Posts tagged news
Posts tagged news
Lost in the news of the passing of Robin Williams, there is something deeply troubling happening in the middle of the United States. We are witnessing a police state in Ferguson, Missouri - just outside of St. Louis.
This piece needs to be read today.
On Monday morning, Sultan went back to Ferguson, where she witnessed citizens cleaning up debris from the night before. Some were shocked by the violence; others said that they’d been backed against a wall, forced into necessary evil. Sultan interviewed an 11-year-old boy about the rioting. “It seems like police are about to go to war with the people,” he said.*
On Monday night, police again took the streets as demonstrators again marched in nonviolent protest, holding their hands high. Police again fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and again blocked off the main streets, not allowing anyone in or out. Police were photographed sweeping into side streets, and pointing guns over fences into backyards. It spilled over into today. They ran helicopters and drones over all of it; they shot tear gas; they ran up on citizens with guns drawn.
This is important.
I could sum it up as “wait until the story is actually fully investigated before believing anything.”
I just can’t
A mass shooting on Mother’s Day. Absolutely terrible.
While Jason Collins is very brave, let’s remember 30 years ago the president of the US was openly homophobic.
Times are changing for the better.
‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law abcn.ws/12Y1XyG— ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) April 30, 2013
The media is great at quoting polls but seems to take no responsibility for the fact they do nothing to educate the public.
Might be the funniest sentence I’ve ever read in a serious news story.
They say there will be no drop off is coverage.