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Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Headline One Year Late...

Just as newsworthy as CNN's headline is the fact that we haven't seen it until now. Isn't this the kind of stuff that we call "matters of public concern"? Should the public have to wait more than a year after a bad cop murders someone to find out that cop had a history of complaints?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Timing of Jason Van Dyke Arrest is Prime Example of Government Corruption

Over a year ago, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed Laquan McDonald.  The shooting was captured on police video. 

In spite of the media’s lawful request for access to that video, Chicago police and prosecutors kept the video of the October 2014 incident out of public view, claiming that releasing it to the public would jeopardize their investigation. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

San Francisco beating: Video shows deputies hitting suspect repeatedly


"Whatever people think of this incident, it does not reflect the daily things we do in our community to make it a better place," according to Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department.

No, but it reflects something that occurs far too often by law enforcement officers in the United States: the use of criminally excessive force attended and demonstrated by a seemingly flagrant willingness to disregard the U.S. Constitution.

See full story at: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/21/us/stanislav-petrov-alameda-county-sheriffs-video/index.html

Repost - Resisting Arrest or Resisting Excessive Force?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Can All Those Military Bombs Change This Sentiment?

This is not a stadium full of terrorists folks! These are mainstream, ordinary citizens, just out to watch a game. But you'd better turn down your volume if you want to hear them express sympathy for France by participating in "a moment of silence," because they're not having any of it. How many minds in that stadium have the bombs (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen) changed? Maybe that lack of silence is the result of our military policies. Are we making the world safer, or actually just making more people angry?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Doing Unto Others and Being Shocked When the Others Do It Back Unto You

Gee, do you think maybe he got a little upset about being targeted in those French airstrikes last month?  I gotta think that an airstrike directed towards anyone would cause a huge incentive for the person targeted to exact a harsh retaliation.  But maybe the French expected something different from this guy (like perhaps a swift raising of the white flag...)?  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Republicans: "Syrian Refugees Unwelcome in Texas, Alabama, Hell, and Georgia"

Representatives from California, Hawaii and Paradise still give a green light.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Cop's Staged Suicide Gets News Coverage

See: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/us/fox-lake-illinois-police-officer-joe-gliniewicz/index.html

Compare that CNN article with the one below involving Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Mitchell, which mentions suspicious circumstances very similar to the case involving Joe Gliniewicz.  Will the media eventually dig into the similarities in the Mitchell case?