The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, put him in a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn't intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who's boss on the streets of Staten Island—and show him in a way he would never forget. Instead they showed him in a way he will never remember. This pretty much explains the cops' reckless disregard for Garner's life that day, and it is what makes the grand-jury sham especially appalling. This was about power, writes Sheldon Richman. Garner was a threat to no one but the politicians who need that revenue to play their destructive games and to assure they remain in power
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.