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Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

NPR has an interesting interview up with Charles Cobb, the author of “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed”. In the interview he talks about the role that guns played in the south during the Civil rights movement. The interview is just over 12 minutes in length, and offers several anecdotes about guns being used to protect people in the non-violent movement during the fight for civil rights. I’m very much concerned with how the history …

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A Civil Rights Lesson with Profs Mason and Carter

I just recently stumbled on a Saint Louis University Law Journal article by Associate Professor Caleb Mason entitled “JAY-Z’S 99 PROBLEMS, VERSE 2: A CLOSE READING WITH FOURTH AMENDMENT GUIDANCE FOR COPS AND PERPS” which is exactly what it says on the tin: a line-by-line breakdown of the police encounter in “99 Problems”. It is also totally awesome. For reference, in case you didn’t immediately read the article after that freaking sweet title or don’t have …

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