Thursday, February 11, 2016

How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station - POLITICO Magazine - POLITICO Magazine


How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station - POLITICO Magazine - POLITICO Magazine: "How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station
With a radical new design, Chicago architect Jeanne Gang aims to repair the trust between communities and cops."  'via Blog this'

Ferguson Votes To Reject Police Reform Agreement | Here


Ferguson Votes To Reject Police Reform Agreement | Here: "The Justice Department says it is considering taking legal actions against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, after Ferguson city councilors unanimously voted last night to amend and potentially gut a negotiated agreement to reform the city’s police department and municipal court."  'via Blog this'

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot: "The unusual lawsuit was filed Friday amid city leaders’ efforts to win back the public’s trust after several cases of alleged police misconduct.

Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the officer’s first public account of how he says the Dec. 26 shooting happened. It says Rialmo opened fire after Quintonio LeGrier swung a bat at his head at close range. Also killed in the shooting was LeGrier’s neighbor Bettie Jones, 55."  'via Blog this'

Ferguson Approves Revised DOJ Deal - The Daily Beast

Ferguson Approves Revised DOJ Deal - The Daily Beast: "The Ferguson, Missouri, City Council voted Tuesday to send a proposal on police and court reform to the Justice Department with six revisions. The council decided in a unanimous vote after three public hearings on the proposed consent agreement, which includes reforming policies on use of force, body-camera requirements for officers, and hours of additional training. The proposal, which was released last week, follows a Justice Department investigation into the police department and court in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Though the Justice Department will consider the provisions, Councilman Wesley Bell said some of the reforms will be put into effect."  'via Blog this'

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marco Rubio Short-Circuits, Repeats Same Scripted Line Four Times During...

Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson at debate - Business Insider

Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson at debate - Business Insider: "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apologized to Ben Carson on stage at the ABC News Republican debate Saturday night for his campaign spreading misleading messages the night of the Iowa caucuses implying that Carson was going to leave the race." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ben Carson to Florida to get 'a fresh set of clothes,' accuses Cruz campaign of 'dirty trick' - CNNPolitics.com

Ben Carson to Florida to get 'a fresh set of clothes,' accuses Cruz campaign of 'dirty trick' - CNNPolitics.com: "Ben Carson charged on Tuesday that Ted Cruz needs to fire campaign staffers for falsely telling Iowa caucusgoers to support the Texas senator because the retired neurosurgeon was planning on quitting the race.

"If Ted Cruz doesn't know about this, then he clearly needs to very quickly get rid of some people in his organization," Carson said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "And if he does know about it, isn't this the exact kind of thing that the American people are tired of? Why would we want to continue with that kind of shenanigan?""  'via Blog this'

Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio - The New York Times

Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio - The New York Times: "Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents.

And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush.

Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign, where they can harm the assailant as much as the intended target.

Over the past 48 hours, Mr. Christie has mocked Mr. Rubio as a cosseted “boy in the bubble,” derided him as “constantly scripted,” likened him to “the king of England,” and, perhaps most creatively, compared his Senate career to that of a helpless fourth grader who is told which chair to sit in at school. On Wednesday, Mr. Christie challenged anyone “to show me the significant accomplishment that Senator Rubio has done while he’s in the United States Senate.”"  'via Blog this'

Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Has No Recollection. - The New York Times

Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Has No Recollection. - The New York Times: "Wood remembers nothing of the play.

He does not even recollect playing in the first Super Bowl, on Jan. 15, 1967, or ever being on an N.F.L. roster.

Wood, who spends most of his time in a wheelchair, has been at an assisted living center in his hometown, Washington, for the last nine years, first for physical woes — debilitating neck, hip and knee operations — and later because dementia robbed him of many cognitive functions. Nonetheless, Wood, 79, likes to wear a green Packers cap most days now as he sits in his sunny room listening to jazz and 1950s doo-wop. Wordlessly and impassively, he will point to the logo on the cap as if he knows it has some shadowy meaning in his life. But specifics elude him.'via Blog this'