The last one is here.
Indefensible; the child was shot in what amounted to a drive-by murder:
From the Guardian: ‘Expert who called Tamir Rice death ‘reasonable’ talks police shootings – video of S. Lamar Sims, the senior chief deputy district attorney for Denver, Colorado
Salon.com: ‘The horrifying lesson of Tamir Rice: White America will use “objectivity” to justify the murder of black children; A child with a toy gun was shot dead on a moment’s notice. There is no justice as long as this tragedy is excused’
But oh, dear; one of those ‘experts’:
‘FIX IS IN. Investigator hired by Cleveland for #TamirRice murder rejected by DOJ for unethical support of police’
#TamirRice on Twitter, and a photo of the recent heart-rending memorial (h/t hfcMofo):
These six Baltimore Officers Friendly are on trial now for the brutal assassination of #FreddieGray; you will remember that the defense petitioned the court for a change of venue; it was denied, thankfully.
The defense had asked for some statements by police to be inadmissible, but:
‘Judge deems police statements admissible in Freddie Gray case’, as the two cops’ statements had been legally obtained.
They will be tried separately, the first trial is slated to begin on Nov. 30.
From TRNN: ‘3 Supreme Court Cases You Should Be Aware Of; Public Citizen’s Scott Nelson outlined three Supreme Court cases to the Real News that threaten the consumer and employee protection tool known as class action litigation’
From Democracy Now!: ‘The Rise of America’s Secret Government: The Deadly Legacy of Ex-CIA Director Allen Dulles’
The 24-hour police guard detail was pulled off the Ecuadoran Embassy where Julian Assange has been living in asylum for 1773 days, and will be replaced by covert police. (Hoping for an escape attempt?) But this is unconscionable:
#Justice4Assange has outlined the facts of his story.
Via the Guardian: ‘US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths; Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014’ Tip of the iceberg, they say.
Via BAR, Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adabayo asks: The Million Man March from the Perspective of Millennials: Which Way Forward?
“They journeyed to the Washington Mall by the hundreds of thousands, as had Black men 20 years before. They were led to believe that an ultimatum had been issued to Power: “Justice or Else.” But, “was the question of ‘Justice or Else’ ever raised or answered by the organizers?”
“Please plan to attend the Anti-Police Terror actions on October 22nd through 24th during “Rise Up October” events in New York City. Please go to www.RiseUpOctober.org”
David Swanson: ‘When Peace Activists Met With The U.S. Institute Of Peace’
“I was part of a debate on Tuesday that involved a larger disagreement than any exhibited at the Democratic presidential candidates debate that evening. A group of peace activists met with the president, a board member, some vice presidents, and a senior fellow of the so-called U.S. Institute of Peace, a U.S. government institution that spends tens of millions of public dollars every year on things tangentially related to peace (including promoting wars) but has yet to oppose a single U.S. war in its 30-year history.”
From noaa.gov: ‘Strong El Niño sets the stage for 2015-2016 winter weather’
Peeves: Fuck the Police, and the alleged ‘social safety net’ has holes large enough for a slim elephant to fall through. Grrrrrr.