A boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after a confrontation between squatters and police in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 8, 2012. Riot police in Katmandu arrested more than 20 protesters on Tuesday during clashes sparked by an attempt to evict landless squatters from their homes. Dozens were injured. The demolition drive follows a Nepali government decision to force the squatters out from an area beside the Thapathali hospital and move them to an alternative settlement along with the introduction of a property ownership document, according to local media reports.
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The Native American poster. My computer was acting cray earlier, so it wouldn’t upload. But here it is!
I will tell them that I’m not a terrorist, I’m a Palestinian.
I want to take revenge for what they’ve done to our land.
What they’ve done to the martyrs. We will avenge all of that.
Would they accept their children being fatherless like us?
Today, I learned that Edward Calls Him has been dead for two years. I read his obit and memorial and think he must have felt lucky to have so many people care about him. People say there’s no cultural Indian and they have no clue what the fuck they are talking about.
He was my uncle. This is awesome that you’ve heard of him. Sweet :)
Kill the Indian, Save the Man
In a 1990 report, the non-partisan U.S. General Accounting Office found “a pattern of evidence indicating racial disparities in the charging, sentencing, and imposition of the death penalty.” The study concluded that a defendant was several times more likely to be sentenced to death if the murder victim was white. This has been confirmed by the findings of many other studies that, holding all other factors constant, the single most reliable predictor of whether someone will be sentenced to death is the race of the victim.
- A report sponsored by the American Bar Association in 2007 concluded that one-third of African-American death row inmates in Philadelphia would have received sentences of life imprisonment if they had not been African-American.
- A January 2003 study released by the University of Maryland concluded that race and geography are major factors in death penalty decisions. Specifically, prosecutors are more likely to seek a death sentence when the race of the victim is white and are less likely to seek a death sentence when the victim is African-American.
- A 2007 study of death sentences in Connecticut conducted by Yale University School of Law revealed that African-American defendants receive the death penalty at three times the rate of white defendants in cases where the victims are white. In addition, killers of white victims are treated more severely than people who kill minorities, when it comes to deciding what charges to bring.