Wednesday, March 5, 1997

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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Commentary

    Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  • Police Lose Weapons as Result of Domestic Violence Convictions

    After Congress passed a bill last year to prevent anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a gun, few realized that hundreds of police officers could end up losing their weapons. As a result, dozens of police departments nationwide have had to lay off or transfer hundreds of officers with domestic violence convictions. Now, infuriated police groups stand ready to change the law.

  • Al Gore’s Political Fundraising Scandal

    The latest fundraising scandal to hit the Democratic Party landed on Vice President Al Gore’s lap this week. He’s being branded the "solicitor-in- chief" for the key role he played in raising millions for the Clinton-Gore presidential ticket.

  • Arafat Addresses United Nations

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat goes to the United Nations today to drum up opposition to a new Jewish housing development slated for construction in Jerusalem. Palestinians launched a general strike earlier this week to protest the building of 6,500 homes on a hill on the southeastern outskirts of Jerusalem. Israeli officials also confirmed this week the construction of 1,500 more Jewish housing and 3,000 hotel rooms in another location outside Jerusalem.