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Maya Wiley: The justice system is not a just system

07/16/13 03:19PM

The verdict reached in the Zimmerman trial over the weekend has sparked a swell of emotion. Protesters have gathered in cities across the country, expressing their frustration with the outcome and the racial bias they feel played a role in the case. With the acquittal of George Zimmerman, some have questioned whether racial prejudice obstructs equal justice under law. Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney and founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, spoke about reaction to the verdict on All In with Chris Hayes Monday night. read more

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union worker with SEIU Local 1021 walks a picket line in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senate deal clears way for labor board to resume work

07/16/13 01:46PM

The federal board in charge of ruling on allegations of unfair labor practices may soon be back in business, thanks to the Senate filibuster deal reached on Tuesday. The National Labor Relations Board, which was effectively incapacitated for the last six months, could soon have the staffing it needs to do its job. read more

A woman looks out from the door of a housing project on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on January 31, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

For some, worst of sequestration still to come

07/16/13 01:27PM

Sequestration, we've been told, is really no big deal. Just look at the rural rental assistance program: The Obama administration claimed that 15,000 families would lose housing subsidies, many going to poor elderly and disabled tenants who could stand to lose their homes. So far, however, not a single tenant has become homeless because of sequestration, according to the USDA, which says it's actively working to minimize the disruption of the budget cuts. But the next time around, such families might not be so lucky. read more

A woman yells slogans with demonstrators supporting Trayvon Martin while marching to Times Square from New York's Union Square on July 14, 2013.  (Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters)

All In agenda: reaction to the Zimmerman trial verdict

07/15/13 05:49PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for the latest reaction to the Zimmerman trial verdict over the weekend. In cities across the country, protesters gathered and marched to express their desire for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Department of Justice has said that they are reviewing evidence in an ongoing civil rights investigation into Martin’s death. Speaking from Howard University in Washington Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern about the outcome of the trial and hope that the country can use the opportunity to discuss the issues it has brought up. read more

Bywords for the killing of young black men...

Bywords for the killing of young black men...

07/13/13 08:54PM

Chris Hayes talks with Maya Wiley, founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion, and Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, about the tense relationship between law enforcement and people of color. watch

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, pauses for a media photo opportunity while attending the United Nations Youth Assembly on July 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew...

Malala Yousafzai, at the UN, calls for education for all

07/12/13 09:03PM

On October 9th, 2012, then-15 year old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen as punishment for advocating female education. Friday–on her 16th birthday–the teenager addressed a stunned crowd at the United Nations, continuing her activism. “Malala Day is not my day,” she said. “Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.” read more

Locked up for making comments on Facebook

Locked up for making comments on Facebook

07/12/13 08:28PM

Justin Carter, 19, was released on bail Thursday after an anonymous donor paid his $500,000 bail for terrorist threats for making "sarcastic" comments on Facebook. Chris Hayes talks with the teen's father Jack Carter and Justin Carter's attorney. watch