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  • Freddie Gray had spine surgery before his arrest

    04/28/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 9 replies
    fourth estate ^ | 4/28/2015 | fouth estate
    Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him a large structured settlement. Freddie had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries, he most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he was arrested. Freddie should have been at home in bed resting and recovering from recent major operation instead of manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets and resisting arrest. Freddie has a criminal record pages long for manufacturing and distributing controlled dangerous drugs that were cocaine crack heroine etc. along with...
  • Sheriff Orders Immediate Internal Investigation Into Arrest Seen on "Disturbing" Video

    “San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit caught on camera by NewsChopper4. Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon. Aerial footage showed the man falling off the horse, and then being stunned with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy. The man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.” “The...
  • March 4, 2014: Dave Barry Learns Everything You Need to Know About Being a Husband From Reading 50 S

    02/14/2015 12:17:19 AM PST · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Time Mag ^ | March 4, 2014 | Dave Barry
    So I read Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book written by female British author “E. L. James” that became a huge bestseller, devoured by pretty much every woman on Earth except my wife (or so she claims). I think I might be the only man who read this book. I did it sneakily, hiding the cover, especially when I was on an airplane, which actually is a good place to read this book because you have access to a barf bag. I say this because of the writing style, which is . . . OK, here’s one tiny...
  • Times Square Shut Down By Thousands Marching As Ferguson Protests Spin-Off Across The Country

    08/14/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 August 2014 | By Josh Gardner For Mailonline and Louise Boyle For Mailonline
    The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night. Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city. Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as thousands flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization...
  • Americans Killed by Cops [in ten years] Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

    08/07/2014 10:33:58 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 61 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 7, 2014 | Matt Savoy
    The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. What went wrong? In the 19070’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year. The police presence in this country is being turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment. If we...
  • These Cops Didn’t Know they were on Video when they Brutally Beat this Innocent Man

    05/13/2014 8:04:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    A disgusting instance of thuggish brutality was caught on a gas station security camera that contradicts the reports of two Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies. According to Local 10 News, David Gonzalez, 50, admits he was drinking but said he was just using words to defend himself against an allegation that he had stolen some beer at a Texaco station in Deerfield Beach when he was struck twice by a deputy and slammed violently face-first to the pavement.
  • Two Broward Deputies Accused Of Using Excessive Force

    05/01/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Two Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies are under fire, accused of using excessive force—and all of it was caught on camera. BSO is conducting an internal affairs investigation to find out if the two officers involved were justified in using force and are also questioning why Sheriff Scott Israel wasn’t notified until three months after the incident....
  • Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death (ILLINOIS)

    04/02/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | John Kass
    Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass discusses charges filed in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana. John Kass April 2, 2014 An officer was charged this morning in the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana, the World War II veteran who was fatally shot with beanbag rounds in his apartment at a south suburban senior facility last year. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office said patrolman Craig Taylor, 43, was charged with one count of reckless conduct, a Class 4 felony. Taylor has been with the Park Forest Police Department since January,...
  • Judge, Citing Extreme Facts, Tosses Arrest of NYC Professor

    01/18/2014 8:15:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 113 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 1//21/14 | Joel Stashenko
    Unnerved by a chaotic scene that involved a bolting dog, a sick husband and an aggressive police officer who ignored her pleas, it was "hardly surprising" that Suzanne LaFont tried to physically stop the officer from handcuffing her husband, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Steven Statsinger said.... For 30 to 60 seconds on April 11, 2013, the judge noted, LaFont tried to pull on the arm and shoulder of Officer Anthony Giambra to stop him from restraining her ill husband, Karl Peltomaa, outside their apartment on West 83rd Street.... According to the ruling and LaFont's papers, her husband had only been...
  • Ignored by jail staff, woman loses arm after rough arrest

    01/01/2014 7:47:00 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/01/2014 | Robby Soave
    A woman has filed suit against the police department that injured her arm during her arrest and then ignored her increasingly poor medical state — eventually costing her an arm. Needham claimed that police surprised her while she was in the bathroom, tasered her and applied arms bars and wrist locks... Needham spent one week in Allegheny County Jail, during which she asked to see a doctor 16 times. Belatedly, she was taken to a hospital, where doctors amputated her arm at the elbow. Needham had a minor criminal record. Earlier this year, she plead guilty to resisting arrest, simple...
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • Man shot, killed in Miami; Fight breaks out [Police Union vs. Urban Residents...a media dilemma]

    04/09/2013 6:56:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WPLG ^ | 4/9/13 | Carlos Suarez
    Miami police will review video showing a detective punching a man in the face during a shooting investigation on Monday. Police said a man was shot several times outside an apartment building in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street. Miami Fire Rescue attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Video showed at least two people try approaching the body underneath a yellow tarp. When police grabbed one man, another approached and got into a struggle with the officers. "They should have had more control of what they were doing. The crowds...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Queens man dies after attacking kickboxing gas-station clerk

    09/08/2012 6:27:01 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7 Sept 2012 | GEORGETT ROBERTS, NATASHA VELEZ and BOB FREDERICKS
    He picked the wrong guy to mess with. A drunken Queens man went berserk after he couldn’t get an ATM to work at a gas station early yesterday and was killed when he turned his rage to the attendant — a former competitive kickboxer. “I feel bad. I didn’t mean for the guy to die. He called me a Taliban,” said Jasjeet Walia, who was released from custody last night after being grilled by cops all day. “I feel like throwing up. I’m having a bad headache,” said Walia, an amateur kickboxer for seven years in his native Mumbai. Arzeno...
  • St. Paul: Arrested man says cop kicked him as he choked on Mace (w/ video)

    08/30/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    Warning: This video, posted on YouTube, contains graphic language. The police actions in question happen from the 1 minute mark through to 2:05. Eric Hightower was lying on the ground, coughing and choking because a St. Paul police officer had just squirted him with a chemical spray, when he said the officer suddenly kicked him. "It was like he was kicking a football or something," the 30-year-old man said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the day after his arrest, after a video of the officer's use of force was posted on YouTube. "He kicked me so hard, he knocked the wind completely...
  • Angry Anaheim crowd threw bottles at police, set fires on streets

    07/22/2012 9:05:19 PM PDT · by tha_snazzle · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/22/2012 | Front Desk
    <p>Anaheim police were investigating a violent melee Saturday night between police officers and an angry crowd. Authorities said the crowd threw bottles and set fires at an intersection, and police used non-lethal force to disperse them. Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said the incident started when two patrol officers tried to approach three men in an alley about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of North Anna Drive and the men fled. It was unclear why the officers first approached the men, but Dunn said they gave chase and one of the officers followed one of the men to the front of an apartment complex in the 700 block of North Anna Drive where the officer-involved shooting occurred. The man who was shot has not been identified and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., authorities said. After the shooting, and while police were investigating the incident, Dunn said a group of people encircled the officers and began throwing things, including bottles and possibly rocks, at them. Police used non-lethal rounds and pepper balls on the crowd, Dunn said, and at least one person was detained. One harrowing moment was when a police dog somehow got free from an officer's car and went at several people. Dunn said it was unclear if anyone had been bitten or injured. "The officer was quickly able to get the dog back into the vehicle," Dunn said.Residents said they are demanding answers from the Anaheim police chief about the shooting. "We were all waiting for him to come and talk to the community and give us an explanation.</p>
  • 'Help me,' homeless man begs as cops fatally beat him in videotaped incident

    05/08/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A graphic video played at a hearing Monday to determine whether two California police officers should stand trial in the beating death of a homeless man showed them kicking and punching the mentally ill man as he lay on the ground -- screaming in pain and begging for help. The victim, Kelly Thomas, died five days after the beating on July 5. Manuel Ramos, a 10-year veteran of the Fullerton, California, police department, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, while Cpl. Jay Patrick Cicinelli faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony use of excessive force in...
  • Hit, kicked and bruised: beatings at Russian women’s prison caught on video

    11/02/2011 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 22 replies
    France 24 ^ | September 31s 2011 | Ostap Karmodi.
    A Russian prison official has been jailed for at least two months after footage of him punching, kicking and pulling the hair of female inmates was leaked online, sparking outrage and calling the country’s penal system into question. The videos, which were filmed in 2008 at a prison in Russia’s eastern Amur region, shows a prison official, identified as deputy warden Sergei Zychkov, viciously beating his female detainees in a cell. Posted on October 24 2011, the graphic footage quickly caused a scandal in the blogosphere, prompting Russian authorities to open an official investigation into the case. Three days later,...
  • Privatizing the police will lower crime and prevent brutality

    07/09/2011 1:49:36 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Mainestategop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRjKWq4NRdkThis is going to be politically correct and albeit offensive to some but tax payer funded police DOES NOT WORK. Like other positions in government there is no incentive that exists for employees to do good most in fact tag along for free handouts from the taxpayers. Add to this liberal communists in power expect us to be solely dependent on them for assistance. Our founding fathers NEVER expected us to be fully dependent on them. This is one of the reasons we have the 2nd amendment. The other thing is that government control means more of an attachment and...
  • Las Vegas Police beat unarmed man for video taping

    04/23/2011 3:02:32 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 134 replies
    Live Leak.com ^ | Apr-23-2011 | DCM Fox
    When Mitchell Crooks checked out of the county jail last month and checked into a Las Vegas hospital, the 36-year-old videographer knew he had a fight on his hands. His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer. One month later, things have changed for Crooks. The Clark County district attorney's More..office has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks...
  • YouTube video showing St. Pat's fight has Savannah police officer on administrative leave

    03/24/2011 11:01:15 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 03/21/2011 | Staff
    Savannah-Chatham police are investigating a fight caught on video and posted on YouTube that happened during the St. Patrick's festival weekend. The video shows several women fighting outside and inside a red SUV, a man watching and then participating in the fight by hitting the vehicle and forcing the open door into the combatants while a crowd watches and encourages the participants.
  • The smile that defies the Taliban

    10/12/2010 4:00:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12th October 2010 | Claire Bates
    Afghan teenager whose mutilated face shocked the world unveils her new image. An Afghan teenager who was horribly mutilated by her husband under Taliban rule was all smiles as she unveiled her new prosthetic nose for the first time. Aisha, 19, shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine to lift the veil on the plight of many women in Afghanistan. Yesterday, she bravely faced the public wearing a prosthetic nose - one that gives her some idea of how she will look after having reconstructive surgery.
  • Vladimir Putin says 'unsanctioned' protesters can expect police brutality

    08/30/2010 12:47:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 8/30/10 | Luke Harding
    Russia prime minister dismisses protests against his regime as 'provocations' as anti-Putin rallies take place in world citiesVladimir Putin today angrily dismissed protests against his regime as "provocations" and said anyone who took part in unsanctioned street rallies against the Kremlin should expect a "whack on the bonce". Using characteristic street language, Putin derided Russia's opposition as a group of publicity-seeking malcontents and said they had only themselves to blame if they were on the receiving end of police brutality during anti-government meetings.
  • Man claims brutality in Norman Park (Georgia) arrest (Axe To Grind Alert!)

    08/08/2010 7:16:06 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Moultrie Observer ^ | 08/08/2010 | Alan Mauldin
    NORMAN PARK — Video of a loitering arrest by Norman Park police shows two officers violently slamming a man against a car. Tarius Jackson, 29, said the arrest occurred after he told the first officer to approach, whom he identified as Police Chief Justin Rutherford, that he did not have his wallet. “I wasn’t resisting or anything,” Jackson said. “It seems like they were trying to make me fight them back, but I wouldn’t fight them.” The officer who took him to Colquitt County Jail taunted him on the way about how they overpowered him, Jackson said. The video shows...
  • Has Everyone Seen The Cover of Time Magazine?

    08/04/2010 6:26:56 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 53 replies
    myself ^ | 080410 | me
    I'm not posting the picure here, and if anyone does, please post the link only, out of deference to the dignity of the child on the cover.Comments?
  • Indian teacher's hand cut off for alleged Mohammed slight

    07/05/2010 6:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    afp ^ | july 5, 2010
    Two Indian men were arrested on Monday over an attack on a college teacher who had his hand cut off for setting an exam question that allegedly insulted Muslims... T. J. Joseph, 52, had his right arm severed at the wrist as he was returning home from church with his mother and sister on Sunday, and has since undergone an operation to have the limb sown back on. Joseph, a lecturer at a private Christian-run college in the southern state of Kerala, has been on bail since April after being arrested over a question in internal exams that some Muslim...
  • Hand cut off for exam question

    07/06/2010 3:12:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies · 1+ views
    News 24 ^ | 7-5-10
    Thiruvananthapuram - Two Indian men were arrested on Monday over an attack on a college teacher who had his hand cut off for setting an exam question that allegedly insulted Muslims, police said. TJ Joseph, 52, had his right arm severed at the wrist as he was returning home from church with his mother and sister on Sunday, and has since undergone an operation to have the limb sown back on. Joseph, a lecturer at a private Christian-run college in the southern state of Kerala, has been on bail since April after being arrested over a question in internal exams...
  • Hays County Texas deputies accused of excessive force against 80yr-old man and his son

    07/05/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT · by TheMom · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Injusticeeverywhere.com ^ | July 4, 2010 | David Packman
    It was about 6:00pm on June 22, 2010 when Robert Threadgill, 80-year-old former member of the 1970's singing group “The Threadgills”, had realized that he forgot his fishing pole at a nearby community-property creek called Woodcreek behind his condo where he fished often and had walked over to retrieve it. While there, still on a community property section of lawn, Mr. Threadgill apparently got into a minor verbal dispute with an employee of a Cypress Creek Falls Lodge, who was on another side of a fence next to their property, about debris those employees would throw into the creek. The...
  • Eritrean refugees in Libya face brutality and possible forced repatriation

    07/03/2010 1:28:17 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/03/2010 | Staff
    Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received credible reports that in the last two days 250 Eritrean refugees were forced into trucks “like cattle” and transported from Misrata prison in Libya to Sabha detention centre, situated on the edge of the Sahara. CSW has spoken directly to some of the refugees, who report that prior to being relocated, the group endured beatings, electric shocks and other mistreatment administered by members of the Libyan military, who had suddenly descended on the prison. Once the refugees were too battered and tired to resist expulsion, 250 of them were forced into the trucks and...
  • [Seattle] SPD Officer Previously Investigated for Police Brutality

    05/12/2010 5:31:20 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 31 replies · 776+ views
    KIRO7 ^ | 5/11/10
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- A female Seattle police officer, caught on videotape stomping on a detainee’s leg, has been accused of police brutality in the past. The details are laid out in a 2005 federal civil lawsuit, uncovered by KIRO Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne. Cries of police brutality against a Seattle police officer caught stomping on a downed suspect's leg - have surfaced before. Use-of-force photographs, taken shortly after Seattle police arrested Raymond Edward Nix tell quite a story. Nix has a bloody face, swollen eye, bruises, and a skin-scraped elbow. Federal Court records show he was beaten nearly to death...
  • Mexican drug gangs worship Saint Death (Santa Muerte: death cult)

    01/09/2010 7:37:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 3,412+ views
    The Times (UK) | 01/10/10 | Tony Allen-Mills
    January 10, 2010 Mexican drug gangs worship Saint Death As bloody feuds grip the traffickers, many are turning to a grim icon. Tony Allen-Mills reports from Ciudad Juarez Tony Allen-Mills in Ciudad Juarez /snip First, her head had been crudely hacked off — a trademark cartel warning to rivals. Second, her torso bore a distinctive tattoo of a cackling skeleton dressed in suggestive female clothing. Police recognised it at once as Santa Muerte — best translated as Saint Death, a macabre feminine icon who has replaced the Virgin Mary as an improbable source of unholy comfort to Mexico’s legions of...
  • Mexican Cartel Skins Rival's Face, Stitches It on Soccer Ball

    01/09/2010 6:45:10 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies · 2,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/10
    Mexican Cartel Skins Rival's Face, Stitches It on Soccer Ball Friday , January 08, 2010 AP MEXICO CITY — The body of 36-year-old Hugo Hernandez was left on the streets of Los Mochis in seven pieces as a chilling threat to members of the Juarez drug cartel. A note read: "Happy New Year, because this will be your last." To drive home the point, the assailants skinned Hernandez's face and stitched it onto a soccer ball. The gruesome find, confirmed Friday by Sinaloa state prosecutors, represents a new level of brutality in Mexico's drug war, in which torture and beheadings...
  • N. Korea: Hell on Earth

    10/24/2009 9:44:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,214+ views
    Economist ^ | 10/22/09
    Hell on Earth Oct 22nd 2009 The West still turns a blind eye to the world's most brutal and systematic abuse of human rights A SPRAWLING encampment of think-tankers, academics, hacks and policymakers earns a living outside North Korea’s walls. They pick over its nuclear intentions and the prospects for the diplomatic dance known as the six-party process, which is meant to persuade North Korea to give up its nukes for cash and security guarantees. The encampment needs something to live on. Since North Korea declared the six-party talks dead in the spring, scraps have been meagre. So the North’s...
  • Video: Whitehall Officers Subdue Elderly Woman With Knife (Beer Summit II?)

    08/10/2009 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Callahan · 8 replies · 710+ views
    NBC4i ^ | 8/02/09 | Donna Willis
    WHITEHALL, Ohio—An elderly woman with a weapon was taken to the ground by a Whitehall officer, and witnesses questioned the force used. NBC 4’s Mike Bowersock got right to the point with a balanced report. Virginia Dotson was wandering the Walmart parking lot at 3657 E. Main St. Saturday evening with a steak knife. She was telling strangers she would cut them and already had cut herself. Whitehall officers were called to the scene, but some witnesses said officers used too much force in subduing the woman. Dotson’s daughter said Dotson found a steak knife in the vehicle, cut herself...
  • [China](Photos) Africans Living in Guangzhou Protest (police brutality on Africans?)

    07/16/2009 10:08:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,159+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/15/09
    (Photos) Africans Living in Guangzhou Protest: Suspect a Fellow African of Being Killed by a Police Officer By chinafreepress.org (translation) Jul 15, 2009 - 9:19:15 AM (Photos) Africans Living in Guangzhou Protest: Suspect a Fellow African of Being Killed by a Police Officer Boxun reports that at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday July 15, a large group of Africans gathered in Guangzhou's Guangyuan West Road to protest. They held up bloodstained clothing, and stated that they suspect a police officer of killing a fellow African. A large number of police were mobilized to maintain order. Guangzhou has approximately 200,000 Africans...
  • Pope warns of 'a desert of godlessness' in Good Friday address

    04/11/2009 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 836+ views
    MailOnline ^ | April 11, 2009 | Staff
    Pope Benedict XVI last night attacked the rise of aggressive secularism in Western societies, warning them that they risked drifting into a 'desert of godlessness'. He used his Good Friday meditations to compare deliberate attempts to remove religion from public life to the mockery of Jesus Christ by the mob as he was led out to be crucified. 'Religious sentiments' were increasingly ranked among the 'unwelcome leftovers of antiquity' and 'held up to scorn and ridicule', he added. 'We are shocked to see to what levels of brutality human beings can sink,' said the Pope at an evening ceremony at...
  • Arabs' man in Obama's admin. 'Pro - Dictatorship, 'ARABIST - BIGOT' C. Freeman at the CIA

    03/11/2009 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Righting · 19 replies · 979+ views
    Collected from various sources
    Alarming appointment at the CIA by Steve Rosen Thu, 19 Feb 2009 at 3:55 PM Readers of this blog know that I have been generally quite positive about the appointments the new Adminsitration is making for Middle East policy positions. Today's news is quite different. According to Laura Rozen at the Foreign Policy blog, Chas W. Freeman, Jr., the former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, will become chairman of the National Intelligence Council, and may at times participate in daily intelligence briefings to President Obama. This is a profoundly disturbing appointment, if the report is correct. Freeman is a strident...
  • Teen talks about jail-cell beating

    03/03/2009 12:54:37 AM PST · by JLS · 124 replies · 3,199+ views
    SeatlePI.com ^ | 2 March 2009 | Teen talks about jail-cell beating
    Teen talks about jail-cell beating Auto-theft charge awaits By SCOTT GUTIERREZ P-I REPORTER The 15-year-old girl might have been sassing the officer, and the sneaker she kicked off could have hit his shin. She might have, as accused, even stolen a car. Yet, scores of people around the world who have watched on the Internet and television a veteran King County Sheriff's deputy beating the girl last fall say they don't care. The outrage has become as viral as the holding-cell video clearly displaying the act.
  • BART shooting probe keeps looking worse

    02/09/2009 7:58:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies · 1,138+ views
    San Francisco Examiner (.com) ^ | February 9, 2009 | Examiner Editorial
    The longer BART’s investigation goes on trying to explain why an unarmed passenger laying face down on the Fruitvale station platform was shot to death by an on-duty officer, the more embarrassing it becomes. By now, BART police administration looks like the Keystone Kops, and the 236-officer department looks like one of those boutique police forces that should be taken over by the nearest county sheriff, who might have better resources for proper training and oversight. A climactic embarrassment came when a new cell phone video belatedly surfaced showing a second BART officer punching a seated and unresisting Oscar Grant...
  • Regional war fear as 50000 homeless in Congo in two days [Belgium's bloody legacy]

    10/29/2008 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies · 517+ views
    timesonline ^ | 29 Oct, 2008
    Regional war fear as 50000 homeless in Congo in two days Times Online - 29 Oct, 2008 Congolese government forces are fleeing the eastern capital of Goma as Rwandan-backed rebels press towards the town, threatening a lethal confrontation with United Nations peacekeepers and the prospect of all out regional war. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5039595.ece
  • Britain: Police baffled by horrific end of Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez(200+ stabbings)

    07/03/2008 5:23:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 268+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/04/08 | Adam Fresco, Fran Yeoman and Marcus Leroux
    Police baffled by horrific end of Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez Students were bound, gagged and stabbed more than 200 times but the motive for attack is a mystery Adam Fresco, Fran Yeoman and Marcus Leroux As two talented biochemistry students and close friends, Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez had come to London to develop their skills as specialists in infectious disease and environmental engineering. Instead the two became the victims of an attack that, even by the standards of a city battling against the blight of knife crime, is among the most horrific in living memory. The bodies of...
  • Death toll rise to 79, over 1200 arrests and more than 100 disappear in Tibet

    03/26/2008 7:44:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 409+ views
    25 March 2008 [Press Release] Death toll rise to 79, over 1200 arrests and more than 100 disappear in Tibet The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been closely monitoring the situation inside Tibet particularly since 10 March 2008 when the first peaceful protest led by Tibetan Buddhist monks broke up in Lhasa on the 49th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day. For the past more than two weeks, the exact figures on the number of arrest, death, injury or disappeared from the violent crackdowns during protests in various parts of Tibet is difficult to ascertain due to...
  • China brands Dalai Lama a monster and forces students to denounce him

    03/19/2008 10:16:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 541+ views
    Times of London ^ | 03/19/08 | Jane Macartney
    March 19, 2008 China brands Dalai Lama a monster and forces students to denounce him (Arko Datta/Reuters) "The Dalai Lama is a wolf wrapped in a habit, a monster with human face and the hearf of an animal," said the Chinese leader of Tibet Jane Macartney in Beijing The hardline leader of Tibet has branded the Dalai Lama a “monster” as it emerged that Tibetan students in Beijing have been ordered to effectively renounce any allegiance to their god-king. Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party Secretary in Tibet, said that the struggle to crush the unrest in the deeply Buddhist Himalayan...
  • Spate of Executions and Amputations in Iran

    01/10/2008 9:47:54 AM PST · by america4vr · 19 replies · 370+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2007 | Nazila Fahti
    TEHRAN — Iran hanged seven men convicted of murder and drug smuggling in different cities, newspapers reported Thursday, bringing the number of publicly disclosed executions in the first two weeks of this year to 23. The daily Iran reported that two men, identified only by their first names as Mojtaba and Mohammad-Hossein, were hanged for murder Wednesday in the southern city of Jahorm. Three others, convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in eastern city of Birjand on Wedneasday, the daily Jomhouri Islami reported. The daily added that two others convicted of murder were hanged in the northern city of Tonekabon...
  • Northern Iraq Operations Expose Enemy’s Grim Nature

    12/21/2007 2:59:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2007 – Ongoing Multinational Force Iraq operations against terrorists are focused in the country’s northern provinces, where al Qaeda activity is heavy, a U.S. military official said from Baghdad. Al Qaeda has gravitated north because they’ve been pushed out of Anbar province, in the west, and improved security has constrained their operations in Baghdad and areas south, Air Force Col. Donald Bacon, chief of strategy and plans for Multinational Force Iraq’s Strategic Communications Division, said in a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers” Dec. 19. Operation Iron Reaper, which began the last week of November, is...
  • FOXnews: Maria Conchita Alonso talks on Chavez brutal regime and oppression

    11/02/2007 2:07:59 PM PDT · by Posting · 36 replies · 891+ views
    Re: 'Anti Chavez protests' Maria Conchita Alonso has elaborated today [11/02/07] on Foxnews' Neal Cavuto http://www.foxnews.com/yourworld/index.html, the mass torture of prisoners, the brutality and oppression by the Chavez regime in Venezuela _______ The Big Story' [MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO, FORMER MISS VENEZUELA on the Anti Chavez riots]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,307418,00.htmlChaos in Caracas! Actress Maria Conchita Alonso Reacts to Protests in Venezuelahttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,277680,00.html _______ Related [on an earlier date]: Luckily there is a star who's got the eggs to stand up to Venezuela's Communist-in-chief: Cuban-born actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who grew up in Venezuela, said Penn's visit lends support to a "totalitarian" leader who wants increasing...
  • Disabled Woman Viciously Beaten By Husband (Man Converts To Islam To Beat Booze, Beats Wife Instead)

    08/05/2007 7:40:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,316+ views
    Burnley Citizen ^ | Wendy Barlow
    Disabled woman viciously beaten by husband By Wendy Barlow A MAN who subjected his disabled wife to a violent beating which left their bedroom blood splattered has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Burnley Crown Court heard how Adam Stephenson, 37, had repeatedly punched and kicked victim Samantha Smith on two occasions within four days but claimed to still love her. Miss Smith escaped and went to hospital after the second beating and it was only because medics alerted police the violence came to light. Stephenson, of Cronkshaw Street, Burnley, said to have converted to Islam in a bid to beat...
  • Expect More Mugabe Brutality, Says US Envoy

    04/06/2007 7:25:00 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 443+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2007 | Peta Thornycroft
    Expect more Mugabe brutality, says US envoy By Peta Thornycroft, Zimbabwe Correspondent Last Updated: 12:45am BST 07/04/2007 A child eats what may be his only meal of the day President Robert Mugabe has entered a new phase of brutality since African leaders and his own party failed to take a stand against his violent rule, America's ambassador to Harare has told The Daily Telegraph. Christopher Dell gave warning that more oppression could be expected. "The situation has changed in some respects now that the mask is off and we see the beast for what it really is. As they feel...
  • Don't pretty-up a maniac's crimes by calling them 'human rights violations'

    01/04/2007 4:23:27 PM PST · by rhema · 9 replies · 454+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | Jan. 04, 2007 | Bridget Johnson
    WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE THEN? "Saddam Hussein was responsible for massive human rights violations, but that can't justify giving him the death penalty, which is a cruel and inhuman punishment," said Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch's International Justice Program, after the former dictator was hanged early Saturday for the deaths of 148 townspeople. What's wrong with this statement? For starters, "massive human rights violations" is the understatement of the year. Is that what we now call genocide, cold-blooded murder of men, women and children? Do we consider Adolf Hitler to have committed "human rights violations," or do we...
  • Russia Targets Georgians

    10/05/2006 4:33:50 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies · 272+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 10-05-06 | Captain Ed Morrissey
    The Russians do not want to let go of a grudge. They have apparently started a de facto pogrom against Georgians within their borders after the arrest of four alleged spies in Tbilisi this week. The release of the suspects has apparently done nothing to slake the Russian thirst for revenge: Georgians living in Russia felt the Kremlin's wrath yesterday as it retaliated against its neighbour following the spying row between the two countries last week. Police raided Georgian restaurants and other businesses in Moscow, apparently looking for minor legal violations in order to force their closure or criminalise their...