Author Archives: Carol Spindel

Comment from ACLU to Urbana City Council Regarding Aleyah Lewis’ Arrest

Champaign County ACLU appreciates the city of Urbana’s commitment to community-centered policing and to maintaining a well-trained professional police force that is held to the highest standards. We are concerned about the lack of professionalism during the April 10 arrest … Continue reading

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Women Singing Not to Forget in Post-war Ivory Coast

Defeated at the polls in November 2010, former president of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down and held onto power by force for over four months. About three thousand people died in the post-electoral violence. Gbagbo was arrested … Continue reading

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That Same Old Song and Dance

Here we are once again, talking about the chief. You know who I mean. Not the fire chief, not the police chief, but our own dearlyinvented, unfailingly-controversial, nationalcelebrity, real live imaginary Indian chief. It just goes on and on—the story … Continue reading

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