To date the most reliable data anyone has about law enforcement killings in the U.S. was the FBI’s statistics on homicides by law enforcement. But therein lies the problem.
Those numbers are voluntarily given to the FBI by police, and many jurisdictions simply don’t hand over this information, thus making an accurate accounting of exactly how many people police have actually killed each year extremely difficult to ascertain.
For instance, the killing of Eric Garner would not be included in the FBI’s 2014 statistics because New York doesn’t participate in the voluntary program.
Thankfully there is a new means of aggregating how many people are being killed by law enforcement. This new tool for accountability is the website www.killedbypolice.com.
It’s basically a spreadsheet that lists every person killed by cops in the years 2013 and 2014. In addition to naming those killed, it also provides a link to media reports for each of the killings, age, sex and race if available.
The information available on the site begins in May of 2013 and runs through now. The novel idea of monitoring the number of police killings through news reports has shown to be a much better accounting of deaths at the hands of cops than the voluntary FBI system. Read The Full Story
America is on a war footing. While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia is now contemplated at an “operational level”. Similarly, both the Senate and the House have introduced enabling legislation which provides legitimacy to the conduct of a war against Russia. We are not dealing with a “Cold War”. None of the safeguards of the Cold War era prevail. Read the Full Story
Much has been said about Goldman's control over the most important Federal Reserve of all, that of New York, where the all important Markets Group is located, which does as the name implies, "influences" markets (those who may have missed it are encouraged to read "Goldman "Whistleblower" Sues NY Fed For Wrongful Termination", "How Goldman Controls The New York Fed: 47.5 Hours Of "The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes" Explain", "A Quick Look At Goldman's Takeover Of The US Judicial System: NY Fed Edition", and of course "I Am Putting Everything In Goldman Sachs Because These Guys Can Do Whatever The Hell They Want."
And while it is very clear by now that nothing will change under the current corrupt and compromised executive, legislative and judicial system, because at the end of the day, Goldman has indirect control over all three branches of government , here is the one anecdote which, in a non banana republic, would be the straw that finally broke the camel's back. Read The Full Story
Could there ever really be a ban on carry-on bags when you fly?
According to a report by National Public Radio, a ban on carry-on luggage was discussed by U.S. counter-terrorism officials.
A TSA spokesperson told CBS 11 News it’s “not anticipating any further changes in the carry-on bag policies.”
The spokesperson said as always TSA will make adjustments when necessary to meet the ever-evolving terror threat. Read The Full Story
In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan.
In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. Read The Full Story