Recently some family issues caused me to feel lower than a snake’s belly, with the usual attendant sleeplessness, crabby-appleton-ness, and whatnot. Having checked in with my Inner Coyote Angel (he’s on the left; dunno how I drew a he angel), I was advised to take a couple days off to try to care for my current musty and dusty psycho-spiritual welfare.
So. I will try to. But I thought I’d leave a few bits and pieces that may be of interest to you, and I’ll see ya soon.
From krqe.com: ‘Judge: Officers can testify in Boyd shooting case’
“We are not asking the ultimate question was he justified in shooting. We are asking would you have done it?” said Keith Sandy’s Attorney Sam Bregman.
After nearly two hours of back and forth, Pro Tem Judge Neil Candelaria ruled what can and cannot be used in the hearing which will decide if the case goes to trial.
“I think that it is allowable officers at the scene how they perceived the situation at the time, how they felt how the situation was going and whether they thought certain means were necessary to quell the situation at that point,” said Judge Candelaria.
Their defense attorneys should call this fraidy-cop lovin’ shrink:
“Psychologist William J. Lewisnski’ is ‘Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later’, from the NYTimes.
“He has appeared as an expert witness in criminal trials, civil cases and disciplinary hearings, and before grand juries, where such testimony is given in secret and goes unchallenged. In addition, his company, the Force Science Institute, has trained tens of thousands of police officers on how to think differently about police shootings that might appear excessive.”
From wgntv.com: (Mt. Vernon, NY) Woman found dead in New York holding cell while awaiting hearing
Cop Fatally Shot Teen In Back, Not In Self-Defense, Family Says; Zachary Hammond’s family and attorneys say the police department’s version of events doesn’t add up.’, HuffPo. (The Sputniknews.com version doesn’t have the horrid spidey photos on the right sidebar)
Bassem Masri, livestreamer in Ferguson went to jail for three weeks over a traffic accident; he was unable to post bail. He was in solitary the entire time.
Yes, too many names to remember; too many #hashtags. Who’ll stop the nightmare?
Tsipras Defends Varoufakis Preparation for Grexit (1/2), therealnews.com; James K. Galbraith a member of the working group advising the former finance minister Varoufakis on ‘Plan B’ says there were great impositions imposed on the Greek government including certain procedures that removed control from the government and placed them in the hands of creditor institutions – August 1, 2015
Firedoglake is now ShadowProof. (Srsly jarring banner, imo) heh:
Shadow cloak swift as a swallow,
Pantaloon down in the hollow,
Dancing, his voice like a cloud
In the death of my night.
Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.
Well, yes; they’re almost there, of course, because: Corporatism. Wikileaks might have hope these new revelations would help unravel things with ‘Our Best Allies Since WWII’; Japan probably reckons that it’s just bidness.
From Democracy Now!: Full Interview with Former Honduras Pres. Manuel Zelaya, Ousted in U.S.-Backed Coup
From upsidedownworld.org: Tolupanes Put Their Lives on the Line Defending All Hondurans
Oh, and I’d missed Juliania’s link to Ellen Brown’s ‘The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion’