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Medical Examiner Tells Fox: Pot in System Could Have Made Michael Brown Act 'Crazy' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: 'reefer madness', society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, crime, violence, news, police )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - rawstory.com
The medical examiner who carried out a private autopsy on slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown suggested that reefer madness might have been to blame in the unarmed teen's death. Brown had traces of marijuana in his system on the day he was killed.
Michael Eric Dyson Spells It Out for White People: Police Won't 'Kill Your Child' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Michael Eric Dyson, President Obama, Ferguson, racism, poverty, crime, death, culture, society, police, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, sadness, politics, safety, ethics, law )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to use his position to explain to white Americans that they do not continually have to fear that police would "kill your child" as African-American parents do.
Klan Heading to Ferguson to 'Guard White Businesses,' Back Shooting of 'N*Gger Criminal'
Society & Culture  (tags: KKK, racism, Ferguson Missouri, Ohio fundraiser, ethics, society, politics, dishonesty, crime, abuse, corruption, law, police, rights, sadness, safety, violence )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members from three different states are reportedly traveling to Ohio to hold a two-day fundraiser for the officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, and to "guard white businesses."
Why Are They (Armed) "Patriots" in Nevada But (Unarmed) Rioters in Ferguson?
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Missouri, Bunkerville Nevada, patriots, rioters, dishonesty, ethics, crime, death, freedoms, society, violence, sadness, humans, media, police, rights, safety, government, interesting, family, culture, abuse, activists )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - gq.com
Why did the police occupy Ferguson and not to Bunkerville? Why "riots" in Ferguson and "patriots" in Bunkerville? There was some looting on Sunday night--not a full-scale, weapons-drawn confrontation with federal officers. But some televisions were stolen.
OP-ED: How Dare Mayor De Blasio Tell New Yorkers To Submit to the NYPD
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, crime, americans, police, politics, society, safety, law, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.vice.com
With some incredulity-provoking remarks, the mayor did the equivalent of asking a well-reasoned atheist to get on their knees and pray anyway. He asked us to trust the police.
One Nation Under SWAT: The Militarization of America's Police
Society & Culture  (tags: police, SWAT teams, militarization, rights, ethics, crime, culture, politics, rights, safety, society, usa, police, law )

Cal
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
Amidst the outrageous police presence in Ferguson, a look at how local law enforcement is turning communities into war zones.
Reporters Arrested in Ferguson, MO
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson, MO, The Washington Post, Wesley Lowery, Huffington Post, Ryan Reilly, police, McDonald's, military style )

Dandelion
- 6 days ago - politico.com
Reporters Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., while covering the protests that have rocked the St. Louis suburb. Lowery said police officers "assaulted" him, Reilly's head slammed.
CEO of Baptist Center Fired After Arrest for Arranging Dog Sex Encounter on Craigslist
Society & Culture  (tags: animal abuse, bestiality, Jerald Hill, Missouri Baptist Conference Center, sadness, humans, corruption, society, law, police, news, violence, ethics, crime )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - rawstory.com
The president and CEO of a Missouri Baptist conference center is out of a job after a sheriff's Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested him for allegedly arranging to have sex with a dog after posting an ad on Craigslist .
In New York's Largest Jail, Teens Face 'Brute Force' And Intimidation That Horrifies Even Prosecutors
Society & Culture  (tags: Rikers Island, punishment, violence, brutal violence, police, politics, law, government, ethics, crime, children, rights, safety, news, society )

Cal
- 14 days ago - thinkprogress.org
In the second-largest jail in the nation, teens are beaten more frequently than not. They are placed in solitary confinement for disciplinary infractions that would be considered typical adolescent behavior outside of jail
Florida Woman Gets 60 Years While Stand-Your-Ground Zimmerman Walks Free
Society & Culture  (tags: Florida, Stand your ground, Alexander, Zimmerman, domestic violence, new trial, crime, ethics, law, police, rights )

Lynn
- 23 days ago - addictinginfo.org
It is so not fair! She stood her ground, just like George Zimmerman of Stand-Your-Ground ... law fame. And both live in Florida. So why is Marissa Alexander looking down the barrel of 60 years in prison when her situation was the same as Zimmerman's?
Three New Mexico Teens Charged With Killing Homeless Men
Society & Culture  (tags: Albuquerque NM, murder, homeless, crime, society, police, news, humans, children, family, ethics, law, sadness, violence, death )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - cnn.com
The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder. The 15-year-old told an investigator that the trio "randomly" attacked over 50 homeless people.
OP-ED: America Is Ripe For Authoritarianism
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, obama, military, police, politics, society, ethics, culture, safety, rights, freedoms )

Cal
- 32 days ago - alternet.org
The pitiful state of the economy makes the U.S. vulnerable.
Deputy Police Chief, Officer in Florida Town Were Members of the KKK, the FBI Alleges (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Florida, KKK, police, law, ethics, dishonesty, society, news, safety )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - rawstory.com
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement presented Chief Terry Isaacs with copies of a confidential FBI report last week that allegedly identified Deputy Chief David Borst and Officer George Hunnewell as members of the KKK.
ABUSE! Drivers Get Screwed Over Constantly in America
Society & Culture  (tags: driving, police searches, civil liberties, privacy rights, governement, snopping, poitics, big brother, a-holes on patrol, society, politics, government, ethics, culture, americans, transportation, police, rights, news, freedoms, dishonesty, usa, abuse )

Cal
- 39 days ago - vice.com
In order to legally operate a motor vehicle on public roads in America today, citizens must abide an astonishing array of affronts to even the most basic concepts of civil liberty.
Ohio Man Arrested After Friends Parade AR-15s Through Neighborhood, Spouting Racial Slurs (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Open Carry Rally, Cincinnati, racism, ethics, law, police, society, safety, violence, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 51 days ago - rawstory.com
One of two men in the group, which included two women, filmed their open carry rally in the East Price Hill neighborhood, where they walked past District 3 police headquarters and marveled that they were exercising their constitutional rights.
 

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