BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 15, 2013
As we emerge out of the worst newsweekend ever, let’s take some time to quickly recap how justice is dead. The Marisa Alexander case is a good place to start, as both a counterpoint to the Trayvon Martin case, and as a stand alone example of why everything in the world is totally skewed.
Alexander was defending herself in a confrontation with her estranged, abusive husband. In order to escape another “brutal beating,” Alexander allegedly fired off a few warning shots to ward him off. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on May 07, 2013
Oh Lauryn, say it isn’t so! The singer has been charged with tax evasion and is facing three months in jail. Always the controversial figure, she compared the whole ordeal to the experiences of her ancestors stating, "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them," Hill said before U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. "I had an economic system imposed on me."
Last year she plead guilty to failing to pay taxes between 2005 and 2007, the whole shebang amounting to over 1.8 million dollars. Read More