I am so pissed off. It is COVID-19 State Insanity to use riot-control agents such as teargas and pepper spray on peaceful protestors in a pandemic with highly contagious and deadly COVID-19. Let me break it down. Remember the protestors with guns walking into statehouses and protesting the stay at home orders? Do you remember a single [...]
Commentaries by Benjamin G. Davis
1. There’s something happening here; What it is ain’t exactly clear On Sunday, May 31, 2020, I posted on my Facebook that we should expect the repression to come soon. And almost like predictable clockwork, the repression started the next day. We can note the teargassing and flash grenading of peaceful demonstrators and international press [...]
As recently reported, with the reopening of the New York Stock Exchanges, persons on the floor are required to sign what is called a COVID-19 waiver. The text of such a waiver is unclear but its effect pernicious. For a person who has a contract already, the waiver amounts to a modification of the contract. [...]
Below is a letter I sent to Speaker Pelosi on Friday, May 29 in response to a May 28 letter of the American Council on Education (ACE) seeking COVID-19 Limited Liability Protections that I found appalling. None of the other Congressional leaders had an e-mail that non-constituents can use so I have sent the letter [...]
As we watch the revival of the first wave and anticipate an inevitable second wave, the intentionally inept federal, uneven and dangerous state and local, and self-interested business response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a horrifying experience. As the reality of the situation unfolds, the breach of public trust is breathtaking. The clear indifference of [...]
Interpreting the word games at play in workplace safety guidelines, President Trump’s recent executive order on the food supply chain, and company motives is something like unpacking a Russian doll. The name of these Russian nesting dolls is Matryoshka or Babushka. Babushka means grandmother or old woman. This name is ironic because a lot of [...]
Between elections, the fallacy that one can not criminally prosecute a sitting President leads us to a situation where the only recognized path to address alleged Presidential criminality during their term is impeachment. The prognosticators now tell us that the House will vote to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress [...]
I. American Border Concentration Camps and the Family Separation Policy as a Crime Against Humanity As noted by Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor, the intentional and unnecessary suffering under the family separation policy can easily be viewed as a crime against humanity under Article 7(1)(k) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal [...]
JUIRST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the potential implications of Gina Haspel as CIA Director Designate....I. Ah, if the Obama Administration had only followed my advice! November 15, 2016, after teaching...
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the International Criminal Court's looking into investigating Americans for criminal prosecution for torture of prisoners in Afghanistan...As has been recently reported in the news, the International...