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RT @awkward_duck: She's ready #Ferguson ISBaJMls3s
RT @awkward_duck: She's ready #Ferguson ISBaJMls3s
RT @yamiche: Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster said a grand jury will be convened at 9 am tomorrow. He gave protesters the news qbKTzL6xN2
RT @yamiche: Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster said a grand jury will be convened at 9 am tomorrow. He gave protesters the news qbKTzL6xN2
RT @wesleylowery: 6yo Alerion Smith asked his mom to bring him to protest. "When someone has their hands up that means they surrender" PCzREHfDRo
RT @wesleylowery: 6yo Alerion Smith asked his mom to bring him to protest. "When someone has their hands up that means they surrender" PCzREHfDRo
Why aren't Ayn Rand fans called "Ayn Randos"?
RT @bbanimals: a strong independent dog who don't need no man UYDCIbyQYu
RT @bbanimals: a strong independent dog who don't need no man UYDCIbyQYu
Ferguson Cops Busted? New Video Seems To Show Brown Paying For Cigarillos (Video) | Crooks and Liars - http://crooksandliars.com/2014...
"While it is difficult to be 100% certain, the video appears to show Brown purchasing some cigars, but lacking the money for the amount he wished to buy. Brown seems to purchase some cigarillos, pay for them, attempt to buy more, then replace the ones he could not afford. [...] In any case, neither the employee nor the store owner called law enforcement–something that would surely happen if Brown committed a "strong-arm robbery." At this point, the police portrayal of the video and strategic release have had the desired effect. Right-wingers have labeled Brown a "thug."" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
#FYPM RT @NYMag: The NFL wants its Super Bowl Halftime performer to pay: http://vult.re/1rUMrhn
One disadvantage of being carfree is not having an excuse not buy aftermarket windshield wipers.
How big is Governor Goodhair gonna smile in his mug shot?
Turns out PR firms have advice for this kind of thing! http://www.mystatesman.com/news... - Andrew C (✔)
He must have practiced pretty hard to hit the fine line between looking glibly happy and looking defeated: https://twitter.com/tplohet... - Andrew C (✔)
Definitely a hint of 'smug' as well. - Jennifer Dittrich
Police body cams are prob a good idea, but: w/ Henry Davis, innocent man beaten by cops in jail, the jail had cameras. Footage went missing.
The LAPD squad cams supposedly automatically upload to the cloud, but that probably isn't that hard to circumvent - Victor Ganata
They just said last week that most of the LAPD cams were broken, which we knew back in January when they noticed the cops disabling them. - Anika
Police cameras are important, but they’re useless without policies to ensure they’re used properly - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
"So in addition to making these videos public record, accessible through public records requests, we also need to ensure that police agencies implement rules requiring officers to actually use the cameras, enforce those rules by disciplining officers when they don’t and ensure that the officers, the agencies that employ them, and prosecutors all take care to preserve footage, even if the footage reflects poorly on officers." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"One policy that would go a long way toward achieving those three objectives is what defense attorney Scott Greenfield calls the missing video presumption. Currently, the courts generally treat important video that goes missing as a harmless mistake. They assume no ill will on the part of police. If you discover that the police were or should have been recording an encounter that would... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"Under the missing video presumption, if under the policy agency’s police there should have been video and there isn’t, then the courts will assume that the video corroborates the party opposing the police, be it a criminal defendant or the plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit. The state could still get over the presumption by presenting other evidence, such as witnesses, medical... more... - Andrew C (✔)
In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/world...
"At least five, perhaps as many as 10, of the 42 children slain here since February had been recently deported from the U.S., Hernandez said." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Cop Pens Touching Op-Ed: Do Everything I Say and I Won't Kill You - http://gawker.com/cop-pen...
Cop Pens Touching Op-Ed: Do Everything I Say and I Won't Kill You
"There is an implication here that informs the entirety of Dutta's argument, which is that cops never are the aggressors in situations, and instead only operate from a place of reaction. A really bad time to make this argument would be right this very second, when every night America gets to watch Missouri policemen shoot endless canisters of tear gas at peaceful crowds of protestors and journalists." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"It also would have been a bad time to make this argument two weeks ago, after America watched Eric Garner get strangled to death by a NYPD officer for selling untaxed cigarettes off the street, which is in no way harmful to the safety of police or the public." - Andrew C (✔)
"Dutta's language here—"in most cases it's less ambiguous"—gives him as much wiggle room as he needs—#NotAllCops!—but he seems to fail to acknowledge that the incidents that fall outside of "most cases" are more than enough to engender the suspicion of police that he is so quick to dismiss as childish." - Andrew C (✔)
""If you don't want to get shot just do what I tell you" is a purely insane thing to say. That is not how human interaction is supposed to work, regardless of whether an "authority figure" is involved or not. [...] Dutta's solution is to do whatever a cop says in the moment—up to and including an arrest that may or may not be lawful or warranted—because you can just go ahead and sue cops later." - Andrew C (✔)
RT @omarg: After Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in, he needs to veto the biggest person at the jail so that nobody will mess with him after that.
RT @kumailn: I like that there are now rallies to support Darren Wilson, a guy who has had literally nothing bad happen to him.
Fifty Shades Thrown
Jesse Williams On Ferguson, Mike Brown and White Privilege | News One - http://newsone.com/3045626...
"“I know plenty of white kids that steal stuff from convenience stores,” Williams continued in response to allegations that Brown stole cigars moments before his murder by law enforcement. “There is this idea that every time a black person does something they automatically become a thug worthy of their own death.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"When Velez-Mitchell introduced William’s class privilege into the conversation, asking how he could still feel so “disenfranchised” with all of his success, he responded: “I don’t think of just me, I think of a collective group of people. While privilege is very well, whether it’s a class issue that obviously exists–I’m glad you bring that up. This idea of having to explain why it’s racial, while we’re standing in our own blood is silly. It’s racial because it doesn’t happen to White people.”" - Andrew C (✔)
RT @ShaunKing: 6. If Mike had no gun residue on his hands, this means the officer fired the gun and Mike thought he was about to die right then and there.
Speaking of which, the autopsy did say no gunpowder residue was found on his body (but left possibility there might be some on his clothes). But a struggle with the cop through the SUV's window would presumably have left his hands clear. - Andrew C (✔)
RT @ShaunKing: All of that said, my honest assessment is that this case will be difficult to win locally. Police testimony is like mega-testimony.
RT @ShaunKing: 8. Every single eye witness (that has spoken publicly) tells the shooting story the exact same. The officer story is preposterous at best.
RT @ShaunKing: 7. Mike & Dorian ran for their lives. Dorian hid. Mike kept running. After this I believe NONE of the officer story.
I have to name ten videogame missions every couple of weeks and I'm finally starting to accept that they can't all be puns.
Different rules apply | MZS | Roger Ebert - http://www.rogerebert.com/mzs...
"I want to tell you a story about the difference between knowing and understanding." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"All of which is a wind-up to say: having grown up in a mostly black neighborhood near Love Field airport in Dallas, and having been a diligent liberal for most of my adult life, I already knew there was such a thing as white privilege, and was properly horrified by it, but I didn't truly understand what it meant, on a deep level, until one summer night in 2006, when I was spared arrest or worse thanks to the color of my skin." - Andrew C (✔)
[after a fight where he'd had the other guy in a chokehold] "I don't know how long I was down there, but it was long enough for the owner of the deli to call the cops. A squad car pulled up sometime later. Two patrolmen got out and pulled me off the guy and tossed me on the sidewalk. Then one of them ran over and put his knee on my back, but did not cuff me—a detail that didn't register... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"By now the adrenaline fog seemed to be lifting. I was seeing things in a more clinical way. The violence I had inflicted on this man was disproportionate to the "assault," and the tone of this exchange with the cop felt conspiratorial. And then it dawned on me, Mr. Slow-on-the-Uptake, what was really happening: this officer was helping me Get My Story Straight. Understanding, at long last." - Andrew C (✔)
"I also need to mention that while this conversation was taking place, not ten feet away the other guy was face down on the pavement, handcuffed—even though when the squad car arrived, anybody who'd looked at our situation purely in terms of physical action, without the explanations I proffered afterward, would have concluded that I was the menace." - Andrew C (✔)
"I went home. The other guy didn't. That's white privilege. White privilege sent me home to my kids. White privilege is the reason I've never told this story publicly. Extenuating personal circumstances, aside, I did something that I should not have done, and I escaped the consequences of my actions by accepting a benefit that never should have been bestowed." - Andrew C (✔)
Running Shoes Used Mainly For Computer Programming | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Running Shoes Used Mainly For Computer Programming | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
This used to be me, but now I wear sneakers to work and switch to slippers while in the office. - Andrew C (✔)
Sneaker net wouldn't work without them. - Greg GuitarBuster
This cuts deep, man. - Brian Johns
RT @shrillcosby: Marx, whatever else you think about him, vastly underestimated human tolerance for contradiction RT @leyawn lol https://twitter.com/leyawn...
RT @shrillcosby: Marx, whatever else you think about him, vastly underestimated human tolerance for contradiction RT @leyawn lol http://t.co/KJsVEXXUj0
RT @Atrios: either law enforcement in ferguson are really bad at their jobs or really good. depends on what their job is
Battleship Awkwardly Propped Up Against Ferguson Police Department | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Battleship Awkwardly Propped Up Against Ferguson Police Department | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
From Sterling to Ballmer -- a rags to riches story for Clipper fans - Clips Nation - http://www.clipsnation.com/2014...
"There's a story I tell about Donald Sterling. I've probably told it to you at some point. A few years back I was invited to Sterling's annual "White Party" at his Malibu beach house. (I know, the "White Party" has additional freight now.) Sterling takes his White Party very seriously. If you show up at his White Party wearing anything other than white, you either put on the white T-Shirt they hand you at the door, or you don't go in. So you're at this party with 500 or so people, all in white." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The Donald stayed hidden for awhile. He made his appearance at his own "White Party" about two hours after it started -- dressed all in black, like Johnny freakin' Cash." - Andrew C (✔)
RT @BenGolliver: NBA announces referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after 39 years. Bavetta officiated 2,635 consecutive regular season games.
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