Thursday, August 21, 2014

St. Louis police lied in statement of shooting

Yet another black man gunned down by police without cause. See this story. It first gives the police story of what happened followed by actual video of the shooting. Yes, the man was walking toward the police saying "shoot me" but he did not have a raised knife in his hands; his hands were empty and at his sides. Two cops couldn't just subdue the unarmed kid and had to shoot him dead?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paranoid regressives project on Capt. Ronald Johnson

See this story. Capt. Johnson of the MO highway patrol flashed a hand sign recently that is from his black college fraternity. Regressives, rather than actually looking up the sign to realize what it was, instead went right for accusing him of using a street gang sign. There is even a FB page asking for his resignation for such behavior. Some Tweets said it proves he's a member of a violent gang. These fear-based regressives completely flipped out over nothing. Wow.

Obamacare fading from regressive playbook

See this article. It's no surprise either. Recall the regressives in Congress tried to repeal it about 60 times. They knew once it got implemented and starting to work their cause would be lost. Sure enough, that's exactly what's happening, as their ads against it are dwindling. So from now until the election the progressives must do the opposite and flood the media with ads not only showing it's working but that regressives opposed it. This must be a key campaign issue, as many who vote Republican are getting the benefits of Obamacare. And when they are reinforced that their own reps are against it they just might not vote for them again. Go on the attack progressives!

Ferguson police tactics for arresting reporters

See this article. Ferguson police said that they mistakenly arrest reporters when there is chaos going around and they cannot discern them from the rest of the crowd. The story shows this is a flagrant lie, with examples of clearly identifiable reporters being arrested when there is no chaos going on whatsoever. They just don't want the facts of what they're doing being reported. And this is America?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cop mentality

As an example of the last post, the following statement from an LA cop is typical of this 'negative bias':

"Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you."

If you don't do exactly what he demands of you, including putting you in a deadly choke hold, then you obviously deserve any of the listed responses. You see, it's your fault if any of that happens to you.

Chris Mooney on regressive negative bias

See this story. He cites the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which uses open peer review. That process has led to a broad consensus among such scientists that liberals and conservatives disagree politically due to different personalities as well as physiological and genetic factors. One recent paper showed that conservatives tend toward a 'negative bias,' meaning they are more reactive to threatening and disgusting environmental stimuli. This leads to an ideology which supports a strong military, tough cops, anti-immigration and guns for everyone. The peer review process asserted overwhelming support for this research.

Jake Tapper reporting from Ferguson

It's a war zone there in downtown America.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

See this petition and consider signing. The text:

Police in Ferguson, Missouri could transform their town into a war zone—because of armored vehicles, assault weapons and body armor provided by the United States military. And police militarization has happened in cities all over the country. Section 1033 of a military spending bill passed in 1996 allows the Pentagon to give “surplus war material” to local police departments. Since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security has also offered grants to local law enforcement agencies to “combat terrorism and fight the war on drugs.” As a direct result, we see situations like what we saw in Ferguson.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will soon introduce the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act in Congress—which would end the federal government’s program of providing billions of dollars worth of military equipment to local police. It’s about time. Sign the petition to Congress: No more Fergusons. Pass the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.

Petition Text

Do not question the police if you want to live

Who is the terrorist?