Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Poem: Ferguson

Poem: Ferguson

Not from within, nor from above I look around the world and see no love Fire fueling hate, questions go unanswered Find the light within, quiet dancer. For previous poems published by Ladybud, click here. Photo Credit: Timo Newton-Syms from Helsinki, Finland and Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK under (CC-BY-SA-2.0) via Wikimedia Commons

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

On October 20, 2014, the City of Philadelphia enacted an ordinance that authorized City of Philadelphia police to charge a summary citation (similar to a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor narcotics offense. In 2012 activists with Philly NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, investigated the police […]

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Michael Brown’s death is a tragic loss to his family, community, and this nation. But because of this tragedy, and the protests that followed, national leaders are finally paying attention to racial profiling and discriminatory policing. We must not allow the killing of Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals by the police to be in […]