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Alcee Hastings

What we need are more Alcee Hastings
(September 5, 1936 – April 6, 2021)

What we need are more Alcee Hastings. In 2016, Congressman Hastings called me. He’d given Attorney General Loretta Lynch a copy of my Rolling Stone exposé of the Jim Crow “Interstate Crosscheck” voter purge program. But he wasn’t fooling around: Despite pushing 80, he walked across the Potomac bridge to the Justice Department to put it directly into… READ MORE