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Op-ed

The Abuse of Qualified Immunity Within the Police Force

The limitations of qualified immunity for police officers have always been a hot topic in United States. The concept of qualified immunity is known as a form of defense for government officials as well as for police officers when they are sued for infringing citizens’ constitutional rights. Citizens need to be aware that only individuals are able to declare qualified immunity against proceedings, not governments. If ever they sue both the police officers and government, then they can still

Race

The Flaws of Our Criminal Justice System

They say lady justice is blind, for her blindfold represents objectivity, the ability to allocate justice without the fright of bribe, without the influence of money, wealth, power and identity. But is my justice a reflection of lady justice’s virtues? A while ago I was reading a Maclean’s article which compared Canada’s prisons to residential schools. It truly pointed out some of the more astonishing statistics regarding the unfair treatment of indigenous people on their own land. Even

Feminism

Judge Calls a Sexual Assault Victim Overweight and Suggests She Should Be “Flattered”

With the recent public outcry against sexual predators in Hollywood, other related incidents are being brought to light related to the treatment of assault victims. One of these very disturbing instances was reported by BBC, where Judge Jean-Paul Braun, who was presiding over a sexual assault case of a 17-year-old girl suggested that the victim was a “little flattered” by the attention she received from her alleged assailant. The female in question rode in a taxi where 49-year-old Carlo

Politics

Marches Converge in Washington in Protest of Racial Injustice

Fall has never felt crisper as thousands of protesters unite in Washington D.C. on Saturday (30 September 2017) with their fists up high and feet steady for rallies half a mile apart. The March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women held independent rallies in the morning before converging in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood to march in unison and eventually marching together on the Mall. Love in arms, purpose aligned The March for

The remains of Grenfell tower
Europe/UK, Uncategorized

Poverty, Homelessness And Injustice: Grenfell 2 Months Later

In the early hours of June 14, a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London. The blaze destroyed 151 homes and left at least 79 people missing or presumed dead. The death toll, even months on, is still uncertain. It is predicted to be unknown until early 2018. Within days, media attention toward the tragedy skyrocketed. Videos and articles were shared all over the internet with the scarring details of the long night. Survivors came

Feature

‘We Are People’ Strives to Unify Through Storytelling

Launched in early 2017, Haley Sulich’s We Are People strives to promote unity, understanding, and cultural competency through the means of storytelling. In the words of Haley Sulich, “Our goal is to collect a variety of stories in order to eliminate the boundaries of society that separate people. This project is a way to show people that everyone is in fact a living, breathing person like everyone else, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, sexuality, etc.”. As we have

Politics

Sen. Cory Booker To Introduce Legislation That Would Legalize Marijuana at the Federal Level

One of the most relevant and talked-about issues of our political climate is the legalization of marijuana. In recent years, there has been a big push for its legalization for medicinal uses as research has shown that it can have a plethora of benefits. And because of these evident benefits, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Eight of those states have additionally legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Asia

Jakarta’s Governor Post-Election Vibes Are Problematic

On April 19, 2017 Indonesians experienced the most intense governor election consisting of two candidates, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and Anies Rasyid Baswedan. Ahok is a current governor for Jakarta and a Chinese-Christian (a mass minority in Indonesia) while Anies is a former Minister of Education for the country. However, that is not the reason why it is so intense. Ahok was accused of alleged blasphemy for criticizing Muslims that forced other Muslims not to vote for him by

International

Somalia Bombing: Symbol of a Broken Past

An ear-splitting boom shook the small marketplace of Somalia’s capital, leaving 34 killed and at least 50 injured. The explosion came from a car parked in a marketplace where a bomb was secretly placed inside the vehicle. The attack’s intentions have yet to be specified but it is believed to be related to the newly elected president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Although no group has come forward and claimed the violent act, the group  al-Shabab is the current suspect. Somalia has been divided into several

Asia

Acknowledging North Korea’s Humanitarian Crisis

What’s the buzz about? In recent years, international disputes over North Korea have been largely centered around nuclear threats and political conflict. However, what many have been failing to realize is the more eminent threat of mass starvation, poverty, and abuse of human rights within the country. Since Kim Jong-Un’s rise to dictatorship, ethics violations have been soaring to the national level–from public executions designed to shock the public to the notorious prison camps known for

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