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Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force - The New York Times

Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force - The New York Times | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
A small but vocal number of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it.
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Better late than never I say, but then again I've always been of the mind that if you need to use force to exercise your "authority" within a community, you probably have no business being there doing what you're doing in the first place.  Only someone with the trust and the respect of a community will ever have any true authority to enforce justice, with an emphasis on its justness and a lot of that stems from the fact that they have a stake in it in some way. 

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Are We Born Racist | Nature of Prejudice

Are We Born Racist | Nature of Prejudice | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, PhD, professor of psychology and Richard & Rhoda Goldman distinguished professor of social sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, recently co-edited a book called Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. He is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today. Mendoza-Denton has published groundbreaking research
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A pretty interesting read, if this sort of thing is your cup of tea that is. 

 

Added bonus: led me to a  whole new site with some interesting content.  Duh, winning!

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Erica Garner daughter of Eric Garner

 

Kudos to her for stepping up and speaking out. 

 


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I like what I've been seeing from this younger generation of organizers and activists since relatively early on into the #Ferguson and #Garner protests.  I just hope they can keep it up and make it into something more than just "protests"


 Hoping for that day to come where nobody is forced to take to the streets, or pick up a mic in an effort to raise awareness to injustices, or to mourn lost loved one's, but we're not there yet.

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US in pursuit of Assange, cables reveal Go Figure!

US in pursuit of Assange, cables reveal   Go Figure! | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
US in pursuit of Assange, cables reveal...
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Maryland First State to Ban many types of Profiling in Law Enforcement

Maryland First State to Ban many types of Profiling in Law Enforcement | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
Per the memo, “officers in any law enforcement agency in Maryland may not consider race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity to any degree during routine police operations.”

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Yeah ok, and it's not nice to lie either.  


Sure it's a nice gesture, and it makes headlines at acknowledges that there is a problem, or at least pays lip-service to one's existence, but good luck on seeing them enforce it.  

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Terror attacks 'price you pay for living in free society', say civil liberty groups

Terror attacks 'price you pay for living in free society', say civil liberty groups | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
Full transcript of exchange between civil liberty campaigners from groups including Liberty, Justice and Big Brother Watch revealed by Intelligence and Security Committee
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What's your take?  

 

Is it a trade-off that you're ok with, or the price listed just too much?

 

Are you ok with increased government surveillance and access to information, in the name of public safety? 

 

Or

 

Do you agree with those representing civil liberties that the risk outweighs any potential reward offered by increased surveillance?

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Anarchism and capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anarchism and capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Making a Difference | Scoop.it
is generally defined as the which holds the to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, or alternatively as opposing and in the conduct of human relations. The nature of is a polarizing issue among anarchists.
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