Due to another hectic day and some computer issues, there were only 11 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, June 23, 2011:
- Detroit MI cops accused of abusing man in wheelchair, pushed him w/cruiser, then arrested veteran who complained  http://bit.ly/mzlRlr
- Toronto ON police sued by woman in “Officer Bubbles” video claiming she was assaulted & falsely arrested at G20  http://bit.ly/kMAlBl
- Fort Worth TX cop caught punching a restrained chase suspect on news helicopter video, no comment from police  http://bit.ly/mcWOGk
- Lowell MA cop indicted for allegedly raping 2 prostitutes under threat of arrest & soliciting sex from others  http://bo.st/kGmdp3
- Alamance Co NC sheriff’s dept sued by US DOJ seeking access to interview employees during rights investigation  http://bit.ly/mxT7Ou
- Dallas TX cop suspended 15 days for beating man that he found with his estranged wife while in uniform  http://bit.ly/kHhpgK
- Lethbridge AB cop faces disciplinary hearing after admitting to abusing police database to keep track of girlfriend  http://bit.ly/lZG00k
- Huntington Park CA police chief gets probation in plea deal dropping over 12 charges for creepy stalker-like acts  http://bit.ly/lSRLQY
- Saginaw Co MI deputy charged w/6misd & 5 felonies for misuse of police database & forged vehicle certificates  http://bit.ly/kIpXp9
- Butte Co CA deputy arrested on drunk driving charge after driving car off an embankment  http://bit.ly/iEAy0L
- Spartanburg Co SC deputy under investigation after cited for rear-ending car in on duty accident  http://bit.ly/mBkGwk
Stay safe out there!
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John Kelly: Emotional White House Press Briefing
Friday, June 24, 2011
The article was worded differently from the actual poll to elict the answer the Marxists wanted.
Gatson said his internship has challenged his perceptions as a Northerner.
"From my experience, you come in with an open mind, but you have a set idea of what you'll see," he said. But in reading the letters and other documents, "you learn that everything is much more complex than meets the eye."
Yesterday, Jim Epstein of Reason TV and I were arrested at a public meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission (DCTC). The meeting was held at the U.S. Park Police headquarters. Somehow, Park Police officers got roped into becoming the DCTC’s armed security and both Epstein and I have been charged by the Park Police with “Unlawful Entry/Remaining” and “Disorderly Conduct.” Our “crime”? Taking pictures or video.
Less than an hour into the public meeting, a hack (taxi) inspector – with “K. Bears #17″ written on his shirt – told me I couldn’t take pictures. He stood in my way to ensure that I didn’t photograph the DCTC commissioners on the dais. I settled on taking a photo of him instead. Not long after, things went haywire.
“I am troubled by actions taken by the [DCTC],” wrote Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells in a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Irvin Nathan. “While the details are unclear, following a request of DCTC members or staff, two armed Park Police officers entered the auditorium, put a reporter in handcuffs, and removed him from the room. This was reportedly for taking photographs or making a video recording of the proceedings at an open and public meeting.”
As I sat in the front row recording the testimony of Jim Dickson of the American Association of People with Disabilities, two Park Police officers approached me. “You can come with me or you can get locked up,” said one.
“You cannot stop a reporter from [recording]. That’s outrageous,” responded Dickson. Despite the protests of the approximately 200 people in attendance, I was hauled away. Washington Post columnist John Kelly, who was present, wrote, “suddenly, a clot of Park Police officers frogmarched Tucker out of the auditorium.” Epstein caught it all on video, which led to his being placed in the jail cell next to me.
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One of my e-quaintances, a young man and fellow SCV member/relic hunter who goes by the screen name of "Sentinel", recently found this coin in eastern Virginia while using a metal detector and hunting for Civil War relics. Amazing.Ptolemy V, Epiphanes - King of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt 204-180 B.C.
Bronze 26mm (18.15 grams) Struck circa 193-180 B.C.
Reference: Sear 7879; Svoronos 1233; B.M.C. 6.93,67-8
Head of Cleopatra I, as Isis right; hair in formal curls
and wreathed with corn.
ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ -
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open.
2011 PARIS AIR SHOW — Here’s a panorama of the glass cockpit of the C-5M Super Galaxy here. You can clearly see the upgraded flight displays and some of the improved navigator’s station on the right side of the flight deck behind the pilots’ seating.
Pardon the akward angles as I shot the rear of the flight deck (and sorry to the anonymous airman who poked his head in to ask a question.) I was shooting from the middle seat between the pilot and co-pilot’s seats and I seem to have overwhelmed Photosyth with the angles I was shooting.
Very short. Worth the watch.
This summer, Philips and director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaking competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules—
(1) The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the ‘Parallel Lines’ films), and
(2) entries could not exceed three minutes.
Here's the prize-winning entry in Philips' "Tell It Your Way" competition.
Via Cousin Colby
Via Angry White Dude
Provocative? Perhaps, but that’s nothing new for Time magazine with a history of taking iconic American symbols and using them to make political statements.
On Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Time magazine editor Richard Stengel presented the cover of his new July 4 issue, which features the U.S. Constitution going through a paper shredder and asks does the document still matter. According to Stengel, it does, but not as much anymore.
Evidently for you, my Collectivist enemy, but we shall meet and decide at some point.