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Crime and Safety - Sun-SentinelTwo South Florida law enforcers are being honored for their efforts against hate crimes during the Florida Anti-Defamation League???s regional board meeting tonight. Broward Sheriff???s Capt. Rick Wierzbicki oversees the agency???s hate crimes and anti-...
The Swampby Mark Silva One hundred years ago, black boys and girls attended school separately from white boys and girls, by law, in many parts of the United States, home of the free. One hundred years ago, black men and women......
The Swampby Mark Silva Only Congress can produce a bill authorizing $680 billion in national defense spending and extending the protections of federal hate-crime legislation to gay Americans. President Barack Obama will get to sign both today in one stroke, but......
Tags: Robert Gates, Defense, FBI, Joe Biden, Matthew Shepard
The Swampby Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more......
Tags: Robert Gates, Defense, Government, Laws, Matthew Shepard
The SwampRead a full text of the president's Nobel Lecture below the fold. See the president's speech here and read the full report from Oslo, updated at the conclusion at 8:20 am EST. (Also see, below the fold, the toast that......
Oral histories are only as good as their sources. So the amateur actors researching the systematic extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia by German colonial occupiers in and around 1907 have a crippling problem. These well-meaning thespians,...
Here are five observations, most of them depressing, about the Syrian civil war, formulated in light of the announcement by the White House that President Bashar al-Assad's regime has, in fact, used chemical weapons and that, in response, the U.S. will...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Bashar Assad, Iran, Genocide, Bill Clinton
Remember when a crusading president, acting on dubious intelligence, insufficient information and exaggerated fears, took the nation into a Middle Eastern war of choice? That was George W. Bush in 2003, invading Iraq. But it's also Barack Obama in 2011,...
Tags: Defense, Genocide, Condoleezza Rice, Libya, Lyndon B. Johnson
At 24, Clemantine Wamariya knows more about trauma and survival than most of us ever will. If we're lucky. When Wamariya was 6, she and her sister were forced to flee the ethnic killings in Rwanda, spending the next several years in a series of...
Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Genocide, Barack Obama, Politics, Human Rights
NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him. For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
A leader of an Amish community in rural eastern Ohio was convicted of federal hate crimes Thursday for orchestrating the forcible cutting of Amish men's beards and Amish women's hair, a spokeswoman for U.S. District Court in Cleveland said. Sam Mullet...
Tags: Amish, News Agency
An Indianapolis pastor says it’s just a reminder. But, one glance at the get out and vote sign with two young black men hanging by a noose may take you by surprise. The pastor of Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church says that’s the...
Tags: Freedom of the Press, Elections, Politics
Apr 3, 2012 |Blog| Sun-Sentinel
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