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In the United States, the colorline is a paradox. It is story of continuity and change. The colorline in the Age of Obama, and the post civil rights, era more broadly, are built upon a skeleton of ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Yep: The cops shot him. A white police officer in a small South Carolina town shot and gravely wounded a black homeowner who had called 911 during an attempted home invasion. The officers apparently ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 136 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 04:32 AM PDT with 203 Recommends
Raw Story posting Prince on Saturday released “Baltimore,” the song he recorded in response to unrest in the city over the police custody death of Freddie Gray. The star shared the track, which ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:39 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
This video was aired a few months ago here in MA and it is disturbing. This sort of police brutality doesn't just happen in Southern or "red" states, as you well know it's happening everywhere. ...
by jnww
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:34 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
We have an ongoing discussion - for lack of a better word - about how to (A) rein in the out-of-control cop behavior we see every day now and (B) providing some sort of support of benefit to their ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 07:53 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Police Have Killed 400 People in 2015, A New Grieving Family Every 7.5 Hours I am posting just a tiny part of this article, currently posted at Alternet because it has a a few facts that do stand ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 04:44 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
You're probably a good person. If you saw a woman dragged out of a hotel by a man in street clothes, watched him punch her repeatedly, it might occur to you to call the police. That's what Andrew ...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 08:14 AM PDT with 100 Recommends
by rebeccahendin
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I watch my fair share of Scandinavian police procedurals--The Bridge, Fortitude, The Killing, among others--and I'm continuously amazed by how pleasant and polite the cops are. They are almost ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 06:38 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Daniel Chong left for 5 days, handcuffed, without food or water or toilet—in a holding cell The LA Times is reporting on Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student who was ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 02:06 PM PDT with 178 Recommends
What we are witnessing are the workings of an “apparatus of justification” to rationalize the “extreme economic inequality” that is on the horizon and that hedge-fund managers’ ...
by alyceejl
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 11:50 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Click to enlarge. Following the murder of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted into protests and the national media came ...
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
The officers who killed Freddie Gray have finally been formally charged with murder and manslaughter. Three of the six officers are African-American. ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 57 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
And so it begins. 6 officers indicted. The kindling has been lit and the embers are now in the wind. I wonder how far these beacons of light will spread? I wonder how many of us are willing to be ...
by Kyle Neven
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I was so impressed with M. Mosby that I watched the video again. But if you look at it closely, are these charges really going to stick? She says that the arrest was illegal. That may be true, but I'
by mattinjersey
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 06:22 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
by ZhenRen
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
CNN report: Lt. Brian W. Rice Rice, 41, an officer since 1997, was one of the officers on bike patrol during the initial encounter with Gray. He made eye contact with Gray, who then ran. Rice and ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 07:01 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:17 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
This is the first time in more than 11 years that I've posted three diaries in one day, and I don't think I've ever posted two in a day. I'm worked up about the Freddie Gray case. That's partly ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:03 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of ...
by Shaun King
Comment Count 242 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 01:41 PM PDT with 337 Recommends