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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Attacking the Civil Unrest Instead of the Reason for It

When civil unrest is due to corrupt governments and policies, it's circular and misguided to attack the ones resorting to the unrest. Fix the root of the problem: the corrupt justice system that lets cops be thugs and go unpunished. Of course nobody likes civil unrest, but that's a natural consequence of a lot of people being fed up. Writing to our reps doesn't work. Unfortunately, what "works" is if you're a big police union telling your rep that he/she won't be endorsed unless...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Stop resisting!" "Why are you trying to take my gun?!"

Here's a YouTube clip that shows a typical corrupt police tactic: yelling out a different version of events than what's actually occurring.   



The tactic is intended to make viewers of audio or audio-video footage believe that a different version of events is happening than what can be seen or what witnesses say they saw.

Coronavirus Cases Increasing Among Nurses in Saudi Arabia


After they put their health at risk in order to care for their patients, the Health Ministry blames them for spreading the virus and fines them--just the female nurses, that is.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are the ISIS Beheading Videos a Sham? A Plausible Theory Not in the Mainstream Press...

I think there are many aspects of these so-called ISIS beheading videos that bring their credibility into question, and this guy makes a lot of good points. Note that he's not attempting to provide all the answers to the questions he raises: he's simply raising the questions and explaining what some of the possible incentives would be if indeed these videos are a sham.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Florida Cop Breaks 14-year-old Girl's Arm at School While She's On the Phone with Her Mother

Sometimes, as here, the question of whether police used excessive force in a situation can be easily answered without a trial.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Questions That Should Go Both (and Three) Ways...


Similarly, is the U.S. paying men (and women) to fight in Syria? Is Israel? And aren't we also dropping millions of dollars of weapons and supplies to the rebels? How dare Iran [allegedly] get involved rather than do as we say and not as we do!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shameful Police Conduct in Sacramento



U.S. Supreme Court cases are very clear that in order to stop and detain someone, the 4th Amendment requires that police must have reasonable suspicion to believe that a crime was committed and that the person being detained was involved in the criminal activity.  The suspicion must be more than a hunch: it must be based on particular factors that implicate the specific person being detained.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ferguson Cops Wear 'Us-Versus-Them' Bracelets and Remove Their Name Tags

http://news.yahoo.com/justice-department-tells-ferguson-police-stop-wearing-bracelets-004135604.html

The Justice Department sent a letter to Ferguson cops this week after federal investigators saw many Ferguson cops wearing 'us-versus-them' bracelets and concealing their identities while on duty and in uniform.  See the article in the link above.  Among other things, the Justice Department said the bracelets had upset and agitated people and reinforce the very 'us versus them' mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists.  The Justice Department also said, "The failure to wear name plates conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity."