Wednesday July 2nd, 2014
|Video Shows Cop Shove Man Out Of Wheelchair, Ruled "Within Policy"
posted 07/02/2014, 3:03 PM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
What does it take to get a police officer fired? Well, apparently shoving a disabled man out of his wheelchair then charging him with "felony battery against a law enforcement officer," a charge which was later dropped, isn't enough.
From JC Online:
The entire Lafayette Police Department command staff recommended that Lt. Tom Davidson be fired for toppling a man in a wheelchair into the street last year, but the department's Civil Service Commission decided instead to issue a 30-day suspension and place the officer on supervisory probation for a year.... (more)
Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly made that revelation Tuesday as he released a video of the wheelchair incident, which took place Oct. 1.
"It was just inappropriate," Flannelly said of Davidson's behavior, adding that it was especially egregious given the lieutenant's status as the highest-ranking officer at the scene.
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|What Exactly Is 'Racism'?
posted 07/02/2014, 3:03 PM (Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.)|
I want to look at two words that the State and its hangers-on have employed with much success on behalf of increases in government power. One is racism. The other is equality.
What exactly is "racism"? We almost never hear a definition. I doubt anyone really knows what it is. If you're inclined to dispute this, ask yourself why, if racism truly is something clear and determinate, there is such ceaseless disagreement over which thoughts and behaviors are "racist" and which are not?... (more)
|African leaders vote to give themselves immunity from war crimes
posted 07/02/2014, 3:03 PM (Al Jazeera America)|
African leaders gathered for a continent-wide summit voted to give themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at a new African Court of Justice and Human Rights.
The decision comes as the continent confronts human-rights violations and has two sitting presidents and one ousted president facing charges at the International Criminal Court.
|Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
posted 07/02/2014, 3:03 PM (Sheldon Richman)|
As far as it went, the Supreme Court generally got it right in the Hobby Lobby-Obamacare-contraception case. Unfortunately it didn't go nearly far enough.
The court ruled that "closely held corporations" whose owners have religious convictions against contraceptives cannot be forced to pay for employee coverage for those products.
I wish the court could have said this instead: (1) No one has a natural right to force other people to pay for her (or his) contraception... (more)