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Why Riverside Church Supports the April 29 March on Washington for Climate, Jobs & Justice

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church
Portside
Anybody who is paying attention should be worried about the very real threat of climate change, but action on critical environmental issues is often set aside because of perceived immediate crisis: war breaking out on the international stage, racial injustice and inequality decimating our streets at home, threats of mass deportation, a growing healthcare crisis. With all of these vying for our attention, attending to the earth hardly seems high on the priority list.

Inmate Freed from Jail after Judge Throws out Double Murder Conviction

Megan Crepeau
Chicago Tribune
In dismissing both men's convictions, Judge James Linn said he was "stunned" by the prosecution decision to abandon the case. "I'd never seen anything like this," the longtime judge said before tossing their convictions. No physical evidence linked Almodovar to the 1994 double homicide, according to an investigation led by former U.S.

Machine Bias

Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner
ProPublica
There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.

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