Fleeing Iraq to Die in America: One Man’s Story

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Iraqi artist and special needs teacher came to America for a safer life.

Dexter Finale = Crime & Punishment or Just Bad Writing?

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Tsach Gilboa explores humanity’s “dark passenger” through the lens of the Dexter series finale.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How The Justice System Failed Gerard Richardson

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Gerard Richardson was recently released after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Was this a one time mistake or just more proof that our justice system is failing?

The Ray Jasper Conundrum: A Death Row Inmate Who Is both 100% Right and 100% Wrong

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Lincoln Anthony Blades explains how even a man who did a horrible thing can be right about the horrors of our prison-industrial system.

A Man Was Shot In The Chest And You Can Guess Exactly What Happened Next

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Killing a man in the United States is faster and easier than ordering fast food at a drive-thru.

Phil Mushnick Pushes Every Button but the Right One

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Adrian Peterson played on Sunday just hours after his 2-year-old son was murdered. Phil Mushnick thinks it’s because he’s an uncaring criminal. Phil Mushnick should mind his own business.

Are We Helpless to Stop Black on Black Violence?

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Right-Wing blogs are claiming that we don’t care when black people kill other black people. I think we care, but we just don’t know what to do about it.

The Night Is Full of Bicycles

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Robert Barsanti gives a eulogy for a local man killed in a hit-and-run accident—a man who, in another life, could have been him.

Does a Picture Really Last Longer?

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Are we doing good deeds out of compassion, or a selfish need to prove something to other people with photographs?

This Is Rage 3: Never Bet Against the Bozos

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Hoodie One had a name, it was Dennis Swerlow. Hoodie Two had one as well, it was Sam Kisinski. Together they had to decide what to do with a botched kidnapping and two hostages.

Are You The New Serial Killer Target?

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And even if so, does it actually matter? Thinking about risk and death.

Stargazing with Kristen

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Carmelo Vallone reflects on losing his first love to homicide and why he can’t talk about the Trayvon Martin verdict.

I Lost My Only Son To Gun Violence

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Radha Stern bravely shares the experience of losing a child, and offers hope and strength in moving forward.

George Zimmerman and the Tragedy of Casual Racism

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David Zucker gives his opinion on the George Zimmerman trial, and on the larger problem of casual racism in America.

If You’re Scared Enough, You Can Get Away With Killing

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George Zimmerman is not guilty because the jury decided that black kids are scary

I Could Get Away With Murder

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Edwin Lyngar considers his own white privilege in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict.