- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: police state
“There are now 1,271 government agencies and 1,931 private companies that work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States, The Washington Post reported in a 2010 series by Dana Priest and William M. Arken. There are 854,000 people with top-secret security clearances, the reporters wrote, and in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2011. … Continue reading
from the excellent blog, The Agitator: An incidental recording taken while a Florida woman was on the phone with her insurance company shows that the police who arrested her and charged her with a felony for resisting arrest lied in their reports, and then again under questioning. Here is the cops’ story: The . . . ordeal began late-afternoon on Oct. 4, when Fernandes, a four-year CSPD veteran with no previous internal affairs complaints on his record, noticed Mait’s Lexus SUV … Continue reading
(Hat Tip to AZspot and Global Guerillas, where I stole this post, written by John Robb.) Francis Fukuyama isn’t your standard tech guy. He’s a policy guy at Stanford that writes hefty books on very philosophical topics. That’s why his detailed blog post on his efforts to build a surveillance drone are so cool. Here’s a little video of the test of his drone outside of his office at Stanford. Francis makes two simple observations that are worth repeating. Here’s the first one: “I … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Sky Valley Chronicle) Across the country Americans plan to protest the recent passage of the NDAA bill and signing on New Year’s Eve by President Obama. Citizens will gather outside congressional offices Feb. 3rd from noon to 7 p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540), the controversial National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Many Americans were shocked when it was signed quietly by President Obama New Year’s eve for it gives the U.S. Military and other agencies in the … Continue reading
How Do You Mistakenly Deport A 14 Year Old African-American Girl, Who Speaks No Spanish, To Colombia?!?
This is heartbreaking and appalling? What the fuck is goes on in the mind of an ICE (or any other law enforcement) agent who decides to send a troubled teenager to another continent, where she doesn’t speak the language, has virtually no possibility of contacting her relatives, and will most likely end up in what amounts to slavery? This is beyond negligence and incompetence. It’s sadistic. Worse, now that President Obama has signed into law legislation that will allow American … Continue reading