Update: Oakland Police estimate they’ve detained around 100 protesters as of 7:10 p.m. OAKLAND — Oakland police deployed tear gas and smoke at about 500 Occupy Oakland marchers Saturday afternoon, arresting 19 protesters after they attempted to enter a vacant convention center, police said. In the first major clash between protesters and police since November, three officers were...
Our growth is generally dependent upon our ability to obtain new contracts to...– Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison operator in America, statement to stockholders, 2005. In other words: ending the Drug War and eliminating federal mandatory minimum sentences is bad for business. Adam Gopnik notes that CCA “spends millions lobbying legislators.”...
6) Did writing about Reek disturb you as much as it did for us to read about...– [Spoilers All Books] George R.R. Martin responds to our top 10 questions! : asoiaf The challenge was to find ways to disturb my readers oh, GRRM <3 (via bidonica) Mission accomplished.
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the...– Sunday was the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Undercover police had children with activists →
pdxrain: “Last month eight women who say they were duped into forming long-term intimate relationships of up to nine years with five undercover policemen started unprecedented legal action. They say they have suffered immense emotional trauma and pain over the relationships, which spanned the period from 1987 to 2010. “Until now it was not known that police had secretly fathered children while...
Best SOPA post ever
nasty-man: Nothing I could add would improve upon this.
Front-facing cameras are everywhere on laptops, tablets and phones. If the...– Soon Your TV Will Watch You, Too | Special: CES - Advertising Age, via Dan W. (via new-aesthetic)
The list of controversies grows weekly: Organizers of a conference last week on...– Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women- NY Times (via mollycrabapple)
Pay attention to the whispers, so we won’t have to listen to the screams.– Cherokee Proverb
One of the things I’m concerned about is that I really want to make sure the...– Neil Gaiman on the American Gods TV adaptation (via tokenblkgirl)