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Most Police Shootings Don't Lead to Prosecution of Police
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 46 minutes ago -
It perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise that Officer Darren Wilson will not stand trial for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A new study shows police involved in fatal shootings are rarely charged with a crime.
Madness in the Headlines -- Drugs, Spies and Mercenaries
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 59 minutes ago -
The Taliban had almost stopped opium production entirely in 2001. The U.S. invasion changed that immediately, and Afghanistan has been a U.S. vassal state ever since, with slight attempts at resistance from ex-President Karzai... The opium trade serves no
Congress Poised to Eliminate Tax Breaks For Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks For Corporations - NationofChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, abuse, corruption, elections, dishonesty, media, government, economy, corporate, business, politics, dishonesty, investing, law )

- 2 hours ago -
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached a compromise with House Republicans on a package of tax breaks that would permanently extend relief for big multinational corporations without providing breaks for middle or lower-income families, indiv
Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil Rights Movement Shows Need For Feds to Bring Justice If State Fails - Democracy Now!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, crime, dishonesty, ethics, media, propaganda, politics, law, humans, freedoms, violence, safety, rights )

- 3 hours ago -
On Tuesday, the family of Michael Brown held a press conference at a church not far from Ferguson. Michael Brown Sr. was present but did not speak. He wore a red St Louis baseball cap similar to the one his son had on when he was killed by Officer Darren
GOP Takes Revenge Over Immigration Order in Tax Bill. Obama Tells Them to Pound Sand.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, democrats, economy, news, obama, politics, americans, elections, ethics )

- 3 hours ago -
Danny Vinik describes the tax extender package currently wending its way through Congress:
Martinsburg WV Police Shoot Wayne A. Jones 23 Times for Walking Next to Sidewalk
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago -
As a nation, we can not run from this oppression. We must stand up to these policies and resist this oppression - peacefully and in the spirit of due process and Constitutional redress
Cop Yanks Girl's Hair Back and Rams Her Head Into Hood of Car, Gets Only 9 Days of Suspension
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago -
Officer George Gothner has been given only 10 hours of "suspension" after being caught on video tape slamming a woman's face into his patrol car. The video clearly shows the abuse take place and leaves no room for doubt.
Push For Police State Power Expansion Under Way As Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Legislation Grips Globe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago -
As more than 170 protestors around the country were arrested Tuesday after courts in Ferguson, Missouri failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting, concerted and reactionary measures to expand the powers of law enforcers h
Cop Fires on Unarmed Man and His 6-Year-Old Daughter on Their Way to Get Asthma Medicine
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 11 hours ago -
Brian Dennison, 29, was rushing home to retrieve his 6-year-old daughter's asthma medication Monday night when he was stopped by Jacksonville Sheriff's deputy, J.C. Garcia. Upon exiting his cruiser, Garcia immediately drew his sidearm and fired into the c
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, media, logic )

- 11 hours ago -
TAKE ACTION NOW! Senator Mark Udall: Release the Torture Report Now! Add Your Name
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: use of torture, bushadministration, crime, ethics, cover-up, dishonesty, congress, politics, news, usa )

- 13 hours ago -
The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress.
After Ferguson, the Movement to Boycott Black Friday Gains Some Unexpected Allies | TakePart
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, cover-up, crime )

- 16 hours ago -
Boycotting Black Friday is usually the territory of worker's rights advocates and people who don't believe in shoving their way through crowds to get a deal on a flat-screen television. But this year, folks who are against the American shopping extravagan
The Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, lies, obama, usa, war, dishonesty, democrats, crime, abuse, troops )

- 1 day ago -
His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington--which is now reflected in White House policy.
Why Chuck Hagel's Departure Really Matters | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, propaganda, lies, abuse, dishonesty, crime, ethics, usa, politics, obama, military, democrats, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
Defense Sec Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation--reportedly at the strong urging of the White House--will dominate Beltway news in the coming days. the much more significant foreign-policy news came early Sat The NYTimes reported that the US will expand
PLEASE SIGN - Tell John Kerry: Peace in Jerusalem Requires Freedom & Equality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: KERRY-OBAMA, JVP. freedoms, FRIENDS OF SABEEL, NORTH AMERICA, petition, racism-discrimination, Israel, Palestinian human rights violations, END ALL us aid to israel, now!, equal rights, democrats, congress, americans, news, terrorism, usa )

- 1 day ago -
As Muslims, Christians, and Jews, we stand together against the Israeli policies that have brought Jerusalem to the brink. Join us in telling Secretary of State John Kerry that peace will only come to a Jerusalem where all people are free and equal.
More Republican "Election Fraud"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, republicans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, abuse, americans, congress, cover-up, lies, media, propaganda )

- 1 day ago -
'Phantom' Ballots in Maine State Senate Recount Reverse Result From Democratic to Republican 11-vote edge given to GOPer after 21 unexplained ballots - all for her - mysteriously appear in tiny Town of Long Island...
Israeli Officials Mock US Criticism of "Jewish State" Bill, While PA Warns of Growing Racist Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, racism-discrimination, end all US aid to Israel, CIVIL RIGHTS, democracy, occupation, Obama administration, news, usa, freedoms, americans )

- 1 day ago -
The Israeli criticism of the U.S. stand was voiced through Israeli lawmaker Zeev Elkin, who rebuked U.S. spokeswoman Jen Psaki's statement that demanded Israel remain democratic and just to all of its citizens.

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