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Lee Camp, a rising star comedian who opened for Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala at Monday night's NYC Rally to Occupy the CPD, released this video after Stein and Honkala's arrest at Tuesday's presidential debate in Hempstead, NY.
"A Presidential Candidate was arrested last night AT THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. And as if that's not insane enough, it's not even news?! Is that the kind of country you want to live in?"Lee Camp, a rising star comedian who opened for Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala at Monday... more
•Wednesday, October 17. 8–9 a.m. EDT: Our "Expanding the Debate" series continues with highlights from the second presidential debate. Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson, and Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode will join us live on the show to offer responses to the same questions asked to President Obama and Mitt Romney. [We have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.]
•Monday, October 22. Time TBA: We continue our "Expanding the Debate" series with a live broadcast during the third presidential debate with real-time responses from Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson. [We have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.]
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For anyone interested in responses not bought by corporate donors.•Wednesday, October 17. 8–9 a.m. EDT: Our "Expanding the Debate"... more
Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Jody Weis issued a new “deadly force” policy allowing cops to arbitrarily shoot drivers and passengers in vehicles to go into effect after this weekend.
“Effective next Monday, police officers will be able to fire their guns under circumstances where they previously could not,” Mike Krauser reports.
“Now officers will be able to fire upon the driver or passenger in a vehicle if that person is a forcible fleeing felon, someone who has committed a very serious offense resulting in bodily harm or has threatened to commit great bodily harm,” CPD spokesperson Roderick Drew told Mr. Krauser. “It gives department members the option of taking off a dangerous member, someone who has either created or committed a serious offense or could commit a serious offense if he or she is allowed to flee the scene.” (emphasis mine)
Mr. Drew said that whether or not someone “could commit a serious offense” is “up to the discretion” of the CPD “member”. Michael Sneed reports, “Critics claim the new policy is ‘ridiculous’ and the liability to the City of Chicago could be astronomical.”
Who would drive away from ‘CPD members’? Let’s not beat around the bush here. Ethnic minorities — and there are plenty in Chicago — are (in general) absolutely terrified of ‘CPD members’. An immigrant without “proper papers” might drive away. Someone simply uninsured might drive away. An ex-con with two strikes “illegally” talking on his cell phone while driving might drive away. This paragraph could go on forever.
As for the “discretion of the member”, a ‘CPD member’ shocked Lillian Fletcher — an 82-year-old, 5″1′ grandmother — with his Taser, sending 50,000 volts at her in 2007. Less than a year ago, a man fled from a ‘CPD member’ and was killed when the ‘member’ tased him. The man was being apprehended for drinking from an open bottle.
But, the CPD conducts thorough internal investigations for these ‘isolated incidents’, right?...Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Jody Weis issued a new “deadly... more