R.E.M.

The Vinyl Experience – 03.27.15

New Decemberists, Live and rare Police, REM and Dire Straits in the 80s, a soul classic morphs into a few different songs…… Decemberists: Lake Song Police: Landlord/Next To You (Live The Bottom Liner NYC 4/4/79) REM: Driver  8 (live Seattle 6/27/84 Dire Straits: Money For Nothing (Prince’sTrust 6/20/86) Joy Of Cooking: Laugh Don’t Laugh Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs They Might …

Cinque D'Jahspora

Leid Stories – 03.24.15

Q’s Life Still Matters: A Family’s Quest for Justice In A Police Killing      (Part 3) L’Sana DJahspora, the father of 20-year-old game designer Cinque “Q” DJahspora, learned on the night of Nov. 6, 2014 that his son was dead—shot by a Jackson, Tennessee, police officer near the condominium complex where the DJahsporas lived. The way police dealt with him—when when …

US Justice Dept: Withdrawing $5,000 should be Reported to Police

Something stunning took place earlier this week ini the good ol US of A, and it quietly snuck by, unnoticed by anyone as the “all important” FOMC meeting was looming. That something could have been taken straight out of the playbook of either Cyprus, or Greece, or the USSR “evil empire”, or all three. This is how the WSJ explained …

the uncounted

Police killed more than twice as many people as reported by US government

An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country’s most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday. The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less …

Maddox-Holder

Leid Stories – 03.13.15

Has U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Delivered Justice in Ferguson?

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday as they guarded the Police Department building during an hours-long community protest have been released from hospital and recovering from their wounds. Recovery of the embattled town from old and new tensions that bedevil it is not as hopeful.

Dana, Eva

The Whoredom of the Left

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Prostitution is the quintessential expression of global capitalism. Our corporate masters are pimps. We are all being debased and degraded, rendered impoverished and powerless, to service the cruel and lascivious demands of the corporate elite. And when they tire of us, or when we are no longer of use, we are discarded as human refuse. If we accept …

police

A Letter From Black America: Yes, we fear the police. Here’s why.

Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The mood on the beach that day was festive. Music from a nearby party pulsed through the haze of sizzling meat. Lovers strolled …

police

Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

“Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”–Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain It’s one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police officer pulls you over, but what rights do you have when a private cop–entrusted with all of the powers of a government cop but not held to the same legal standards–pulls you over and …

Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America—And It’s Getting Worse

“Fear is the mind-killer” – Frank Herbert, Dune People cannot think clearly when they are afraid. As numerous studies have shown [3], fear is the enemy of reason. It distorts emotions and perceptions, and often leads to poor decisions. For people who have suffered trauma, fear messages can sometimes trigger uncontrollable flight-or-fight responses with dangerous ramifications. Yet over time, many interlocking aspects of …