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Say Their Names

Terrence Sterling killed by Maryland police for riding his motorcycle “erratically” on September 11.

Tyre King killed by Columbus police for having a toy gun on September 14.

Terence Crutcher killed by Tulsa police for asking for help with his broken car on September 16.

Keith Lamont Scott killed by Charlotte police while allegedly reading a book on September 20.

Tawon Boyd killed by Baltimore County police for being mentally unstable on September 21.

Justin Carr allegedly killed by Charlotte police during a protest on September 22.

Alfred Olango killed by El Cajon police for being mentally ill on September 27.

Black Lives Matter.

Alfred Olango: US police kill mentally ill black man

Alfred Olango, a mentally ill black man who was unarmed, killed by police after his sister called officers for help.

After Olango's killing, protests erupted against the disproportionate level of police brutality against black Americans (AP)

Police in the California city of San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill, unarmed black man after his sister called the department for assistance.

Police from the El Cajon suburb released a statement late Tuesday night, several hours after the shooting outside the Broadway Village Shopping Center, confirming that the man died in hospital. His family have named him as 30-year-old Alfred Olango.

Police had been called over by Olango's sister, who said that he was acting strangely and not himself. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was filmed by a bystander who posted the clip live to Facebook. That video has been viewed almost 40,000 times.

"Why couldn't you tase him? I told you he is sick. And you guys shot him!" Olango's sister can be heard telling officers in the video. "I called police to help him, not to kill him."

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said that the man was not armed. He added that Olango ignored calls to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled out an object out. Olango then pointed the object in a "shooting stance" toward two officers, prompting one of the officers to open fire, Davis said.


I'm quite sure that the police are lying about this "shooting stance" business, because he was found to be UNARMED. Besides, there have been white people who have pointed actual loaded weapons at cops and have came out of it ALIVE. And some people wonder why black people are wary of the police.

Debunking the Right-Wing's Favorite Abortion Propaganda Techniques

Prolife leaders trying to convince the world that they are actually pro-woman have failed to convince even their own followers.

By Valerie Tarico / AlterNet

For years now, the professional class of abortion foes has been working to polish the Prolife brand, claiming that they are not mere fetal fetishists but actually protectors of women, who are being exploited by profit-hungry abortion doctors. They bolster their pro-woman positioning with false claims that abortion causes cancer (it doesn’t), or sterility (it doesn’t), or death (it’s a hundred times safer than carrying a pregnancy to term), or that women regret their abortions and suffer depression (as with any major life decision, some do; but most experience relief).

Even ignoring the disinformation, just beneath the thin layer of chivalry lies a toxic stew of religion, sexism, and judgmental certitude. Religious right politicians seeking to regulate abortion out of existence with bogus safety laws may have memorized their lines, but rank-and-file believers keep saying what they really think.

The Comment Thread Conundrum

Like most writers, I send articles to a variety of outlets, but I also cross-post to my own website, where religious conservatives and abortion foes not infrequently send me an unedited earful. (Do the people ranting or even making threats not realize that I have editorial control at my own site?) I don’t always publish such comments, but I do keep them, in part because they so clearly illustrate the dark underbelly of religious conservatism and its obsession with controlling sex and reproduction.

The rest: http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/debunking-right-wings-favorite-abortion-propaganda-techniques?akid=14682.1084699.-KcTp1&rd=1&src=newsletter1064310&t=12

The science behind last night's debate...

I'm checking out the local RWNJ radio station right now

"He's out of his depth."

Boy, are they pissed.

TRUMP Sniffing Feat. Eric Clapton Cocaine

Trump lies...

Can anyone explain the disappearance of all the cocaine around Hofstra before the debate?


Who won?

Back in my neck of the woods...

High school student suspended for posting picture of dirty water in school bathroom

Hazel Juco, a senior at John Glenn High School in suburban Detroit, received an out of school suspension after posting a picture of discolored water coming out of a faucet in a school bathroom on social media.

Shortly after posting the picture, Juco was called to the principal’s office and received her three-day suspension for “inappropriate use of electronics in the restroom.”


Share this shit... Obviously, the school is engaged in a cover up.
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