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[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

Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:30am
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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

[OP-ED]: Will DA candidate promises bring real justice?

 05/12/2017 - 17:20
Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto
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Candidates seeking a victory in the May 16, 2017 primary election for District Attorney in Philadelphia have spent months making big promises to initiate reforms and ‘restore integrity’ to that post now polluted by the presence of current DA Seth Williams who is facing a federal trial for a slew of corruption charges.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto

"Cops Helping Kids" for 70 years. The Police Athletic League's Anniversary Gala

 05/11/2017 - 12:31
The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring ondividuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Awards presented to individuals displaying a passion to giving back to the youth of Philadelphia

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring individuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

[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

Trump cleans the table with James Comey

 05/10/2017 - 15:02
FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Justice Committee on the 'FBI Review' at the Capitol in Washington, USA, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew
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Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced through media news that he would have removed the director of the FBI James B. Comey, from his post, putting an end to the investigation carried out by the bureau on the links between advisers close to the President and the government of Russia.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:30pm
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FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Justice Committee on the 'FBI Review' at the Capitol in Washington, USA, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

"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.

Poop Bombs: Venezuelans' new weapon against Chavismo

 05/10/2017 - 03:22
A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.
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After six weeks of demonstrations, protesters in Venezuela have started to use "Puputov cocktails" : glass bottles containing human excremetn mixed with water

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00am
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A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.

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