In a revealing and consequential article (CNN.com) report on a little fact which just elude us as Donald Trump announced DC insider Brett Kavanaugh to fill the supreme court seat made vacant by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy.
Since the Supreme Court first convened in 1790, 113 justices have served on the bench.
In the 228-year history of the Supreme Court, only 5.3% of justices have been women or minorities.
That, of course, is if you buy into the idea that Clarence Thomas the black tool of the right wing actually sees himself as a minority.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI THE BUREAU HAS NEVER HAD A DEMOCRAT AS DIRECTOR?
In January of this year
Let’s talk about Teddy Roosevelt for a moment. He started the precursor agency called the Bureau of Investigation way back in 1908. He did it because he wanted someone to look at the books of some of the country’s largest and most powerful businesses, which he suspected of violating the anti-trust laws meant to rein in the activities of monopolies.
Similarly, when the bureau was tasked with finding German spies during the World War I, it could be called law enforcement — pure and simple. But what about when it went rounded up and detained citizens who had not yet registered for the draft? Or harassed political radicals of various stripes whom the administration saw as security risks for their unorthodox ideas?
Hoover hounded Martin Luther King Jr. for years — at one point sending him tape recordings of his tapped telephone and urging him to commit suicide.
I have always been skeptical at the trust black Americans have in the FBI., They always seemed to believe that when their rights are violated by local cops and the FBI is brought in to investigate they are on the road to receiving justice. The history of the FBI certainly does not support this degree of trust in my estimation.
As a matter of reality, the FBI has been political from its outset. While it has always had an ethos of professionalism and objectivity and devotion to law, the people in charge of it and the people in charge of the administrations under which it has served have been as political and as partisan as it is possible to be.
Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2018/01/26/580677742/the-massive-case-of-collective-amnesia-the-fbi-has-been-political-from-the-start
Donald Trump is pardoning two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, on his last day before retirement, decided the penalty was too stiff and gave the father and son much lighter prison terms. http://cbs6albany.com/news/nation-world/trump-pardons-ranchers-in-case-that-inspired-2016-occupation-07-10-2018