The argument you hear a lot is about not taking one case — Eric Garner for us now — and extrapolating too much from it. A cop killed an African-American man. That is one case, with its own unique circumstances, so you can’t claim it is just another example of a broad pattern of racism. [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday December 5, 2014 9:00 am|
A grand jury yesterday chose to not bring charges against a New York police officer for his part in killing Eric Gardner. Gardner was an unarmed man accused of illegally selling loose cigarettes in front of a store on Staten Island. His death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. The act was captured [...]
|By: Charlie Grapski Saturday April 5, 2014 6:40 pm|
A police badge is not a license to kill.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday October 6, 2013 4:00 pm|
Kill Your Darlings swiftly draws us into the creation of the Beat movement and the murder which thrust Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac onto the path of literary and cultural revolution. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg, whose freshman year at Columbia begins as his mother’s fragile mental health deteriorates.
|By: DSWright Monday June 17, 2013 10:20 am|
Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city.
|By: alabamagunn Sunday June 9, 2013 8:30 am|
By late 1992-93, antis targeted dad with wanted posters, stalked him, staged protests at his workplace, and otherwise eviscerated any shred of privacy he enjoyed—which wasn’t much given we lived in a very small Alabama town at the time where gossip ran through town like the river from which it took its name. In a show of personal strength and defiance, during an anti-abortion protest on Roe v. Wade day outside of one of the clinics on his circuit, dad stood in front of the antis, sang “Happy Birthday to You” to the Roe decision, and then played Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” to the antis as a means of showing his personal commitment to provide quality health care to women even in the face of intimidation and terror. Of course, local media picked up on the event, and a local paper ran an article with a photo of dad antagonizing those who terrorized him, and his co-workers, for years.
Twenty days later, dad lay bleeding out on the ground outside a clinic in Pensacola, FL becoming the Abortion War’s first casualty.
|By: David Swanson Wednesday April 24, 2013 2:55 pm|
Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee hearing on drones was not your usual droning and yammering. Well, mostly it was, but not entirely. Of course, the White House refused to send any witnesses. Of course, most of the witnesses were your usual professorial fare.
But there was also a witness with something to say. Farea Al-Muslimi came from Yemen. His village had just been hit by a drone strike last week. He described the effects — all bad for the people of the village, for the people of Yemen, and for the United States and its mission to eliminate all the bad people in the world without turning any of the good people against it.
The usual droning and yammering that preceded and followed this testimony seemed more offensive than usual. One witness summarized the general position of pointless witnesses who accept all common wisdom and have no information or insights to contribute:
|By: RH Reality Check Monday April 22, 2013 2:00 pm|
On Friday U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten handed anti-choice terrorist Angel Dillard a win, ruling Dillard doesn’t have to disclose “ministerial discussions” she had with Scott Roeder, the man convicted of murdering abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
Marten’s ruling reversed an earlier decision that Dillard’s communications with Roeder were not protected by the ministerial exception because Dillard is not an ordained minister. But Marten held that Dillard was acting as a lay minister and was therefore entitled to the protection. It’s an incredible expansion of the privilege and one which the radical anti-choice community is no doubt taking notice.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday March 16, 2013 4:00 pm|
Ten years ago today, mere days before we began our $2 trillion criminal war of aggression against the Iraqi people, American college senior, Rachel Corrie, was murdered near Rafah, in the Gaza Strip.
I’ve never before written that the courageous young woman was murdered. However, having considered the testimony given during the civil trial against the Israel Defense Forces regarding her death, which concluded last August, her demise was indeed murder, to wit: an unlawful killing of a human being, with malice.
|By: Peterr Saturday December 15, 2012 9:03 am|
As yesterday’s story of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School unfolded, image after image went through my head . . . my kid and his school, my friends who hunt, George Tiller, and especially the victims of gun violence whose funerals I have done.
I’m really tired of doing gun-related funerals.