Archive for June, 2016

Federal Judge Richard Posner Sees No Value in Studying “Outdated” Constitution

According to Judge Richard Posner, of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the “eighteenth-century guys” responsible for writing the Constitution could never have foreseen modern culture and technology. Therefore, in his eyes, it’s just a waste of time for judges to study the Constitution and the history behind it, since it’s irrelevant to today. Those […]

Philly Cop Arrested For Robbing Workers of $38 After Luring Them With Promise of Pizza

In some weird elaborate scheme to steal the pocket money of a couple guys doing side work who he had already not paid for that work, Officer Michael Winkler lured them to a street he was working at in an undercover car with promises of pizza, then made them hand over all the cash they […]

Two Good Cops Suspended For Failing to Report Bad Apple Choking Handcuffed Man in Waco

Three patrol officers were suspended after the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office previewed dashcam video of the arrest and determined that one of the officers grabbed the suspect, Qualon Deshon Weaver, 35, by the neck, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said in a press release Friday. Street Crimes Unit Officers Kevin Spicer, Adam Beseda […]

Georgia School Cop Who Left Dog in Hot Car to Die Also Shot Another K-9 Previously

On June 10th, Lieutenant Daniel Peabody of the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office left his K-9 to die in a hot car, later claiming to have forgotten about him. Inca, the dog who had been assigned to Peabody by the Cherokee Schools police, died from a heat stroke as a result. The car that the dog […]

Police Traumatize 9-Year-Old Over “Racist” Brownie Comment

New Jersey parents say their child was “traumatized” and “intimidated” by police after he made a harmless comment about brownies. The 9-year-old third grader made the remark on June 16 while the treats were being served at an end of the year party at William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. Another student told teachers […]

Europe Must Reform To Avoid A Populist Domino Effect

This isn’t the time for Europeans to retreat into themselves; it’s time for reform. We need reforms that will increase trade, justice, and democracy in Europe. If Europe makes the necessary changes, it would offer hope and counter a populist domino effect in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and other countries. Source Article from https://www.popularresistance.org/europe-must-reform-to-avoid-a-populist-domino-effect/ Share […]

Business Owners Arrested; Dozens Halt Pipeline Construction

Print Friendly Above Photo: Aravinda Ananda sitting in on construction site. Photo credit: Jimmy Betts West Roxbury, MA – Two business owners, Aravinda Ananda and Joseph Rotella of Spencer Organ Company, were arrested for disrupting construction on Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. They were arrested Tuesday morning and arraigned that afternoon at West Roxbury District […]

Senate Food Fight Erupts Over Sham GMO Labeling Bill

Print Friendly Above Photo:  CT Senate Democrats/flickr/cc Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to put a hold on the legislation, which could be voted on days after Vermont’s law takes effect The pending “compromise” GMO labeling bill has food safety and consumer advocates both in and out of government scrambling to block the legislation, which they warn […]

500,000 Petitions To Congress Demand Rejection Of TPP

Print Friendly Above Photo: From foe.org Today, June 29, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Food and Water Watch and other environmental advocates delivered more than 500,000 petitions to Congress demanding the rejection of a Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal that promises to ramp up fossil fuel exports, accelerate climate change and encourage deregulation of environmental safeguards across the […]

Chomsky: Suffering Major Downside Of Corporate Globalization

Print Friendly Above Photo: via Wikimedia “We can be very optimistic. Things like this have happened before and they’ve been overcome.” The following is an interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted by James Resnick: How has the way you understand the world changed over time and what (or who) has prompted the most significant shifts in […]

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