Peace Monitors Are a Model for Future Violence Prevention

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July 17, 2013 
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Trayvon Martin Peace Monitors Credited with Preventing Reoccurrence of Crenshaw District Disturbances Tuesday Night

The Peace Monitors Are a Model for Future Violence Prevention

 

The team of Trayvon Martin Peace Monitors formed by Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and other civil rights leaders were credited by officials with playing a key part in preventing a reoccurrence of the disturbances that rocked the Crenshaw District Monday night. The Peace Monitors were on the streets at all potential trouble spots on Crenshaw Tuesday night and not one single disturbance or act of violence occurred.

“The Trayvon Martin Peace Monitors showed that civil rights leaders and concerned citizens in cooperation with city officials and the LAPD can stop civil disturbances in Los Angeles,” says Hutchinson, “Their actions serve as a model for community action in preventing future potential acts of civil unrest in Los Angeles.”

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The Hutchinson Report Launches New National Print Newspaper

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July 8, 2013
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The Hutchinson Report Launches New National Print Newspaper

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The Hutchinson Report Newspaper http://www.hutchinsonreportnewspaper.com/ is looking for distributors in Los Angeles and nationally as well as locations to place the paper. If you want to distribute the newest hot button hard hitting social and political commentary, news, and information newspaper call 323-383-6145.

Again, the Hutchinson Report Newspaper is looking for distributors and place locations call 323-383-6145 and let’s talk.

The Hutchinson Report Newspaper is a new national quarterly print newspaper that will officially launch on August 1, 2013. The new paper will debut in five cities, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. The Hutchinson Report Newspaper will feature a cutting edge public and political issues theme in each edition. The first edition will focus on the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark August 1963 March on Washington. The issue will include interviews, speeches, op-ed pieces, an in-depth review of the Obama Administrations actions on civil rights, and a feature column by White House Special Assistant Valerie Jarrett on Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., With Our Lives.

The Hutchinson Report Newspaper is geared toward social and politically conscious readers who want to go beyond the news headlines to read feature commentary, news and in depth analysis on a topical issue. The Hutchinson Report Newspaper was created and published by nationally known political analyst and syndicated columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His latest ebook is America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon). He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

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Defense Strategy to Put Trayvon Martin on Trial Has Successful Precedents

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June 25, 2013
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Defense Strategy to Put Trayvon Martin on Trial Has Successful Precedents

 Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s new book,  America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon Kindle) examines the issues of race and the criminal justice system in the Martin case. Hutchinson contends that the defense strategy to put Trayvon Martin not George Zimmerman on trial has been used successfully in the past. Defense attorneys in highly charged racial cases where the victims have been young African-Americans have time and again turned the tables and painted the victims as the culprits.

Hutchinson notes that defense attorneys used this tact in the Rodney King beating case in Los Angeles, the Sean Bell police killing in New York, and the killing by a transit police officer of Oscar Grant in Oakland.

Hutchinson says that prosecutors have a daunting job trying to overcome the negative racial stereotypes. Two Penn State University studies on racial perceptions and stereotypes, one in 2003 and a follow-up study in 2008, found that many citizens are likely to associate pictures of blacks with violent crimes, and in some cases where crimes were not committed by blacks they misidentified the perpetrator as an African American. Defense attorneys always play hard on any prior misconduct, bad behavior, or any criminal conduct by the victim.

Zimmerman’s attorneys, Hutchinson adds, have relentlessly played on this theme about Martin.  This feeds into the stereotype of bad behaving blacks, and that the victim somehow was responsible for the accused using deadly force.

America on Trial The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

All Female Jury Could be a Plus for Zimmerman

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June 20, 2013

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 All Female Jury Could be a Plus for Zimmerman  

 Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson whose new book,  America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin http://www.amazon.com/America-Slaying-Trayvon-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B00D5IGLIY  examines the issues of race and the criminal justice system in the Martin case. Hutchinson notes that based on informal studies and the experiences of defense attorneys in major criminal cases an all-female jury could be a plus for George Zimmerman.

Hutchinson presents this summary of those findings regarding all-female juries:

* Women are more compassionate than men in most criminal cases, but they can be ruthless when it comes to sex crimes.

* Men tend to be harder on defendants.

* Women are sympathetic to mistreatment. As one seasoned criminal defense attorney noted, “Like black people, they are sensitive to injustice because they have had a lot of it put on them.”

Hutchinson adds that majority female juries came under much scrutiny and criticism for the acquittal verdict of O.J. Simpson. The criticism was not just that their decision to acquit Simpson allegedly was a race biased decision but also that female jurors were supposedly more sympathetic to the defense.

This may or may not be the case with Zimmerman, Hutchinson assures, but in an emotional trial with much Zimmerman’s defense attorneys relentlessly trying to paint Zimmerman as a victim of Trayvon Martin, the jury could be problematic for the prosecution.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new ebook is America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon). He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

Follow Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/earlhutchinson

 

 

America on Trial The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Danger of Racial Divide in Zimmerman Jury

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June 14, 2013

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 Danger of Racial Divide in Zimmerman Jury

 Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson whose new book,  America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin http://www.amazon.com/America-Slaying-Trayvon-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B00D5IGLIY  examines the issues of race and the criminal justice system in the Martin case contends that the racial divide in the case could seep into jury selection and deliberations. Hutchinson notes that opinion polls and surveys on the Martin shooting have consistently shown that a majority of whites are ambivalent about the Zimmerman prosecution or support Zimmerman’s version of events in the shooting. On the other hand, Hutchinson notes, the same polls and surveys show that a majority of blacks believe that Zimmerman is guilty.

There is the strong likelihood that there will be some diversity in the final jury picked in the case. This could set up a prolonged battle to reach a verdict—if a verdict can be reached. A jury decision could be further muddled, Hutchinson adds, by the defense’s relentless effort to depict Martin as the aggressor in the shooting. This has angered many blacks and civil rights leaders who have closely monitored the case.

The one certainty, Hutchinson adds, is that race will overhang the many days that the prosecution and Zimmerman’s defense attorneys will do battle over who will and should be the final six jurors. That battle could continue into the jury room.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new ebook is America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon). He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

America on Trial The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Author Warns of Peril in Sequestered Zimmerman Jury

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June 17, 2013
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 Author Warns of Peril in Sequestered Zimmerman Jury

 Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson whose new book,  America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin http://www.amazon.com/America-Slaying-Trayvon-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B00D5IGLIY  examines the issues of race and the criminal justice system in the Martin case. Hutchinson contends that sequestration in the Zimmerman trial could cause more problems than it solves. Hutchinson notes that informal surveys of the impact of jury sequestration on trial outcomes shows that isolating a jury can increase juror dropouts. Those with family responsibilities can’t stomach more than a few nights away from home, and they often end up leaving mid case due to “personal circumstances.”

Hutchinson also notes that these juror departures likely increase the likelihood of a mistrial. That’s the result of the eagerness of jurors to return home and that could compel them to deliberate hastily.

Hutchinson adds that jury sequestration is used in few cases and that includes high profile cases. The reason for this is precisely because of the risk of a costly, time consuming, and legally frustrating mistrial with sequestered juries. That’s certainly a major danger, Hutchinson, insists, with a jury sequestered possibly for weeks in the Zimmerman trial.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new ebook is America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon). He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

Follow Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/earlhutchinson & https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hutchinson-Report-Newsmaker-Hour/

America on Trial The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

 

Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author Gives a Riveting Inside Look at the NRA’s Congressional Intimidation Campaign In His New E-book

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April 22, 2013

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Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author Gives a Riveting Inside Look at the NRA’s Congressional Intimidation Campaign

In His New E-book

How the NRA Terrorizes Congress – The NRAs Subversion of the Gun Control Debate

Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson exposes the NRA’s massive two decade long campaign to intimidate Congress to torpedo any and every gun control bill. In his new ebook, How the NRA Terrorizes Congress – The NRAs Subversion of the Gun Control Debate, Hutchinson gives a penetrating inside look at the inner workings of the NRA’s public and covertHow NRA Terrorizes Congress Cover Art political, lobbying and funding operation that has held Congress hostage while enabling it to thumb its nose at the Obama Administration and public opinion on guns.

Hutchinson notes: “Since Congress’s failure to reauthorize the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004 it has been virtually mute on any gun curbs in the years since then. Since then more than 20 gun control bills and amendments have been written and introduced. Not one of them has made it to the Senate or House floor.”

He tells how the NRA routinely buys, bullies, hectors, and harasses congresspersons, ignores and holds in contempt the Obama Administration, gun control advocates, and the general public that clamors for tough gun control measures with one singular goal: to kill passage of any new gun laws. Hutchinson writes: “This was plainly evident when the power behind the congressional throne, specifically the NRA’s top congressional lobbyist, Chris W. Cox virtually ordered that Congress “reject” the tougher gun curb provisions. The dust had barely settled on the Senate’s vote to shortstop a failed attempt at a GOP filibuster against the compromise deal that the GOP and conservative Democratic Senators brokered on the gun control bill before other GOP and conservative Democratic Senators began pecking away at it.”

Even when it appeared that the NRA’s formidable arsenal of weapons might not be enough to stave off the public clamor for tough gun control laws, the NRA still has had enough overt and covert money and muscle to get its way and kill gun curbs. Hutchinson lays out the NRA’s chilling and wildly successful blueprint to hold Congress hostage in the following chapters.

 The NRA’s Post Sandy School Massacre Offensive

 The NRA’s Congressional Intimidation Report Card

 The NRA’s Election Subversion Campaign

 The NRA’s Big Mean Congressional Money Machine

 The NRA’s Game Plan for Future Victories, And How to Combat It

Hutchinson notes: “The NRA is not invincible. Though Congress turned thumbs down on the two provisions that the overwhelming majority of Americans want to become law: a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks, this in no way means that gun control curbs are dead in perpetuity in Congress. Obama has called tougher gun control laws “common sense.” This signals that if there is a relentless and determined public outcry and push that a meaningful gun control bill could one day pass.

How the NRA Terrorizes Congress – The NRAs Subversion of the Gun Control Debate exposes the open and dirty secrets of the NRA and gives hope to an aroused public and officials to end its two decade domination of Congress.

Order Your Copy TODAY – http://www.amazon.com/How-NRA-Terrorizes-Congress-ebook/dp/B00CH3TM34/  (If you don’t have a Kindle – you can read this information packed report on your computer or on your Smartphone with the FREE Kindle app.)

 

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