The Anaheim police officers who killed two men in back-to-back shootings in July have returned to their jobs and are no longer on paid administrative leave, a police spokesman confirmed Thursday. Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said he did not know exactly when the two officers returned but said it had been "a couple of weeks." He declined to provide their names but described both as veteran police officers.Read more »
Boston cop nearly kills a woman and faces no punishment
“He smelled like liquor. You could smell it right out of the car,” a witness said, according to local TV station WBZ-TV.
The police officer crashed his speeding Toyota Tundra into a young woman’s car in Hyde Park just before midnight on May 24, nearly killing her.Read more »
Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption
An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.Read more »
Marijuana: It's Nowhere Near As Scary
As They Want Us To Believe
"The concern with marijuana is not born out of any culture-war mentality, but out of what the science tells us about the drug’s effects.
And the science, though still evolving, is clear: marijuana use is harmful. It is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects.Read more »
Florida police captain was arrested Friday after authorities said he made a 15-year-old girl remove her clothes to prove she wasn't having sex in the back seat of a carRead more »
At a rally in Paris last Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke on behalf of the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group considered a terrorist organization by the US State Department.Read more »
Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics.Read more »
House Dems focus on gun control in Fast and Furious hearing
House Democrats, attempting to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from a contempt citation today, made a call for enhanced gun control laws the focus of their statements during the hearing this morning.Read more »
Let victims of crime track case online, says thinktank
IPPR report calls for details on the progress of cases to be published to bolster public confidence in criminal justice system
TrackMyCrime, a pioneering website set up by Avon and Somerset police, was singled out for praise by the Institute for Public Policy Research. Photograph: Rob Wilkinson/Alamy
Victims of crime in England and Wales should be able to track their case online from the moment it is reported to the point when justice is served, a thinktank has said.Read more »
More proof the Obama administration is a just a continuation of American imperialism and aggression and the left-right paradigm is an absolute lie and distraction from the agenda of these war-mongers.Read more »
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