Law enforcement in this country is screwed up. It doesn't help matters that many Americans have been conditioned to see a vaporware bugbear as a threat and not the police who fail to protect and serve the public.
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"We could wrap this up right now," a police officer said over the scanner traffic that I was listening to as I walked along Mission Street in San Francisco. It was late on the night of June 3rd, and I had joined a protest group walking south…
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Welp, it has been another glorious month week living the glorious life in Trump's America. So let's have a little fun and games.
I am pretty much normally a rock and roll person. Ed Walker's opera and Zappa post was wonderful. So, let's change…
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Bill Barr thinks it is totally inappropriate to do network mapping when it involves the sensitive political activities of Donald Trump. He just rolled out far more invasive surveillance against the sensitive First Amendment activities of George Floyd.
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You've seen the scary pictures of Antifa. You've seen them in images from the Battle of Seattle, Occupy Wallstreet, Oakland FTP protests, outside the G20, and many more moments where a reporter nervously says to camera "Things are getting out…
After arguing against Bill Barr's DOJ's past arguments on materiality in a motion to dismiss Mike Flynn's prosecution, Bill Barr's DOJ now argues against Bill Barr's DOJ's past arguments about the reasons for such flip-flops and the authority of the judge to challenge them.
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Mike Flynn's Statement of the Offense has falsely suggested that, the first time Flynn made a request of Russia, Russia said no. In fact, both times Flynn made a request, Sergey Kislyak consulted the top people in Russia, and then delivered what Flynn wanted.
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The Mueller Report has always been coy about whether Mueller's team knew of any calls between Mike Flynn and Donald Trump surrounding his calls about sanctions with Sergey Kislyak.
But the transcript of Flynn's December 31 call with Kislyak makes it clear that he knew Trump knew the content of the call already.
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Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is more than 50 years old, yet it reads like it was written yesterday. In that letter, King identified “the great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom” not as the hoodwearing Klanners or the poltically powerful White Citizens Council folks, but the Moderate. Fortunately, King also identfied the cure to that block, if only we'd embrace it.
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An amicus brief signed by Trey Gowdy submitted in the MIke Flynn case yesterday claims that information made available by Trey Gowdy before Flynn's second plea allocution was not available to Flynn before he pled guilty.
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There is a surreal situation going down in Minneapolis. The CNN crew covering it was literally arrested on live air. Not all of them understand you, just the reporter, Oscar Jimenez, that was a minority, the white correspondent a few feet away…
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