Posts Tagged ‘force’


Huckabee Suggests Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions
“We’ll see if I get to be president.”

As ominous as it gets.

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
–Sinclair Lewis


Legal threats are the mechanism used now to control students and teachers in the nation’s schools. The government has made talking about these mandatory tests a crime, as well as a host of other offenses…

Lifting the Veil of Silence on Standardized Testing

There is a veil of secrecy over these tests and the way they are administered. And it’s no accident. The testing companies don’t want all of this to become public knowledge. They don’t want the quality or inferiority of the actual exams to be known.

And our state and federal governments are protecting them. From whom? Our teachers, parents, and students.


Police killings highest in two decades

WASHINGTON — The number of felony suspects fatally shot by police last year — 461— was the most in two decades, according to a new FBI report.

He moved to defend himself from a dog attack, and they murdered him.

8 white cops, 1 black homeless man, 46 bullets


Nine shots, murder in broad daylight.

Kajieme Powell near Ferguson, Mo.




War Comes Home
The Excessive Militarization of American Policing



We have an epidemic of police murder and police brutality across this country.  Stop tolerating it.



Family press conference.



How Police Became a Standing Army

“Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”

You’re going to want to think really hard whether you want to risk calling the police in the future … for anything.


Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling cross paths in an edgy drama that brings much intensity.  The film is a decent effort about cops and robbers and the blurry lines separating the two.

What works in Pines is the semi-unique structure, telling three stories, although each is obliquely tied to the others.  It’s a three in one rather ambitious effort that feels real, as if this could have happened.  Dialogue is natural and the acting believable as we follow along an unfortunate series of events and ruined lives.

The Place Beyond the Pines is out on DVD this week.



“If you go to mental health, you’re gonna get charged with malingering.” -Iraq veteran Ethan McCord


“One veteran suicide every 65 minutes now.”-Abby Martin