Tag Archive for Civil Rights

I guess the law isn’t quite clear enough…

After submitting my post regarding the State AG’s findings in the Tan Nguyen intimidation scandal I found myself comppeled to go back and look at the state law regarding voter intimidation.  This is what I found:   18540.  (a) Every person who makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence, or…

Tan Nguyen gets pass. He’s still a racist in my book

This afternoon (Wednesday) I’m checking the blogs (on my phone, on my break) and I come across this headline on the OC Register’s Total Buzz Blog: Tan Nguyen is cleared.  I about fell out of my chair, I thought to myself “WTF,” how did this happen?  We were all watching this drama last October and…

Jerry Falwell has died at 73

Jerry Falwell, founder of the “Moral Majority” died today at his office at Liberty University, where he was President. Reverend Falwell has managed to provide the religious right-wing-nuts of this country with ‘moral’ justification for acts of hate. ThinkExist.com has an extensive collection of Falwell quotes. Here are a few examples. “AIDS is not only…

Restoring Habeas Corpus

Caught this post from MyDD.com; the OC connection is Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Please call her office and urge her to vote to restore Habeas Corpus. Call locally at(714) 621-0102 or email her via this web form. And tell her The Liberal OC.com sent you. Habeas Restoration: Move Quick by Matt Stoller, Tue May 08, 2007…

Conason/Wolf on Facism

Naomi Wolf has  new book coming out this September.  Its called “The End of America: A Warning to a Young Patriot.”  In it, she prints descriptions of 10 steps to facism as described by Joe Conason, one of my favortie columnists, taken from the historical context of the Axis in World War II. Conason’s “Big Lies”…

Breaking News: Police Fire Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas into Peaceful LA Crowd

BLOGGED BY Brad Friedman / The BradBlog.com ON 5/1/2007 11:55PM  BREAKING: Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas into Crowd at Los Angeles Immigration Rally LAPD Chief Claims ‘Elements of the Crowd’ Threw Projectiles at Police in Riot Gear, News Reports Say the Rally Had Been Peaceful. National Coordinators Call for Independent Investigation, Further Information from those at…

Mendez v. Westminster 60th Anniversary

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of one of the pivotal early moments of America’s Civil Rights Movement. Yet few are aware that the court decision that laid the groundwork for Brown vs. Board of Education happened right here in Orange County. On April 14, 1947 a court ruled in Mendez vs. Westminster that it was…