Kerri and Andy begin the week ahead of the Canada Day and U.S.Independence Day celebrations coming up to discuss the meaning behind these holidays – justice…or the lack thereof, as the case may be.
Additional training may not be the panacea protestors demand to fix the plague of police brutality across the country. In fact, after years of Department of Justice mandated consent decree remediation policies, few departments have demonstrated the necessary wherewithal to make new policies stick. The answer for effective policy and training shifts may actually come from an unlikely and yet highly trained force of professionals who tackle unruly and sometimes violent mobs without weapons or using deadly force – the American teacher.
Congress has authority to act on the district’s behalf, including filing criminal complaints, just as any local city council or local legislative body can do for their citizens. This means that House Speaker Pelosi and other members of congress have the authority to file criminal charges. In fact, they are one of the few in authority with legal standing to do so.
If Sanders does achieve the 1200 delegate threshold, he must have representation on the Rules and Bylaws Committee to stop the regressive dealings and help offer grassroots supporters the transparency they deserve in this process after thousands of hours of dedicated blood, sweat and tears during yet another contentious primary campaign.