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It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 61
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 6
A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 83
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 7
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
belinda ridgewood 04/30/2015 104
No, Freddie Gray did not have spinal surgery "a week before" his arrest
More excellent coverage from the Baltimore SUN, sticking a thumb in the eye of the F--- Rep----c website and its vicious rumors. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-gray-settlement-...
dadadata 04/30/2015 52
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Wed. 29 April'15: Basic How-To at a Diary Saying a Kosak Needs Our Help
Input for improvement welcome: comment or kosmail to diary writer. Revision is in process. JOB 1: Someone with permission of the kosak in trouble has written a diary stating who's the kosak in ...
mettle fatigue 04/29/2015 87
Coverage by the Baltimore SUN: no paywall
Latest updates on the Baltimore riots and Freddie Gray case Live is at this link: http://live.baltimoresun.com/Event/Latest_updates_from_the_Freddie_Gray_case_in_Baltimore And longtime columnist ...
dadadata 04/28/2015 4
A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 9
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
Dumber'n a sack of hammers: Proof at last
I've always been a fan of metaphorical descriptions of ineptitude or slack mental function. "Dumber than a [name your container] of hammers" is a keeper. Its cousin, "Dumber than a box of rocks," ...
dadadata 04/26/2015 44
Feds can't find FOIA ass with both hands
What happens when you file a request for basic FOIA response information with the federal government? Pretty much what you'd expect, FAIL. The test was conducted by a project at Syracuse ...
dadadata 04/25/2015 4
For the Record: Baltimore FOP 'lynch mob' press release
Other diaries about the Gray death in Baltimore have created more heat than light. We can all agree that calling a group of residents, who happen to be African American, who happen to be protesting ...
dadadata 04/23/2015 18

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