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Incarceration as Motivator: Response to Project SAM

Incarceration as Motivator: Response to Project SAM | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it

We can all agree that excess tobacco, alcohol and drugs are not healthy for the body, especially for developing children, but where we all disagree is the degree to which using these substances become unhealthy and whether using these substances is a criminal offence...


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This approach represents a complete failure of imagination and a waste of human potential.

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The notion of 'prison as a motivator' is a disturbing one - particular when peddled by countries which seem to be ever watching and controlling the behaviour of its people. 

We should not widen the net of state control and intrusion into the every day life of citizens. 

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Training law enforcement to respect and protect all citizens. Holding authorities accountable to the citizenry. Implementing ethical and effective policies.
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Emergency! Take Action To OPPOSE Solitary Confinement Legislation SB 892

Emergency! Take Action To OPPOSE Solitary Confinement Legislation SB 892 | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Please be sure to read the Five Urgent Action Requests below On behalf of California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, and others wh...

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Avoiding the next Ferguson

Avoiding the next Ferguson | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
By Belinda Cooper Belinda Cooper is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University's Center for Global Affairs Watching the events...
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Prisons and police culture gone rogue

Prisons and police culture gone rogue | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
There are few who did not rise to the occasion, who did not donate, plan or pray. There are few who did not view the senseless and brutal shooting of Michael Brown as a reflection of the lack of value placed on the lives of black males. There are few who did not vow to carry on, to demand justice for Michael Brown and all who died before him.
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Survivors are finally being listened to. The commission on child abuse is doing a great job | Helen Davidson

In fallaciously dismissing the royal commission as a political witch-hunt against a blameless church, Christopher Akehursts words are mirroring what the institutions he is defending did Writing in Spectator this month, Christopher Akehurst managed...
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Charges Thrown out Against Right-Wing Terrorist Who Paraded around Town Heavily Armed (Video)

Charges Thrown out Against Right-Wing Terrorist Who Paraded around Town Heavily Armed (Video) | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
A court threw out charges against this right-wing terrorist who paraded around town with a silenced assault rifle and a bullet proof vest.
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Neighbor predicted gun range tragedy

Neighbor predicted gun range tragedy | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Lance Krig who lives near the Arizona shooting range Bullets and Burgers predicted tragedy could happen there years ago. He joins Lawrence.
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Black Gay Male Criminalization, and the Case of Michael Johnson

Black Gay Male Criminalization, and the Case of Michael Johnson | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
So many of us know all too well the anxiety of hearing sirens and the terror of being halted by the police.
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Rotherham: police spent 'great deal of time' trying to disprove victim abuse

Rotherham: police spent 'great deal of time' trying to disprove victim abuse | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Labour MP John Mann says government should run South Yorkshire if police commissioner Shaun Wright fails to resignA longstanding culture of disregard for victims of rape, sexual assaults and other major crime was exhibited by the police force at...
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The NRA’s Unbelievable Response To The 9-Year-Old Girl Uzi Shooting

The NRA’s Unbelievable Response To The 9-Year-Old Girl Uzi Shooting | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
On Monday, a 9-year-old little girl tragically shot and killed her shooting instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona gun range. And so now we have a dead instructor and a child scarred for life.
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6 Steps to Help Stop a Deportation

6 Steps to Help Stop a Deportation | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it


We first heard Erik Zumaya, an Austin father in deportation, from Patrick Fierro, a friend and member of GetEqualTX, and later in the day by Mario Tapia, an outstanding supporter and former radio host at NotiHispano.


We knew we had to fight back for this family, here’s what we did:



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Rally outside US Embassy to support parents of teenager Michael Brown

Rally outside US Embassy to support parents of teenager Michael Brown | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Anti-racism activists are staging a protest outside the US Embassy following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.

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The Return of the 19th Century

The Return of the 19th Century | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
A friend once told me that the wealthy elite didn't want to just "roll back" the New Deal, they wanted to roll back the entire 20th Century. His point was that all the social gains of the 20th ...
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Ben Stein has to be one of the dumbest MFers on the Planet

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-stein-michael-brown-unarmed

And clearly, he's not alone.  But it has to be said that this particular deluded dumbshittery is truly exceptional as Ben Stein proclaims that Michael Brown wasn't "Unarmed" because he was already "armed" with his "incredibly strong, scary self."

With the Holy Hell is he talking about?

He was 6'3", 300 lbs, and according to what I read in the New York Times on marijuana. To call him 'unarmed' is calling Sonny Liston unarmed or Cassius Clay unarmed.
Cassius Clay?  What Century Is this guy from, the man's name is Mohammad Ali.  

Is he saying that Big Bucks like Michael Brown spit Bullets so it's perfectly alright to shoot them when their hands are up?  Is he saying Big Scary 18-year-olds need to be shot in the head, or else they don't fall down fast enough?

And he went on, and on...

"CNN is just endlessly assuming facts that are not evidence. Which is, that it is standard procedure for White policemen to kill unarmed black teenagers. First of all it isn't standard procedure it's extremely rare thing that happens."
How exactly does Ben Stein know how rare this type of thing is because neither the FBI Uniform Crime Report section on Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement, nor the Bureau of Justice Statistic Use of Force Report (which says Black people are threatened with use of force three times more frequently) - bothers to document this specific information, even though they've required to do so by law since 1994.

The only estimates we have which have been manually cobbled together from media reports, are that it happens about 300 Times per Year, which is not really that "rare" at all.

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Avoiding the next Ferguson

Avoiding the next Ferguson | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
By Belinda Cooper Belinda Cooper is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University's Center for Global Affairs Watching the events...
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The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.

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Why This Woman Is Facing Decades In Prison For Going To The Hospital

Why This Woman Is Facing Decades In Prison For Going To The Hospital | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
It's the latest example of the dangerous trend of criminalizing pregnant women.
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Enter the Terrifying Mind of a Gun Nut Willing to Use His BABY as a Shield

Enter the Terrifying Mind of a Gun Nut Willing to Use His BABY as a Shield | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
What goes on in the mind of an Open Carry Activist? Dark and unpleasant things, that's what.
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At Afropunk, outrage over shooting deaths

At Afropunk, outrage over shooting deaths | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
At the 10th annual Afropunk festival in Brooklyn, musicians expressed outrage at the police shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.
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Taking names to hold Congress accountable...

Taking names to hold Congress accountable... | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Rachel Maddow announces a crowdsourcing effort to keep a tally of legislators who publicly call for Congress to fulfill their duty and formally take up the question of authorizing military force in Iraq in prosecuting a war on ISIS militants.
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Made in Canada: Bulletproof automotive overhauls

Made in Canada: Bulletproof automotive overhauls | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing in Toronto cranks out 55 vehicles a month, ranging from the lowly Camry on up to a new 16-passenger troop carrier, the Huron.
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Bill Maher Dares Dick Cheney To Take ‘Set Yourself On Fire Challenge’ – VIDEO

Bill Maher Dares Dick Cheney To Take ‘Set Yourself On Fire Challenge’ – VIDEO | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Always one to poke fun of Dick Cheney, Bill Maher dared Dick Cheney to take the “Set Yourself On Fire Challenge” after taking the ALS Ice Bucket challenge himself.
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‘Sons Of Guns’ Cancelled Following Will Hayden’s Arrest For Repeatedly Raping Daughter

‘Sons Of Guns’ Cancelled Following Will Hayden’s Arrest For Repeatedly Raping Daughter | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
Discovery Channel has cancelled their reality show, “Sons of Guns,” after the arrest of the show’s star, Will Hayden.
The show follows Hayden and his Red Jacket Firearms company in Baton Rouge, which buys, sells, designs and rebuilds firearms.
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Killed by the NYPD in 2013

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What The Police’s ‘Non Lethal Weapons’ Can Do To Human Bodies

What The Police’s ‘Non Lethal Weapons’ Can Do To Human Bodies | Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security | Scoop.it
There's increasing evidence that crowd control tactics can actually inflict serious pain.
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Living While Black: Police attack men for sitting, not resisting, not walking, pockets.

Here are four reports that made their way through my news feed last night. They feature a black man tased for sitting, another for hands in pockets, another for not walking (and he died), and a beating for having his hands in the air. To all the people who said Michael Brown should have just gotten out of the street - there is no safety.

These stories illustrate the way racism enables and is enabled by what I call (in a piece for Al Jazeera) - the cult of compliance. The cult provides an intersectional lens in which race and class dominate the middle, with disability not far behind. When these categories overlap in a single individual, trouble beckons.

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