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Charles Pierce on Local Police Forces Acting Like Armies of Occupation

By Elaine Magliaro

Charlie Pierce wrote a post for his Politics Blog at Esquire about some of the police forces in this country acting like “armies of occupation.” He noted that President Obama was to host a meeting earlier today that would focus on “the problems that we’re having with policing in this country, especially if we are black and come across some nervous cop with an itchy trigger-finger.” Pierce said he thinks that meetings are good…that meetings can help. 423 more words

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Our next president?

It felt good last week to have the 2014 midterm elections over and done. But soon after the votes were tallied and the winners and losers escorted off the stage, a sobering realization set in: Now begins the unofficial coverage of the 2016 presidential election. 609 more words

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