by Attorney Camara Williams Focusing on police brutality is only scratching the surface of the problem. The true root of the problem is the culture of allowing such cancerous acts to survive by protection and cover up. If someone knew that despite their bad acts their fellow colleagues will back their "story" 110%. How can someone feel compelled to act right, if your never afraid of being called out by your peers?
by Attorney Jerry Girley Recently, I travelled the deep south on a civil rights tour. I had the privilege of visiting every major civl rights museum in the south such as: the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, National Park Center's information center at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham, Alabama, Little Rock Central High School and the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
by Cynthia Wheeler The 2012 JQC annual report states: "In calendar year 2011, the Investigative Panel received 587 complaints. Consistent with prior years, approximately 90% of those complaints were dismissed because it was determined that they were either without merit, sought to review a judge's ruling, or they failed to state a claim within the Commission's jurisdiction."
by Attorney Natalie Jackson Criminal justice decision makers are selected through election or appointment. In some states, voters elect judges, while in other states, governors appoint them. In either case, the selection process is political. Lawyers who have performed political deeds for their party often become candidates for judgeships.
by Cynthia Wheeler THE JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1968 AND THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A SINGLE INVESTIGATION FOR INTENTIONAL MISAPPLICATION OF THE LAW OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE/INCOMPETENCE.
by Joycelyn Harrison Henson "Play Dead" - That is what the grandmother told her 5-year-old grand baby during the massacre at Emanuel AME. That simple directive has played on my heart and mind all day. It is a heavy thought.