Don’t Confuse De-Fund with Reform

I have taken a position that is not the most popular amongst my friends, but I believe it is a better alternative. We need a viable, honest, and most importantly a justice-based police department. Calls for defunding police departments have been reprised all over America since the murder of George Floyd. There seems to be…

Ali Velshi on what is happening to the Press

The following is a Thread Reader unroll of a 13-tweet thread by Velshi, who is becoming one of the most pointed commentators on cable tv, of what he said in a commentary on his MS-NBC show this morning. I have posted it beneath the break. Read it. Pass it on.

FBI: White Supremacists Urged to Infect Jews, Police

ABC News has picked an alert issued by the FBI’s New York office: White supremacists encouraging their members to spread coronavirus to cops, Jews, FBI says In an alert obtained by ABC News, the FBI’s New York office reports that “members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through…

Court to Florida government employee fired for lynching comments: You are NOT the victim

The assistant finance director for Florida’s Seminole County Clerk of Courts was once a man named Stan McCullars. Emphasis on “was.” A little background: In January 2017, Aramis Ayala became Orange-Osceola State Attorney. She’s also the first African American to hold the office in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, this historic achievement has been marred by the way Ayala has…

When it comes to racism, Detroit cops have a real issue—and not just on Snapchat

In September 2018, Detroit policeman Sean Bostwick, while in uniform, took a selfie in his patrol car and posted it to his Snapchat account with a blatantly racist caption: “Another night to Rangel (sic) up these zoo animals.” He was quickly fired. x Details On Detroit Cop Sean Bostwick’s Firing After He Said It Was Time To Arrest “Zoo…

Policing the Police – A “How To” By An Expert, Detective Frank Serpico

Fully-automatic weapons and armored vehicles used on unarmed protesters in Ferguson, MO., and the questions which remain about Michael Brown's death are both enormous and numerous.  The local PD and hundreds of others across the nation close ranks to protect the cop – not to demand that an independent investigation determine the truth about the…

Crank Up Your TVs and Watch This! Updated With a Direct Link

Your opinion of what constitutes “Good TV” may differ from mine.  In fact, it should.  But I don't believe for a second that you good folks here won't consider this presentation to be “Good TV”.  In fact, I'm betting that you're going to think that this is something that all of America should see.  Would…