I was part of the Housing Group at the Rochester Anti-Poverty Initiative’s planning session last year. We recommended support for a law protecting residents in the City of Rochester against unfairness in housing based on “source of income.” (So, advertisements that say, “No Section 8 NEED apply” would be prohibited. I was very glad to … Continue reading Wealth-based discrimination: there ought to be a law
I have focused on the sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia that is deeply and expressly embedded in Trump’s rhetoric, and the bias he tuned into, in many supporters, to become elected. This morning I have read the wise words of Michael Lerner, a rabbi, who I’ll paraphrase this way: The Trump supporters really are disgusted, … Continue reading Trump and the Death of Democracy
Overview A man is brought in to custody in a police station for questioning. He does not invoke his right to silence, but he remains quiet. He is given Miranda warnings, and still, remains quiet. He is accused of a crime by interrogating police. He fails to protest his innocence. At that defendant’s trial, the … Continue reading THE SOUND OF SILENCE after Berghuis v Thompkins: silence as evidence now that the Fifth Amendment right to silence must be explicitly invoked.