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Friday Nite Videos | January 17, 2020

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Parnas Implicates Trump & Co. in Ukraine Crimes, and He Has Receipts. Sam Cooke | A Change Is Gonna Come. Why Australia's Fires Are Linked to Floods in Africa. Just Mercy | Movie. Debunking Anti-Vaxxers.

Just Mercy | Movie

A true story of official injustice and the long battle for vindication (in theaters now), based on a book by Bryan Stevenson

Finding Hope for Palestine in a Montgomery Memorial

Dima Khalidi AL.com
I came to the opening ceremonies with a delegation of other Palestinian lawyers and activists who wanted to go together to witness, learn from and make connections with our own history of violence, dispossession and erasure. Our Palestinian delegation in Montgomery left with renewed hope that we too

Pain and Terror: America Remembers Its Past

 
More than 4,400 enslaved black men, women and children were lynched by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. As America’s first memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people opens in Montgomery, Alabama, Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington meets founder and racial justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson

RIKERS, Face to Face

A vivid arc of life on Rikers as told by the people who experienced it — from the trauma of entry, the conflicts with other inmates and corrections officers, the stabbings and beatings, and the torture of solitary confinement to the psychological challenges of returning to the outside world

Bryan Stevenson: If It's Not Right to Rape a Rapist, How Can It Be OK to Kill a Killer?

Brigid Delaney The Guardian
One of the challenges we face is that people talk about the death penalty as if it’s a choice between the death penalty and no punishment. In a 21st-century society we have so many ways to incapacitate people who are a legitimate threat to public safety and impose punishments that are serious and substantial, that express community outrage without executing people.
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