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May 17th, 2024 - 6:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Soccer mom sues cops who gave her a fire ant sandwich

A Texas woman is accusing cops “of hogtying her and pressing her face down to a pile of fire ants.” When dropping her son off at school, she turned into a bus-only lane, and then apparently panicked (see story here). But the cops claim she drove across a lawn fleeing from police, then fo[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 2:00 am § in Humor

What happens to protesting cows

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May 11th, 2024 - 8:07 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

Who should run universities?

“In recent years, universities across the US have come under increasing pressure from conservative politicians and donors criticizing them as liberal bastions of ‘wokeness.’” This is an excerpt from a CNN article on May 11, 2024, about pro-Palestinian campus protests (read it her[...]

May 11th, 2024 - 3:04 pm § in America

Are police killing more people?

To find out, I went looking for charts, and because I can’t cut-and-paste some of them, you’ll have to click through links to see them. Let’s start with this chart from Statistica that gives numbers for 2017-2023. While the number increased every year, the uptrend was slight until [...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 2:11 pm § in Law and Courts

Killer cop costs Colorado taxpayers $19 million

“The family of a Colorado man who was fatally shot last year by a deputy … after calling 911 for help when his SUV got stuck … will receive a $19 million settlement” from the state and local municipalities, NBC News reported on Tuesday, May 23, 2022 (read story here). Two dep[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 10:48 pm § in Misc.

How do these people get hired as cops?

We need good police. We don’t want bad policing. Police departments across America apparently are dealing with staffing shortages, partly because cops are quitting. NBC News aired a segment about this on Sunday, November 27, 2022 (watch it below). In that report, NBC News interviewed several f[...]

October 26th, 2022 - 10:56 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Fire this cop

The Tulsa PD put him on “restrictive duty,” but that’s not enough. A police badge is the power of the state. It’s dangerous in the wrong hands. Do you want your city patrolled by someone who tells a Citizen Police Academy class, “Nothing is more dangerous to America tha[...]

April 27th, 2022 - 8:51 pm § in Misc.

Seattle suburb settles police shooting for $7.5 million

The facts are complicated. Andrea Churna (photo, left), 39, daughter of a retired Michigan state police commander, and ex-wife of a Microsoft lawyer, kept a gun in her Redmond, Washington, apartment because she thought she was being stalked. On the night of September 20, 2020, she called police beca[...]

April 17th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in News Media, Politics

Another shooting, another GOP rant without solutions

Forgive me for yawning; I can’t help it. This is getting tiresome. As you know, a 62-year-old drifter wounded 10 people on a New York City subway last week. Police quickly arrested him, and we know he has a dozen prior misdemeanor arrests. He’s almost certainly mentally ill, but was able[...]

April 16th, 2022 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Racism

Chief hired to reform America’s worst police department fired; did the police union get her?

Aurora, Colorado, arguably has America’s worst police department. Its cops are infamous. Their own chief calls them “despicable.” So begins a posting I wrote last year (read it here). Then, Aurora PD was back in the news because of yet another police brutality incident. Now, because the ci[...]