What exactly constitutes resisting an arrest? Do Americans really have any recourse at all when it comes to obeying an order from a police officer, even if it's just to ask a question or assert one's rights, or should we just "surrender quietly"?
We need much more humane tactics in dealing not only with unarmed, young men, particularly those of color; we also need much more humane tactics in dealing with the mentally ill.
Communication is especially important in situations which are already traumatic, isolating and stressful. Times of personal crisis are not when we want to be advocating for our basic human rights.
Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist.
If you reduce holiday commercialism to its essence, it's about showing someone you love them. So why do we have to spend money to do that?
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood is a disgrace to all the good men and women who wear the law enforcement uniform. I believe he should be held criminally negligent, by his total failure of leadership, in the brutal deaths of Jose Lucero and David Silva.
The legal use of Tasers for pain compliance -- hurting people so badly that they are rendered submissive -- is common. This is legal torture. It doesn't stop being torture, and it doesn't stop being wrong, when inflicted to make someone obey police orders.
But if we cannot pressure media to play the video of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas on a loop or force the Department of Justice to investigate a two-year old case then we have no power at all.
Canterbury, known to some as Obi-Wan Canternobi, must have witnessed some sort of horrible crime at a Toys "R" Us store, because he did what any honorable Jedi would do and acted to stop it -- unsheathing both of his deadly lightsabers and attacking three would-be perpetrators.
Kelly Thomas's beating death is hardly a case of nuances. It's clear that Kelly Thomas's death should never have happened. I feel confident in saying that it couldn't, wouldn't happen in my town.
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Last week, news about the latest aid ship aiming to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza received little media attention. Tragically, all parties involved finally did what they were supposed to do and not many people heard about it.
It's interesting that police are using tasers that haven't even been cleared properly by scientists. It should concern people who aren't gun-wielding psychopaths, and may one day be at the receiving end of 50,000 volts of state sanctioned torture.
Must we see every single act of wrongdoing, even minor ones, through the prism of 9/11? Is a fan running on a field in the same ballpark with killing nearly 3,000 people?
Perhaps we should be relieved the feds are trying Khalid Sheikh Mohamed. If left to the locals, we might have a lapse like City Hall's invitation to a Brooklyn imam linked to the first World Trade Center attack.