Friday, December 18, 2015

Police authorized to taze us at least 28 times.



Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.  Two spoiled immature kids with nuclear weapons?  The world may not have started with a Big Bang....



Disney Land - Now that we have to spend 3 of our vacation days going through security to get into Disney Land we should devote at least one of those days to the meaning of Jeb Bush 's statement "My Brother kept us safe."


Sanctions to punish leaders of countries...really only affects the general populace and makes millions of people dislike us.  Leaders and privileged get what they want no matter what.  I know the hope is that the populace gets rid of their leaders, but I think what happens mostly is they just end up hating us.


What's the difference between George W. Bush, Donald 

Trump and Jane Fonda?


Jane Fonda went to Vietnam.


What's neat about national security is that it allows the government to do anything it wants as long as the government utters  those words.  It's like "stop resisting" or "I was in fear of my life".


Genetics.  We grew up in the same house, with the same parents, yet my brother inherited all of my Dad's good qualities, and me....not so much.  Obama. I blame Obama. I told you he was bad for America.

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Lawyer for Martin Shkreli Hikes Fees Five Thousand Per Cent

Minutes after Shkreli’s arrest on charges of securities fraud, the attorney announced that he was hiking his rate from twelve hundred dollars an hour to…

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Janet L. Yellen, the Fed chairwoman, at a news conference after Wednesday's announcement.
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate for First Time in Almost a Decade

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

The widely expected move by the Federal Reserve is a vote of confidence in the domestic economy even as much of the world is struggling.




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A document presented at a U.N. meeting this week is an indication of how China is increasingly trying to assert its influence over how the Internet will be governed.
At U.N., China Tries to Influence Fight Over Internet Control

By DAN LEVIN

Many Western governments oppose use of the word "multilateral," which is considered code for nations making the rules on how people get online and who has access to data.

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Martin Shkreli Arrested For Fraud

by jonathanturley
18SHKRELIjp1-articleLargeFor months, Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager who took over a pharmaceutical company and raised the cost of a critical drug more than fiftyfold, has been the face of corporate greed and immoral business practices. He may soon has a record to go along with his well-earned reputation. Shkreli was arrested on a seven-count indictment alleging that he fraudulently induced investors to invest in two separate funds and misappropriated Retrophin's assets to satisfy Shkreli's personal and professional debts.



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“He Gets You The Get”: Prominent New York Rabbi Gets 10 Years For Kidnappings and Beatings

by jonathanturley
cover-prodfather-1215Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 70, of Brooklyn was convicted this week in a bizarre series of crimes where he and others kidnapped and beat Orthodox Jewish men who refused to grant their wives religious divorces or "gets." He was to 10 years in prison, a relatively light sentence given multiple kidnapping and beatings ordered by Epstein. The attackers were paid by women to force "gets" out of their husbands. That makes this a religious-based form of organized crime.

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Enrique Marquez
Neighbor of San Bernardino Attackers Faces Terrorism Charges

By ADAM NAGOURNEY, RICHARD PÉREZ PEÑA and IAN LOVETT

Federal prosecutors say Enrique Marquez, who bought the assault rifles used in the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., conspired to commit terrorism in 2011 and 2012.


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Chicago Pays Millions but Punishes Few in Killings 

by Police

By MONICA DAVEY and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

CHICAGO — The gunshots blasted on and on, 45 in all, until Calvin Cross lay dead in a vacant lot. Mr. Cross, 19, had run away after three Chicago police officers pulled alongside him on a South Side street near his house. Bullets hit his chest, arm, back, face and the little finger on his right hand.
The officers, who fired four weapons including an assault rifle that night in May 2011, said that Mr. Cross had fired at them. Investigators found an old revolver several hundred feet from Mr. Cross’s path. But tests later showed definitively that the gun was inoperable and did not have Mr. Cross’s fingerprints.
Among the officers, part of a special unit that some have accused of aggressive stops and illegal searches and that has since been disbanded, there have been 17 complaints over the years, but none led to discipline. The three were cleared of wrongdoing in Mr. Cross’s death, too, and returned to duty.
Nevertheless, the city this year paid Mr. Cross’s family $2 million after relatives filed a wrongful-death suit.
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Mr. Cross, 19, was killed in 2011.
“One officer reloaded and another one shot at him with two different guns,” Dana Cross said of her son’s shooting, which she heard from inside her house. “I want to know why those officers are still working.”
The release last month of a 2014 videoshowing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting another teenager, Laquan McDonald, has upended this city. The police superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy, was forced out despite a reduction in crime citywide. So was the leader of an authority charged with disciplining officers. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into possible civil rights abuses by the Police Department. Demonstrators call nearly every day for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.
But the Chicago Police Department’s record of brutality began long before Mr. McDonald, 17, lay crumpled on Pulaski Road. For decades — back to violent clashes at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 and the confessions coerced by a “midnight crew” of detectives accused of using suffocation, electric shock and Russian roulette on black men in the 1970s and 1980s — the Chicago police have wrestled with allegations of torture, racism, weak oversight and a code of silence.
“There is a problem in the city of Chicago when an officer who was sworn to serve and protect can gun down a citizen for no other reason than that he was black,” the Rev. Marvin Hunter, who was Mr. McDonald’s great-uncle, said last week at his church on the West Side. “Laquan McDonald represents thousands of Laquan McDonalds — same black skin, same poverty, same social and economic injustice that is put upon them, but with different names and different ages.”
In Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, officers shot and killed 70 people, most of them black, in a five-year span ending in 2014. That was the most among the nation’s 10 largest cities during the same period, according to the Better Government Association, a nonprofit watchdog organization.
The Chicago Police Department has also been known for issuing little or no punishment to its own, even after a 2007 overhaul of its discipline system that was portrayed as creating a tough, autonomous authority.

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About 100 million Brazilians, half the population, regularly use WhatsApp, an instant messaging service owned by Facebook.
Brazil Restores WhatsApp Service After Brief Blockade Over Wiretap Request

By VINDU GOEL and VINOD SREEHARSHA

The two-day blockade was ordered by a judge in São Paulo after Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, defied orders for a wiretap requested in a criminal court proceeding.

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Officer in South Dakota Acquitted After Tazing Man On The Ground 28 Times

by jonathanturley
UnknownA former police officer who may have taxed a man as many as 28 times has been acquitted by a federal jury to the surprise of many who have followed the case of former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer Rebecca Sotherland. Sutherland, 33, is shown below tazing Jefferson Eagle Bull, 32, who had reportedly drunk of gallon of vodka and passed out in Manderson, South Dakota. Manderson is on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota. Sotherland faced three criminal charges including "deprivation of constitutional rights, assault with a dangerous weapon and obstruction of a federal investigation by filing a false report.

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Not for the faint of heart.

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A girl narrates a letter to her dad as she grows up, and it makes rape culture obvious.



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Judge settles dispute over whether a child can call a stepparent 'Mom'

Dec 18, 2015, 5:45 am CST


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