Why police so rarely get charged for killing unarmed black men like Stephon Clark

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, March 27, 2018

In case after case, the court has said that police officers cannot be held liable for the use of excessive force because they did not engage in behavior that “every” reasonable officer would believe to be unconstitutional. All of this contributes to the problem of police violence. So much needs to be done so the list of victims does not continue to grow.

The New York Human Rights Commission is investigating The Wing

Melissa Murray quoted by Jezebel, March 26, 2018

“I think it’s patently absurd for New York’s human rights commission to be focusing on The Wing when we’ve had, over the last six months, numerous complaints about workplaces being absolutely hostile to women in terms of pervasive and endemic sexual harassment,” she said.

Gun violence forum addresses gun control, policies, registration

Franklin Zimring quoted by The Daily Californian, March 23, 2018

According to Zimring, recent statistics provided by the U.S. government were off by nearly 50 percent when compared to the research done by him and his colleagues. He indicated that this may have to do with the supposed lobbying influence of the National Rifle Association, or NRA, and other gun rights activists.

Chevron will stick to IPCC findings in landmark climate change trial

Daniel Farber quoted by E&E, Climatewire, March 21, 2018

Most or all of the major oil corporations have now acknowledged the reality of climate change and the need for government action (though who knows how serious they are about that),” he said. “So it would be hard for them to take a contrary view in this litigation. Getting them to say the same thing in court will be kind of a victory for the plaintiffs even if nothing else goes their way.”