Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father

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Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father's shoulders while protesting Gov. Cuomo's education policies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in...

In Oakland

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A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to heroin. Efforts to legalize...

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FAIRFAX, Va. - Fairfax County police say one of their officers has been arrested for child pornography. Officer William “Bud” Walker was arrested Wednesday...

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Mary Alice Crim Comcast’s gleaming tower soars over its hometown of Philadelphia. The cable giant’s presence in the city is palpable. You’d like to believe that...

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Cassandra Fairbanks Edmundson, MO– While police and their supporters continue to insist that police are out there keeping our streets safe, an internal document sent...

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Protesters gathered in New York City and around the United States to rally against police brutality and a rash of officers killing unarmed black...

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The city of Chicago says it will pay $5.5 million to compensate victims who were tortured by law enforcement under the administration of a...

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Federal officials say they are investigating reports that food company Nestle has been piping water through a national forest in California and then bottling...

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Adam Johnson The New York Times (4/7/15) released a video of a black South Carolina man Walter Scott being shot, casually and without apparent mercy,...

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Document reveals how FBI/police department agreement forces secrecy regarding device's use Andrea Germanos The Baltimore Police Department used secretive tracking technology known as "Stingray" for surveillance...

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Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis discusses the shooting of unarmed man by a North Charleston police officer with civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit and...

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The smart grid isn’t coming. It’s already here. Everywhere people’s houses are being fitted if they already haven’t with smart electric meters and smart water...

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Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation...

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Seaborne radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached North America. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution detected small amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137...

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A Facebook feud ends with a Chesterfield woman in police custody. She was charged with harassment by computer. "I feel like it's ridiculous because we...

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The lush front lawns of Los Angeles are in the full bloom of spring, and it’s difficult to believe the Golden State is about...

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Musician turned actor Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films are set to make a movie commemorating the events following the Boston Marathon bombing, including the...

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'The overwhelming majority of McDonald's workers will still be paid wages so low that they can't afford basics like rent and groceries,' says labor...

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A federal judge has determined that the CIA can keep secret a closely guarded internal analysis at the center of an intense fight between...

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by Shannon Jones Recent remarks by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes further confirm the assessment made by the World Socialist Web Site of the anti-democratic...

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In the trial for six ex-Pennsylvania narcotics officers accused of conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing during a six-year racketeering scheme, opening statements...

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Corporal Christopher Carter works for the University of the Incarnate Word campus police. In spite of shooting Robert Cameron Redus, a 23-year-old student at...

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Violent footage emerged on Thursday that appears to show a hospitality ambassador for a Berkeley downtown business association attacking a homeless man, who was blamed...

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Nadia Prupis Three police agencies in Missouri agreed on Thursday to cut back on the use of tear gas as a means of crowd control,...

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Michael T. Snyder RINF Alternative News Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States?  Did you know...

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The Sunlight is Fading … and America Is Falling Into Darkness US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said: Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and...

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The head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC), who masterminded the killing of Osama bin Laden and the drone campaign, is being removed from...

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It would seem that the police in the U.S. are committed to breaking a murder record 2015, as the total body count at the...

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A year ago, in a bureaucratic shift that went unremarked in the somnolent days before Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, the...

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Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this...

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At 2:13 p.m. on October 3, 2013—10 months before Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, nine months before Eric Garner was choked in...

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A military analyst has told Fox News that the only way to turn the tide in conflict in Eastern Ukraine is to “start killing...

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Davey D “...police and their terroristic actions were the big obstacles to overcome....” This weekend as folks commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Marches in Selma...

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The California State Senate today held an oversight hearing in Sacramento to examine why California oil regulators issued hundreds of illegal permits that allowed...

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All municipal cases to be transferred to county court as reforms begin after DOJ report Nadia Prupis A Ferguson, Missouri judge who helped run the city's...

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As more and more officers across the country expose quota systems within their departments the mission of the American police officer is becoming quite...

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'What the DOJ has memorialized on paper, we will memorialize in action.' —Tory Russell, Hands Up United Sarah Lazare A Department of Justice probe into the...

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Witnesses who saw police fatally shoot an unarmed Florida man in the face during a SWAT raid say that the carrying out of an...

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At every point in the drama of Ferguson, Missouri, from the first protests to the final fires, Americans have argued about the character of...

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Barry Grey The federal trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got under way Wednesday amid extraordinary security surrounding the Boston courtroom, which was...

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Youtube A New Mexico man is suing the city of Las Cruces for 12.5 million dollars after a vicious assault that left him in the...

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"Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries."--Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain It's one thing to know and exercise your rights when a...

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The law enforcement community is soundly rejecting claims by the Obama administration that an AR-15 ammunition ban would protect the lives of American police...

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The US Justice Department has found evidence of racial bias at Ferguson police in Missouri, US media reports. The investigation will reportedly accuse the department...

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The City of Chicago paid $54.2 million in settlements and verdicts for police misconduct cases last year, including more than $9.5 million in attorneys’...

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Caught on tape by bystander, a graphic video shows several officers failing to subdue homeless man before opening fire Jon Queally The fatal shooting Sunday of...

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Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Washington state after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man,...

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CIA Director John Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service...

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The country is focused on the ever-growing pile of bodies supplied by cops that shoot unarmed people. Cops have killed US citizens at a...

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Police in America belong to the people—not the other way around. Former Seattle police Chief Norm Stamper on how we can turn war zone...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept...

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A mother has told of the devastating impact the so-called 'bedroom tax' has had on her life. Disabled mother-of-four Karen Millard, of Mulberry Gardens, Crouch End,...

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American Sniper has been nominated for six Oscars, including best film and best leading actor; it has broken box-office records for war movies, and it’s...

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With Israel’s campaign season in full swing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will add a new stop to his campaign trail. At U.S. House Speaker...

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Three students at a school in Baltimore were intially charged with assault and suspended after a school police officer attacked them with a baton...

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