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Insurrection at the Capitol: Crime and Punishment

Posted: January 13, 2021 by Proversation Design Admin

The FBI and D.C. Metro Police Department have identified nearly 120 perpetrators in the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Now that participants and primary actors have been arrested, the question is clear: What charges should they face, and what sentences should be meted out in order to bring these people to justice and prevent future sedition?

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Police brutality, protests, and vigilantes–to what end?

Posted: August 29, 2020 by Proversation Design Admin

Another instance of police violence against an unarmed black man in Kenosha leads to the paralyzation of Jacob Blake. Protests turn to riots and downtown Kenosha burns, bringing guns and militia the next night. Unrest turns ugly as a 17-year-old vigilante kills 2 and injures a third. Where do we draw the line between protesting and rioting? How do we repair the relationship between police and the black community? Does any of the violence bring us any closer to justice or change?


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A Reason for Hope

Posted: May 30, 2020 by Brian Johnston

America's soul is aching in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd. Far from an isolated incident, injustices of this magnitude find ourselves questioning the very nature of humanity. Today I spent the day in the middle of a community reeling in pain, but I came out on the other side with a warmer heart and a renewed sense of hope. I'd like to try to bring you along for the ride because the destination is peaceful.

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Low Yield and High Hopes: Reasons for Optimism

Posted: February 15, 2020 by Brian Johnston

A cursory glance at today's headlines tells a different story than what is typically drip-fed to us by the mainstream media. A Republican initiative to plant a trillion trees, the political awakening of American youth, and a big-picture look at the impact of next-generation nuclear weapons on arms control negotiations are just a few of the topics on hand for today's Proversation.

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