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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Wilson Wasn't Indicted—The System Was

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November 25, 2014
The prosecutor who announced that a grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown seemed to indict society itself, Michael Daly writes. Robert McCulloch was vague about the "issues that lead to situations like this" but he and all of us should start by looking at a justice system that harasses blacks before letting cops kill them with impunity.

Flames engulfed multiple businesses and vehicles in Ferguson early Tuesday as gunfire kept firefighters at bay when violent protests erupted over the grand jury decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death. The protests turned violent despite pleas for peace from Brown's family, President Obama, and others. Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and buildings, several of which were later looted and set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds in scenes reminiscent of the early days of unrest that followed the Aug. 9 shooting. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters at least a dozen buildings were set afire, two police cars among the many cars burned, about 150 shots fired, police officers pelted with rocks and other objects and about 30 people arrested.

Chuck Hagel was forced out of his position as secretary of defense on Monday, but he won't be leaving any time soon, writes Michael Tomasky. Hagel will stay until a successor is chosen and that could be a long, long time with the incoming Republican Senate.
Parliament is set to unveil new legislation that will dramatically curb freedom of speech in the name of curbing Islamic radicalization. The proposal would silence or force into exile anyone in the U.K. advocating violent jihad, reports Nico Hines. But it could cripple universities' freedoms and increase government surveillance of the Internet.

An Oklahoma woman has died after she was accidentally shot by her toddler son. Police say the woman, 26, was at home with her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter when the boy grabbed a semiautomatic handgun and fired one shot at his mother. Officials say the victim's mother-in-law, who also lives at the home, arrived to find her daughter-in-law shot in the head. EMSA paramedics transported the wounded woman to a Tulsa hospital in grave condition, and she was later pronounced dead. Child specialists interviewed the boy to help figure out what happened. Reports said that as he was was buckled into the police car, he repeated, "Mommy shot."

Honda Admits Failure to Report Deaths
Underreported accidents since 2003.
Innocent Man Freed After 36 Years
Longest-serving wrongfully convicted man in California.
UN: ISIS Made $45M in Ransoms This Year
Jihadi kidnaps have raised $120m in the last decade.
Turkey's Erdogan: Women Not Equal
And attacks feminists over motherhood.
FDA Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus
Decrees new labeling rules.

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