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    Mother Jones Illustration; Shuttershock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on June 27, 2016. Donald Trump is notoriously protective of his brand, so when he learned in 1988 that a small Georgia-based company was selling business cards dubbed “Trump Cards,” he played a card of his own: He launched a legal war against the firm, Positive Concepts, Ltd., in a bid to get the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel its trademark registration.    Trump’s lawyers claimed PCL deliberately chose...
    Brain found on Wisconsin beach Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Ahmaud Arbery: Mother says fundraising efforts exploit her sons death It's been almost seven months since Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while jogging in a residential community on the outskirts of Brunswick, Georgia. © Courtesy S. Lee Merritt Ahmaud Arbery with his mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones. The criminal investigation into his death stalled for nearly 10 weeks, but in June a Glynn County grand jury indicted three white men on malice and felony murder charges. They have pleaded not guilty. Load Error The arrests and charges came after disturbing video of the shooting of Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, emerged in May. The...
    (CNN)It's been almost seven months since Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while jogging in a residential community on the outskirts of Brunswick, Georgia.The criminal investigation into his death stalled for nearly 10 weeks, but in June a Glynn County grand jury indicted three white men on malice and felony murder charges. They have pleaded not guilty.JUST WATCHEDNew information revealed in Ahmaud Arbery caseReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHNew information revealed in Ahmaud Arbery case 02:59The arrests and charges came after disturbing video of the shooting of Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, emerged in May.The video garnered widespread public attention, and protesters gathered outside the courthouse after a preliminary hearing in the case could be heard chanting, "All lives matter when black lives...
    BARTSOW, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities announced Friday the arrest of a mother and her boyfriend, an active duty Army service member at Fort Irwin, for allegedly causing severe injuries to the woman's 4-month-old son.The victim was taken from Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin to Loma Linda University Medical Center after investigators found him unresponsive, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff. He suffered a brain injury and second- and third-degree burns, authorities say.Medical staff ruled his injuries "consistent with non-accident trauma child abuse," according to officials.The mother, identified as 20-year-old Heaven Ramirez, was arrested Tuesday along with her live-in boyfriend, 23-year-old Elisha Jones.Ramirez is being held on $1 million bail, and Jones is being held on $500,000.The child...
    Ravi Singh, formerly of the Arlington Police Department, was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on criminally negligent homicide charges Wednesday A former Texas police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a homeless woman last year after he opened fire at a dog racing towards him and inadvertently struck her. Ravi Singh, formerly of the Arlington Police Department, was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on criminally negligent homicide charges Wednesday in relation to the August 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old Margarita Jones. Singh, 26, had been responding to a call of a woman reportedly passed out in a grassy area near the intersection of Cantor Drive and North Collins Street on August 1....
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. The lies, obfuscations, and dizzying talking points of Fox News are bad. Exposing them is good. We’ve known this forever, but it is freshly necessary to corroborate, investigate, and understand the big picture and the small, to see how we got here. In case you missed the steady skewering that Fox and Trump took last week by CNN’s chief media correspondent, Brian Stelter, in conversation with Mother Jones Editor-in-Chief Clara Jeffery, catch our podcast here. With Jeffery’s pinpoint questions, he assesses whether Fox explains Trump or Trump explains Fox—or each explains the other in a symbiotic dance of propaganda and power trading....
    The Trump administration has designated a U.S-based affiliate of Al Jazeera to be a foreign agent of the government of Qatar, a move that will require the media outlet to register its activities with the Justice Department. In a letter obtained by Mother Jones, a Justice Department national security official informed AJ+ that it will have to disclose its activities to the U.S. government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). AJ+ and Al Jazeera, which is based in Doha, operate “at the direction and control” of the Qatari government, Jay Bratt, the chief of the Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section, informed the outlets on Monday, according to Mother Jones. “Despite assertions of editorial independence and freedom of...
    Felicity Jones has given birth to her first child with husband Charles Guard, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. The 36-year-old Star Wars actress was pictured on Friday for the first time since welcoming her bundle of joy, as she took the baby out for a walk in London. Pushing her precious cargo along the streets of the English capital in a stylish blue pram, the screen star looked besotted as she glanced and smiled at her offspring. Welcome to motherhood: Felicity Jones has given birth to her first child with husband Charles Guard, MailOnline can exclusively reveal The star looked stylish for her casual outing, stepping out in a navy sweater, which she teamed with a blue-and-white striped skirt. RELATED...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of Amaria Jones, a 13-year-old victim of Chicago gun violence, plans to speak out about her death and the need for change Saturday afternoon.Jones was inside her Austin neighborhood home on June 20 when a stray bullet came flying in."I don't want anybody to join this club of losing a child; it's painful," said Lawanda Jones, Amaria's mother.The youngest of five, Lawanda said Amaria wanted to be lawyer.RELATED: Mourners remember girl, 13, killed by stray bullet on West Side during funeralEMBED More News Videos Family and friends gather to say goodbye to Amaria Jones Friday. "She loved to talk, and she wanted to be heard," her mother said. "She wanted you to see her and...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Each Friday, I’ve been doing a bit of archive digging, looking back at old issues of Mother Jones to bring you the good stuff.  So, let’s go back to our second-ever issue. It is from April 1976, replete with our usual strong reporting. We covered a rent strike in the Bronx’s Co-Op City (the high-rise heavy apartment megaplex brought to you by Robert Moses on the former site of an amusement park called Freedomland). We told the story of a worker-owned mine in Vermont. We looked at the presidential race (or, at least, listed musician endorsements: Pat Boone for Ronald Reagan; Linda Ronstadt for...
    Detained people already suffer dangerous conditions while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, including inhumane living arrangements, medical mistreatment or no treatment at all, and systemic patterns of abuse. The novel coronavirus pandemic has only piled on the suffering. It’s hard to imagine how these facilities could become any worse—but Hurricane Laura has figured out a way. Mother Jones reports that Laura worsened life in a number of immigration detention facilities in Louisiana, “creating such dire conditions at one facility that detainees reported relieving themselves on their dishes, covering up their waste with torn-up pieces of plastic bags to control odors, and sleeping near toilets filled with feces and menstrual blood.” When detained people at one facility protested, officials reported using force to shut them up. Mother Jones reports that detainees at the privately...
    Kenosha shooting: The conversation White parents need to have with their kids (opinion) 30 foods you should try to avoid and why Rashida and Kidada Jones honor late mother, Peggy Lipton The daughters of Peggy Lipton paid tribute to the late actress on what would have been her 74th birthday. © Neilson Barnard/WireImage for Disney/Getty Images Kidada Jones, Peggy Lipton and Rashida Jones attend the Kidada for Disney store launch at Mondrian New York on May 3, 2011 in New York City. Lipton, who starred in "Mod Squad" and "Twin Peaks," died last year of cancer. Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones are the daughters of Lipton and music impresario Quincy Jones. On Sunday the Jones daughters...
    Patriot Prayer backer dead after protesters, Trump supporters clash in embattled Portland One player at U.S. Open tests positive, but protocols are buttoned up tight Rashida Jones Honors Her Late Mother Peggy Lipton on What Wouldve Been Her 74th Birthday Rashida Jones is honoring her late mother Peggy Lipton on Sunday, what would have been the Lipton's 74th birthday. © Provided by People Rashida Jones, Peggy Lipton The Park and Recreation star, 44, shared a moving tribute on Instagram to Lipton, who died from cancer in May 2019 at the age of 72. "Happy birthday mama," Jones wrote alongside a black-and-white portrait of Lipton. "I feel you smiling down on us. Miss you everyday in every way." Jones' sister...
    A hot-mic video of Donald Trump from late 2015 shows the then-GOP presidential candidate privately boasting about pressuring the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to change the rating given to his embattled Trump University business venture. It also shows him complaining about a “Spanish” judge he later called a “Mexican.” The video, obtained and released by Mother Jones on Thursday, stemmed from a December 2015 taped deposition in a lawsuit filed by former Trump University students alleging they had been defrauded by Trump’s false promises regarding the real estate seminar. While Trump repeatedly insisted throughout his 2016 campaign that he did nothing wrong and vowed never to settle the lawsuit, he agreed to pay the plaintiffs $25 million settlement over...
    Mother Jones Illustration/Shuttershock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on November 2, 2016. The last time Donald Trump won an election was in 1998, and that contest was for the National Enquirer‘s “sexiest billionaire title.” Trump won with 70.3 percent of the vote, with Ralph Lauren coming in a distant second at 9.7 percent. So what made Trump the choice of 300 ladies in a “nationwide poll?” “No question about it: Donald Trump has charisma,” one told the Enquirer. “I’d date him even if he...
    Susan Walsh/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host and current Trump campaign senior advisor, gave a bizarre, almost militaristically enthusiastic speech Monday night, on the first night of the Republican National Convention. It was so deliriously pitched, intoned with such fervor, that it rivaled propaganda more commonly associated with state-run television. “President Trump believes in you. He emancipates and lifts you up to live your American Dream!” she said, capping a speech that seemed to make way more sense with North Korean propaganda music in the background. So that’s what our producer Mark Helenowski did: he scored it with the Pyongyang People’s Symphony. We added the...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. Over the past few weeks, I have begun a long project of trying to read through the Mother Jones archive, piece by piece. You can too, here. (Well, sorry, you can read from January 1995 onward. Don’t fret, that’s plenty.) If you, like me, do some archive digging, I think you’ll find that magazine articles—both purposefully and accidentally—speak beyond their times. Consensus is conditional. The assumptions of 1995 can be glaringly out of step with today, or surprisingly close. These pieces serve as something like second drafts of history, or maybe first drafts of opinion. They not only tell us the story the author intended but...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on September 1, 2016. If you’re hosting a TV show that claims to be a “roadmap to the American Dream,” who better to turn to for tips on success than the Trump family? So in 2006, CNBC’s Donny Deutsch brought Donald Trump, Jr. onto his show, The Big Idea, to get the “next-generation billionaire secrets” on how to make it big. Trump Jr.’s lesson, passed down from his dad at an early age, was simple:...
    Carolyn Kaster/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Meet Kamala Harris, the person. That was the overriding message of Senator Kamala Harris’ speech on Wednesday night to accept the nomination for vice president at the Democratic National Convention. It was a historic moment, and one carefully designed to unify the left around Harris’s biography—instead of focusing strictly on a resume that sowed deep dissension on the progressive left during the democratic primary when she ran for president. “We can do better—and deserve so much more,” says Sen. @KamalaHarris, as she accepts her vice presidential nomination at #DNC2020. “We must elect a president who will bring something different. Something better.” pic.twitter.com/AghAVXVXWZ — Mother Jones...
    Carolyn Kaster/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Wednesday night will mark the biggest accomplishment in the already-dazzling career of Senator Kamala Harris, when she takes to the (virtual) stage at the 2020 Democratic National Convention to accept her party’s nomination for vice president. The culmination of many “firsts” accumulated across decades by the 55-year-old Californian, this week, Harris will become the first Black woman and the first woman of Indian decent to run on a major party ticket. But she has always been a barrier-breaker. On this episode of the Mother Jones Podcast, our in-house Harris expert, Jamilah King, traces the senator’s political awakening back to her progressive-minded Indian mother, and charts her...
    Dennis Van Tine/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.At the Democratic National Convention Monday tonight, Senator Bernie Sanders succinctly summed up many people’s frustration at President Donald Trump’s bungling of the coronavirus response. “Nero fiddled while Rome burned,” Sanders said. “Trump golfs.” .@BernieSanders: "Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Trump golfs." #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/lcK64EEZuB — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 18, 2020 For the scale of just how much Trump has golfed over the first 100 days, read Mother Jones‘s timeline. It is astounding and infuriating. And for the reference to Rome—and what it might feel like to live through the fall of an empire—read our long piece about that here.
    Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Representative Barbara Lee is a big fan of fellow Californian Senator Kamala Harris. Last year, Lee was the first high-profile politician to endorse Kamala Harris’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Joe Biden clinched the top spot in the Democratic primaries, the former vice president’s eventual choice of running mate was obvious, at least for Lee. “Kamala should be president,” she said last week in a livestream conversation with Mother Jones Podcast host Jamilah King, just days before Harris got the nod—but Veep was the next best thing.  “We know how to lead,” Lee said of Black women in the Democratic party, and...
    Protesters in Washington call for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More than a quarter of a million immigrants were deported by the Trump administration last year, Mother Jones reports—and many were deported with the eager assistance of local sheriffs who shouldn’t be involved in federal law enforcement in the first place. “70 percent of ICE arrests originate in the criminal justice system, mostly in jails,” the report said. “And as President Trump’s war on immigrants has expanded, sheriffs have become some of its most enthusiastic foot soldiers.” Many sheriffs have helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carry out its mass deportation agenda unofficially; others have done so through ICE’s 287(g) program, which deputizes local law enforcement to act as federal immigration...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.  Until the election, we’re bringing you “The Trump Files,” a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Most parents who go skiing with their families probably want to keep their kids from crashing or plummeting down the slopes. Donald apparently has other ideas, as journalist Jonathan Van Meter found out when he spoke to the Trump kids in 2010 for New York magazine. “We were sort of bred to be competitive,” says Ivanka. “Dad encourages it. I remember skiing with him and we were racing. I was ahead, and...
    An 11-year-old girl disappeared in Miami, Florida after she went to take out the trash and never returned, according to her family. Jayla Jones was last seen Monday morning at her home, wearing a pink shirt and blue shorts, news station WPLG reported. The girl told her mom that she was going outside to take out the garbage, but didn’t come back, the outlet reported. “Her grandma is crying, her mother is crying. We love her,” Jayla’s mother, Nakia Jones, told the outlet. Her great aunt, Doris Jones, said they don’t believe that Jayla left with anyone the family knows. “She’s not with a family friend. She’s not with anyone we know of,” she told the outlet. “Nobody should be...
    Mother Jones illustration; Courtesy of The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. Infectious disease experts agree that it’s only a matter of time before the next pandemic hits, and that could be even more deadly. So how do we fix what COVID has shown was broken? In this Mother Jones series, we’re asking experts from a wide...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on October 14, 2016. It turns out Melania almost wasn’t the only Trump to strip down for a magazine. In 1989, according to the Miami Herald, Cosmopolitan asked Donald to pose nude in “a feature lay-out [a] la Burt Reynolds” for its 25th anniversary issue. The Herald also reported that Trump was (inexplicably) “the readers’ choice as the sexy man they would most like to see featured in the nude.” To entice Trump, Cosmo promised...
    Alex Brandon/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.On Monday, President Donald Trump pulled out all the old stops to defend his inability to control the coronavirus: delegitimizing public health experts, denouncing the media, and vilifying Democrats. After signing an executive order limiting US government agencies’ use of foreign labor, Trump began extolling the virtues of hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that has not been proven to improve outcomes in patients with COVID-19. When a reporter countered that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s foremost infectious disease specialist, has said the drug doesn’t work, Trump replied, “I don’t agree with Fauci on everything.” Earlier in the day, Trump lashed out against Dr. Deborah Birx, apparently...
    Jennings Graeme/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Jim Jordan is Jim Jordan-ing again. The Ohio Republican, during his turn at Friday’s House subcommittee hearing into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, shouted over Dr. Anthony Fauci, attempted to trap the country’s top expert on infectious diseases into bogusly attacking the ongoing protests against police brutality, and grandstanded to an audience of one, Donald Trump. It was a typical performance from Jordan, a yeller. Fauci, demonstrating an impressive level of patience, refused to bite. Jim Jordans yelling again ???? pic.twitter.com/SgAzgCVkBm — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) July 31, 2020 Jim Jordan just tried to bait Dr. Fauci into his political games, hammering...
    Emma McIntyre/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Six year ago Mother Jones staffers Ben Dreyfuss and James West hung around the office after everyone else had left, sipped cognac, and listened to Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989. They published their immediate reactions to each of the tracks here. Their environment fit the album’s party vibe. We, unfortunately, could not keep up that tradition this year when Taylor released her surprise eighth studio album, folklore, last Friday. The indie-adjacent project was something new for Swift, who partnered with a member of The National, sang alongside Bon Iver, and invited Lana Del Rey’s mixers to master the album. Instant, cognac-infused reactions might be the way...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on August 22, 2016. The dad jeans. The extra-mullet-like hair. The goofy fall. There’s not much to say here—just watch Donald perform the world’s least sexy reenactment of the Top Gun volleyball scene.   No one seems to know when this feat of athleticism actually happened, but the Huffington Post pointed out that the clip was used as The Daily Show’s Moment of Zen in 1999.
    (CNN)Ninety-one thousand.Ninety-one thousand lives snatched by an unrelenting pandemic since the first state in the US reopened on April 24. Ninety-one thousand whose dreams were cut short, plans ended prematurely.Each one a son or daughter. Someone's uncle. A best friend. A person who left others to grieve, cry and try to carry on.Here are some of their stories:Read MoreThree siblings reunited in March. It was the last time they saw their father aliveNoe Martinez Domingues passed away July 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.Noe Martinez Domingues loved knowing how things worked. His family moved to Dallas, Texas, from Mexico in 1990. To make ends meet, his daughter, Bethzabet Martinez Amador, says her father worked in several kitchens throughout the city, washing dishes...
    President Donald Trump's aide Stephen Miller's maternal grandmother died of the 'late effects' of COVID-19, his uncle revealed, blasting the Trump administration for mishandling the pandemic.  Mother Jones first published the blockbuster allegations and the White House's response: that 97-year-old Ruth Glosser was not killed by COVID-19 and rather 'died peacefully in her sleep from old age.'  Miller's uncle David Glosser, a Trump critic who has been estranged from his nephew since the 2016 election, painted a different picture of Glosser's demise and gave Mother Jones a copy of her death certificate that says 'respiratory arrest' due to 'COVID-19' killed her.   White House aide Stephen Miller's grandmother died of the 'late effects' of COVID-19 his uncle revealed David Glosser,...
    By HENRIETTA WILDSMITH, The Shreveport Times BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — As Kalandra Jones was selling her art at the Bossier City Night Market she began painting a picture of her and her sister looking into a mirror. A young girl walked by and stared at the painting with amazement. “Did you do that?” she asked Jones. Jones smiled and said she did. “How much is it?” the young girl asked. Jones told her it was $40. The young girl looked sad and told her she did not have $40. Jones knew she could not take any lower for the painting, so she asked the girl how much the drink she had in her hand had cost her. The girl...
    Las Vegas Metro Police Lauren Prescia Mugshot A Las Vegas woman crashed her car while driving while intoxicated and the crash killed her one-year-old son. Lauren Prescia, 23, was charged with a DUI resulting in death, felony reckless driving and abuse and neglect or endangerment of a child due to the fatal car accident, FOX 5 reported. Prescia’s bail was set at $50,000. Here’s what you need to know:1. Prescia Was Going 121 MPH Seconds Before the CrashPrescia was meeting with her son’s father, Cameron Hubbard-Jones, to exchange custody of the child on July 12 and Prescia bet Jones she could beat him home around 7:30 p.m, FOX 5 reported. The two raced each other and Prescia, who...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. For a while now, Mother Jones’ editorial style guide has included an effective workaround for references to the NFL team in Washington, DC, whose name is a racial slur: “Refer to the NFL team in DC as ‘Washington,’ ‘Washington’s NFL team,’ or ‘the Washington [Redacted].’” Our guideline, like the team name itself, is due for an update, as good news and hopeful headlines come in: The team is officially dropping its name after decades of public pressure from human rights campaigns, including petitions, protests, and lawsuits. The search for a new name and logo is on. One of the leaders whose organizing laid the groundwork for...
    A Las Vegas mother was driving at a excessive price of pace when she crashed — fatally ejecting her 1-year-old son, authorities stated. Lauren Prescia, 24, was going 121 mph when she hit one other automotive making a proper flip Sunday onto North Rampart boulevard, information station KVVU reported. The impression brought about her personal automotive to veer off the highway and strike a marquee signal, severing the automotive’s proper half, police stated. Witnesses referred to as 911 and stated a child was thrown from the automotive and confirmed no indicators of life, KVVU reported. The newborn, Royce Jones, who had been in a carseat, suffered extreme trauma to his head and was later pronounced lifeless, the outlet reported....
    Immigrant rights advocates participate in a car caravan protest against the ongoing detention of immigrants amid the pandemic. I’ve been aware that guards at private detention prisons have pepper-sprayed detained immigrants protesting their ongoing detention amid the novel coronavirus pandemic because I’ve written about it. Many Daily Kos community members have been aware that guards at private detention prisons have pepper-sprayed detained immigrants because they’ve read about it here and elsewhere. It’s happened. We know this. It’s fact. Yet Mother Jones reports that two executives from two private prisons where a number of incidents have been reported—and in at least one instance confirmed by the company itself—claimed to Congress that they had no knowledge about any of that. A third executive, meanwhile, massively downplayed the truth: “GEO Group CEO...
    (Credit: Jones Baldwin) This week, mother and writer Keia Jones-Baldwin went viral after writing a post on Facebook about the time a woman working at a photo booth accused her of kidnapping her own child because she’s Black but her adopted son is white. “I thought that this would be a fun picture to let Boosie take while the older kids and Dad rode a quick amusement park ride,” she recalled in her post about the incident in 2018 when her son Princeton – known affectionately as Boosie – took part in a family trip to Tennessee. (Credit: James-Baldwin) READ MORE: Teyana Taylor is having Erykah Badu deliver her second baby “I took him inside and was...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Family and friends will gather to say goodbye to Amaria Jones Friday.The 13-year old was killed by a stray bullet inside her home in the Austin neighborhood over Father's Day weekend. Amaria's mother Lawanda Jones said Amaria wanted to be lawyer."She loved to talk and she wanted to be heard," Jones said. "She wanted you to see her and hear her."Amaria also liked to dance. She was showing her mother the latest routine on TikTok when she was killed."I heard a weird noise and something shattered in my face," said Jones. "I turned around and my baby was on the ground holding her neck, reaching out saying mom."Amaria's wake will take place at 10 a.m., followed by...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. In case you missed the insightful and timely conversation Thursday with actor, activist, and author Diane Guerrero and Mother Jones immigration reporter Fernanda Echavarri, catch it here, a must-view highlight of our “In Conversation” event series, which has adapted creatively to the pandemic’s preempting of in-person gatherings with a move to remote livestreams. The star of Jane the Virgin and Orange Is the New Black amplified the experiences and impact of COVID-19 and Trump administration assaults on asylum seekers and explored how onscreen depictions portray immigrants—along with ways to build and strengthen communities and support families and individuals in the face of compounding challenges. Catch the...
    Many people on social media have voiced their disappointment on how slow Breonna Taylor‘s case is moving, especially in comparison to similar high profile cases like that of Ahmaud Arbery. READ MORE: Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting fired Recently, both of their mothers joined forces not only to fight injustice but also to lean on each other for moral support. This week, Lee Merritt, the attorney for Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, revealed that his client set up a face-to-face meeting with Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, on Thursday in Louisville. Wednesday evening, Cooper-Jones flew from Georgia to Kentucky to meet with Palmer. Asked why she felt compelled to reach out to Palmer, Cooper-Jones told TMZ, “My heart goes out to...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. Thanks largely to the hard-hitting reporting by Mother Jones contributors Esther Honig and Ted Genoways in their exclusive investigation of how meatpacking plants let workers get sick and die rather than slow production, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker are opening an investigation of their own. Citing our piece, “The Workers Are Being Sacrificed,” the senators announced a new study of meatpacking companies’ treatment of workers during the pandemic. Catch the investigation in our July-August issue or online, and join us in congratulating Esther and Ted, senior editor Maddie Oatman, and our partners at the Food and Environment Reporting Network for essential work with potentially life-saving results....
    A 13-year-old girl from Chicago was showing her mother a new dance move at their West Side home on Saturday when a stray bullet came bursting through a window and struck the child in the neck, killing her.  Amaria Jones was one of more than 100 people who were shot, 14 of them fatally, between Friday evening and Monday morning. Four of the victims who died were children, the youngest being just three years old.  Amaria's mother, Lawanda Jones, told CBS Chicago her final memory of her daughter was seeing the girl reaching out with blood gushing from a bullet wound in her neck.  Scroll down for video  Amaria Jones, 13, was dancing with her mother inside their...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 100 people were shot across Chicago over the last four days.Among those killed was 13-year-old Amaria Jones who was inside her Austin neighborhood home Saturday when a stray bullet came flying in."I don't want anybody to join this club of losing a child, it's painful," said Amaria's mother Lawanda Jones.The youngest of five, Jones says Amaria wanted to be lawyer."She loved to talk and she wanted to be heard," said her mother. "She wanted you to see her and hear her."Amaria also liked to dance. She was showing her mother the latest routine on TikTok when she was killed."I heard a weird noise and something shattered in my face," said Jones. "I turned around and...
    A Livermore man who was convicted of murder for drunkenly speeding in his Corvette through city streets, until he crashed and killed a mother and her toddler, won an appeal of his convictions this week. Brian Zachary Jones, 40, was serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for 30 years until Monday, when a California appeals court ruled 2-1 that trial Judge Paul Delucchi violated Jones’ right to a fair trial by dismissing a juror who had reported misconduct by another juror. One of the appeals court judges wrote a dissenting opinion defending Delucchi’s decision. The rulings means that the case against Jones is back to square one; he will likely be transferred from Folsom State Prison...
    Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, said President Donald Trump was "compassionate" toward the families of victims of police brutality during a Tuesday meeting associated with his police reform executive order, Newsweek reported. Arbery was killed by civilians, although his death and the way it was handled by local police and prosecutors set a foundation for the racial unrest that occurred after George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer on May 25. One of the men charged with Arbery's murder was a former police officer. "I was very very emotional throughout the whole conference," Cooper-Jones told Fox News. "[Trump] was very compassionate. He shows major concerns for all families, not just one family but...
    The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old unarmed black man killed in February by a pair of armed white men who chased him in their car while he jogged in Georgia, offered a glimpse into her “very emotional” meeting with President Trump. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, described herself as “very, very emotional throughout the whole conference.” As for the commander-in-chief, Cooper-Jones said, “He was very compassionate. He showed major concern for all families, not just one family, but for all families.” The president met on Tuesday with Cooper-Jones and the families of seven other Americans who had been killed by police violence, including Botham Jean, the 26-year-old Texas man who was murdered...
    Meaghan Ellis June 17, 2020 0 Comments Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, is revealing details about her meeting with President Donald Trump. Prior to signing the executive order on police reform on Tuesday, Trump met with the families of several black victims at the center of high-profile, racially-charged killings that have resulted in nationwide protests. During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, Cooper described the president as “very compassionate” saying her meeting with Trump was “very emotional.” “I was very, very emotional throughout the whole conference,” Cooper-Jones said. “[Trump] was very compassionate.”See Cooper-Jones’ remarks below: She also revealed the president showed “major concern” for all of the families. “He shows major concerns for all families, not just...
    Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother Ahmaud Arbery, said President Trump was "very compassionate" when he met with various families behind closed doors on Tuesday, prior to signing an executive order geared toward reforming the country's policing tactics. Fox News host and anchor Bret Baier played a sound bite of Cooper-Jones on "Special Report" of her describing the experience of meeting with the commander in chief. "I was very, very emotional throughout the whole conference," she said. "[Trump] was very compassionate. He showed major concern for all families. Not just one family, but for all families." Cooper-Jones added: "I can say that President Trump was very receiving. He listened and he addressed each and every family accordingly." Arbery was a black man who was shot dead on Feb. 23 while out jogging in Brunswick, Ga. Trump...