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Militarized Police Departments Don’t Work – Ferguson

This is a GREAT story from Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek – Here’s a pop quiz for all you media junkies: Which of the following took place in Ferguson, Missouri, recently, and which transpired during the 1968 Democratic National Convention (hint: both involved a certain higher-up with the last name Nixon): Two members of the media are quietly doing their jobs as a violent police action is under way. They are grabbed and assaulted by officers for no apparent reason. Peaceful protesters on a street are attacked by police with tear gas. A cop yells at a group of nonviolent protesters, “Bring

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News Roundup – Texas Rangers, Ariel Castro, Ted Cruz

Texas Rangers beat the Oakland A’s for sole possession of first place in the American League West. 🙂 I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand how Ariel Castro was not on suicide watch. It simply doesn’t make sense. He was just sentenced to something like 1000 years in jail. Anyway, like the coward that he really was, he committed suicide last night. I simply feel sorry for his victims. From Steve: And when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) makes an ad about health care, you can guess what happens next: he makes claims that aren’t even remotely true.

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Far-right-wing craziness

I have really been seriously trying to focus on what the Right Wing is so peeved about. Today, we have a tea party sponsored by Fox News and several right-wing lobbyists. I thought that John McCain and other conservatives were outraged over lobbyists. I guess not. I suppose if you want to look for substance you’d look even farther to the right. Militias. Here an interesting article from the Daily Kos. From DailyKos: Back in March, the state of Missouri completed a report looking into the nature of multiple militia groups that have sprung up (or moved in) around the state.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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