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Not Even Video Can Indict A Murderer, If The Murderer Is A Cop

What a disgrace.

At post time, there is still no official press conference. But with even The New York Times now reporting it, the “source” must be high and credible.

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R.I.P. Eric Garner

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China Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Hong Kong

Weibo communiqué:

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FireChat Messaging App Gains Users During Hong Kong Protests

FireChat at the iOS App Store (web ppreview page)
FireChat at the Google Play Store

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R.I.P. Eric Garner

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Attorney Fees Need To Be #Occupied Next!

City Agrees To Largest Occupy Wall Street Settlement Ever

Today, lawyers announced the largest settlement with New York City yet, with the city paying out $583,024 to 14 protesters who were arrested for disorderly conduct on January 1st of 2012.

Sounds like some justice, right?

No, because this:

Two of the defendants who settled at an earlier stage will receive $5,000 from the city. The remaining 12 will receive $20,002. The protesters’ lawyers will receive $333,000 in costs and fees.

What the fuck?

Maybe the protesters are happy, but that split stinks.

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Cecily McMillan: Jail Time

Another day, another travesty.

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Cecily McMillan: Jury Said Guilty

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Cecily McMillan: Jury Said Guilty

Cecily McMillan’s guilty verdict reveals our mass acceptance of police violence

McMillan was one of roughly 70 protesters arrested on March 17, 2012. She and hundreds of other activists, along with journalists like me, had gathered in Zuccotti Park to mark the six-month anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street. It was four months after the New York Police Department had evicted the Occupy encampment from the park in a mass of violent arrests.

When the police moved in to the park that night, in formation and with batons, to arrest a massive number of nonviolent protesters, the chaos was terrifying. Bovell claimed that McMillan elbowed him in the face as he attempted to arrest her, and McMillan and her defense team claim that Bovell grabbed her right breast from behind, causing her to instinctively react.

But the jury didn’t hear anything about the police violence that took place in Zuccotti Park that night.

This is what Liberty Plaza (aka Zuccotti Park) looked like that morning: Occupy Wall Street: March 17, 2012

See anything threatening? Anyone advocating violence?

The verdict is bullshit.

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HFT = High Frequency Trading?

Photo taken today Friday April 14, 2014. Resampled and resized to 1024 x 768; click to enlarge.

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I should have asked, but it looked like a blood-sucking spider anyway. And he was heading for the Financial District.

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There have been some stunning images via Twitter of the Presidential Palace captured by victorious Ukrainian protesters.

This image …

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… exemplifies everything that is wrong with those who currently — and temporarily — hold power.

More photos here.

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When Hands Close Into Fists

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.

While in Kiev, the government those in power have deployed snipers to kill whoever they can in the mass of protesters.

It’s clear that those who hold power will do anything to retain that power. The law is shredded and all that matters is who has the most force — or who is willing to do the most killing.

Something to keep in mind here in America.

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Occupy Wall Street: December 20, 2013

Photo taken today, Friday December 20, 2013. Resized and resampled to VGA.

There was no sign of Occupy at all in lower Manhattan. Except for one guy I’d never seen before who was standing at Liberty Plaza wearing these signs:

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