One of the most draconian federal and state procedures against a US or non-US citizen is "civil forfeiture."
Most people don't know that it means becoming a target of either the federal government or a state government, whether you owe them money, or you’re suspected of acquiring either property or cash illegally...continue reading
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At Carnegie Hall, gospel singer Wintley Phipps delivers perhaps the most powerful rendition of Amazing Grace ever recorded. He says, "A lot of people don't realize that just about all Negro spirituals are written on the black notes of the piano. Probably the most famous on this slave scale was written by John Newton, who used to be the captain of a slave ship, and many believe he heard this melody that sounds very much like a West African sorrow chant. And it has a haunting, haunting plaintive quality to it that reaches past your arrogance, past your pride, and it speaks to that part of you that's in bondage. And we feel it. We feel it. It's just one of the most amazing melodies in all of human history." After sharing the noteworthy history of the song, Mr. Phipps delivers a stirring performance that brings the audience to its feet!
Phipps founded the U.S. Dream Academy which focuses on children of the incarcerated.
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by Glen Aaron