Advocate Blake Feldman was quoted in a Guardian US article on the Ricky Ball fatal shooting of October 2015.
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With his New Hampshire win, Senator Bernie Sanders’ momentum continues to grow in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Part of Sanders’ appeal stems from his staunch opposition to all things Wall Street. In his speech on the topic from early this year, Sanders argued, “in the 1990s and later, the financial interests spent billions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions to force through Congress the deregulation of Wall Street.”
There is just one problem with this statement—it is not true. The touted widespread deregulation of Wall Street never happened.
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On Friday, the Pentagon released 200 photos from investigations of detainee abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan dating back to 2003. The photos come from over two dozen military sites and predominately show bruises, reddened marks, and bandaged body parts. The Pentagon added that the investigations had resulted in 14 allegations, in which “65 service members received some sort of disciplinary action” from letters of reprimand to life imprisonment.
The ACLU fought for the photos’ release over the objections of the Pentagon, which argued that their being made public would put American lives at risk. The Pentagon still withholds 1,800 additional photos which it says document more graphic torture. The ACLU has committed to securing their release as well.
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Private institutions now employ part-time faculty and full-time professors in equal proportions. The less-flexible nature of public universities keeps full-time professors in the majority, but the trend is still clear. Adjuncts are rapidly becoming the new normal.
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