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Justice in Tulsa?

District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler earlier this week told the World he doesn’t know what more the family could have done to avoid the tragedy.

Prosecutors had attempted to keep 61-year-old Majors in jail as he awaited trial on a host of charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and protective order violation. Those charges stem from a September 2015 case in which Majors is accused of running down Haifa Jabara — Khalid Jabara’s mother — with his car on a neighborhood street.

Despite prosecutors calling him a “substantial risk to the public,” and a protective order remaining in place against him, Majors was released on bond after eight months in jail. When he was released in May, he returned home next door to the Jabara family.

By-Passing the Democratic Nominating Convention

The DNC has since April, we now learn, been working with the Clinton camp behind the scenes to have the Democratic primary declared over on June 7th.

Silence Really Is The Voice of Complicity

Elizabeth Warren   There’s a history of demagogues calling those they disagree with “terrorists” and using that as justification for intimidation and violence – and that history is ugly and dangerous. There’s also a history of people staying quiet for too long, hoping for the best but watching silently as the threat metastasizes. Donald Trump […]

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND POLITICAL STALEMATE BY ROBERT KUTTNER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/constitutional-crisis-and_1_b_9395958.html?utm_hp_ref=politics The 2016 election year is shaping up to be America’s most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War — and the most important partisan re-alignment since 1932 or maybe since 1860. To appreciate what’s at work, it’s important to understand these two trends, and how they interact. The essence of the constitutional crisis is […]