Justin Amash (L-MI) to introduce Ending Qualified Immunity Act in Congress

Justin Amash on twitter (with followup tweets):

This week, I am introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act to eliminate qualified immunity and restore Americans’ ability to obtain relief when police officers violate their constitutionally secured rights.

As part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Congress allowed individuals to sue state and local officials, including police officers, who violate their rights.… Read more ...

PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!

https://www.liberationnews.org/psl-statement-justice-for-george-floyd/:

PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!

George Floyd. Photo: Courtesy Ben Crump

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The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the vicious killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and his community. Firing the officers is not enough.Read more ...

Constitution Party blog: ‘When Will Patriots Retake Our Cities?’

constitutionparty.com (excerpt):

…. The explosion in homelessness. The drug epidemic. The trash. The feces on the street. And now, the rats.

Rats have always been an issue in the cities. But with the explosion in homelessness and the breakdown of fundamental city services like the vagrants being arrested, jailed, or run out of town, the generally lax attitude towards public use of hard drugs, and the dysfunctional sanitation services in these leftist strongholds, the rats have moved in, and are absolutely taking over.… Read more ...

NPR: Meet Jo Jorgensen

npr.org:

After four days of online campaigning and speechmaking, the Libertarian Party has selected its nominee. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Jorgensen, an activist who teaches psychology at Clemson University.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

The Libertarian Party has nominated their candidates for president and vice president online. Jo Jorgensen, a party activist who teaches psychology at Clemson University, is the 2020 Libertarian candidate for president.… Read more ...

PFP Chair: On the Minneapolis Murder of George Floyd

peaceandfreedom.org:

While America is rightly transfixed by the coronavirus death toll reaching more than 100,000 fatalities, we will probably never know the number of unjustified black deaths at the hands of the police and white vigilantes. In the long history of American racism, it’s easy to imagine that the total must be over 100,000.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle: Our New Normal is Not Normal or Even Necessary

Darrell Castle, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and 2016 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, released his podcast The Castle Report Friday along with a transcript of the show excerpted below: 

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday May 29, 2020 and on this Report I will be talking about what the journalists and “experts” offer us as the new normal that we are just going to have to get used to.… Read more ...

Looking Back at LP VP Nominee Spike Cohen’s Neo-Con Past

Allegations were recently made in the comments at Ballot Access News that the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice Presidential nominee Spike Cohen previously frequented a now-defunct hate site FuckFrance.com (FF).  The site featured articles and comments largely expressing hatred for France and its people.  It reached the height of its popularity in 2003 ahead of the US invasion of Iraq, which France opposed. … Read more ...

A day after he enters District 12 race, Chris Hedges drops out

Krystal Knapp at Planet Princeton:

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, the Green Party candidate who announced on Wednesday that he would challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman in the 12th District race this year, said on Twitter Thursday that he was dropping out already.

Hedges, a Princeton resident, said he was informed Thursday that according to FCC rules, he can’t run for federal office and have a national TV show.… Read more ...

Libertarian Jorgensen urges speedy trials, accountability for violent protesters

JoJ2020.com:

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, urges Minnesota officials to bring the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd to a speedy trial in order to stop the destructive rioting breaking out across the country.

“Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Jorgensen. “Due process, applied rapidly, will help to stop turning neighborhoods into war zones.”… Read more ...

Randy Stufflebeam Resigns As Constitution Party Midwestern Regional Chairman

ATPR:

The following letter was sent out by Randy Stufflebeam [on] 5/26/2020.

Dear (CP National Committee Member)

Randy Stufflebeam here.

Nearly 17 years ago I found out about the Constitution Party and immediately considered it my new political home. It was shortly after I retired from the Marine Corps in 2003 that I discovered what I consider a betrayal of my service by the two major parties.

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