Lisa Bloom: Unsurprising injustice for Trayvon Martin — George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the investigation determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Zimmerman for a federal hate crime. The investigation is now closed.

Private fundraisers to process rape kits? Shame on us

A deaf woman waited at a Detroit bus stop one day in 2006. Eugene Wilkes drove up, pretending to be an undercover police officer. He offered her a ride, then raped her. The woman did what we want all rape victims to do. She promptly went to the police and the hospital and endured the

‘No promo homo’ laws: Legally required hate instruction in our schools

Alabama law flat-out requires that schools teach kids homophobia: (c) Course materials and instruction that relate to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should include all of the following elements: […] (8) An emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and