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Linn Washington is a co-founder of This Can't Be Happening.net. Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and problems in the news media. He teaches multi-media urban journalism at Temple University.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 20, 2020 Wrong About Weed - Blacks & Marijuana Myths on 4/20
The myths that have mangled public understandings of marijuana are not limited to conservative whites. Many black leaders perpetuate falsehoods about pot. The pro-pot prohibition postures of many black leaders works to the detriment of the black community that is targeted for discriminatory anti-marijuana law enforcement.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 6, 2019 Details Demolish Allegations Against Popular Ousted Ambassador
Former African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, issued a formal written Rebutal refuting charges leveled against her by the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. The Rebuttal raises questions about the veracity of Mahamat's claims.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Expensive Injustice: MOVE's 40-Years Behind Bars
This article examines the actual dollar value costs expended on the decades long wrongful imprisonment of members of the radical MOVE organization. This revenge-driven incarceration led many to deem those members political prisoners.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 16, 2018 Philly's Top Cop Flops - Again - Backing Bigotry By Boys In Blue
The Police Commissioner of Philadelphia is facing mounting criticism for his blanket defense of the PPD officers who arrested two black men for simply sitting inside a Starbucks located in a ritzy section of the downtown area. White customers in the coffee shop said the black men did nothing to merit the arrest.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 9, 2017 General Kelly - Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted?
The only successful insurrection in American history took place on November 10, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina when white racists violently overthrew that city's elected government. The Wilmington insurrection is another event exposing the inaccuracy of the 'Heritage Not Hate' claim for sustaining monuments to the Confederacy.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 5, 2017 Malodorous Maelstrom Surrounds AG Jeff Sessions
The failure of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal his contacts with a key Russian diplomat during or after his Senate confirmation hearing carries the stench of a fart that an orchestrated cover-up cannot dissipate.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Trump Exposes His Ignorance and Intolerance - Again
Miscues on race continue to plague President Donald Trump. Those miscues are either mistakes arising from ignorance or actions reflecting a profound intolerance. The miscues are unacceptable regardless of origin.
SHARE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Ethically Challenged Philly DA Exits Reelection Race
Combative Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams stunned that city recently with an announcement that he would not seek reelection in the wake of scandals spinning around him for ethics violations and selective prosecution claims.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Brexit-Trump Comparisons Miss Key Points
Embedded in the base of both the Brexit and Trump votes are strands of racism that too many analysts of all ideological stripes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean blithely dismiss.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 27, 2016 Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions
Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana has saved the City of Philadelphia millions in enforcement costs. Equally important, decriminalization has saved thousands the costs of arrest and a criminal record/