Nothing starts a U.S. politician frothing at the mouth and howling like a rabid coyote more than an American citizen locked up in a foreign prison. While democrats sometimes join the chorus of indignant and incredulous voices from Washington, D.C., no one is more vocal about the violation of so-called human and civil rights abroad … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring?
We do not know if Roy Moore is guilty or not. He has not been on trial and no facts have been presented to the public or a jury to make a credible determination. There are many accusations and allegations, the likes of which are troubling and of the most heinous nature. With that said, … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: Take a Knee Roy
Ninety-nine percent of Americans have a one-percent chance at justice. In a recent tirade against the nation's courts, Donald Trump tweeted that the justice system is broken. He was right...just not in the way he meant. Last week, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada for violations of the United States Constitution … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: A 1% Chance
In the countries where political factions like ISIS, the Taliban, Boku Haram, and other similar extremist groups exist, human rights suffer. The governments of several Middle Eastern and central African nations struggle to maintain civil order and criminal law in a manner commensurate with modern values and developed-world global expectations. Even in industrialized countries where … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Extrajudicial Extremism
Yesterday, a Wisconsin jury determined that a 15-year-old girl was mentally ill when she participated in the 2014 stabbing of a classmate. Authorities charged Anissa Weier with second-degree homicide when she was just twelve after she and a friend lured another girl to a secluded area and stabbed her at the behest of a fictional … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: A Nation’s Shame
Yesterday, a panel of the California Parole Board agreed to grant parole to one of the state’s most despised convicts, Leslie Van Houten. The 68-year-old former Manson cult member has been in prison for over 40 years and has been denied parole over 20 times in the past two decades. Described as a “model” prisoner, … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Bending the Bars
Please help the Idea Dogs help Nury Chavarria. Click here to sign the MoveOn.org petition to stop her deportation. The power and patience of the federal government is being tested this weekend in New Haven, Conn. A tense standoff between Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and a Guatemalan national has extended to include the city … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: Showdown in New Haven