A military judge declined Thursday to drop the charge against Private First Class Bradley Manning that he aided the enemy when he leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks three years ago. Manning has said that he gave the documents to the organization to spark a conversation about America’s actions abroad and that he did not intend for the information to benefit terrorist groups. read more
Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion told Up host Steve Kornacki why she believes a civil lawsuit against George Zimmerman is likely now that he has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
For Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, their son's death is about more than just one life.
"Justice is not just for Trayvon Martin," Wiley said. "Justice here is to make sure that black people can walk down the streets of America, innocent and unarmed, and not be afraid that they are going to be killed." read more
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of second0degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and on Saturday's Up, former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, a Democrat and the first African-American ever elected to a governor’s office, spoke with Steve Kornacki about the verdict and offered some context based on his own experience.
Wilder said of the tragedy and the outcome. “It's not just a shame on what's happened in Florida," he said. "America can't stand this kind of justice. People around the world will look at us and say, 'What were you talking about when you tell us how to behave?'" read more
Can a 35-year-old man get away with the “youthful indiscretion” of supporting secession? He can if he’s a part of Rand Paul’s version of the Republican Party.
The GOP can argue that it is the party of Lincoln and of racial progressivism, but as long the list of politically active white men who say racist and racially insensitive things keeps growing beyond the old guard comprised of former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott or Alaska Rep. Don Young to include people much closer to the millennial generation, the party risks irrelevance. read more