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Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Content Note: This article discusses suicide, abuse and mistreatment/torture of a minor by the state. Kalief Browder was, by most accounts, a pretty normal teenager before his arrest. Then, on May 15th, 2010, just before his seventeenth birthday, he and a friend were stopped while walking back to his house in the Bronx, New York. […]

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

The parents of a little girl in New York who were helping to fight for legal medical cannabis in the state are in mouring. The brave little girl named Olivia Marie Newton passed away due to her severe epilepsy on July 10th, 2014, shortly before 7 am. The family is devastated, rightly so, though there […]

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

When I think of the children in Newtown, Connecticut who were senselessly and viciously shot and killed, I think about the birthdays they will never have, the graduations they will never have and the beautiful lives that will never manifest in the way they should have.  I try not to think about Adam Lanza a […]