Category Archives: Social Justice

Ferguson

As far as I can tell, the Grand Jury’s job is to determine whether a crime may have been committed.  An unarmed teenager shot dead in the street seems to be pretty clear evidence that a crime may have been committed.

It is not the Grand Jury’s job to decide definitively whether a crime was committed, and it is also not the Grand Jury’s job to decide guilt or innocence of those accused of a crime.

If the people of a community cannot even get a full trial when an unarmed member of said community is shot dead in the street, what alternative do they have?  If the system doesn’t give you justice, how can anyone suggest that working within the system is correct course of action?

One of the best things I have read during this whole mess is the suggestion about what MLK would say, and the answer that the non-violent protest loving MLK was shot dead by a white guy.

The Grand Jury decision was a travesty of justice.

Consent

I really don’t understand why it is so difficult to understand consent.  If someone doesn’t say, “Yes,” then you don’t have the right to violate their bodily autonomy.  How difficult is that to understand?

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Since When is Access to Water Not a Right?

In Detroit, a judge has said that the poor have no right to water.

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