Last night, someone came by a Jewish community center in Fairfax County, Virginia, and spray-painted swastikas on the outside. I don’t want to downplay the inherent violence here and make it about something else, but it underscores a thing I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Elections do matter. Yes, by all means, let’s go […]
Saturday 4 August 2018: Portland (Oregon) police show up at a rally by Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys. They intervene in support of the Proud Boys. They blast a “flashbang” projectile at one of the antifascist counterprotesters, in the back of the head. The shot probably would have been fatal had he not been wearing a […]
I posted this to Facebook and am sharing it here. I have a few ideas about how to turn back authoritarianism, but first–here’s what makes me think it’s even possible.
Here’s some crap that came from that clickbait aggregator site “Raw Story”: Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath: report. Yeah, that’s kind of a reach. I’m not the person who says don’t share things from Rawstory because it’s fake news. I’m the person who says […]
A friend shared this essay recently on Facebook, highlighted by “The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.” Wow. What a mess. This author is jumping all over the place with a thesis that changes every few paragraphs. It’s hard to […]
The proposed policy on bias-free policing is an insult to the Court. It’s an insult to the Bias-Free Policing Work Group that committed four months to research and produce a thorough and comprehensive set of recommendations. And it’s an insult to the people of Cleveland. But more to the point, the proposed policy doesn’t come close […]
I don’t have a lot to add to this: http://kevinanderson.info/blog/a-precis-of-my-take-on-our-collective-stupidity/
Problem: City Council is irrelevant, expensive, and petty.
Update: I went to the “Bias-Free Policing Town Hall” that was put on by the Community Policing Commission (CPC) last night. One bit of information makes this all make so much more sense: The draft policy was written by police brass. I’m going to go out on a very short limb and say the police department is deliberately […]
Matt Zone today: Matt Zone a year ago: After months of debate, demonstrations and public hearings, the issue narrowly missed making the November ballot. Per the City Charter, council would have had to vote on the issue on or before last Friday – 60 days before the general election – to make the ballot. But […]