Ohio v Richardson: Skyler Richardson Found Not Guilty of Murder

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Benjamin Olsen | @benpleasestop

UPDATE [3:53 EDT]:

After 4 hours, the Jury has reached a verdict in the case of Skylar Richardson. She is being charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, and abuse of a corpse. On the count of Aggravated murder, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of involuntary manslaughter, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of endangering a child, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of abuse of a corpse, the just finds her guilty. Richardson was handcuffed and lead out of the courtroom to await sentencing tomorrow. Ohio code 2927.01 states the following:

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Drug War: The 5 Real Reasons it Still Exists

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Since 1971, Americans have been victims of the war on drugs. Nixon began the war on drugs to target anti-war hippies and people of color, and we still pay the consequences today. As polls show that over 62% of Americans support marijuana legalization and psychedelics continue to help those in need, we are left to wonder why this drug war continues. Isn’t the government supposed to serve us? Aren’t our representatives supposed to represent American interests? Or are there other, less immediately apparent interests at play?

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AI Could Turn the Police State Into a Nightmare

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

In the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, a special police unit prevents crimes before they happen based on the premonitions of psychics. Once again, reality imitates art. But instead of psychics, police are using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict future crimes. This won’t decrease crime, though. Rather, it’s a police state nightmare in the making.

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Is Alabama Embracing Private Police?

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Are private police on the rise down in the deep south? In Alabama, it’s a possibility. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recently signed legislation allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own private police force. While this may not be a full embrace of non-government policing state-wide, it sets a substantial precedent for the state of Alabama and private security.

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“They’re Just Doing Their Jobs” Is a Pathetic Excuse for Evil

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Without a doubt, police brutality is a serious issue that the country must grip. After all, in the United States, cops kill 10 times as many people as mass shooters do; even the FBI grants that more than half of those are unjustified. It doesn’t stop at murder, either. With nearly a quarter of the world’s prison population (despite having only 4% of the world’s overall population, the highest incarceration rate on Earth), the country has sent its police officers to arrest countless people. Many of these individuals have not committed a crime, and an astonishing 86% of prisoners did not commit a crime with a victim. But despite this, many will claim that the police are doing no wrong and should have no accountability, putting these people behind bars. After all, “they’re just doing their jobs”.

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