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Police Officer Shooting At Dog Hits Nearby Toddler, Leaves ‘Without Offering Help’

Ava Ellis was hit accidentally on the afternoon of June 19 when an officer fired at a charging dog at a home in Whitehall, in central Ohio, according to Columbus police. The department said another relative had flagged down the officer for help after the girl’s mother cut herself on glass.Ava’s parents, Andrea and Brad […]

Heart of Decolonization Gathering | Awakening the Horse People

A gathering for decolonizing people of diverse backgrounds who are in positions of teaching and inspiring others to decolonize while occupying stolen Native lands still under resistance. SAVE THE CONFIRMED DATE! September 4-6, 2015 Independent Lakota Territory Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society) This unique gathering is intended to bring […]

Report: Underlying racism behind seizures of Indian children | The Lakota Law Project Report

Indeed, Maine’s recent Truth and Reconciliation Report also concluded “disproportionate entry into care can be held within the context of continued clutural genocide as defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nationals General Assembly in 1948.” Taking children from their Native tribes and forcing […]

▶ WikiLeaks Leaks Controversial Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents – YouTube

“The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents.” Remember NATFTA? […]

Excellent Article from – Firedoglake

Another plaintiff, Jameel Algibhah, stated, “They have done a lot of damage to me and to my life. They messed up my life. I haven’t seen my family in a long time. My youngest daughter doesn’t even know me. I want to continue this lawsuit.”Algibhah declined a “request from FBI agents to attend certain mosques, […]

Deleting your browser history could land you 20 years in prison

There are numerous entirely legitimate reasons to turn private browsing on or opt to clear history. For example, many people prefer to research medical problems privately to protect their privacy. Young people looking for sexual health resources often clear their history to avoid attracting attention from their parents, as do those looking for help with […]

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy | Pew Research Center

Overall, Americans hold nuanced views on the issue: A majority is against the government collecting bulk data on its citizens, and most believe there are not adequate limits on the types of data collected. But Americans do generally support monitoring the communications activity of suspected terrorists.The expiring Section 215 of the Patriot Act enables the […]

Support SB 224 to Bring Our Elders Home!

Check out the language here: http://tinyurl.com/lmsvhzd. As written right now, this bill will codify an Elder Parole Program, and reduce the age requirement for consideration to 50 years, and the time served to 15 years.  Show your support for this bill! Now it’s time to show our strong support for this bill by sending in tons of letters to its first committee (Senate Public Safety) […]

Judge With Links To Mike Huckabee Curiously Orders Police To Destroy Josh Duggar Report

Although the judge ordered the police report destroyed, In Touch magazine, and a few other sites obtained the Offense Report under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents were obtained prior to the record being expunged.  The report is heavily redacted to conceal the names of the victims, but it can be viewed on the In Touch website. […]

If you’re a CIA employee it’s ok to torture people, but talk to a reporter? Go to jail. – Boing Boing

The Sterling case – – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell […]

Amtrak Passenger Claims DEA Agent Straight Up Stole $60 From His Wallet

Much of the criticism of civil forfeiture has been focused on instances of law enforcement officers taking cash — and often fairly small sums of cash — they suspect is tied to criminal activity. The process doesn’t require law enforcement to have any proof of a connection to a crime, and allows them to file […]

Texas police warned of new threats from biker gangs – AOL.com

Waco police Sgt. W Patrick Swanton spoke with CNN’s Erin Burnett and explained officers commonly deal with threats, but he also had a message for those making these particular threats:”The incident that occurred here Sunday afternoon … was an absolute tragedy,” Sgt. Swanton explained. “However, those of you that were there know that we did […]

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