Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Corruption and Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell

Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell was allegedly gunned down October 27, 2006 while on a traffic stop in Sacramento County. Many insiders close to the investigation believe it was a suicide, but they won't say so publicly.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Resisting Arrest or Resisting Excessive Force?

There are many cases in which people have a right to resist when unlawfully excessive force is used against them. For example, nobody's expected to just sit there and passively allow themselves to be beaten to death by police or subjected to a use of force that would likely cause, or be expected to cause, great bodily injury. The right to resist such force is about protecting one's Due Process right to life.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Another Plainly Unarmed Man Shot by Police in California

In the local news article here (and see photo below), note how the media takes sides, accepts the prosecution's version, and calls the shooting "accidental" in its headline. There's objectivity for you!

Speeding from the bar's parking lot late at night with headlights off and then crashing was a big sign of a DUI. Nothing from those facts should lead any

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Radicalized Media

There's a politically strategic reason why you're hearing the word radicalized a lot in the news lately. When entities that orchestrate wars need public support for their agendas, they use the media; and through interviews and press releases, they release carefully chosen words--buzzwords--that are meant to frame their issues. The example we've seen lately comes from the evolving version of the San

Sunday, December 06, 2015

On Purchasing Guns and the Terrorism Watch List

We've all been hearing about how Dems are calling it a crazy "loophole" in the gun laws that people on the Terrorism Watch List (aka, the No-Fly List) can buy guns. Here are a few thoughts to ponder about that:

Friday, December 04, 2015

"This is looking more and more like self-radicalization," a law enforcement official said.

A new brand to influence public opinion?  This is just from one article alone.

Buzzword of the day: "Self-radicalization."  

Corporate Media's Reliance on Anonymity

Can an AP news article rely on anonymous sources very much more than this one did? Let's just take it on faith, right? The AP reporters told us what the anonymous people told them, so let's go with that... 
See AP article here.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Syed Farook was an American who Lived in a Densely Republican Pro-NRA Neighborhood

Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, are the suspected shooters at the San Bernardino holiday party last Wednesday, Dec. 2. If we accept the popular version of the story, then politically, at least on the surface, they seem more aligned with conservatives than liberals: they owned several guns and liked to shoot, they chose to live in a "Red State" neighborhood--i.e., a neighborhood known for having an extremely high percentage of Republicans and NRA enthusiasts--they drove a large, gas-guzzling SUV, and they chose violent retaliation as their preferred means of dealing with people with whom they disagreed. All of those things are usually telltale signs of being more politically conservative than liberal. But of course we don't know yet. All we know is what the media is telling us, and the media is only telling us what law enforcement (a traditionally conservative movement) is telling them.