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Jake Tapper Wins Best Picture Of August 19, 2014

2 hours, 9 minutes ago

Jake Tapper's job for August 19th was to march with the protesters in Ferguson. Here's an image for the ages, captured by Daily Show writer Travon Free and posted to Twitter. A classic forever. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });
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Open Thread - What It Is, What It Was, And What It Shall Be.

7 hours, 46 minutes ago

Ferguson via Move On via Anne L. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });
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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Richard Hell And The Voidoids

8 hours, 16 minutes ago

I was never much into punk music, but I can appreciate what it's about. This song is exemplary of the genre, having a message that pretty much anyone from any generation can relate to. Got any favorite punk songs? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });
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One Cop's Advice: Submit To Us Always And No One Gets Hurt

9 hours, 46 minutes ago

Well, thank you Washington Post, for publishing an op-ed by an advisor to the LAPD who has some advice for all the rest of us. I understand that he actually believes he's doing us a favor with this, but how about a parallel remark about police who behave like jerks on a minute-by-minute basis? He would…
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St. Petersburg City Worker Spraypainted 'KKK' On Black Employee's Vest

10 hours, 16 minutes ago

Donald Pitt­man is a 51 year old African American who has worked for the city of St. Petersburg for 15 years, whose boss, John Paquette, sprayed the letters "KKK" on the back of his orange work vest 10 months ago. He did what probably anyone would do in that situation; he went to his human resources… …
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Experts: Police Shootings Point To Need For 'Systemic Change In Policing'

13 hours, 58 minutes ago

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ISIS Beheads Missing American Journalist On Camera, Threatens Another

14 hours, 1 minute ago

Yikes: ISIS claims to have executed American freelance journalist James Foley; threatening to kill Steven Sotloff next. — Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) August 19, 2014 No, we're not going to post the pictures. You know how to find that kind of thing if you're interested. Via Mediate: According…
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Getty Photojournalist Scott Olsen Arrested In Ferguson For 'Refusing To Obey'

14 hours, 46 minutes ago

Getty Images photojournalist Scott Olson was arrested Monday for refusing to stay in a designated "media pen" that the police set up even though the rest of the area was open to the public. He was later released and discussed his arrest with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: Olson:....he told me I had to be in…
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WTF? Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Wants 'Anglo-American' Justice In Ferguson

15 hours, 6 minutes ago

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system -- which he said was a product of "Anglo-American civilization" -- to do its job. Following Monday night's clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain…
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CNN Host Asks Why They're Not Using Water Cannons In Ferguson

16 hours, 1 minute ago

During last night's live CNN broadcast, anchor Rosemary Church asked why police didn't use water cannons instead of tear gas, prompting a sidelong glance from her desk partner. If one has no knowledge of water cannons' place in American civil rights history, it probably seemed like a reasonable question.…
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