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The Very Real Wolf That Actually IS Howling at the Door

I am posting this video as food for thought.  As an historian, I believe it is important to examine positive and negative social phenomena and to try and figure out how they develop.   552 more words

Current Events

Protests Intensify as Sit-In Continues: The March on Islamabad (Dispatch 3)

With the ‘Revolution March’ inspired sit-in being held outside Pakistan’s government offices stretching into its fifth week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has threatened to remove what has now become an established protest camp. 89 more words

Middle East

#iftheygunnedmedown

There is something to be noticed in the media’s broadcasts that followed the news coverage of Michael Brown.

The first photo that many news reports used was Michael Brown in street wear, Nike Foams, and throwing up what many have called a “gang sign”- it was a peace sign. 560 more words

White House favors cops wearing cameras - By Justin Sink - 09/15/14 11:55 PM EDT

The White House on Monday signaled its support for requiring law enforcement to wear body-mounted cameras after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager last month in Ferguson, Missouri led to mass protests. 308 more words

Law

Ferguson's Vote

It didn’t take long after the dust had settled that Ferguson, MO became a rallying point. For many issues.

Racial tension. Police brutality. Social unrest. Poverty. 343 more words

Justice Dept. to probe Ferguson police force - By Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Kimberly Kindy September 3 at 7:59 PM

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials. 346 more words

Discrimination

At least 5 current Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter figure in lawsuits - By Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig August 30 at 7:02 PM


In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. 338 more words

Law