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[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE
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Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00am
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Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

Mexican Immigrant Questioned By Transit Officer In Viral Video Deported

 05/29/2017 - 04:06
The screenshot shows an encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider recorded by a passenger on May 14, 2017 on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis. The video was later posted on Facebook.

[OP-ED]: La participación ciudadana: un sombrío indicador de la democracia

 05/23/2017 - 14:04
Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto
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Si bien, el aumento de la participación ciudadana en las elecciones primarias de Filadelfia este año es un avance, no merece aplausos.asi

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Deporting all illegal immigrants would not make crime go away

 05/11/2017 - 11:08
According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File
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In March, two illegal immigrant teens were accused of attacking and raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom stall. The girl had reported the boys to the police, claiming that they’d held her down as she cried and tried to break free, and repeatedly told them to stop and as they took turns assaulting her.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
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According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File

"Tell me about your Mother" - Several Latinos share their memories

 05/10/2017 - 13:20
Mother's Day means more than flowers. It's a special bond like no other.
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Through the good and the rough times, Mom has always been there

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Mother's Day means more than flowers. It's a special bond like no other.

Filadelfia sigue corriendo el riesgo de dejar de ser una ciudad “Santuario”

 05/05/2017 - 15:02
Oficiales de la policía de Filadelfia en el estacionamiento Ben Franklin. Foto cortesía de Wikimedia.

Police officer who shot down African-American teenager in Texas is dismissed

 05/03/2017 - 04:14
Fifteen-year-old Jordan Edwards who was shot and killed in a vehicle by a Balch Springs, Texas police officer at the scene of a reported party at a home in Balch Springs, Texas, USA, 29 April 2017. EPA/MERRITT LAW FIRM /
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The Balch Springs Police Department, Texas, USA, on Tuesday dismissed the police officer who shot at a vehicle and killed an unarmed African-American teenager last weekend.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:15am
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Fifteen-year-old Jordan Edwards who was shot and killed in a vehicle by a Balch Springs, Texas police officer at the scene of a reported party at a home in Balch Springs, Texas, USA, 29 April 2017. EPA/MERRITT LAW FIRM /

Aun en la cuerda floja, Williams sabe moverse

 04/11/2017 - 18:50
Seth Williams has appointed a new chief of detectives. 
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Con el reciente nombramiento de Michael Cram como nuevo inspector de personal en la Fiscalía, Seth William levanta un manto de dudas.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Seth Williams nombró al experimentado policía Michael Cram como nuevo inspector de personal de la Fiscalía Distrital. Foto: Archivo. 

Seth Williams makes a bold move

 04/11/2017 - 16:10
Seth Williams has appointed a new chief of detectives.