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Acquittal In Philando Castile Case Is Deja Vu

(CNN) – Yet another black man dead, and yet another police officer exonerated for killing him. Seems a lot like deja vu. Haven’t we seen this tragic movie before – all over the country? When investigated, the police are not indicted. And when indicted, they are not convicted. The venue this time — Minnesota; the victim, motorist Philando Castile. So what did Castile do that led to this tragic fate? He was driving with a broken tail light while supposedly fitting the description of a robbery suspect. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the passenger seat while her 4-year-old daughter was… Read More

HLN Will Air A Documentary About The DC Madam

Almost a decade after the apparent suicide of “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey, her story finally gets its own docuseries episode on HLN. As part of the network’s series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, HLN premieres the episode “DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much” Friday at 9 p.m. The hour-long episode will delve into the controversial life and mysterious death of Palfrey, who ran an escort service that catered to DC’s elite. Before her death, she threatened to expose the names on her client list, which some suspect may have included more than 10,000 names. Criminal defense attorney and… Read More

Key Questions About Oreillys Firing And Parachute Opinion Jackson

(CNN) – Yet another seismic shift has occurred at Fox News, as conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly is officially out amid a sea of sexual harassment allegations. And people are asking some important questions, like: Why did it take so long for the company to act on allegations of harassment that had been developing for years? And why did Fox pay O’Reilly tens of millions of dollars to leave? This follows Roger Ailes’ exit this past July, with allegations that sound eerily similar. It is said that one reaps what they sow. And given the seeds that were apparently… Read More

Devin Nunes Did Not Act Honorably

(CNN) – Succumbing to mounting public pressure and common sense, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced that he will no longer be overseeing his committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In doing so, he released a statement noting that “several left-wing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics.” He then blamed these groups for his exit, saying “the charges are entirely false and politically motivated and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of… Read More

Michael Brown Sxsw Video Jackson Opinion

(CNN) – We learned this past weekend about the existence of a surveillance video in the Michael Brown case that was previously undisclosed to the public. It was revealed at the debut of Jason Pollock’s film “Stranger Fruit” at the SXSW festival. Michael Brown died on the afternoon of August 9, 2014 after being shot multiple times by Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson. It was a highly controversial case which sparked civil unrest across the country. Outraged members of the Ferguson community marched with purpose, as did a contingent of concerned citizens in cities throughout the country. They did… Read More

Why Ice Raids Are Worrisome Jackson Opinion

(CNN) – There’s a new sheriff in town: President Donald J. Trump has made clear that in matters of immigration, particularly from Mexico, a seismic shift is underway. Only five days after being sworn in, Trump signed a sweeping executive order seeking to both prevent illegal immigration and remove undocumented immigrants. Among other things, the order seeks the construction of a wall, terminates the “catch and release” procedure whereby undocumented immigrants are detained and released, adds 5,000 border patrol agents, calls for a report quantifying all foreign aid provided by the United States to Mexico annually during the past five years,… Read More