Claims of Gang Affiliation and Lack of Due Process Equals Deportation

August 18, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) policy of increasing collaboration between federal immigration officials and local criminal law enforcement authorities to detain and deport immigrants has had a devastating impact on immigrant communities. Homeland Security’s alleged focus on detaining and deporting gang members has resulted in falsely labeling many Central…

The 1835 Malê Revolt in Bahia, Brazil.

February 18, 2018

Historian’s say the 1835 Male slave revolt in Bahia, Brazil was Muslim inspired, oral history says it wasn’t. In 1835 Muslims were called “male” in Bahia, from the Yoruba “imale” which designated a Yoruba Muslim. In 1835 most of the “Males” slaves were Nagos , from Yoruba land in present…

Democrats Spend Very Little To Turn Out Black Vote It Depends On

February 5, 2018

Instead of working to organize, engage and inspire people of color who make up 46% of all Democratic voters, the Democratic Party is wasting time and money seeking to capture an elusive white swing voter. Campaign managers believe the white swing voter is the most important sector of the electorate…

Bad Law From A Bad Justice

December 15, 2017

Bad Law From A Bad Justice Life may have just gotten a little more difficult for inner city residents as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision in Utah v. Strieff. Strieff calls into question the right of citizens to walk unmolested by the police on the streets of…

Family and Medical Leave Act Claim in a Mixed-Motive Case.

April 12, 2017

Joseph Egan worked for the Delaware River Port Authority from July 2008 until October 2012. His primary responsibility was to manage fleet assets such as police vehicles, heavy equipment, and other vehicles. In March 2012, Egan was transferred to the Engineering Department and began reporting to Michael Venuto. Egan testified…

Necessity of Understanding Rules of Procedure In Court Filings

March 19, 2017

Nanko Shipping v. Alcoa 15-7070 demonstrates the necessity of understanding the rules of procedure when you file a case. In Nanko the plaintiff filed and action alleging Alcoa had breached a contract to ship a certain percentage of bauxite using ships sailing under the Guinean flag. When Nanko acquired the…

No Impeachment Of Jury Verdict Rule Reversed BY Supreme Court

March 15, 2017

Prosecutors in Colorado brought criminal charges against Angel Peña­Rodriguez in 2007 alleging that he had sexually assaulted two teenage sister in the bathroom of a Colorado horse racing facility. The girls told their father, and identified the man as an employee of the racetrack. The police located and arrested petitioner…

Scott Pruitt New Head of the EPA

February 18, 2017

 Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior was the first cabinet member in history to go to jail for crimes committed while serving in office. The Teapot Dome Scandal http://www.aprilsmith.org/lesson-2-scandal.html What the United States is about to experience will make Teapot Dome pale in comparison because the Senate just voted to…

The 4th Amendment & New Surveillance Technology.

February 13, 2017

Today, due to the new technology used for surveillance the principles of the 4th Amendment face new challenges. Surveillance has moved from passive to active collection, from targeted to bulk collection and more intrusive methods of surveillance are being utilized. Passive to Active Collection Traditional forms of passive collection like…

Know Your Rights: Police Citizen Encounters.

February 12, 2017

Judicial interpretation of the coverage and meaning of the 4th amendment have changed over the years. The amendment consists of two conjunctive clauses, one prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall…