FROM Navneet Singh
Another Minority under Attack The man who gunned down six worshipers at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin was killed by police. The civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as "a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." Meantime, the search is on for a " person of interest " who may have videotaped the incident. Since September 11, Sikhs have been the targets of discrimination in the United States, partly, they believe, because they're mistaken for Muslims.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?