You probably don’t need to be reminded that America is becoming a police state. Reports of police misconduct throughout the country are consistently on the rise. But the questions remain: Why isn’t the public outraged and why aren’t elected officials moving to quell police misconduct?
Those who claim we are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse have more evidence to place in their folder. The zombie scare began when Rudy Eugene, also known as the “Miami Zombie” and the “Causeway Cannibal,” chewed off 75 percent of a homeless man’s face.
If the pay package offered at Gilbert & O’Bryan LLP is any indication of the economy, things are not headed in a good direction. The small Boston law firm posted a full-time position for which the employee can expect “to earn $10,000 in compensation in the first year.”
Don’t get too excited about high school graduation. Doing so may cost your graduate his diploma. Or even worse: It may land you behind bars. In Florence, S.C., Sharon Cooper was cuffed and taken to jail when she cheered for her graduating daughter, Iesha Cooper. She was charged with disorderly conduct.
Under the Electronic Privacy Act of 1986, estimates one judge, 30,000 secret surveillance orders are made each year. This is all done without authorities having to issue a traditional search warrant because of the digital nature of the information sought, according to the judge.
No person consciously decides that he is willing to be entirely indoctrinated by his chosen form of news consumption in the beginning. It happens, it seems, as a matter of consequence. Many people allow their social and political worldview to be shaped almost entirely by the brand of news they consume.
The global “hacktivist” syndicate Anonymous wants people to expose evidence of corruption and injustice. In a video, the group urges anyone with access to evidence of corporate or government wrongdoing to buy a USB drive and document the evidence for publication on the Internet.
In an attempt to apprehend a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Aurora, Colo., every adult at an intersection was detained. Some people were held for more than two hours. The cops had a “virtual certainty” the culprit was at the intersection.
Mitt Romney defended the individual mandate requirement of his Massachusetts healthcare reform bill that would later become the model for Obamacare when he was Governor of that State. The Republican presidential candidate continues to defend the State’s healthcare overhaul, saying that it was the right thing for Massachusetts.
In the 1994 chart topper “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” Jon Bon Jovi boasted of riding on a steel horse. His mode of transportation has changed. On Monday, the rocker flew to New York on Air Force One. A White House official said that Bon Jovi was a “guest of the President.”