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Sometimes the cops are really sincere guys who are just out at dawn doing well at their fucking job, just like the rest of us. Except the dawn part. I mean, I’ll get up at dawn if my own shit has been stolen.

Sometimes the cops are really sincere guys who are just out at dawn doing well at their fucking job, just like the rest of us. Except the dawn part. I mean, I’ll get up at dawn if my own shit has been stolen.

I woke up this morning to a 6:30am call from the Seattle Police Department. They asked me if I knew where my car was. I rubbed my eyes and stumbled over to look out the window. “It’s right there,” I pointed. SPD: “Do you know where your front license plate is?” Me: “I probably don’t, since you’re asking me that question.” SPD: “An officer will be by in the next hour to take your statement.” EXACTLY ONE HOUR LATER: SPD:…

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Too Bad for the Black People of Ferguson that their Police don’t have the same Mindset as Inspector Simon Kefas in Jo Nesbø’s book, The Son

Too Bad for the Black People of Ferguson that their Police don’t have the same Mindset as Inspector Simon Kefas in Jo Nesbø’s book, The Son

Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen-year-old black man, was shot six times and killed by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Witnesses report that Michael Brown was surrendering at the time he was shot in the head at point-blank range. Ten days later 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, another black man, was shot nine times and killed by St. Louis Police officers after he had stolen two cans of energy drinks and some muffins from a convenience store. This is a passage from Jo Nesbø’s…

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Amanda Knox must never again see the inside of an Italian prison.

Amanda Knox must never again see the inside of an Italian prison.

If the Italian Court of Cassation (i.e. Supreme Court) upholds the latest conviction of Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, Italy must decide whether to request her extradition. If the request is made, it should be rejected by the United States. The botched investigation of the case resulted in a questionable conviction of both Knox and her then Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. No DNA or other physical evidence was found at the bloody murder…

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Aurora Colorado Mass Murder at Batman Movie will have No Effect on Gun Control because of People like George Will

Aurora Colorado Mass Murder at Batman Movie will have No Effect on Gun Control because of People like George Will

I don’t usually watch the Sunday morning political talk shows because I can’t stand all the cross-talk when there isn’t somebody funny like Bill Maher to interrupt them with a good joke. (Needless to say, I am a huge fan of Real Time.) But, this morning I watched the whole hour of This Week with George Stephanopoulos about “The Tragedy in Colorado” that unfortunately includes George Will as a regluar roundtable guest. George Will, like every “good” conservative following the…

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Concealed-Carry Combined with Stand-Your-Ground Means Big Trouble

Concealed-Carry Combined with Stand-Your-Ground Means Big Trouble

Earlier this year in Bremerton, Washington, an elementary school student was seriously wounded when a gun in her classmate’s backpack discharged. Just two weeks later in Marysville, Washington, a 7-year girl was sitting in the parked family car while her dad and mum were outside the vehicle when she was shot by one of her three younger siblings who had found their father’s gun. She later died. Her father is a police officer for Marysville, Washington. And within days, in…

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Totem Pole Raised in Honor of Slain Woodcarver John T. Williams

Totem Pole Raised in Honor of Slain Woodcarver John T. Williams

John T. Williams, a seventh-generation woodcarver from the Ditidaht tribe, was murdered by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk on August 30, 2010. Williams was fifty years old, an alcoholic, deaf in one ear, and was walking at Boren and Howell carrying a piece of wood and his three-inch carving blade. Birk observed Williams crossing the street holding the knife, so he got out of his patrol car and commanded him to drop the knife. Williams didn’t drop the knife, so Birk…

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George W. Bush Cancels Trip to Switzerland for Fear of Arrest for Torture

George W. Bush Cancels Trip to Switzerland for Fear of Arrest for Torture

George W. Bush’s plans to speak in Switzerland at a Keren Hayesod-UIA charity event on February 12th were abruptly cancelled. He was going there to speak about freedom and his time as president. However, since he has admitted to authorizing torture, human rights groups around the world have organized and filed petitions for his arrest. The Miami Herald reports: The New York based Center for Constitutional Rights said Saturday that European human rights groups had compiled a 2,500-page Convention Against…

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Church-Going Woman Blames Satan for her Thievery

Church-Going Woman Blames Satan for her Thievery

Today’s Seattle Times included a story about a woman who worked as an administrative assistant for the Free Methodist Church in Arlington, Washington that stole $73,000 from her church by forging the pastor’s signature on eighty checks. She blames this guy:

Krugman on the Need to Investigate Bush

Krugman on the Need to Investigate Bush

Today’s column by Paul Krugman exactly mirrors my thoughts about how government officials must be held accountable for their wrongdoings in order to deter their successors from doing the same things.  Without checks on our elected officials, especially in the Executive Branch, we cannot preserve our democracy. From the column: By my count, at least six important government agencies experienced major scandals over the past eight years — in most cases, scandals that were never properly investigated. And then there…

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Turns out the US does Torture

Turns out the US does Torture

The Washington Post has confirmed that the United States has used torture at Guantanamo Bay.  From the Reuters article: The Pentagon official overseeing the tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees has concluded that the U.S. military tortured a Saudi national who allegedly planned to participate in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. “We tortured [Mohammed al-] Qahtani,” Susan Crawford said in an interview with the newspaper. “His treatment met the legal definition of torture. And that’s why…

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