The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, challenging its rule regulating the length of employees’ beards. The suit, filed on behalf of school employee, Siddiq Abu-Bakr, who has maintained an untrimmed beard for the 27 years he worked in the Philadelphia school system. Abu […]
Despite the fact that Justina Pelletier is still not back with her parents, there has been significant movement in the case, both in the court of public opinion and in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As has been reported here previously, Justina Pelletier had been receiving treatment from specialists in mitochondrial disease, […]
It is very widespread for girls to be brutally forced into prostitution well under the age of consent. The New York Times reports that some cities are starting to arrest customers of prostituted women instead of simply arresting the prostitutes and setting the Johns free.A breathtakingly simple adjunct to such a program would be to […]
In Baltimore, Maryland, a citizen filming an arrest was told to stop filming and threatened with arrest. When the citizen explained that he has rights, he was told “You just lost ‘em.” The power to detain, search and arrest citizens can have a powerful effect on the psyche of unstable individuals. Filming an arrest without […]
Dear Governor Patrick, The case of Justina Pelletier, who was removed from her parents custody by the Department of Children and Families, raises grave questions in the mind of any thinking observer. It is widely known that Justina Pelletier was receiving treatment by recognised medical specialists for mitochondrial disease. The Pelletiers sought treatment for […]
Back in 1988, I was the victim of an armed robbery, in which the perp told me he would shoot my son if I made a sound. He only wanted my wallet. In 2013, Lou and Linda Pelletier were reported to child welfare authorities in Massachusetts because Massachusetts Children’s Hospital differed with the medical experts […]
As reported in the Washington Examiner, the Obama administration plans to send government contractors into the nation’s newsrooms to monitor news coverage to make sure that it is “useful and informative”. There will be negative consequences for media outlets that fail to tow the party line maintain standards of journalistic excellence. Today, there are […]
The Washington Examiner reports that the Obama administration plans to send government contractors into the nation’s newsrooms to determine whether journalists produce material that they determine meet the public’s “critical information needs.” How did we sink this low? It is long past time to speak out. Our country is in danger from within.