Archive for December 8th, 2014

December 8th, 2014 - 10:02 pm § in America

What a cop did after shooting an innocent person by mistake

No, he didn’t provide first aid; he pulled out his cellphone and texted his union rep, according to the New York Daily News. Ah well, the Daily News is a tabloid, and who knows, mayb[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 9:44 pm § in America

Did a prosecutor improperly instruct Ferguson grand jury?

While most of the media focus in the Ferguson case has been on Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, crucial parts of the prosecution case were presented to the grand jury by an assistant prosecutor named Kathi Alizedah, who told grand jurors just prior to Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony to ignore what [...]

December 8th, 2014 - 9:18 pm § in America

St. Louis black ex-cop describes his city’s white cop culture

An ex-St. Louis cop, who now works for the NAACP’s Ethics Project, describes in a Washington Post op-ed what it was like to be a black cop in St. Louis. Be forewarned: He uses the term “racist” to describe his department’s culture and how he saw police treat people in his com[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 2:43 pm § in Misc.

Scam Alert: IRS Imposters

This scam has been in the news lately. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not. I received a phone call this morning from a guy with a foreign accent who asked for my wife by name and said he was from the IRS. I simply hung up on him. (Thinking about it later, I wished […][...]

December 8th, 2014 - 2:00 pm § in America

Are cops escalating situations?

We spend a lot of tax money on training and equipping police officers to protect us from crime and deal with dangerous situations. It’s not asking too much to expect them to use these resources to resolve potentially violent situations in a peaceful manner if at all possible. That’s why [...]

December 8th, 2014 - 10:23 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Free Speech in Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Teacher Reinstated After Having His Course Censored Please check out the fresh-off-the-press website:  It is named after the course the district tried to squash so that we never forget what happened—not just the nonsensical, heavy-handed actions of the dist[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 1:47 am § in The Ave Scene

Zirx . the next BFT

  Smart phone driven valet parking app!   $15 day $5/gal for gasoline fill 5-7 minute pick up or deliver car. ZIRX is an on-demand valet startup that charges $15 a day to park your car (and bring it back to you)… And it just raised $6.4 million from Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Vent[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 1:15 am § in America

NRA’s Judy in Olympia

From HorsesAss: NRA Spokesman Who Belittled Jews for Supporting Stronger Gun Laws Emerges from Hiding to Lobby Olympia by Goldy — Thursday, 12/4/14, 12:53 pm It looks like the longest flight in aviation history is finally over, now that the NRA’s Brian Judy has been sighted in Olympia. Way bac[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 1:07 am § in America, Politics

Speaking the truth!

Mark Udall threatens to disclose the truth about  torture The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Dianne Feinstein of California, is soon expected to release its summary of the so-called CIA Torture Report, the committee’s four-year-long investigation into the CIA’s Bush-era torture practices[...]