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Good Wednesday 25 July, 2012.  Back live IDECLAIR MEDIA, THE IDECLAIR SHOW… 

Today, a historic court case in Pennsylvania.  The case of Viviette Applewhite, (and others) the 92 year old African American woman who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, and has voted in every election since Pres. John F. Kennedy is one of the plaintiffs in this high profile case.


July 18, 2012

“The hearing begins on July 25, 2012. If the court rules in favor of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s photo ID law may force many Latinos, and in particular Puerto Rican voters, to walk a longer path to the voting booth this election year. The Pennsylvania Secretary of State admitted in early July that more than 750,000 voters do not have a PennDOT-issued photo ID. More than 18% of voters in Philadelphia do not have the most common type of photo ID that may be needed to vote in November 2012.

In Philadelphia, Puerto Rican voters are part of the 12.3% of Latinos, including Dominicans, Mexicans, Cubans, Columbians, Guatemalans, Ecuadorians and others who disproportionately do not have a PennDOT-issued photo ID. Puerto Ricans make up more than half of the Latinos in Philadelphia and all Puerto Ricans are United States citizens.

Because PennDOT requires a birth certificate to obtain a photo ID, if the law stays in effect, many Puerto Ricans will have a double burden: first getting their birth certificate and then getting photo ID. In 2010, Puerto Rican birth certificates were held to be invalid, which means that any Puerto Rican born on the Island must renew their birth certificate to get the type of photo ID that may be required to vote in Pennsylvania.

With just a few months before the November 2012 election, this means that many Puerto Rican voters would have to overcome two significant barriers to the ballot.

Here’s what you need to know:
-Advancement Project will keep the community informed of the results of our lawsuit.

-If the court rules in favor of the Commonwealth, to vote in person in Pennsylvania you will need a current photo ID with an expiration date. This may include one of the following:
o PennDOT-issued photo ID (may be expired by one year or less);
o ID issued by any agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
o U.S. Passport or U.S. government-issued photo ID;
o U.S. Military or Pennsylvania National Guard Photo ID;
o Employee ID issued by any municipality in Pennsylvania
o Accredited Pennsylvania college- or university-issued photo ID; or
o Pennsylvania nursing/personal-care facility photo ID.

-Medicare/Medicaid cards, Access cards, school district IDs, including high school IDs, will not be accepted.
-Your name on your photo ID must closely match your name in the voter registry.

If you need help accessing a Puerto Rican birth certificate or free Photo ID, help is available through various organizations in partnership with the Pennsylvania Photo ID coalition.

For more information contact: Juan Carlos Ibarra, Staff Attorney, at; Marian K. Schneider, Pennsylvania Consulting Attorney, at or Katherine Culliton-González, Director of Voter Protection, at 202-728-9557 or online at”


“Imagined Voter Fraud: Defense of PA Voter ID Law Crumbling”

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by 

Banana Republicanism and Electoral Corruption:…



Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court

Ari Berman on July 24, 2012 – 11:55 AM ET


>>  We are watching events in Anaheim California:

Originally published Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5:58 AM  


“24 arrested at police protests in Anaheim, Calif.”

“Police in Anaheim, Calif., have restored order after violent protests over weekend police shootings caused injuries and two dozen arrests.”


Associated Press



The video below is raw footage of the violence, chaos, & protest in Anaheim California.

In this video, we see chaos and emotion, also a Police Officer being totally professional, and courteous to his fellow community members in protest.  Take a watch, and let us hear from you.

“FULL VIDEO Anaheim California Riot – Police protesters Clash Over”

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by 

“Riot police fired bean bag rounds and pepper balls into a crowd of protestors late Tuesday outside City Hall as councilmembers inside voted unanimously to ask the U.S. attorney’s office to investigate recent officer-involved shootings, including one of an unarmed man.

The back-to-back weekend shootings have sparked four days of protests. A crowd of protesters who were shut out of the council meeting because there was no more room grew violent, tossing rocks and bottles at police and ignoring warnings to disperse.

Officers formed lines to try to contain the crowd as residents set fire to trash cans, loudly taunted police and swarmed a Starbucks, breaking windows.

Police helicopters hovered from above as colorful fireworks from nearby Disneyland lit up the sky.

At least two people were arrested, police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. At one point, police shut down a gas station when protesters were seen filling canisters with gas.

CBS station KCAL reports that some of the people in the crowd were trying to hold a peaceful demonstration, but others began chanting, swearing and yelling at police officers.

“We want a peaceful demonstration, but when the cops are pushing us off because they want to show that they have control, then they start hitting us with their batons,” one demonstrator told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Louisa Hodge.

“They hit a woman when we were just standing there voicing our opinion,” he said.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see report on Tuesday night’s clashes from CBS2/KCAL

The killing of Manuel Diaz and another man on Sunday have taken the tally of shootings by police officers in this Orange County city to six so far this year, up from four a year before. Five of the incidents have been fatal.

Diaz’s family on Tuesday filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages from the city of Anaheim and its police department, claiming he was shot while running away, said lawyer James Rumm.

Mayor Tom Tait said a description from court papers relayed to him by a reporter that Diaz had been shot in the leg and in the back of his head was “unsettling.”

Theresa Smith, whose son was killed Dec. 11, 2009, by Anaheim officers at a Walmart store, said she went by the scene of Saturday’s shooting and was astounded by what she saw.

“There were pieces of brain on the … darn grass, in front of all these children, in front of all these people,” Smith said. “This traumatizes people, and these people are angry.”

The police union issued a statement defending the officers involved in the shootings and said both men killed were gang members who had criminal records.

The union also said that just before Diaz turned toward officers during Saturday’s confrontation, he pulled an object from his waistband — a common place where gang members hide guns.

“I believe that the independent investigations by the Orange County district attorney’s office into both incidents will show no wrongdoing by these officers,” said Kerry Condon, the police association’s president.”




Gun violence in America.  A brilliant, common sense essay by Bill Moyers.  We listen, and discuss.


“Bill Moyers Essay: Living Under the Gun”

“Published on Jul 20, 2012 by 

For more go to

“In a web-exclusive video essay, Bill Moyers says Friday’s deadly shooting in Colorado is yet another tragic indication that our society — and too many of our politicians — covet guns more than common sense or life itself. The National Rifle Association in particular, Bill says, “has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a cruel and deadly hoax.””

Bill is back! See full shows at



Are you a convicted felon, paid your dues to society, and now are reclaiming your life, power, and sense of self?   If so, research your eligibility and TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!  Thank you Advancement Project.  Watch this!


“Take Back Your Right To Vote — Apply to Restore Your Civil Rights in Virginia Today!”

Published on Jul 24, 2012 by 

“Over 450,000 Virginians have had their voting and other civil rights taken away because of a past felony conviction. Virginia is one of four states that disenfranchise citizens with felony convictions—forever. The only way to restore civil rights is through individual petitions approved by the Governor.

The Governor has promised to review applications within 60 days. If your rights have been taken away because of a felony conviction, and you are interested in voting for the November election, you must restore your rights before the October 15 voter registration deadline. There’s still time. Apply today!”

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