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If you're surprised by Baltimore riots you're an out of touch idiot

From Salon here:

We don’t live in an ideal world where oppressors calmly hear out people they oppress before the sh*t hits the fan.

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Dear Baltimore, your jobs went to China

Protester on CBS News here:

“There’s nothing really here for us. Even the youth. There’s no recreation centers, no escape, so the only thing that you really have is violence, you have the drug dealing,” Brown said.

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Americans approve of drones (with big ass asterisk)

From the Intercept here:

The poll did not include questions about foreign civilian casualties or about public confidence in the government’s assertion that the vast majority of those killed in drone strikes are terrorists.

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I don't think Freddy Gray ran for no reason

From here:

Less than an hour before, Gray had been out on the street when he chanced to make eye contact with Lt. Brian Rice.

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Quote of the morning

From the Guardian here:

Businesses and rich and powerful whites, who want their property and lives protected, are the cornerstone for policing and remain the main constituents involved in police reform.

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Israel's mini wars designed to kill Palestinian hopes and trust

From here:

Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 others were injured, an inquiry ordered by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has concluded.

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Is this NYT headline supposed to comforting or disturbing?

From New York Times:

No Rise Seen in Police Killings, Despite Raised Awareness.

Fake comforting: Hey everybody, don’t freak out the police aren’t killing more people.

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