Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unrelenting Police Violence

All nine people injured in Friday's shooting in front of the Empire State Building were wounded by police gunfire, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Saturday.

The officers unloaded a total of 16 rounds at a disgruntled former apparel designer, killing him after he shot and killed a co-worker and engaged in a gunbattle with police, authorities have said.

1'Police: All Empire State shooting victims were wounded by officers' - CNN

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LAPD Beats A Skateboarder

Supporters of a black college student who says he was severely beaten by Los Angeles police who stopped him for skateboarding in traffic rallied on Wednesday at the scene of his arrest to protest what they called excessive force and racial profiling.

A racially mixed crowd of about 200 demonstrators gathered in front of the Venice, California, home of Ronald Weekley Jr., 20, who was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Saturday in front of a group of angry bystanders.

Part of the confrontation was captured on a cell phone video by an onlooker. The clip, which has been broadcast on television and the Internet, shows Weekley sprawled face down on a patch of grass outside his apartment as four officers pin him to the ground and one punches him in the face.(1)

You should know by now that brave American policemen can kill you for any reason at any time, and nothing will happen to them.

1'L.A. police accused of targeting, beating black skateboarder' - Reuters

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Rape Charges Against Assange

As far as I can tell, Assange had no history of sexual assault prior to the charges leveled against him in Sweden. Rapists generally have a long history of documented violence by the age of 40. Which leads me to suspect that it is frame-up, pure and simple. ---

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Deprived State of the U.S.

Back after touring around the country for a month or two, mostly in a car.

The amount of homelessness is truly shocking, and uniformly spread throughout the country.

We are in desperate need of squatters areas, much like the developing world. Unused public land where people can set up shop and mostly be left alone.

Much of the U.S. is poor (as in barely staying afloat) even by the standards of the developing world, and our cult of privatization, monopoly, and hyper-expensiveness is part of the lie that we are all rich.

What Ayn Rand Taught Us

That selfishness is cool, because you (the reader) is a genius like Galt.