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It’s Always About Profits

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On August 18, 2014
Since the murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, shares of Taser International have risen 25 percent. Given that the company makes tasers and body cameras for police, it’s not totally clear to me which is driving the jump. Both probably. For the capitalists, it doesn’t matter. The company profits on […]
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Ferguson

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On August 13, 2014
I assume most of you are following what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri tonight, with the heavily armed police (thanks to excess military materiel from Iraq and Afghanistan) violating the civil rights of both reporters and citizens and generally using the Constitution as toilet paper. The stories are just being written as Twitter is […]

Victim

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On July 26, 2013

The true victims of police violence against protestors are always the cops. The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is app

Anti-Government Violence

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In Robert Farley
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On January 12, 2011
Huh. My answer to this question would be “of course.” Do you think it is ever justified for citizens to take violent action against the government, or is it never justified? Republican 28% yes, 64% no Democrat 11% yes, 81% no Independent 11% yes, 81% no I think Adam’s right that a more specific question […]

Justice Chicago-style

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On June 24, 2009

Judge John J. Fleming thought this didn’t merit any jail time, because a two-minute vicious beating of an 115-pound woman by a 250-pound drunk psychopath only resulted in “some bumps and b

Acquittal

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On April 25, 2008
…in the Sean Bell case (Bell, who was unaramed, was killed and two of his also unarmed friends wounded after 50 shots were fired by officers in Jamaica, Queens.) And the acquittal was on all charges. Disturbing, to put it mildly. …as ogged points out (I missed it), the linked post says that “three people” […]
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