A friend posted this fantastic image on Facebook just now. It’s from early this afternoon in Chicago, with the following text: “Over two and a half hours later much of Michigan Ave, Water Tower & many surrounded stores are still SHUTDOWN for Laquan McDonald.” (Photo credit to @MinkuAzad from Chicago.) Now let me get out […]
A friend posted this link on Facebook recently: Before You Applaud Termination Of Officer, Here’s The One Thing You Missed. Here’s what I think about it after spending some time reading it carefully. Maybe I overthink. Maybe I ask a lot of questions. Maybe I see a lot of complexity in things. But that doesn’t […]
I finally got around to reading Ohio Issue 2. The answer is NO. If passed, it would work like this. Every “initiative” (any change in law that you get on the ballot by circulating petitions) will have to go through the Ohio Ballot Board. The Board will decide if the proposal will “grant or create […]
“I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.” (Hillary Clinton from the Democratic debate the other night.) No. Hillary Clinton is not a progressive. She’s gone out of her way, “for decades” according to her supporters, to distinguish herself from the progressives. This is the kind of disingenuous bullshit that makes people not trust HRC. She’s […]
I’m not particularly sold on Matthew Barge and his company as the Monitor for the Cleveland consent decree on police use of force but here are a few things about the process. This selection is being done in the first place because it’s a requirement of the consent decree. It’s not like Cleveland went ahead and […]
While I understand the labor-oriented objections to “ride-sharing” services, you know what? What customers really get out of sites like Uber is a convenient mobile app, an easy way to pay online, an assurance that someone is actually on the way to come get them, and relatively quick service in urban areas. In Cleveland, the cab companies […]
Mayor Jackson, Police Chief Williams and Director of Media Relations issue statements which are clearly bullshit.
Regarding the question of how and why Michael Brown was shot down by a police officer this August in Ferguson, Missouri: It doesn’t add up the way police say it adds up: Michael Brown could not have been only 35 feet away from the officer who shot him. It had to be more like 148 feet. […]