Computer-generated risk assessments are increasingly common in US courtrooms. Black defendants are much more likely to be pegged "higher risk," regardless of other factors.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Donald Trump dredged up the Clinton-era Vince Foster conspiracy theory and threw it against the wall like the rancid viscera of old roadkill.
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Michael Levitin is an editor at the Occupied Wall Street Journal and Occupy.com. His freelance work has appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times and other publications.