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David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator

Philadelphia

David A. Love

Writer for the Grio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, Morpheus, The Guardian. Adjunct Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, CBC News.

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Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After State Chemist Falsified Evidence

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000 drug-related cases after it was discovered that a state crime lab chemist falsified and fabricated evidence. On April 19 in Boston, a state court judge vacated the convictions in the case of Bridgeman v.
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AG Sessions: Forensic Science Panel That Helps Keep Innocent People Out of Prison Is Unnecessary

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Essay: It's time to get rid of the two-party system

Now is the time for us to consider scrapping the two-party system of government. Now is about the best time to reflect on how our politics has failed to serve the public, and to begin to replace it. Constitution does not mention political parties, much less require two of them. On the surface, there is nothing inherently wrong with political parties.
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The South Has the Fastest-Growing Economies and the Least Economic Mobility for the Poor

The South is booming from an economic standpoint. For proof of this, one need only look at cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando and Raleigh to understand there is a new South. Of the 20 cities listed on Forbes’ “fastest-growing cities in 2016” list, eight are in the South. Despite this reality, poor people in the South are not sharing in this growth.
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With AG Sessions Calling for a Review of All Federal Consent Decrees, What Is the Future of Police Reform In Ferguson?

The Trump White House is a law and order administration making good on its promises to get tough on crime, increase the police presence in the community and focus on the priorities of law enforcement. Blue lives matter in Trump’s America, a reality that was reinforced in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to review the Department of Justice consent decrees with police departments across the country.
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Long Overdue: Rikers Island, America’s Most Notorious Prison, Is Closing at Last

Rikers Island is closing. Although it will not happen overnight and will likely take years to accomplish, the behemoth complex of jails known for its brutality, torture and other human rights abuses will be shut down. Over the years, Rikers has earned the reputation as America’s most notorious prison.
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How would MLK respond to Trump’s America?

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The Ticket: Alcohol and Sport

In The Ticket NewsRadio's Tracey Holmes wraps up the week in sport. This week: Despite warnings from the Royal College of Physicians and NSW Minister for Health, Cricket Australia replaced one alcohol company's sponsorship arrangement with another. Will alcohol sponsorship go the way of tobacco sponsorship?
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Baltimore Is a Case Study In How Black Cities Are Not Being Served by Black Leadership

What are Black elected officials doing to help their Black constituents? What is the purpose and value of Black power if there are Black faces in high places in city government, yet the old systems of institutional racism remain in place and the economic conditions of Black people do not improve? The most recent events in Baltimore raise these questions.
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We’re Number One!

Last year, Seth Williams was riding high. It was before the more than $160,000 in gifts he’d accepted had come to light, and before the recent indictment alleging that, among other misdeeds, he’d stolen from his mother. Before all that, Williams was receiving national accolades after announcing he would seek new sentences for those serving juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) and would no longer seek the sentence in subsequent cases.
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Is Colin Kaepernick really being blackballed?

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Republicans Could Not Repeal Obamacare Because Too Many White People Knew Their Lives Were at Stake

The recent defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 — the failed Republican House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — symbolizes the comeuppance of the GOP. White conservatives built a movement around the vilification of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), giving momentum to the Tea Party.
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About

David A. Love

David A. Love is a journalist and commentator who writes investigative stories and op-eds on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality. He is a writer for theGrio, CNN, Atlanta Black Star, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, Morpheus, NewsWorks, Tribune News Service and BlackCommentator.com. In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM and CBC News. He was a producer for Democracy Now! and a contributor to the books, States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (2000), A Reader for College Writers, 6th Ed. (2004), At the Tea Party (2010) and Current Controversies: The Death Penalty (2015). Love is also an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, where he trains students in a social justice journalism lab, and edits and publishes student work for the online publication NJ Spark.

In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as a legislative aide, and as a law clerk to two federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.