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Category Archive for 'Police State'

They really are at war with the residents: For the third time since the police slaying of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, St. Louis County police raided the Greater St. Mark Church property Wednesday. Church leaders have allowed community activists to use the gymnasium of an abandoned private school on church property as a first […]

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I read about this yesterday, but didn’t have time to look at it until today. This is a shocking video of St. Louis police killing 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, a mentally-ill man who stole a snack cake and two drinks from a convenience store: The video shows that police told Powell to remove his hand from […]

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People don’t act the way with their friends the way they do with everyone else. Neither do criminals. People are complicated.

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I liked this NYT article, not the least because it agrees with what I was saying on my radio appearances last week: You’re not going to solve police brutality without changing the political pressures on their performance. Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In […]

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UPDATE: Police chief says Michael Brown was NOT a suspect when stopped. This puts a completely different slant on the police stop, and I don’t think the cops would have ID’d him as the robber without having all the details nailed down. We’ll know for sure when they release the 911 tapes. Okay, so the […]

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David Simon writes a letter

To the Ferguson police chief. Note: They did finally release the name of the cop shooter this morning.

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Officer Friendly

Why, he’s just a good guy with a gun!

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Reporter blasts Scarborough

What Joe Scarborough does is no different from what I do as a blogger, or what your Uncle Fred does when he sits on a bar stool and bloviates. It is opinion, and sometimes it hits the mark. Sometimes it doesn’t. But bloggers at least make the occasional effort to dig into an important story, […]

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