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Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year | FiveThirtyEight

Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington […]

Glide — In the Moment: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording

While tragedy is never good news, and our hearts go out to the family of Michael Brown, this incident underscores how technology is changing the landscape of not only journalism, but also criminology. A Glide user living nearby (whose identity is being protected) was simply using the Glide app on their smartphone exactly as it […]

PressTV – US police force have become militarized: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Rickard, former American intelligence linguist from Orlando, about American protesters once again taking to the streets in Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen killed by a white policeman and an end to racial discrimination.What follows is an approximate transcription of the interviewPress TV: Mr. Rickard, […]

REPORT: New York City Television Stations Give Lopsided Coverage To Black Crime | Research | Media Matters for America

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in murders, thefts, and assaults covered by WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and WNYW was well above the percentage of African-American suspects who have been arrested for those crimes in New York […]

Local police involved in 400 killings per year

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.The reports show that 18% of the […]

British Isis militant in James Foley video ‘guards foreign hostages in Syria’ | World news | theguardian.com

As an international manhunt got under way on Wednesday, the English-speaking militant was identified to the Guardian by one of his former hostages as the ringleader of three British jihadists thought to be the main guards of foreign nationals in Raqqa, a stronghold of Islamic State Isis rebels.The militant who appeared on the Foley video, […]

KKK plans to employ US troops in training for upcoming race war VIDEO — RT USA

The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group’s recruitment drive is unclear.The Loyal White Knights within the larger, nationwide white supremacist group – which has an estimated 6,500 members – told […]

DoD: Military Equipment Helps Local Police Do Their Job

“By and large — and I’m speaking like any American citizen, and I’m sure you guys would agree with me — that law enforcement all over the country has a hard job to do,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters, as quoted by Politico. “And 99 percent of them all do it […]

Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them? – The Washington Post

MoreBy Caitlin Dewey August 14A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson. TwitterDavid, a.k.a. Pharaoh, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social […]

Untersuchungsausschuss hält auch Absicht der Behörden für möglich | MDR.DE

Das Gremium spricht in seinem Bericht außerdem von “Fiasko” und “Desaster”, nachdem die drei Jenaer Neonazis Anfang 1998 untergetaucht waren – nicht nur mit Blick auf die “Organisationsmängel” in den Behörden und bei der anfänglichen Fahndung, vielmehr auch wegen der “massiven Unterschätzung“ der Gewaltbereitschaft der militanten rechten Szene. Von Anfang kritisiert wurde dabei der Thüringer […]

German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent? – World Socialist Web Site

The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Zschäpe had especially criticised the fact her attorneys had not directed all the questions to witnesses that appeared to her to be important. “Her discontent had apparently been aroused by the questioning of the witness Tino Brandt the previous week,” the newspaper wrote.As an undercover agent of the Thüringia state […]

Exclusive: U.S. to spend up to $550 million on African rapid response forces – PRN.fm – PRN.fm

The United States plans to partner with Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to develop rapid response forces. Those forces would be ready to deploy as part of United Nations’ or African Union missions.“The United States doesn’t have a desire to expand and create a big footprint inside of Africa,” Obama said at a […]

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I grew up in Israel and served as an IDF officer. It took me years to realize that we had been brought up on lies, myths and propaganda and that Palestinians are no different from native Americans, blacks in S. Africa and other indigenous populations who were abused and dispossessed by European colonialism. Demolishing the Zionist myths and propaganda is the first step towards de-constructing the exclusionary colonial state and achieving historic justice and lasting peace. I can be reached at ahadhaadam at yahoo dot com.

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