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How America’s Police Became an Army

As many have noted, Ferguson, Missouri, currently looks like a war zone. And its police—kitted out with Marine-issue camouflage and military-grade body armor, toting short-barreled assault rifles, and rolling around in armored vehicles—are indistinguishable from soldiers. 479 more words


Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a vegetarian (at least for a time)

This article is republished from an eBook series that has been made freely available.

By Jon Hochschartner

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a leader in the Industrial Workers of the World and later Communist Party USA, was a… 588 more words

William Connolley supports the climate faith against expert opinions

Of the current litigation by Prof. Michael Mann against The National Review and Mark Steyn, William Connolley (the Stoat) states:-

By supporting the SLAPP filing, Steyn is running away. 337 more words

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Reminder: You have a right to photograph and film the police

The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, over the last week have shown a police department apparently incapable of de-escalating a tense situation, reaching instead for tear gas, rubber bullets and other heavy-handed tactics in response to mostly peaceful protests. 827 more words


License plate scanner money on county wish list

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A trial license plate reading program by Travis County sheriffs’ deputies that monitors every passing plate on the road is exceeding all expectations. 321 more words


ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois Police

CHICAGO (CBS) – The American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem. 389 more words


Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn’t receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Manning’s attorney said Tuesday. 339 more words