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It doesn’t jive’: Ex-LAPD sergeant slams Charlotte police’s story about killing Keith Scott

“The video is not conclusive with regard to what the officers’ statements are,” Dorsey said. She said that she did not observe any “furtive movements” on Scott’s part, nor any evidence of criminal activity serious enough to warrant the officers leaving their previous post, donning police vests and moving in for an arrest.

“This thing could have been handled so differently,” she said, explaining that the officers who left their surveillance position should have radioed for a squad car and maintained their position and cover.

She went on, “I don’t smoke marijuana and I don’t roll joints, but I do know that all that activity happens in your lap. So I’m not sure how these officers were able from their position seated in their car to see Mr. Scott rolling a joint and then conclude that’s criminal activity occurring that’s so egregious and outrageous that they need to leave their post and deal with that.”

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/it-doesnt-jive-ex-lapd-sergeant-slams-charlotte-polices-story-about-killing-keith-scott/
Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Sep 25, 2016, 11:56 PM (13 replies)

Obama: once out of office, I’m gonna stop being polite and start getting real (like an activist)

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has a great new interview with President Obama in Vanity Fair. In the wide-ranging interview, they discuss Abraham Lincoln, Obama’s biggest regrets from his time in office, and how a visit to the pyramids reminded Obama that cable news doesn’t really matter.

But perhaps the most intriguing bit was when, in a brief discussion of Obama’s plans for his post-presidency, Obama hinted that he planned to start speaking out more like an activist than a president.

There are “things,” he told Goodwin, “that in some ways I suspect I’m able to do better out of this office.” He elaborated that because of the “institutional constraints” of the presidency, “there are things I cannot say.”

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/9/23/13029670/obama-after-presidency
Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Sep 25, 2016, 12:08 AM (2 replies)

Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester

The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him. In what seems like an unlikely stroke of cosmic karma, the recording came about after a camera belonging to the protester, Michael Picard, was illegally seized by a trooper who didn’t know that it was recording and carried it back to his patrol car, where it then captured the troopers’ plotting.

“Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.




https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/police-accidentally-record-themselves-conspiring-fabricate-criminal-charges-against
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Sep 24, 2016, 11:54 PM (7 replies)

Know Your Rights When Taking Photos and Making Video and Audio Recordings

Taking photographs and videos of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is your constitutional right. That includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers often order people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and sometimes harass, detain or even arrest people who use their cameras or cell phone recording devices in public.


https://www.aclupa.org/issues/policepractices/your-right-record-and-observe-police/taking-photos-video-and-audio/
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Sep 24, 2016, 06:12 PM (5 replies)

Court Rules Black Men May Be Justified in Running From Police

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court cites motivation to ‘avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled.’

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that black men in Boston who avoid run-ins with police officers may be justifiably motivated by a desire to “avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled,” and their flight should not be automatically interpreted as evidence of “criminal activity.”

The ruling throws out an unlawful firearm possession conviction against African-American man Jimmy Warren, whose arrest nearly five years ago appears to be a case study in racial profiling.

http://www.alternet.org/human-rights/court-rules-black-men-may-be-justified-running-police
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:19 PM (6 replies)

Why would my news post from the Guardian be flagged? - this is a liberal respected newspaper

It's not an opinion piece - it's a fact from a respected newspaper. This scientist's research has been smeared by Monsanto all over the web but his research is being used by vaccine court law firms in US. Top US vaccine injury lawyers use Seralini 's Study in their lawsuits, but I cannot mention Seralini gets a award on DU without getting my post unfairly removed. Matthews & Associates is one of around 100 law firms picked by the US government to represent vaccine injury clients and they quote his studies on their web page. This is a fact - this is not chem trail stuff. It's not Woo. It's information about a controversial study.

http://dmlawfirm.com/monsanto-attacks-science/

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:38 AM (2 replies)

Glyphosate Found in U.S. Honey Supply... (w/Guest: Carey Gillam) - FDA emails show

Internal emails from FDA show they could not find honey without glyphosate. Internal emails show Michael Taylor very interested on how to spin this. FDA starting to test foods for glyphosate but, so far, keeping results secret.



http://trofire.com/2016/09/16/glyphosate-found-u-s-honey-supply-thom-hartmann-program/
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:46 AM (3 replies)

He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes’ says top GOP policy expert about debate

GOP policy expert predicts debate failure for Trump: ‘He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes’

A Republican Party policy guru predicts the upcoming presidential debate won’t go well for Donald Trump, who’s already complaining that he won’t get a fair shot.

Hillary Clinton has scaled back her campaign schedule this week to prepare for Monday’s debate against her Republican rival, while Trump asks his supporters what he should say and “works the reds” by claiming the debates are “rigged” against him.

But, according to CNN contributor and Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee Chen, the real estate developer and former reality TV star won’t be able to wing it in this debate like he did during the GOP primaries.

“He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes,” said Chen, in an appearance on CNN’s “Party People” podcast with Kevin Madden and Mary Katherine Ham.
Chen, who worked on the presidential campaigns for Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio, said voters in the general election expect to hear more substance than GOP primary voters.


http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/gop-policy-expert-predicts-debate-failure-for-trump-he-cant-fake-his-way-through-90-minutes/
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:30 AM (45 replies)

KCCI News Iowa does in-depth look at the Bakken oil pipeline

Eminent domain gone wrong in Iowa - one fifth of the land for pipeline taken by eminent domain. Covers both sides but corporation side comes off very week.

http://www.kcci.com/politics/kcci-close-up-an-indepth-look-at-the-bakken-oil-pipeline/41724420
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:20 AM (1 replies)

Indian Givers - Neil Young



"Neil Young joins the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline with his new song and video for "Indian Givers." The video combines footage of the recent protests against the pipeline with footage of Young singing the track while driving in his car."


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-protests-dakota-pipeline-with-indian-givers-w440373


In about the middle of this video, it shows a guy named Happy, not chained, but it looks like pipes on his arms attached to the machinery - something that looks like it would take quite a while to remove.

Civil disobedience will cost the oil company big bucks - each day of delay costs the oil companies hundreds of thousands of dollars



Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Sep 19, 2016, 07:42 PM (0 replies)
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