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New study finds body cameras do not curb police brutality

Since the death of Mike Brown in 2014, high-profile police killings of unarmed black people spurred a national debate over excessive police force and accountability. In response, many police departments adopted body cameras as a solution, whether by choice or whether by mandates from their municipalities. 510 more words


U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

 Reuters International

This content was published on November 19, 2017 12:03 AMNov 19, 2017 – 00:03

FILE PHOTO – U.S. Air Force General John Hyten, Commander of U.S. 464 more words


Palestinians say they won't be blackmailed by U.S. move to close PLO office

 Reuters International

This content was published on November 18, 2017 8:03 PMNov 18, 2017 – 20:03

By Ali Sawafta and David Brunnstrom

RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. 533 more words



No American citizen needs an M16, or an AK47, we just don’t. 

And when the founders of our country gave us the right to bear arms, they never envisioned these kinds… 81 more words


Historic Charleston, South Carolina

A Southern Road Trip Part One: Charleston

We started our November road trip in Charleston, South Carolina with a stay at the Barksdale House Inn… 393 more words


South Tel Aviv is the Best Tel Aviv

Some of you may know that a couple weeks ago, I finally found a long-term apartment.  Everything about my identity- being Reform, being American, being progressive, and being queer- should lead me to live in the more secular center and north of the city.  1,315 more words


~~ Freedom Week ~~

This week,  “The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch” Decided to write freely about anything, as long as it was fiction.  
I had a solid week to think of what I was going to write, but I found myself truly stumped.  238 more words