Before the video was discovered, the police officer simply made up a story that the assaulted bystander was trying to strike the police officer. The DPD, however, believes that police who lie and attack the public unprovoked should be kept on the force. Your tax dollars at work.
Note also how the video camera, being operated by a police force employee, immediately pans away from the action after it becomes apparent that excessive force is being used.
In another instance where Americans are urged to trust their political minders, The Washington Post reported last month that "the administration wants to add just four words--'electro... (more)
You Don't Own Other People
posted 08/15/2010, 12:26 AM (Center for a Stateless Society) [Category: Commentary] Laws against peaceful, consensual activity always seem to be in the news. Dianne Feinstein takes a hardline stance against marijuana law reform. Raids on raw milk distributors are a regular occurrence. Every little while a story breaks about another “family values” politician soliciting a prostitute who turns out to be an undercover cop.
A sizable share of people in the criminal justice system is made up of those who ran afoul of some law commanding “Touch not, taste not, handle n... (more)
Poor Alvin Greene
posted 08/15/2010, 12:25 AM (Lew Rockwell Blog) [Category: Commentary] Alvin Greene, who won the SC democratic senatorial primary on his own, and therefore is hated by the entire establishment, has now been indicted on trumped up, ridiculous charges to eliminate him as a candidate. Democracy, in the US and its colonies, means a power elite candidate winning, not an “unknown.” Any such result must be undone. It is why Chris Matthews et al. keep attacking Greene so viciously and pe... (more)
In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity
posted 08/15/2010, 12:25 AM (Gallup) [Category: General] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news — with no more than 25% of Americans saying they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in either. These views have hardly budged since falling more than 10 percentage points from 2003-2007.
Fluoride Could be Contributing to Early Puberty, Studies Show
posted 08/15/2010, 12:24 AM (PRNewswire) [Category: Brave New World] /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years (1). However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, "If fluoride's dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health Service when it prematurely endorsed fluoridation in 1950, maybe key warning signals would not have been ignored for over 50 years."
Antoine Dodson: from local news item to internet sensation (capitalism in action)
posted 08/15/2010, 12:24 AM (The Guardian) [Category: Economy]
A week ago, Antoine Dodson was just another boy from "the projects", the run-down housing estates which are a feature of every American town and city. Living with his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews in Lincoln Park, where opportunities were few and far between, Dodson had few prospects of escape from his bleak surroundings. This weekend he is a cult hero for millions of young followers, has struck a business deal with Apple and hopes to move his entire family into a more upmarket neighbour... (more)