The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a nationwide campaign to assess police militarization in the United States.
Meanwhile, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer begs the state legislature to expand Medicaid, saying, “The human cost of this tragedy can’t be calculated.”
Then there’s this from Tennessee:
Incredulous Vanderbilt officials were forced to come to the legislature today to argue against a bill yanking the university police’s authority to make arrests. This brilliant proposal comes from the Christian Right, which wants to punish Vanderbilt for its all-comers policy.
Evangelicals led by the Tennessee Family Action Council’s David Fowler say Vanderbilt’s policy is an affront to our freedoms because it would force conservative Christian clubs to accept gay people as members if any should ever wish to join for reasons not easy to imagine. That’s right, Vanderbilt’s nondiscrimination policy actually discriminates against conservative Christians. So the state should sanction Vanderbilt by essentially abolishing its police force. We’re not making this up.
Dems rejected Rand Paul’s offer to end his filibuster because they refused to vote for a non-binding resolution that said targeting U.S. citizens on U.S. soil with drones violated their rights. I don’t even know what to say.