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Sandra Bland asked me: Why do we have a police force?

Sandra Bland was a political dissident martyred in US police custody. Her death opens questions about policing in general and why police forces are necessitated. It is clear that the modern police force is a political instrument and an artefact of the Industrial Revolution and concluded that policing is one of those examples of big government gone wrong.  1,194 more words

The Youth Fetish of the Left

It’s often said that the SNP lost the referendum because they failed to convince the people of Scotland that they had a plausible vision for independence. 1,062 more words


Constable Commits Murder in Dunlavin

Full title: Running with crows: the life and death of a Black and Tan

Creator / Author: DJ Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Book / 284p… 268 more words

West Wicklow Studies

1920 – The IRA executes English Army officer Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth in Cork.

The IRA executes English Army officer Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth in Cork. While all British Army personnel were deemed legitimate targets, Smyth’s fate was sealed when he spoke in quite brutal fashion about how Irish citizens were to be treated. 448 more words

Irish History

WISDOM Rallies for Drivers' Cards

Emmaus and WISDOM will host an important immigration action next Thursday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

The event will lift up the issue of drivers’ cards for immigrants. 231 more words


Fried dough balls......

Today I was thinking about when we went to dinner with some friends and their children. We started out at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. They had never ate there before and loved it as much as we did. 350 more words
My Life

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Bafflebowl.

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida)

So you’re back.  Unless this is your first time reading so in that case, you’re here. Welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton years,  soon to be a movie produced by Michael Bay.   1,568 more words