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Re: The State of the States

Postby frozen-north » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:31 pm

BMJ study: US police hospitalized 54,000 people in 2012

More than 54,000 people were hospitalized after "legal" stops, searches and arrests by US police in 2012, according to new research published in Injury Prevention. The study found that more than 1,000 people were killed.

Researchers also found that police disproportionately targeted black people, Native Americans and Latinos for stops and arrests and, though the use of deadly or debilitating force did not vary by ethnicity, the increased contact with police created risks for members of those minorities.

One of the more challenging aspects of the research, Miller said, is how little official documentation of police violence can be found in law enforcement databases and how often police involvement in injuries is left out of medical records.


http://www.dw.com/en/bmj-study-us-polic ... a-19421404


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Re: The State of the States

Postby Andres » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:38 pm

Andres wrote:The Philando Castile video showed four cops. The first one who did the shooting was having an immature tantrum over his murder of someone who (on the face of it appears) had not been aggressive and certainly was no longer in any way a potential threat, and yet this chicken-shit cop continues to point a pistol at the guy while he is dying, and makes no effort to call for medical help or administer first aid.
The only thing he could do after shooting the guy was to subjugate and threaten the dying-guy's girlfriend.

Well, the cop has FINALLY been charged.

It should have occurred in minutes, not months, but at least it happened.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/us/ph ... esota.html
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Re: The State of the States

Postby Andres » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:43 pm

Consider the content of the following article before you have a casual conversation with a cop in the US:
https://data.postandcourier.com/saga/watched/page/1

The Stasi would be envious.
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Re: The State of the States

Postby Andres » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:46 pm

And now, introducing "The Ministry of Truth":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterin ... mation_Act
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Re: The State of the States

Postby john » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:09 pm

A shortsighted pro-business decision without regard to the potentially devastating environmental impact. :( Moreover, it is frightening to think of the dire environmental consequences facing the world from Trump administration climate-science deniers.

The US state that banned banning plastic bags
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 05611.html
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Re: The State of the States

Postby john » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:05 pm

Trumpistan here we come...

America Becomes a Stan
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opini ... -stan.html
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Re: The State of the States

Postby john » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:14 pm

No surprise here...

Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opini ... -jobs.html
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Re: The State of the States

Postby cali_chile48 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:23 pm

In case you had any doubts about how some folks in California feel about Pumpkinhead....this was a very public display of opinion at the the Rose Bowl Parade....an iconic national event in the US. For half a second it made me miss LA.
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Re: The State of the States

Postby HybridAmbassador » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:31 pm

Trumpster and Shi Jin Ping at odds about "one China policy" Trumpster says if China shows him more cooperative and agreeable attitude, he then reconsider if to accept "one China" acknowledgment .
HybridAmbassador. Toyota Hybrid system for helping climate change.

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California is a basket case

Postby JHyre » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:50 pm

The feeling is mutual: Some of us do not much care for California, their socialism, or the results of the same.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... ddle-class

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Re: The State of the States

Postby cali_chile48 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:14 pm

Does Pumpkinhead think that California is disgusting? I hadn't heard him express that opinion....or does Mr. Hyre now speak for Tweeker-in-chief?

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Re: The State of the States

Postby JHyre » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Dunno, ask him. I did not purport to speak for him in my response to your post.

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