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“Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not” - Epicurus”

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But if we define terrorism as the use of violence against civilians for political objectives, then the US state is the world’s leading terrorist. The powers that be in global society and that control the global political discourse attach the label “terrorist” to violence that they do not approve of, and they attach the label of “freedom and democracy and security” to violence that they do approve of, or that they commit themselves. Moreover, increasingly “terrorism” is used to simply describe political dissent, so that legitimate social movements and political struggles against global capitalism become labeled as “terrorism” in order to justify their suppression.
William I. Robinson, professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara (via priceofliberty)

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generalinjusticeblog:

A Week in the Sty 07/18/2014
Opa-locka cop with checkered history convicted in false imprisonment case
Cop Accidentally Fires Rifle In Miami Courthouse
PITTSBURGH: Officer pleads not guilty in stun gun rights case
Officer Tamika Gross suspended for repeatedly encouraging teens to fight, hitting girl herself
Township pays watchdog $102,000 to settle suit
Pickens officer suspended, SLED investigates allegation of misconduct
Man cleared of pot growing sues over illegal search, news media presence
Marco officer fired — again — for repeated use of excessive force
Georgia Police Left Two Teenagers In A Holding Cell With No Lights Or Food For An Entire Weekend
Virginia State Trooper’s Dubious Defamation Claim Dismissed
SPD Officer who taught ‘use of force’ class investigated for force
Ex-Chesapeake officer sentenced for prostitute thefts
Paperwork mistake leads to lesser charge for Friendswood police officer
Hawthorne settles civil-rights violation case for $99,000
Trooper opens fire near Mason County home, kills family dog
Ohio family settles lawsuit over Taser death
Marion County sheriff deputy’s driver’s license suspended before deadly wreck
Local Police Officer and Wife Arrested on Felony Drug Charges
Boynton officer who knocked down teen won’t be charged
School resource officer arrested, posed as girl to solicit boys
California Cop Abandons Investigation to Harass and Intimidate Man for Video Recording
Former Jennings police chief sentenced to 5 years for taking drugs, money from evidence room
Officer accused of speeding changes tune when he finds out he’s being recorded
Seattle police officer arrested, accused of child molestation
Police chief in Maryland charged with DUI
Ex-cop gets year in prison for helping Detroit drug dealer
Cincinnati cop who set up fake substation as sex lair pleads guilty to child porn charge
Claims Revived Against Cops Who Shot Dog
North Carolina Sheriff To Stand Trial For Harassing Hispanic Motorists
LPD releases video of officer pushing over man in wheelchair
Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe
Men Sue Off-Duty NYPD Officer For $90 Million Over Apparent Random Shooting
Death of man stunned while in custody ruled a homicide
South Florida officer shot with own holstered gun
Atlanta news: Baton Bob strikes back at Atlanta police
Man claims Nitro officers beat him, kidnapped his child
Rome police officer charged with rape
Details still unclear after deputy shoots 10-year-old in manhunt
Fired Berthoud cop sentenced to probation, work-release jail for abusing girl
North Carolina police accused of making up phony 911 calls to search homes
Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

generalinjusticeblog:

A Week in the Sty 07/18/2014

Opa-locka cop with checkered history convicted in false imprisonment case

Cop Accidentally Fires Rifle In Miami Courthouse

PITTSBURGH: Officer pleads not guilty in stun gun rights case

Officer Tamika Gross suspended for repeatedly encouraging teens to fight, hitting girl herself

Township pays watchdog $102,000 to settle suit

Pickens officer suspended, SLED investigates allegation of misconduct

Man cleared of pot growing sues over illegal search, news media presence

Marco officer fired — again — for repeated use of excessive force

Georgia Police Left Two Teenagers In A Holding Cell With No Lights Or Food For An Entire Weekend

Virginia State Trooper’s Dubious Defamation Claim Dismissed

SPD Officer who taught ‘use of force’ class investigated for force

Ex-Chesapeake officer sentenced for prostitute thefts

Paperwork mistake leads to lesser charge for Friendswood police officer

Hawthorne settles civil-rights violation case for $99,000

Trooper opens fire near Mason County home, kills family dog

Ohio family settles lawsuit over Taser death

Marion County sheriff deputy’s driver’s license suspended before deadly wreck

Local Police Officer and Wife Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Boynton officer who knocked down teen won’t be charged

School resource officer arrested, posed as girl to solicit boys

California Cop Abandons Investigation to Harass and Intimidate Man for Video Recording

Former Jennings police chief sentenced to 5 years for taking drugs, money from evidence room

Officer accused of speeding changes tune when he finds out he’s being recorded

Seattle police officer arrested, accused of child molestation

Police chief in Maryland charged with DUI

Ex-cop gets year in prison for helping Detroit drug dealer

Cincinnati cop who set up fake substation as sex lair pleads guilty to child porn charge

Claims Revived Against Cops Who Shot Dog

North Carolina Sheriff To Stand Trial For Harassing Hispanic Motorists

LPD releases video of officer pushing over man in wheelchair

Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe

Men Sue Off-Duty NYPD Officer For $90 Million Over Apparent Random Shooting

Death of man stunned while in custody ruled a homicide

South Florida officer shot with own holstered gun

Atlanta news: Baton Bob strikes back at Atlanta police

Man claims Nitro officers beat him, kidnapped his child

Rome police officer charged with rape

Details still unclear after deputy shoots 10-year-old in manhunt

Fired Berthoud cop sentenced to probation, work-release jail for abusing girl

North Carolina police accused of making up phony 911 calls to search homes

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO

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america-wakiewakie:

"The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."
— Malcolm X

america-wakiewakie:

"The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

— Malcolm X

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thinksquad:

The ​Government Is Failing More Frequently, And Here’s Why

The Veterans Affairs scandal. The Obamacare website launch. The response to Hurricane Katrina. Government seems to be getting more and more incompetent — and now, new data supports that perception. In the past three decades, the average number of epic fails has grown from 1.6 to 3.0 per year. What’s going on here?

Paul Light, who studies governance at the Brookings Institution, identified and ranked the 41 most significant government failures between 2001 and 2014. He broke them down into two categories: failure of oversight (such as when an armed terrorist managed to board a plane in 2009) and failure of operations (such when the CDC failed to provide a sufficient supply of vaccines in 2004, prior to flu season).

http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/paul-light-gov-failures

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