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Frank Serpico: The police are still out of control

The Police Are Still Out of Control
I should know


http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160.html#ixzz3H1Wsckhh


Today the combination of an excess of deadly force and near-total lack of accountability is more dangerous than ever: Most cops today can pull out their weapons and fire without fear that anything will happen to them, even if they shoot someone wrongfully. All a police officer has to say is that he believes his life was in danger, and he’s typically absolved. What do you think that does to their psychology as they patrol the streets—this sense of invulnerability? The famous old saying still applies: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (And we still don’t know how many of these incidents occur each year; even though Congress enacted the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act 20 years ago, requiring the Justice Department to produce an annual report on “the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers,” the reports were never issued.)

It wasn’t any surprise to me that, after Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, officers instinctively lined up behind Darren Wilson, the cop who allegedly killed Brown. Officer Wilson may well have had cause to fire if Brown was attacking him, as some reports suggest, but it is also possible we will never know the full truth—whether, for example, it was really necessary for Wilson to shoot Brown at least six times, killing rather than just wounding him. As they always do, the police unions closed ranks also behind the officer in question. And the district attorney (who is often totally in bed with the police and needs their votes) and city power structure can almost always be counted on to stand behind the unions

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160_Page2.html#ixzz3H1Xr3I21





Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160_Page2.html#ixzz3H1Xb7EVb




Media guide for differences between Pumpkin Riots and Ferguson






Riot gear, pepper spray, not Ferguson. New Hampshire

Pumpkin Festival turns into riot

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Crews-Respond-to-Incident-at-Keene-State-College-279673512.html

Riot crews were out in full force twice Saturday in Keene, New Hampshire, after an afternoon party got out of control and raucous crowds returned at night.

In the afternoon incident, at least 30 people were injured near Keene State College. Twenty people were transported to hospitals, according to Keene Fire Chief Mark Howard, who said that injuries appeared to be minor at this time.

At that same time, there had been about 12 arrests.
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101st Airborne ready for war on Ebola

Operation United Assistance.


http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/fort-campbell/2014/10/14/fort-campbell-st-airborne-ready-war-ebola/17273599/

At Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne ready for war on Ebola

'If you want it done, ask the 101' was the battle cry uttered at Fort Campbell on Tuesday as the 101st Airborne prepared to go to war against the Ebola virus in West Africa

'What can we do?'

In his remarks following the casing of the colors, a ceremony that means deployment is imminent, 101st Airborne Division commander Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky said people keep asking him why the division is being sent and what his troops can possibly do to contain a disease that has now reached into multiple countries, including the U.S.

"I tell them," he said, "we provide a number of capabilities that no one else in the world can provide.

"We're going to bring in construction engineers and equipment to build Ebola treatment units quickly... Our medical professionals will train 500 local health care workers a week to educate the local population on Ebola... We will also provide the capability to resupply critical infrastructure to continue Ebola treatment and prevention programs until the host nation or other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can take responsibility for these sustainment efforts.

"And most importantly, our presence provides confidence that something can and will be done and we're exactly the right unit to accomplish this task."

Rick Scott no show at debate

refused to show up because Crist had a fan

Second healthcare worker flew on plane 10/13

CDC, Frontier Airlines say 2nd healthcare worker with Ebola traveled by air on Oct. 13 - @NBCNews
2nd health worker infected with Ebola flew From Cleveland to Dallas the day before reporting symptoms, per CDC.

(no other details yet)

Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide For Healthcare Workers

(by a funny Doc)

http://thehappyhospitalist.blogspot.com/2014/10/Ebola-CDC-Flowchart-Blames-Nurses.html

Nurses are used to getting blamed for everything. In fact, most nursing programs teach nurses how to take one for the team when bad things happen. Getting blamed for spreading Ebola is naturally accepted by most nurses as business as usual.
"After speaking with representatives from the American Nurses Association, everyone agreed blaming nurses for spreading Ebola was just the easiest thing to do," said Jason Fenster, a CDC spokesman who blamed his nurse last year for undercooked eggs while hospitalized for an undisclosed infection contracted at a CDC laboratory.
"I've been in the hospital CEO business for 30 years. Whenever bad things happen in a hospital setting, we can count on at least one nurse to take the fall. In fact, I'm so confident that a nurse is always at fault, we built an entire section into our hospital rules and regulations titled 'How To Blame a Nurse For Anything Bad That Could Lead To A Lawsuit," said Jed Brainer, CEO of Texas Presbyterian Hospital.

DU sleuths needed

no one is better at this than DU. A writer/activist is on Twitter asking for help. Vincent E. Heck, Jr. @HeckPhilly Read the entire timeline of 50 tweets where he explains the possible existence of an actual video of the Mike Brown shooting, and the mysterious disappearance of the video after it was briefly posted .

https://twitter.com/HeckPhilly


Last night's Sit In in Ferguson

by Livestreamer Rebelutionary_Z

VERY intense. About 3 am they marched to a Quick Trip to do a sit in.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53851995/highlight/562420

Ferguson NOW

http://www.ustream.tv/z?utm_campaign=ustre.am&utm_source=ustre.am%2FHbME&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20141011173539
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