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Press Release: Better Utah statement on community activist arrests

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Last night, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that protesters Madalena McNeil and Martin Oliveros were arrested and charged with first degree felonies with a gang enhancement for their involvement in protests against the Salt Lake County DA’s office. The charges could be punishable

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Racism has no place in Utah political discourse

Better UTAH Beat Episode 60 – August 13, 2013 There is a well-known Old Testament passage that the more morally obsequious among us are fond of trotting out these days. According to the old prophet, the latter days are to be marked by a series of extreme moral confusions. People will “call evil good, and

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4 quick tips for a racist

Salt Lake County Republican Party Chair Chad Bennion has come under fire (rightly so!) for asserting that Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s Indian heritage somehow prevents him from doing his job. Instead of apologizing for his blatantly racist accusation, Bennion has decided to stand by his comment. Bennion obviously doesn’t get it. So, here

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