NY Post. Bratton Escalates and/or Formalizes Militarization of NYPD to deal with "counter terrorism protection" and "advanced disorder control." There will be "vehicles equipped with machine guns." This unit will be "operational by summer" (how conveninent!) and will be housed in NYPD's very own Counterterrorism Bureau. I had not known that one existed. Read more about NYPD Hyper Militarization Escalates with Bratton's "SRG" for Advanced Disorder Control
The release of the Senate's torture report reminds us of the central fact of American society, today. Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world's leading democracy.
Instead, of a constitutional democracy living under the law. We have a gangster government that fails to enforce the law, but instead prosecutes whistle blowers who make public, violations of it. Here is an off the top of the head list of our continuing and systematic failures to create justice. Read more about The Lawless Society
First of all the trouble ALWAYS happens after the police separate the reporters from the demonstrators. That is proof of exactly nothing, but it sure is suspicious.
On Sunday night I learned that Tom’s Meat Market, one of the stores that was looted, called the police many times and there was no response.
Last night I learned that when the Quick Trip gas station/market was on fire the police blocked the fire trucks so that they could not put out the fire. The lawyer for Quick Trip maintains that they never called the police. Read more about What I learned watching Timcast’s reports from Ferguson
The militia groups has set up a "command post" in Von Ormy, about 20 miles south of downtown San Antonio, Davis told KRGV on Tuesday. Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara did not immediately return a request for comment.
Yeah, because as we all know a Senator has so much more power than a President when it comes to the NSA. Read more about Rotating villain watch
Newspapers need to gather "small data" about individual users, such as where they live, work, and what their key interests are, to serve people with greater relevance and value, Jarvis said. "I hope that skill -- building profiles and using them to improve relevance -- is the first that Bezos brings to the Post."
A commenter at DailyKos on my previous post on drawing the line in identifying whistle blowers said, among other things:
What I really find interesting is that Greenwald isn't even allegeding any wrong doing or illegal activity, just that the NSA 'has the capability' well no shit sherlock the government could do lots of things that doesn't mean it does or will.
Jonathan Landay of McClatchy:
The peace of a historic and festive event was shattered Monday when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old, and injuring at least 130 more.
The near-simultaneous blasts shattered windows and sent runners and onlookers fleeing through curtains of thick gray smoke. Police and emergency personnel rushed to aid casualties lying on the blood-stained pavement.