"You want to see my badge? Here’s my badge mother f@%#er!" Tommy Rodella, the Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was found guilty this week of federal firearms charges, assault and the violation of a citizen’s civil rights, after he used his badge as a weapon on another driver during a road rage fit.…
Tommy Rodella, the Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was found guilty this week of federal firearms charges, assault and the violation of a citizen’s civil rights, after he used his badge as a weapon on another driver during a road rage fit.
Oh, the symbolism behind this - a cop using his badge as a weapon.
This week’s most profoundly wrongheaded display of nonviolent press infringement comes from an unlikely source: The U.S. Forest Service. New rules being finalized in November state that—across this country’s gloriously beautiful, endlessly photogenic, 193 million acres of designated wilderness area administered by the USFS—members of the press who happen upon it will need permits to photograph or shoot video.
And yes, it does sound like one of the dumbest things you’ve ever read.
Hundreds of high school students in Colorado’s second-largest school district staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage civil disobedience.
They are entitled to do that, and we have instructed our officers not to interfere with that right.” A group of police accountability activists from California called “We Copwatch” has donated 110 small body cameras to Ferguson residents and trained them how to use the devices as well. The group raised over $6,000 to purchase…
The definition of relief is being the prime minister of the United Kingdom and ringing the Queen and saying: ‘It’s alright, it’s OK’. That was something. She purred down the line.
— David Cameron, implying that the bloody queen is, in fact, a cat.