Tag: Cory-Booker

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality Take Center Stage at DNC

Party leaders calling the issues critical for human rights and economic benefits. By Sheryl Estrada Pat Spearman (D-Nev.) Diversity, inclusiveness and equality were the central themes during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia, with party leaders and other guests making the case that these…

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite representing about 5 percent of the world’s total population. However, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is taking a stand against bipartisan legislation to…

Cop's Racist Tirade Against Latinos Stirs Community

By Sheryl Estrada Photos of Jasmine Vidal and her boyfriend taken from the cellphone video of their encounter with Sgt. Roy Bordamonte. A cellphone video recording a police sergeant hurling racial insults at Latino teens has surfaced, causing protests and a petition to get him fired. In September, Jasmine Vidal…

Cory Booker: More Data on Police-Involved Shootings 'Common Sense'

By Sheryl Estrada Sen. Cory Booker. Photo by Shutterstock. There are currently no comprehensive federal programs in the U.S. to gather data on police-involved shootings and use of force. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced the Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act on June…