The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “strip-searching” nonindictable offenders without reasonable suspicion does NOT violate the Fourth Amendment.

WHY is it that the conservatives in the government (i.e. The Supreme Court) almost always extend the government’s power to violate our dignity?

WHAT happened to all that conservative stance against the “Intrusive Government” and for individual dignity?

“At the first jail, petitioner, like every incoming detainee, had to shower with a delousing agent and was checked for scars, marks, gang tattoos, and contraband as he disrobed. Petitioner claims that he also had to open his mouth, lift his tongue, hold out his arms, turn around, and lift his genitals.”

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April 4, 2012 · 10:48 am

The Lion

The Lion

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April 4, 2012 · 10:45 am

English Language Learners in California

The English Language Learner determination in the State of California is flawed, it over identifies EL students, and it is discriminatory and rigged to have over 90% of the students taking the CELDT test be labeled as English Learners. Let’s cut the waste in spending and focus on a non-discriminatory basis and help all students, that truly need the help, evenly across the board.

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March 20, 2012 · 11:13 am

“The trouble w…

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell

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March 15, 2012 · 11:02 pm