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DEVASTATING: The Videos That Are Putting Race and Policing Into Sharp Relief

The Videos That Are Putting Race
and Policing Into Sharp Relief

By DAMIEN CAVE and ROCHELLE OLIVER JULY 30, 2015

Raw video has thoroughly shaken American policing. Grainy images of questionable police behavior, spread through social media, have led to nationwide protests, federal investigations and changes in policy and attitudes on race.

“A lot of white people are truly shocked by what these videos depict; I know very few African-Americans who are surprised,” said Paul D. Butler, a law professor at Georgetown University and a former prosecutor. “The videos are smoking-gun evidence,” he added, “both literally because they are very graphic, which generates outrage, and figuratively, because people believe their own eyes.

These videos include graphic scenes of violence.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL VIDEOS:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/30/us/police-videos-race.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Just can't win.....



Local Fox Affiliate Asks Viewers For 'Moon Pictures,' And It Goes Exactly As You'd Expect

Local Fox Affiliate Asks Viewers For 'Moon Pictures,' And It Goes Exactly As You'd Expect
WARNING: BUTTS AHEAD





Close up of the moon from Skyfox! Lets see your moon pictures.

https://twitter.com/FOX29philly/status/626554167323193345


Suffice it to say, the TV station didn't quite get what it was looking for.









more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-moon-pictures_55b9b05ae4b0b8499b185b37?

Cartoon: I sacrifice thee in the name of the Second Amendment

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407132/-Cartoon-I-sacrifice-thee-in-the-name-of-the-Second-Amendment

"That's Not Pro-Life. That's Pro-Birth."

In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy in the 'pro-life' movement:

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more:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407166/-Catholic-Nun-Explains-Pro-Life-In-A-Way-That-May-Stun-The-Masses

L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

Source: LA Times

Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages to stop and reload.

The National Rifle Assn. and other gun rights groups have threatened to sue over Los Angeles’ new rules, arguing that they violate the 2nd Amendment and are preempted by existing state law.

In reaction, Councilman Paul Krekorian declared before a cheering crowd outside City Hall, “If the NRA wants to sue us over this, bring it on.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ammunition-magazines-20150728-story.html#page=1

Murdered Because He Doesn't Have His License With Him?

Here's the transcript of Ray Tensing Sam Dubose's interaction (as seen in body camera video) @JasonLawNews @WCPO



https://twitter.com/TaylorMirf/status/626471123945959424/photo/1
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/07/29/publish/30830777/
http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/watch-body-cam-video-released-in-sam-dubose-shooting

Cartoon: Mike Huckabee goes Godwin

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/29/1406530/-Cartoon-Mike-Huckabee-goes-Godwin#comments

"Trying to Secure the 10th Spot on the FOX Debate

TRUMP To Breast Feeding Mom “You’re disgusting”

Donald J. Trump seemed irritated. He had been grilled for two hours in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project, and he told the lawyer that her questions were “very stupid.”

When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point.

Mr. Trump erupted.

“You’re disgusting,” he told Ms. Beck, in a remark that is not disputed by either side. He then walked out of the room, ending the testimony for the day.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/us/politics/depositions-show-donald-trump-as-quick-to-exaggerate-and-insult.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region%C2%AEion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1
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