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Insane Cop Arrests ABC News Reporter For Filming Traffic Accident

"Goon Cop Attack:Arizona Report
Its becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - aggressive, overbearing and mentally unstable cops who think that it is an arrestable offense not to obey their every order - harassing citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong"

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Migration is Beautiful

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"Artist and co-founder of CultureStrike, Favianna Rodriguez, created the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image. “The butterfly symbol was not my idea. Immigrant rights activists have seen the butterfly as a symbol of fluid and peaceful migration for generations. To me, the monarch butterfly represents the dignity and resilience of migrants, and the right that all living beings have to move freely. I believe that we shouldn’t allow our identity to be defined only by our suffering, nor by the actions that others have taken to devalue our families and our labor — rather, let us celebrate our beauty, pride, and resilience in the face of inequality and injustice.”


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‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.
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#Lupita Nyong'o teaches #SesameStreet's Elmo about skin (and it's amazing)

#Lupita Nyong'o teaches #SesameStreet's Elmo about skin (and it's amazing) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more.


The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt splattered with red coloring for $129. The tactless garment is a clear reference to the 1970 killing of four students protesting the Vietnam War by the Army National Guard at the Ohio school.


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CBP: No agents disciplined for deadly force since 2004

CBP: No agents disciplined for deadly force since 2004 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Customs and Border Protection's acting Internal Affairs chief said Friday that he is unaware of any Border Patrol agent or CBP officer being formally disciplined for killing someone through the use of force since at least 2004.
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The Irish Famine 1845-52


"The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland.

In a country of eight million people, the Famine caused the death of approximately one million, while a similar number were forced to emigrate.

The Irish population fell to just over four million by the beginning of the twentieth century.

Christine Kinealy’s survey is long established as the most complete, scholarly survey of the Great Famine yet produced. First published in 1994, This Great Calamity remains an exhaustive and indefatigable look into the event that defined Ireland as we know it today."


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Witnesses: Brown put his hands up

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(CNN) -- Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer.


They were contractors doing construction work in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day Michael Brown was killed.

And the men, who asked not to be identified after CNN contacted them, said they were about 50 feet away from Officer Darren Wilson when he opened fire.


An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the moments just after the shooting.
 

"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.


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Life changing business advice

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A friend told me 'You can run a whole business off of Elance.'

I think he's right.  


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If you become established on Elance, you can work from anywhere. You can get some extra FREEDOM of movement. You can live where the cost of living is low, or the weather is to you liking, or travel more. 


What business do you do?


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Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing - his car found with burned body inside

Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing - his car found with burned body inside | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing. 

His car found burning in the Chico / Oroville area.

A dead body was found inside that cannot be identified.

We are fearful that the body found is Marc.

If anyone has seen or heard from cast member Marc Thompson please contact the Chico, California, police (530-538-7321) 

Please share and hold the police department accountable for a thorough investigation. 


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Death and Racism

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The article on The Root hit me hard;

 Reject the “He was a good kid” or “He was a criminal” narrative and lift up the “Black lives matter” narrative.Those who knew him say Brown was a good kid. But that’s not why his death is tragic. His death isn’t tragic because he was on his way to college the following week. His death is tragic because he was a human being and his life mattered. The good-kid narrative might provoke some sympathy, but what it really does is support the lie that as a rule black people, black men in particular, have a norm of violence or criminal behavior. The good-kid narrative says that this kid didn’t deserve to die because his goodness was an exception to the rule. This is wrong. This kid didn’t deserve to die, period. Similarly, reject the “He was a criminal” narrative surrounding the convenience store robbery because even if Brown did steal some cigars and have a scuffle with the shopkeeper, that is still not a justification for his killing. All black lives matter, not just the ones we deem to be “good.”

It caused me to think back about why, during the George Zimmerman case, I did not debate nor defend against accusations that Trayvon was a “thug.”   Here we are again with Michael Brown, and there are folks trying to posture Michael as deserving of death because he was not a “good kid. “


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The article to which this blog post refers makes an excellent, insightful point, and the blog opinion itself is spot on. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Doubts cast on witness's account of black man killed by police in Walmart

Doubts cast on witness's account of black man killed by police in Walmart | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


‘He was stood so still’
 

Crawford was a high school graduate who had two young sons. On the evening of 5 August he was at the Walmart in a suburb of Dayton, with his girlfriend, Tasha Thomas. They were to buy ingredients to make S’mores for a family cookout, according to his family’s attorneys.


The couple separated inside the store. Crawford began a conversation on his mobile phone with LeeCee Johnson, the mother of his two sons. Walking in the sporting goods section, he approached a shelf and picked up a MK-177 BB/pellet air rifle, which was already unboxed.


“He never put the phone down,” said his father. “He just kind of picked the rifle up and carried it, was walking around with it.”


From this point, the Crawford team’s description of what is shown in the surveillance footage differs radically from Ritchie’s recollection, which he insisted was also backed up by the recordings from the Walmart cameras.


Crawford’s father and attorneys said that the footage showed the 22-year-old walking from one aisle to the next with the BB rifle at his side and in his left hand, pointed at the floor except for one notable movement.


“I would think that the rifle maybe got heavy to him,” said his father. “He kind of swung it like you carry it on your shoulder, then he immediately put it back down.”


“You can clearly see people walk past him, and they didn’t think anything about it. Everybody was just kind of minding their own business,” his father added. “He wasn’t acting in any type of way that he would have been considered menacing, if you will.”


Ritchie, however, says Crawford was “waving the weapon around”, causing the muzzle to move in the direction of passersby, including him and his wife, April. “And even still, it’s a gun in Walmart, in a public place, inducing panic,” said Ritchie.


The Crawford family’s attorneys contend that Ohio’s “open-carry” law means that he could have been legally holding the rifle in the store even if it had been a full-powered firearm. “We never saw him waving this rifle in front of kids or people,” said his father.


Crawford arrived at the pet products section in the next aisle, estimated at 60 yards from where he had picked up the item. Then, his family and their attorneys say, at about 8.20pm, he stopped and stood still for about six minutes. “With the rifle pointed down and the cell phone up in his right hand,” said his father, he stayed there facing a shelf, apparently preoccupied by the call.


“He didn’t move,” said his father. “He was stood so still, in fact, we thought the track had actually stopped. I asked the technician ‘what’s going on?’ and he said ‘Well, the reel is still running Mr Crawford, look at the time’.”


Ritchie, on the other hand, stated that at this stage, Crawford was “pointing [the BB rifle] at things, like moving things around the shelf with the gun.”


At about 8.26pm, armed police officers responding to Ritchie’s 911 call five minutes earlier come into view on the footage, according to those who viewed it. Within seconds, Crawford was shot twice and pounced on. He was taken to hospital but died from his wounds.


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An Open Letter to Half Price Books - Please Stop Segregating History

An Open Letter to Half Price Books - Please Stop Segregating History | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Dear Half Price Books (and other book stores), I have been visiting your stores occasionally for as long as I can remember. (I especially love the really big store in Austin that is in an old groce...
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Obama draws flak over immigration reform delay

Obama draws flak over immigration reform delay | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Insisting that factors beyond his control had created an untenable political situation, President Obama said Saturday that he would postpone his promised executive action to make drastic changes to the immigration system — a delay that leaves tens of thousands of immigrants open to deportation and millions more in limbo.
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Colonialism Never Ended [VIDEO]

Colonialism Never Ended [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Awqa Colque speaking about the ongoing colonialism on Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) land at Birmingham University at the event "Far From Post-Colonial: The continued struggles of indigenous peoples".


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Police name and hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper shooting

Police name and hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper shooting | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Pennsylvania man, Eric Matthew Frein, in the ambush of two state troopers, authorities said Tuesday.
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Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants

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Though deeply concerned about the effects of illegal immigration on California, state voters broadly support a path to legalization for the nation's 12 million unauthorized residents, according to a new poll.
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Immigrants can and have been successfully integrated into communities, and everyone benefits.

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Teen tackled, pinned by cops in school - CNN Video

A family says three police officers tackled and pinned a high school student to the floor for using her cell phone.
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What do you think? Should students be allowed to have smart phones in school? How about tablets? 

Would she have been tackled if she was White?

 

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These women are the NRA's worst nightmare

These women are the NRA's worst nightmare | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Can Moms Demand Action do to gun extremists what MADD did to drunk drivers?
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Women fixin' to get some sh*t done. 


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Artel J. Great, 1st Black Valedictorian of UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Wins Cinema Research Institute Fellowship

Artel J. Great, 1st Black Valedictorian of UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Wins Cinema Research Institute Fellowship | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


After graduating summa cum laude, the first black valedictorian from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film & Television, Artel J. Greatis already raising the bar. A young, innovative visionary, Great is the 2014 recipient of the Cinema Research Institute Fellowship for innovation, which puts him in a class by himself at the onset of what may very well be a long and rewarding career.


Already an entrepreneur, Great has designed and founded Project Catalyst, a transmedia organization that combines creative community building practices with cinema, visual art, music, and technology. With the recent launch of the Project Catalyst App, there is no telling which direction Great will be heading when he gets off running.


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His name is 'Artel J. Great'


Download his  Amazing new multicultural film and music app!!!
 

Project Catalyst App


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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

By: Salman Khan


Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


One of the most important things you can learn isn’t in any subject at school or college. It applies to everything from learning algebra to a new language or instrument.


It’s the radical idea, backed up by research, that you can build your ability to learn by changing how you think about learning. I wanted to share this article I wrote with you and encourage you to explore your own learning mindset.


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Chicago to settle police abuse lawsuit for $150,000

Chicago to settle police abuse lawsuit for $150,000 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


This week, the Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved a $150,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the manager of a tanning salon who was slapped and verbally abused by an officer during a police raid last year. Caught on camera.


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How the police are when they think that no one is recording. 


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One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
While the autopsy results are being withheld from the family and public, both officers are on paid administrative leave.
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Police hunt for attacker at the University of Florida-Gainesville

Police hunt for attacker at the University of Florida-Gainesville | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Law enforcement officials in Gainesville, Florida, are investigating attempted sexual assaults on women near and on the University of Florida campus.
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Beyond Dialogue: What We Can Do To Stop Police Violence

Beyond Dialogue: What We Can Do To Stop Police Violence | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


What can actually be done about implicit racial biases, especially in policing?


"The policy is as simple as it is ingenious: Whenever possible, the police officer pursuing a suspect cannot be the same officer to apprehend a suspect or use force."


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A Video Survey of Police Interactions: Inequality in Black and White

A Video Survey of Police Interactions: Inequality in Black and White | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Comparing examples of white and black Americans’ encounters with police seems to present undeniable evidence of injustice. But does this type of footage ever make a difference?
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4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture

4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Taté Walker asks people and institutions to stop profiting from stereotypes proven to harm and dehumanize Native people.

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