Damned fine storm earlier.
Disturbing images of children warehoused along the border by the federal government emerged on Friday, posted by Breitbart Texas reporter Brandon Darby. The haunting pictures show a system overwhelmed by children and families detained by Customs and Border Patrol.
A moment of silence right now for the school children who died from understaffed school nursing. #phled
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The ubiquity of SWAT teams has changed not only the way officers look, but also the way departments view themselves. Recruiting videos feature clips of officers storming into homes with smoke grenades and firing automatic weapons. In Springdale, Ark., a police recruiting video is dominated by SWAT clips, including officers throwing a flash grenade into a house and creeping through a field in camouflage.
On June 4, 1989, Tank Man became the icon for modern civilization, for freedom and repression.Forgetting the rebels is just what societies do. But Tank Man marked a key moment in a year of global revolution that fell short in China but was still one giant leap for freedom elsewhere, most notably the collapse of the Berlin Wall a few months later. And his courage also inspired the generation that came after him — to remind them that one man or woman can make a difference, even if the results aren’t clear right away.
A Florida judge has sided with the ACLU to order release of information about police use of “stingrays,” which are invasive surveillance devices that send out powerful signals to trick cell phones into transmitting their locations and identifying information.
The unsealed portion of this remarkable police testimony can be found here. Law enforcement officials fought the move to unseal this testimony citing federal homeland security law, despite the case’s local jurisdiction.
Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild. It was modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically Black. Tragically, it was also the site of one of the bloodiest and most horrendous race riots (and acts of terrorism) that the United States has ever experienced.Today marks ninety-two years since as many as 300 African Americans lost their lives and more than 9,000 were left homeless when the small town was attacked, looted and literally burned to the ground beginning in 1921.
"A story requires a narrator who is grounded in reality. And this is where ethics comes in. In the profession of journalism there are two requirements: the journalist has to make the story credible and he has to know in his conscience that what he writes is the truth. Whoever gives in to the temptation and lies, even if it is about the color of someone’s eyes, betrays the profession."