articles of interest august 29, 2012

 

NYPD has had to pay out $22 million in civil rights cases in the last year alone. Shooting indiscriminately into crowds three times in two weeks, seriously wounding bystanders–on top of many other crimes NYPD’s finest have committed recently that I’ve detailed here before. To protect and serve!

The New York Times Reminds Us the NSA Still Warrantlessly Wiretaps Americans, and Congress Has the Power to Stop It

The brilliant Matt Taibbi lets loose about Romney.

Cop shoots dog through fence for barking.And in AZ, “A Flagstaff police officer repeatedly struck an injured Sunnyside dog with a baton and stomped its head with his boot, according to an eyewitness who watched the incident at about 2:30 a.m. on August 19.”

In PA, officer admits he made up a story about being shot.

This summer has been the most extreme since recording began.

Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s Criminal Defense Attorney Is Eric Holder’s Best Friend

The guy who created a program meant for spying in other countries details how it’s being used here.

War games in Minneapolis.

How bad poverty is just outside the RNC, but they’d probably tell the poor to eat cake.

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

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