Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Police Violence Rages in Ferguson, MO

The out-of-control police response to protests against the killing of Michael Brown in a St. Louis, MO suburb, continues. Our reporter @rdevro was shot with rubber bullets/beanbags by police last night, spent night in jail. Is due to be released w/o charge soon.— The Intercept (@the_intercept) August 19, 2014 Yesterday more journalists were arrested without ...

The Disaffected Lib: Michael Brown – Ferguson, Missouri – The War on Drugs

What does America’s War on Drugs have to do with the execution/killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the riots it spawned?  The New Republic‘s John McWhorter believes they’re inextricably linked and contends that the way to avoid future Ferguson riots is to end the War on Drugs. We don’t know the details yet, but ...

The Disaffected Lib: Is Missouri America’s New Mississippi?

Damn but this sounds like the south in the turbulent 50s and 60s.  The governor of Missouri has ordered St. Louis County police out of the community of Ferguson, the site of the recent killing of a young black man, Michael Brown. “The governor [Jay Nixon] just called me and he’s on his way to ...

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

Dead explorer and #ihategarybettman edition! =================================================================================== Every now and then – though rarely – The Head Robot of this fair land does something that I actually agree with.  It hurts to admit it, but yes. It is true. Such is the case with Stevie’s announcement that he is throwing oodles of cash at an expedition ...