn. He got popped. If he would have done it the way we used to do it in Chi-town, man, none of this [expletive] would have happened."
police  chicago  law  justice  college  illinois 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Word: Dori J. Maynard -- When is a riot a riot? Did you see what I saw? - Inside Bay Area
After the 1992 Los Angeles riot, a columnist asked what do you do when you've marched and you've sung and you've staged sit-ins and nonviolent protests, and still you're told you don't count? I don't think he or anybody who uses the words rebellion, uprising or civil unrest was attempting to justify the massive destruction that devastated portions of the city. I think he was trying to lay bare the sense of hopelessness and frustration that can trigger a level of anger that has sent otherwise sane people into the streets.

It's not a point of view that comes naturally to some segments of our society, just as it's hard for some segments to have faith in a fair police investigation into the shooting of an unarmed African-American man.
protest  oakland  journalism  police  crime  justice  language 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Post: Cruiser-Top Cameras Make Police Work a Snap
"It's a glimpse into the future. It won't take long before these things become pervasive, and the one thing we know about technology is it gets more advanced and cheaper as time goes on."
police  law  justice  cars  transportation  transit  technology  privacy 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge Books | Kiss my ass
"One can only wonder: Who will be the Sodomites of tomorrow?" Oh, that's easy.
sex  marriage  polyamory  books  love  beauty  relationships  law  justice 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Race Card - Richard Thompson Ford - Book Review - New York Times
"We should begin by looking at racial injustice as a social problem to be solved collectively rather than as a series of discrete wrongs perpetrated by bad people."
books  politics  race  reviews  nonfiction  criticism  black  white  asian  latino  justice  social  ethics 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
P-I must arbitrate online dispute
"A federal judge ruled Monday that the Seattle P-I must arbitrate a union dispute over its online reporter position. U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly's ruling favors The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, which represents most P-I nonmanagement employees.
unions  work  labor  jobs  seattle  law  justice  newspapers  media  journalism  online 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Walrus >> Mark Kingwell on Toronto Culture >> Toronto: Justice Denied
"Toronto is, instead, a linked series of towns loosely held together by the gravitational force of its downtown core and the pinned-in-place effect of the surveillance rod we call the CN Tower."
toronto  space  research  justice  geography  identity  cities  urban  canada  public  social 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Dana Milbank - Let's Do the Time Warp Again -
"One thing I've demonstrated in 16 years is you can do this job without asking a single question."
washington  justice  crime  law  supremecourt  aesthetics 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Under the Sun | Stuffing prisons with black men is not the way to reduce crime | Inquirer | 07/24/2007
"The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse says whites make up about 72 percent of America's illegal drug users; blacks, 15 percent. But blacks are most likely to be caught - and sent to prison."
suburbia  drugs  prison  crime  race  justice  research 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Golden Rule in the Human Jungle - Our Lives as Atoms - Times Select - New York Times Blog
"We’re not Homo economicus, as Herbert Gintis of the University of Amherst puts it, but Homo reciprocans – an organism biologically prone to cooperative actions, and for good historical reasons."
economics  ethics  altruism  evolution  behavior  social  justice  psychology 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYC: Moyduh, He Watched: Commissioner Turns Critic
“I may as well tell you frankly that it’s a bit different from most films you’ve ever seen. As you see, we’re flying over an island. A city. A particular city. And this is a story of a number of people, and a story also of the city itself. [...]"
cities  crime  cinema  film  1950s  nyc  justice 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls - New York Times
“Basically, it suggests that if you spray-painted one of your starters white, you’d win a few more games. [,,,] There’s bias on the basketball court, but less than when you’re trying to hail a cab at midnight.”
basketball  sports  race  black  white  games  ethics  justice 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NBA refs study: Numbers clearly interesting but not clear |
"[F]rom 1991-2004, [... of] the top eight players from each of the 26 teams who advanced to the NBA Finals [...] only 25 were white. So if racial bias was deciding games, it wasn't getting teams deep into the playoffs."
race  sports  ethics  basketball  justice  games 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
JS Online: Authors find Clarence Thomas puzzling
"We're the first to filter his life through a racial prism. [...] I think the myth was that race wasn't important to him, but we found it was. [...] He's very conscious of his own black skin. He talks about it a lot."
race  justice  georgia  supremecourt  black  nonfiction  interviews 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
"Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist Completes One Year in U.S. Military Custody in Iraq" by Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine)
"The Pentagon wanted to send a message to the entire press community in Iraq: Cross us, and we can just lock you up. And we don't need reasons. This is justice in the style of the Bush administration."
iraq  war  photography  bush  usa  journalism  justice 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Host not found | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
"Preservation of the global public sphere, individual civil liberties at home and the safety of dissidents in totalitarian regimes are now inextricably linked. It's not an easy knot to untangle, but we must try."
public  social  activism  information  internet  justice  yasns  www  yahoo  google  security  encryption  power  prisons  protest 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
“Poor Man’s Copyright” – Why the Envelope Method Doesn’t Work
I guess I should save them for my budgeting. I mean, calculations. Or battlefield speeches. :-)
law  copyright  blog  songwriting  creativity  justice 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Ascribe: Older Adults May Be Unreliable Eyewitnesses, Study Shows
"Given that older adults will constitute an increasing proportion of the U.S. population, there may be a corresponding increase in the occurrence of wrongful convictions based on the testimony of highly confident but mistaken eyewitnesses."
aging  crime  justice  research  virginia 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Democracy Now! | EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned Journalist Josh Wolf Speaks Out From Jail After Over 170 Days Behind Bars
"Every single person that can stand up and document injustices they see around them is one more person that will help lead towards an understanding and enlightenment of our society about what's really going on."
journalism  media  sanfrancisco  prisons  politics  justice  government  interview  blogging  activism  dublin 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Idea Lab: Sentencing by the Numbers
''Judges make risk assessments every day. Prosecutors do, too. Our model brings more equity to the process and ties the judgments being made to science.''
justice  society  altruism  prisons 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Rebecca Blood notices an activist's success in gaining attention for her cause
"That was the turning point. I didn't get arrested. I just talked about my issues."
activism  justice  protest 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge Pardon Me, Your Schadenfreude Is Showing
"Our notions of good and bad change all the time. That makes schadenfreude really interesting."
counseling  justice  politics  psychology 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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