By Christopher Zoukis On Dec. 15, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation of the sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office in Orange County, California, over repeated claims law enforcers there have systematically used jailhouse informants in ways that violate defendants’ rights. Authorized by a 1994 […]
By Christopher Zoukis It’s an explosive story that reads like it came straight out of the script of one of the hottest prison-centered TV shows. A pair of sweeping new federal indictments have resulted in charges for 80 people, including 18 corrections officials, 35 inmates and 27 outside facilitators, with being part of a major […]
To anyone closely examining the growth of the prison-industrial complex in recent years, it’s hardly surprising to learn of another private company colluding with prison officials. But the most recent a little more perplexing to me than most, especially since the company involved has a CEO who has proclaimed that “connectivity is a human right” […]
Delay, along with his Klansmen, agitated against the Jews and lobbied to have flouride removed from drinking water. Delay believed flouridated water was a Jewish plot to weaken the white race. He also held that The Holocaust was a giant hoax and urged carpet-bombing Israel. Image courtesy irrationalgames.com
He began bragging at KKK rallies about how he had killed Medgar Evers. A fellow Klansman, whose name was Delmar Dennis, was one of those who overheard Delay crowing over the deed. Delay exhorted his fellow Klansmen to kill anyone “from the President on down.” Then Delay bragged about “killing that n*****,” an act he compared to childbirth.
Thirty years later, Delmar Dennis would remember Delay’s gloating words. And when he did, the jury would not be all male and all white. There would be no sympathetic judge sitting on the bench.
Delay was now famous in Mississippi. His fame went to his head and in 1967 Delay sought to capitalize on his notoriety. He believed his celebrity would translate into votes for a white candidate. So he sought the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor. A month before the primaries Delay agreed to an interview with the Review. Among his “chief qualifications” Delay said was that he “was conscious of a diabolical international conspiracy against states’ rights and racial integrity.”