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America's vaccine rollout is already leaving people of color behind. Healthcare providers need to make a serious effort to change this.

Keturah Herron of the ACLU receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Louisville Urban League on January 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minority communities.  This is why it's especially important that the health care gaps in these communities be accounted for as part of the vaccine rollout. Healthcare leaders, legislators and community leaders must act now if we want to end the pandemic and demonstrate a ...
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Ohio lawmaker who questioned the COVID-19 hygiene of Black Americans now leads legislative health committee

State Sen. Stephen Huffman (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Al Behrman, File An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans "colored" will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologized and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio GOP lawmaker and doctor who last year described Black Americans as "colo...
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Prisoners are 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than the overall population. A 69-year old prisoner is trying to change that one livestream at a time.

The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through US prisons, with inmates 5.5 times more likely to catch the disease than the overall population. One prisoner under home confinement, 69-year-old Rufus Rochelle, is calling for the release of prisoners in daily Facebook Live streams. Correctional facilities are desperately lacking PPE and other health resources, and can hardly enforce social distancing measures. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On the evening that Rufus Rochelle saw th...
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The best places to buy affordable fine jewelry in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Svetlana Evseeva/Getty Images Fine jewelry will nearly always cost a bit more than the costume variety, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune in order to have the ring or necklace of your dreams.Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, AUrate New York, Stone and Strand, The Last Line, and Vrai are changing the game with beautiful, affordable, and high-quality pieces. These are truly n...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib on why she's rallying progressives to fight back against calls for sweeping new government surveillance powers after the Capitol attack

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., October 18, 2020 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Rep. Rashida Tlaib is leading the progressive opposition to a massive expansion of the security state in the wake of the deadly Capitol attack by Trump supporters. A member of the House Democrats' "Squad," Tlaib warned that marginalized groups are typically the selected targets of law enforcement. Tlaib spoke with Insider columnist Anthony Fisher about these security issues, her hopes for the Bi...
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ACLU accuses Whittier Council of violating law with comment limits

At last week’s Whittier City Council meeting, nearly 400 emailed letters were received commenting about censuring Councilwoman Jesssica Martinez for her attendance at the “stop the steal” rally  in Washington, D.C., that eventually led to an invasion of the US Capitol. However, none were allowed to speak by phone, Zoom or some other way, just as in other meetings since March of 2020 as the result of pandemic restrictions. But the American Civil Liberties Union in a Jan. 11 letter accused the cou...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Dc, City Council, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Pomona, American Civil Liberties Union, Los Angeles County


NSSF: De-Platforming of Gun Sites Is a Dark Harbinger

By Joe Bartozzi Open censorship of dissenting voices by Big Tech doesn't bode well for Americans. IMG iStock-1055867850 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Throughout history, censorship has occurred whenever government or private groups attempt to impose their political or moral values on others. One would imagine that this could never happen in the freest and prosperous country in the history of the world. This type of activity clearly seems incongruous with the founding principles – not to mention t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Guns, Washington Post, Godaddy, United States, Aclu, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Pew Research Center, Isp, U S Supreme Court, Newsweek


NRA Dumps NY to Reincorporate in Texas, Announces New Strategic Plan

The NRA is reincorporating in Texas IMG NRA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York. The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas. To facilitate the strategic plan and restructuring, the NRA and one of its sub...
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Trump and top White House aides 'aggressively' pushed for the family separation policy at the border, new Justice Department Inspector General report finds

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky A new Justice Department report directly implicated President Donald Trump in the zero-tolerance family separation policy at the US-Mexico border.  Trump has repeatedly tried to distance himself from the policy that stripped children away from their migrant parents.  In late October, ACLU lawyers said the parents of 545 children could not be located.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump and top White House aides "aggressivel...
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There's a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter 'platforms' - and it took Trump for us to see it

. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The so-called deplatforming of Donald Trump has provoked misguided cries of censorship and injustice. Thinking about powerful, for-profit corporations like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon as platforms is a fundamental misconception that lets the companies off the hook. These internet services are publishers and they have a right, and a duty, to exercise judgment.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After years of poisoning the civic well with his uniqu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Angela Merkel, Trends, Aclu, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny, Business Insider, Trump, Anti Defamation League, McNamee, Fortune Magazine


Facebook hides the branded hoodies as 2021 brings the first cataclysm of Marc Andreessen's tech prophecy

Good day, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: For maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight." This week: Facebook hides the hoodies as 2021 brings the first cataclysm of Marc Andreessen's tech prophecy Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen. Reuters Face...
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Security ramped up at government buildings, Proud Boy leader out on bond, mass coronavirus vaccination centers planned on Oahu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii stepping up security at state Capitol and all government buildings. Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii’s law enforcement agencies are taking appropriate steps to ensure security at the state Capitol and all government buildings after the FBI issued a warning that armed protests are possible at state capitols across the country in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Re...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hawaii, Aclu, Army, Donald Trump, CVS Pharmacy, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, State


Facebook hires a VP of civil rights

Facebook has hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company, Facebook announced today. Austin is set to start on January 19 and will be based in Washington, DC. Austin most recently served as a civil rights lawyer at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Prior to that, Austin co-authored a report on big data and civil rights and worked with President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Polic...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Austin, Aclu, Roy, Trump, Facebook It, U S Capitol, Roy Austin, Laura W Murphy, Facebook Technology, Harris Wiltshire Grannis LLP


I’m a free speech champion. I don’t even know what that means anymore

The president of the United States is supposedly the most powerful man in the world. He also can’t post to Twitter. Or Facebook. Or a bunch of other social networks as we discovered over the course of the past week (He still has access to the nuclear launch codes though, so that’s an interesting dynamic to chew on). The bans last week were exceptional — but so is Trump. There may not be another president this century who pushes the line of public discourse quite like the current occupant of the ...
Tags: TC, Media, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Government, White House, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Aclu, Free Speech, First Amendment, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Nicholas Carr


ACLU claims victory, settles suit with St. Paul over police data

The suit had alleged the city had "unlawfully refused" to provide public information regarding traffic stops, citations, arrests and use of force dating back to at least June 2018.
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Ohio Gov. DeWine signed a bill requiring aborted fetal tissue be cremated or buried in latest burden on reproductive rights

An activist in Dayton, Ohio, is seen chanting slogans on a megaphone while holding a placard that says "I will not go quietly back to the 1950s" during a protest in 2019. Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine this week signed legislation that would require remains from a surgical abortion be either buried or cremated. DeWine, a Republican, who has previously supported controversial and restrictive abortion legislation, was expected to sign the bill. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Trends, Indiana, Pennsylvania, House, Aclu, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Ohio, John Kasich, Mike Pence, Ohio House, Columbus Dispatch


If we care about a free press, we must defend Assange

A judge will rule on January 4, 2021 on whether Assange should be extradited to the US. Reuters The US wants to extradite Julian Assange from the UK to face unprecedented charges for publishing government documents leaked by Chelsea Manning in 2010. The indictment could put Assange in prison for 175 years and could mark the end of First Amendment protections on journalism everywhere. Prosecuting Assange for exposing war crimes and human rights abuses is a threat to free speech, press freed...
Tags: UK, England, Obama, Washington Post, Russia, US, America, Dnc, Trends, Aclu, New York Times, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Alice Walker, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning


WI: Political Prosecution, Kyle Rittenhouse Charged with Curfew Violation

Kyle Rittenhouse: Are People under the age of 18 Forbidden from Open Carry in WI? U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 25 August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse was chased and attacked by multiple assailants while attempting to escape them. He shot and killed two of the attackers. He wounded a third, Gaige Grosskruetz, as Grosskruetz lunged at him at close range with a loaded semi-auto handgun Grosskruetz had drawn from concealment. The two white men Rittenhouse killed were violent felons with long criminal hi...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Aclu, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Black, Trump, Kenosha, Kyle, Rittenhouse, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


An inmate at Waseca women's prison calls it a COVID 'zombiland,' and ACLU files a federal suit

An inmate said it was a COVID"zombieland" inside the federal women's prison in Waseca.
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ACLU sues Waseca women's prison, claiming COVID spread like 'wildfire'

An inmate said it was a COVID "zombieland" inside the federal women's prison in Waseca
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Furloughs delayed as Hawaii awaits federal bailout, Honolulu grocery cards malfunction, Kauai seeks 3-day bubble quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Government Employees Association member signup Dec. 10, 2020 PC:HGEA Hawaii to delay state furloughs after virus relief bill passes. Gov. David Ige today said the passage of a new coronavirus relief bill by the U.S. Congress this week has prompted him to delay the implementation of state worker furloughs previously due to begin on Jan. 1. Associated Press.Governor delays January start of furloughs for state workers, but doesn’t set new date. Gov. David Ige said the federal governm...
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The ACLU Is Suing For More Information About the FBI's Phone-Hacking Lab

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a new lawsuit demanding information about the FBI's Electronic Device Analysis Unit (EDAU) -- a forensic unit that the ACLU believes has been quietly breaking the iPhone's local encryption systems. The Verge reports: "The FBI is secretly breaking the encryption that secures our cell phones and laptops from identity thieves, hackers, and abusive governments," the ACLU said in a statement announcing the lawsuit, "and it refuses to even acknowled...
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The ACLU Is Suing For Info On The FBI's Encryption Breaking Capabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Tuesday that it plans to sue for information related to the FBI’s shadowy and relatively new ability to break into encrypted devices at will.Read more...
Tags: Lawsuit, Science, Government, Information, Fbi, Devices, Software, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Device Analysis Unit, Encryption Backdoors


New York Halts Use of Facial Recognition in Schools

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday suspending the use of facial recognition and other kinds of biometric technology in schools in New York, also directing a study of whether its use is appropriate in schools. The legislation places a moratorium on schools purchasing and using biometric identifying technology until at least July 1, 2022 or until the report is completed and the state Education Department commissioner authorizes its use. The rule applies to both public and private schools i...
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Civil Rights Groups Move To Block Expansion of Facial Recognition in Airports

A coalition of civil rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed an objection to the proposed expansion of Customs and Border Protections facial recognition at land and sea ports. The National Immigration Law Center, Fight for the Future, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are also participating in the motion, alongside twelve others. From a report: Filed in November, CBP's proposed rule would expand the biometric exit system, authorizing the collection of facial image...
Tags: Congress, Tech, United States, Aclu, CBP, Customs, Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Ashley Gorski, National Security Project


28 companies that give back all year long - not just around the holidays

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Cotopaxi is a B Corp that puts 1% of its yearly revenue toward grants to nonprofits making sustainable changes in poverty alleviation. Cotopaxi/Instagram Giving back is woven into the business and operations of these 27 companies. If you shop from the following style, skincare, home, food, and pet brands, you're also participating in charitable initiatives that range from animal welfare to ocean pla...
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Bipartisan drug sentencing reform in Ohio thwarted by opposition from prosecutors (and former prosecutors)

As well reported in this local article, headlined "Ohio lawmakers pass one criminal justice measure, but a second, broader bill appears to be dead," a long-running effort to reform drug sentencing in Ohio failed to get completely to the finish line in the state General Assembly.  Here are the details: The Ohio Senate passed a bill Thursday evening that urges more drug treatment and makes it easier for people to have their criminal records sealed. But a broader criminal justice reform measure th...
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51 thoughtful gifts to give your wife

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. AUrate When it comes to the holidays, putting a little extra thought into a gift for your wife goes a long way. We made a list of 51 thoughtful gifts for her that speak to all different kinds of interests and cover a range of budgets.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsEv...
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In a rare show of solidarity, Republicans and Democrats are working together to pass sweeping criminal justice reform in Michigan as the state's jail population grows

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist opens a session at the state Capitol Carlos Osorio/Getty Images Michigan lawmakers will have advanced more than two dozen criminal justice reform bills when they close the current session this week. Governor Whitmer created a bipartisan commission in 2019 to look at jails across the state to better understand the problem. Much of the reform effort is modeled on its recommendations. The overhaul aim to reduce the state's jail population, which has tripled ...
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Producers of ‘Nomadland,’ ‘I Carry You With Me’ Sign First-Look Deal With Topic

Topic Studios has signed a first-look deal with The Population, formed by “Nomadland” producer Mollye Asher, “I Carry You With Me” producer Mynette Louie and Derek Nguyen. The deal, announced Thursday, expands the relationship between Topic and Louie, currently collaborating on a scripted limited drama series for television. Topic Studios produced the ACLU documentary “The Fight,” […]
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