An OPP Bedtime Story…

Once upon a time, there was a tween named Billy in New Orleans, not yet a teenager, but no longer a small boy. He’d been having a difficult life, but his mother taught him the best she could. Billy loved his mother and Billy loved his house. Billy loved his friends and Billy loved his…

And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls…

Ahem…for reasons of disclosure, let me start out by saying I am a social worker…I am a social worker but I am also not stupid. I’ve worked in some social programs in my day that were, shall we just say, not cost-effective. However, let me also say that those days were a long time ago….

And now, a word from our sponsors…Anarchist version…

And now, a word from our sponsors… Combichrist – Sent to Destroy So, somebody put garbage bags over the NOPD’s cameras? A Republican could have done it, said the cameras were too expensive… A Democrat could have done it, said the cameras were encroaching on privacy rights… A Libertarian could have done it, said the…

The NOPD report: white man in Jacksonsmith Palais…

I had initially planned to begin and end this post with one simple sentence, “Damn, the NOPD sucks, we knew that, but thanks for spelling it all out for us, in detail, just how much they suck…” But before I hit “publish,” I decided I should perhaps, elaborate on this so I did just that: My former…

ACLU Suit Wants Chicago Police Department to Follow the Law

On August 18th, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago to challenge the Illinois Eavesdropping Act.  The Act, created in 1994, was put on the books to criminalize both private and public recordings made without the consent of all parties involved. Once on the books, the law was largely ignored by the police until…

Prosecutors try to make videotaping the police a crime

Before I begin, if you are one of the few people left in this country who believe the police never commit a crime, never abuse their authority or inflict brutality on the citizens they are sworn to protect, you should probably stop reading now. Go on, click on outta here. I respect your opinion, I…

Hillary Clinton is concerned about activists everywhere, except America.

So Hillary goes to Poland and worries that “the walls are closing in” on organizations like unions, advocacy groups and activist groups that are an essential part of forming democracies and she expresses surprise that the countries where suppression occurs still claim to be “democracies.” She goes on to say “We must be wary of…

Ohhh the land of B-P…and the home of the…

…place where reporters and photographers keep getting ordered out of public areas. In this happy instance, a reporter was stopped by Homeland Security who took his name, social security number and demanded to see the photos he had taken under threat of being detained if he didn’t comply. The information was then promptly turned over…