Category: Public Safety

To the Pope: follow your kind words with actions
The Guardian on May 20 reported on a private conversation that Chilean clerical abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz had recently with Pope Francis. Cruz stated: He told me, “Juan Carlos, [...]
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GLAA supports federal gun law reforms, defends DC home rule
John Becker, GLAA’s Vice President for Political Affairs, issued the following statement on March 14 in response to an inquiry by Washington Blade reporter Lou Chibbaro, after a discussion among [...]
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GLAA Supports Bill 22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017
BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION  Testimony of GLAA on B22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017 GLAA is pleased to submit [...]
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The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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Overcoming an attack
On this anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on 9/11/2001, in honor of the victims, I am having a moment of TV silence by not listening to the man [...]
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GLAA Calls on the District of Columbia to Revise its Riot Statute
GLAA Calls on the District of Columbia to Revise its Riot Statute August 2017 Following the inauguration protest on January 20, 2017, 192 individuals are being prosecuted for felony rioting [...]
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Charlottesville
Charles Bethea of The New Yorker writes “Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville,” in which he quotes an eyewitness account by counter-protester Kristin Adolfson: I was ten feet away, so I [...]
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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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