A coalition led by national civil rights organizations along with Trayvon Martin's parents today delivered more than 375,000 signed petitions calling for reform or repeal of Florida's "Shoot First" law.
Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.
Vargas, the father of four U.S. citizen children, has led a crime free life but now sits in a Monroe County jail.
In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.
Immigrant workers and their families from across northern Ohio rallied May 11 to protest rising deportations of parents of U.S. citizen children.
Last month California unveiled a comprehensive plan on how to ensure "a quality medical care system for years to come."
Chants of "women's rights, human rights!" and "Our bodies belong to us, not you!" echoed off the walls of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Apr. 28, as hundreds rallied.
In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.
The judge found "probable cause" and ordered Zimmerman to be held pending a formal arraignment.
This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.