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Stupid_Dems - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These are "elected officials" not employees. They are not entitled to heath insurance in my thinking based on the hours they work. I do realize they put in more time than the council meeting. But they are still a long way from being full time. Why are city taxpayers being burdened with the cost of their heath care when the county and the school board do not feed at the trough? The total cost for the…
1950Brutus - Strawman: Eric Holder To The Rescue..... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is he bringing Oprah with him???
qfingers - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And why should this stop? It's all part of their compensation. They spend a lot more time than what you see on TV. For example, if you eliminate the health care you reduce the likelihood of a small business owner wanting to run. Plus it also means most of the council members have the same health insurance as other city employees...which seems like a jolly good idea There are two reasons…
pjohnf - Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why does the proposal have the size of the House and Senate in it? It should have only dealt with whether voters support term limits for our corrupt politicians. However even with the House and Senate changes in it, it should be allowed to be voted on by voters. The only reason Quinn and Madigan oppose the measure is because it threatens their power and control.
pjohnf - Bad news for hopeful Illinoisans on jobs, economy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
In other words Quinn's figures are a lie and a distortion of the true employment and unemployment numbers. Numbers I've seen that show only 47% of working American's have full time jobs. That is hardly good news for workers.

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Don't lecture people on 'due process' when you're pointing guns at their heads

18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

An American police officer shooting an unarmed black man is something that happens often enough that there can be studies done on it. Now that's depressing. It remains to be seen whether Wilson will face criminal charges, but a limited review of similar killings by police suggests that the officers more…
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Paul Ryan thinks it's the police's job to shoot unarmed teens

1 hour, 24 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (kos)

Rep. Paul Ryan is a-ok with all of this! Oy. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) waded into the Ferguson, Missouri, controversy on Tuesday and said the best way to bring about resolution is to let law enforcement do whatever they need to do. "We should take a deep breath, sit back and let law enforcement do their…
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McConnell unveils governing agenda: Another shutdown

1 hour, 48 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

Mitch is promising exactly what you'd expect from the GOP If you thought the headline of this post was an exaggeration, think again: Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and…
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Good news for Ferguson: Mayor promises a more diverse police force

2 hours, 23 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Just give him a few decades ... In the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, a disturbing piece of information that emerged was that in a city where blacks make up nearly 70 percent of the population, its police force of…
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Michael Brown's death: Will it be a grand jury investigation or a whitewash?

3 hours, 25 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

McCulloch: "Come on, man, they were doing great!" Later today, a grand jury will begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was gunned down by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9. And as is everything else surrounding this case,…
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Reforming the program that has militarized police will be an uphill fight

4 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

The Nebraska State Patrol Light Armored Vehicle LAV 150. It's one of the military items that Rep. Hank Johnson has proposed to prohibit the Pentagon from passing along to local and state police. Loading up local police forces with military hardware has crept into the spotlight as a consequence of the…
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Breaking news out of Ferguson: Police say they didn't lob tear gas last night

5 hours, 40 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Doused with milk to treat a little "eye irritant" ... As protests continued 10 days after a white police officer gunned down an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this is what now passes as good news: The authorities made at least 47 arrests after demonstrators tossed bottles toward police…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: With Brownback and Roberts looking sickly, we move two ratings

6 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Nir)

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • KS-Gov, -Sen: How do you go from a landslide victory to fighting for your political life in a state that heavily favors your party? Ask Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

6 hours, 8 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Waldman)

OK, now I just think they're overdoing it in Ferguson. This is just not necessary. It's Wednesday, but we're Joan-less. I've got a bad feeling about this. Guns are still FAILing, cops are still flailing. We'll dig through the headlines and stories that have been waiting in the wings, and in the end,…
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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

6 hours, 24 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Amazing Adventures of Super Barney Compared to years past, the town hall spittle-slinging has been quiet this summer. Since nature abhors a vacuum, here's a classic moment from August of '09, when Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank gave a Nazi-card playing Lyndon…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A Rick Perry primer; thoughts on Ferguson

7 hours, 33 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Greg Dworkin)

The case has no substance. It'€™s using the courts in a politically motivated way. Are we talking about the Rick Perry indictment, or Halbig? — @DemFromCT Every time @GovernorPerry cries politics, we should report, as @WayneSlater did, the fact that spc pros. & judge who appt'd him are Repubs — @PaulBegala Here…
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Daily Kos Elections: Alaska primary liveblog #3

12 hours, 24 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Tonight voters in Alaska go to the polls in their party primary, and the GOP will pick their nominee in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race. (Wyoming is also up, but there aren't any notable statewide or federal races to watch there.) There will also be a special election in Virginia's SD-38 that will…
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Daily Kos Elections: Alaska primary liveblog #2

14 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Tonight voters in Alaska go to the polls in their party primary, and the GOP will pick their nominee in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race. (Wyoming is also up, but there aren't any notable statewide or federal races to watch there.) There will also be a special election in Virginia's SD-38 that will…
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Open thread for night owls: Carbon Tracker warns investors that oil megaprojects have megarisks

15 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

Elizabeth Douglass at InsideClimate News, writes Wall Street Warned About $91 Billion of High-Risk Oil Megaprojects: Critics of environmentally risky oil projects proposed for deep undersea and Canada's tar sands got new ammunition last week when a report labeled those ventures and others as the industry's…
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Economics Daily Digest: With inequality, it's women and children first

1 day, 6 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Among the Poor, Women Feel Inequality More Deeply (NYT) The burden of inequality falls more heavily on poor women, says Patricia Cohen, because they…
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Feds can't sell booby-trapped property of terrorist tax evaders

3 days ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jon Perr)

These things happened in the United States this year. An unarmed man was killed by police, supposedly for stealing some cigars. Those who took to the streets simply seeking truth, among them some looters, were denounced by some conservatives and an entire news network as "thugs" and "lynch mobs." Just…
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100 GunFAILs: GunFAIL LXXVII

3 days, 2 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Waldman)

Over 250 presumably responsible gun owners have claimed to have completely forgotten they were carrying guns at airport security checkpoints since our last GunFAIL publication. It's been a while since I published the last GunFAIL compilation. Lots of travel and other summer activity made it difficult…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: As things get worse for Ed FitzGerald, the RGA piles on

20 hours, 48 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Leading Off: • OH-Gov: Things sound pretty rough for Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who's reportedly losing many of his top staffers and consultants, including his campaign manager and communications director, just seven weeks before the start of early voting in Ohio. These departures, though, are just outward…
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Daily Kos Elections: Alaska primary and Virginia state Senate special election preview

2 days, 4 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Republican Dan Sullivan is looking to capture his party's nomination for U.S. Senate to face Democratic Mark Begich Voters in Alaska go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their state's primary. Additionally, there were be a special election in Virginia for state Senate that will decide control…
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Obamacare fades from GOP's 2014 campaign playbook

18 hours, 48 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

Didn't work then. Not working now. And finally giving up. With Obamacare causing uninsurance rates to plummet and delivering insurance to millions of newly insured Americans, this is no surprise: Who could possibly have guessed that the reality of Obamacare—specifically, plummeting uninsurance rates…
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American Family Association: Michael Brown 'tanked up' on pot, probably went 'berserk'

1 day, 21 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

It probably went something like this? Oh, American Family Association. It must take such practice to be this bad at everything you do. Also, Not The Onion. On his radio program today, [Bryan Fischer] sought to bolster this narrative by citing a few new bits of recently released information, such as…
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Cartoon: New Michael Brown info

20 hours, 28 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (keefknight)

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Cop cams could change police behavior, but technology can only do so much

23 hours, 17 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

Most police don't like having their actions filmed. That's been pretty obvious in Ferguson, Missouri, given the number of journalists who have been arrested. Not to mention the number of citizens who have had their phones or cameras confiscated because they contain video or still shots of police at protests…
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Police to Al Jazeera: 'I'll bust your head right here'

22 hours, 23 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

Al Jazeera America producer Aaron Ernst recounts his team's encounter with law enforcement last night near Ferguson, Missouri. And yes, they filmed it: At this point, the officer approached me and grabbed my wrist. Officer 1 (holding my arm): Don’t resist. I’ll bust your ass. I’ll bust your head right…
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CNN anchor: Maybe water cannons are the solution here

22 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

CNN anchor Rosemary Church solves the Ferguson Police Department's crowd control problems: Why the use of tear gas, stun grenades? Why not perhaps use water cannon? At least it's not going to have the same sort of effect. Genius! I was thinking that they should just T.P. the crowd, but this is so much…
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What a stupid excuse for arresting reporters

1 day ago by rss@dailykos.com (kos)

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson (C) is arrested by a highway patrol officer during a protest for the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, rationalizing the coordinated campaign against the media covering the Ferguson…
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Midday open thread: Liz wouldn't have been a contender, CNN anchor suggests water cannon in Ferguson

23 hours, 18 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is It's the excessive force, stupid: Tonight, Republicans in Alaska head to the polls to select a nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, in one of the key races that will determine who wins a majority in the Senate this fall. Polls don't close until midnight Eastern…
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PPP confirms: Gov. Sam Brownback is in deep trouble and Sen. Pat Roberts doesn't look so good either

1 day, 1 hour ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Kansas' Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is in real trouble in this dark red state. How do you go from a landslide victory to fighting for your political life in a state that heavily favors your party? Ask Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Brownback easily won his seat in 2010, and used his victory…
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'I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me'

1 day ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

"Just do what I tell you. Don't argue with me." With all eyes on the continuing police action in Ferguson, Missouri, some deep thoughts from a Los Angeles police officer: Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop,…
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Egypt urges 'restraint' in Ferguson

1 day, 1 hour ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

Awkward: CAIRO - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year. [...] The Egyptian Foreign Ministry's statement…
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Mayor: 'The city of Ferguson is a model for the region'

1 day, 1 hour ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

Looks like the new P.R. team hired by Ferguson's city government is doing a great job of getting their message out: "The city of Ferguson is a model for the region." -- Mayor of #Ferguson a few mins ago on MSNBC. Ok! — @jbendery In related news, Cliven Bundy is a model citizen, Alex Rodridguez is a…
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Ferguson police continue arresting and attacking media

1 day, 2 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison)

The thug police force in Ferguson, Missouri, continues wage its campaign against the public it is sworn to defend—take this tweet from KMOV reporter Chris Stanford for example: Finally called it a night in #ferguson when police shot tear gas at us.  Laser sight pointed right at our vehicle. http://t.co/... —…
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When the media gets it right on Ferguson, Missouri

1 day, 3 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Over the last 10 days, with nearly non-stop protests over the police killing of an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, media coverage has often—for lack of a better word—sucked. But sometimes they get it right, so credit where credit is due to CNN's Jake Tapper. I just want to show…
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Ferguson: a few questions for the police

2 days ago by rss@dailykos.com (Mark Sumner)

Last week, the Ferguson Police Department released a "packet" of information supposedly related to the shooting of Michael Brown. The problem was, even a cursory examination of the material shows that it actually has nothing on the shooting. All the information in the packet is instead related to a robbery…
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Cartoon: It's the excessive force, stupid

1 day, 4 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jen Sorensen)

(Click to enlarge) I will vote for whoever the Democratic candidate is in the next presidential election because I like having health insurance, and there's that Supreme Court thing -- but I think there might be a better, and more electable, candidate out there. Hillary's recent comments on foreign policy…
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Overnight in Ferguson

1 day, 5 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Overnight, violence once again erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, as protests over the police killing of an unarmed teenager continued. And here's how it's being reported across America: An evening of peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday against the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown descended…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rick Scott's huge ad blitz doesn't do much for his numbers

1 day, 6 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Nir)

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • FL-Gov: A new survey from Republican pollster Cherry Communications, taken on behalf of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, finds GOP Gov. Rick Scott leading Democrat Charlie…
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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

1 day, 5 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Plain-Spoken" LePage? Hardly. As Joan mentioned last week, there's a new TV ad produced by the Republican Governors Association airing up here in Maine that tries to sugarcoat Teapublican Governor Paul LePage's chronic foot-in-mouth disease. The ad opens with unnamed supporters…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

1 day, 6 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Waldman)

Sad fish is sad that it's only Tuesday and already feels like Friday. Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: The Daily Kos Radio Player Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes, Winamp or Windows Media Player Can't see…
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: On Ferguson, 'generational change' and more

1 day, 6 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Georgia Logothetis)

The Washington Post: It is good that federal authorities are conducting a thorough parallel investigation and that President Obama will dispatch Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Ferguson this week. Federal officials should conduct their probe as quickly as possible and release as much information…
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Open thread for night owls: False facts and the right-wing distortion machine

1 day, 15 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

Paul Rosenberg at Salon writes False facts and the conservative distortion machine: It’s much more than just Fox News. An excerpt: Citizens are misinformed — often badly so. It’s not just that they lack good information — which would merely make them uninformed — they have plenty of bad information…
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Tear gas, stun grenades flying in Ferguson after ... uh ...

1 day, 13 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Holding a sign and tossing a bottle prompts this kind of response in Ferguson, Missouri Moments ago, police violence broke out again in Ferguson, Missouri, with tear gas canisters and stun grenade flying into the crowd protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. What happened? What prompted this…
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Economics Daily Digest: Looking for strong statements on Ferguson

2 days, 6 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Did Obama’s Response to Ferguson Fall Short? (Melissa Harris-Perry) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren questions why President Obama has avoided…
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Election Diary Rescue: Week 32

1 day, 22 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Election Diary Rescue)

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 49 diaries. (Var-Sen) WV & OR-Sen: Meet The Two Female GOP Candidates Who Really Don't Support Equal Pay by poopdogcomedy - Republicans Shelley Moore Capito (WV) and Dr. Monica Wehby (OR) seem…
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'Do the Right Thing' is so relevant now, 25 years on

1 day, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Doctor RJ)

Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing One of the most interesting things about art is how it can serve as a cultural milestone, and in many ways art proves the truth of William Faulkner's quote that "the past is never dead." This is especially true when you read a book or watch…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: After a rough few months, Bruce Braley releases an effective ad

1 day, 20 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Leading off: • IA-Sen: Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has not had an easy campaign, but hopefully this very effective ad is a sign he's turned the corner. A veteran of the Iowa National Guard describes how his unit had its deployment in Iraq extended, but the soldiers were not paid. He praises Braley for…
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Montana Democrats nominate state Rep. Amanda Curtis for U.S. Senate

3 days, 19 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Newly minted Democratic Senate nominee Amanda Curtis On Saturday Aug. 16, Montana Democrats held a special convention to select a replacement nominee for appointed Sen. John Walsh, who dropped out after revelations that he plagiarized his 2007 war college thesis. State Rep. Amanda Curtis, a high-school…
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National Guard should 'take a knee' in Ferguson

2 days ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jon Perr)

With tensions still running very high in Ferguson, Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered National Guard units to the area in an effort to restore calm—and confidence—in the community. It would be hard for the guard to do worse than the local police, whose heavy-handed, confrontational tactics and shocking…
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John Oliver on police militarization: 'Take it all away from them'

2 days, 3 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Michael Langenmayr)

John Oliver blasted Ferguson, Missouri, police and the militarization of America's police forces last night. Check out the must-see video below the jump.
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Another eyewitness and more cellphone video from the scene of the Michael Brown shooting

2 days, 1 hour ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jen Hayden)

Yet another eyewitness has come forward in the Michael Brown shooting. Piaget Crenshaw appeared on CNN to discuss the events she saw unfold live from her apartment. She also said the police confiscated her phone and she's upset the video hasn't been released. Watch Piaget Crenshaw describe the events,…
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