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My wife and myself are both vets who use our local VA Hospital...

We both get care at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, in Detroit, Michigan. http://www.detroit.va.gov A really excellent facility, located in the heart of city's vast Medical Center area.

I have nothing but praise for both the hospital's staff of medical professionals and the level of care that we have received from them.

Now, I see that someone noticed that all of the problems with VA Hospitals were located in Red and Purple states.

Somehow, I'm not surprised.

If vets can get great care in a city like Detroit, with all of the problems the we have here in this deeply troubled Blue area… Then what does that has to say about the real nature of this VA care crisis in the first place?


One-Third Of California Town’s Police Force Arrested For Scheming Cars From Poor Hispanics

A six-month-long investigation in Central California culminated this week with the arrests of five members of the King City Police Department, the former police chief and the owner of a local towing company.

According to the Monterey County district attorney, for at least three-and-a-half years the city’s top police officers participated in a scheme that took advantage of poor area Hispanics by essentially stealing their cars for profit.

Investigators say King City police ordered hundreds of vehicles to be impounded — most often those driven by Hispanic immigrants — and then either kept the cars for themselves or re-sold them for profit.

Journalist Virginia Hennessey of the Monterey Herald said the scandal is “likely the most widespread case of official corruption” in the history of the county, and King City — a town of only 13,000 people and a police force of 17, saw more than one-third of its law enforcement personnel taken off duty as a result of this week’s arrest.

Automobiles scheduled to be impounded in King City are supposed to be handled on a rotating basis by one of four local towing companies. According to the complaint unveiled on Tuesday, however, Sgt. Bobby Javier Carrillo sent 87 percent of 200 vehicles impounded between March 2010 and last November to a company owned by Brian Miller — the brother of acting Police Chief Bruce Miller.


Din-Din time!

Police abuse Black political activist as he moves into his own house

Cops caught on tape slamming Georgia man into a wall as he moved into his new home
By Arturo Garcia

Monday, May 19, 2014 20:40 EDT

An Atlanta-area man filed a formal complaint against local authorities on Monday after video surfaced of an officer slamming him to the ground in front of his own home, WAGA-TV reported.

“I assumed — apparently incorrectly, and naively — that they were pursuing someone on foot that had fled through my yard, and I was unaware of it,” 69-year-old Dhoruba Bin-Wahad said at a press conference Monday afternoon. “I thought that that’s why they had their guns drawn.”

The May 2 encounter began when Clayton County police were called to Bin-Wahad’s residence by a neighbor who reported seeing a “suspicious” male on the vacant property. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that another witness thought Bin-Wahad was a “pervert trying to look at her or her children from the vacant location through the woods.”

According to a police report of the incident, officers described Bin-Wahad’s behavior as “uncooperative and verbally argumentative.” He was accused of taking “a bladed stance with his right side of his body” and allegedly refused to sit down when ordered to do so by them.

“When I came out of the house, the first thing I said was that ‘I’m moving in. I have the key,’” Bin-Wahad said on Monday. “They asked me why was my car in the back. I said, ‘It’s my house. I was loading boxes.’”


Attica is All of Us - Dhoruba Al-Mujahid Bin-Wahad, We live in a Police State

Anatomy of a Common Kitchen Knife...

Grey Worm Sings: Raleigh Ritchie - Stay Inside (The Internet remix)

The terrible tragedy in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia

I have a friend who lives in Serbia, a DJ colleague named Vlada. Recently his country and others in the region have experienced devastating floods and loss of life:

Although, I'll leave it up to you whether or not you'd choose to donate to organizations like the Red Cross, who are helping the men, women and children of Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia survive this terrible tragedy, I do however ask you to use social media to signal boost their plight.

If you belong to Twitter, Facebook and others please spread the word.

Thank you.

"Oooo, you make me so mad, Baby..."

"Awww, you know that I can't stay mad at ya' for long."

P.B. Shelley, American Style

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