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Tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war. But Ferguson police shoot it at protesters.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/14/tear-gas-is-a-chemical-weapon-banned-in-war-but-ferguson-police-shoot-it-at-protesters/?tid=hp_mm

Despite its ubiquity across the globe and in United States, tear gas is a chemical agent banned in warfare per the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, which set forth agreements signed by nearly every nation in the world — including the United States. The catch, however, is that while it’s illegal in war, it’s legal in domestic riot control. That means Turkey got to use it on its protesters last year. That meant Bahrain got to the do the same. And now, in Ferguson, cops are likewise blasting residents protesting the police for the killing of an unarmed teen named Michael Brown.

“I was just trying to get to my sister’s house,” one 23-year-old sobbed on his lawn, according to this harrowing report by The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, who was arrested by police Wednesday. The man said police had pelted him with rubber bullets and sprayed his face with tear gas.

While that appears to have held true as of Thursday morning, some scientists and international observers contend the tactic of spraying people with tear gas, which commonly uses the chemical agent 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS), can pose serious dangers. “Tear gas under the Geneva Convention is characterized as a chemical warfare agent, and so it is precluded for use in warfare, but it is used very frequently against civilians,” Sven-Eric Jordt, a nerve gas expert at Yale University School of Medicine, explained to National Geographic. “That’s very illogical.”

Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Shot by Police in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2014.

While the country is still reeling from the news and aftermath of the fatal shooting by police of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown, KTLA is reporting that a 25-year-old mentally challenged man was shot and killed in Los Angeles while lying on the ground. His family says he was complying with officers. He was also unarmed.

According to the news station, Ezell Ford, 25, was only blocks from his South Los Angeles home Monday when officers stopped him. Police claim that it was an "investigative stop" but have not stated why Ford was being investigated. According to police, a struggle ensued and police "opened fire," indicates a Los Angeles Police Department news release issued Tuesday and viewed by the news station.

Ford was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery, but he died from his injuries, according to the news station.
A police spokesman told the news station that officers received minor cuts during the incident and didn't need medical attention, but a statement released by the LAPD indicated that no officers were injured.Ford's family tells a very different story. They claim that Ford was shot while he lay on the ground complying with the officers.


*Sigh*

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/unarmed_black_man_ezell_ford_shot_by_police_in_la.html?wpisrc=topstories

None of those officers were wearing badges as reported on MSNBC interview with reporter.

didn't want to be identified.


I am noticing a pattern, several of the reporters who were arrested with no reason were told ," stop resisting" . The reporters said they weren't resisting. Then after being assaulted by the police and arrested and detained, they were released with no explanation. WTF is this? Keep the reporters off the street keeps them from recording the madness.

Swedish man arrested after cops say his muscles are too big



A buffed man in Sweden was stopped on the street for being ‘unusually large.’ Police find steroids in his home, he gets 21 months in jail.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/swede-jail-time-muscled-article-1.1896710


Police stopped a man walking down the street in Malmo, Sweden, because they thought he was "unusually large," The Local reported.
They questioned the musclebound dude about whether he used steroids and if he had any.When he gave answers they considered evasive, the cops searched his apartment.

Inside, they found 20,000 pills and several bottles of performance-enhancing drugs, police said. The burly suspect said the items were for his own personal use. But nearly $21,000 in cash and packaging materials convinced cops that he was selling the substances.
A court has sentenced the man to 21 months in prison.

Apparently, such arrests are not unusual. Earlier this year, a buffed man was hauled in by police for involuntary steroid testing. The results were negative. A judge ruled that being muscular is not grounds for arrest.



ROFLMAO

Police: Indy man stole brains from museum, sold them for cash

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/01/01/police-indy-man-stole-brains-from-museum-sold-them-for-cash/4281433/



Authorities say David Charles, a 21-year-old Indianapolis resident, is accused of breaking into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times this year and stealing jars of human brain tissue and other preserved material. A tipster who paid hundreds of dollars on the online auction site helped bring the organ entrepreneurism to an end.

The museum, 3045 W. Vermont St., is the site of the former Central State Hospital, which served patients with psychiatric and mental disorders from 1848 to 1994. Indianapolis police had investigated several break-ins at the museum’s storage facility before a California phone call led police to Charles.

A San Diego man who had bought six jars of human brain tissue off eBay for $600, plus $70 shipping, called the museum after noticing labels on the containers and suspecting some kind of skulduggery, according to court documents.

Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department used that tip to trace the transactions, eventually speaking to the eBay seller who provided the brain tissue to the San Diego man. That seller had obtained the brain matter from Charles, police said.




Wonder who purchased them? lol

New Jersey Cop: 'If Obama Doesn't Follow The Constitution, We Don't Have To'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/07/new-jersey-cop-obama-doesnt-follow-constitution_n_5658285.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

A New Jersey police officer is under internal investigation after a man filmed him making controversial comments on Monday.

The officer, Richard Recine of the Helmetta Police Department, was called to the borough municipal building after receiving reports that a man was taking pictures inside the building.The man, Steve Wronko, was at the building to film alleged mistreatment and neglect of animals at the municipal animal shelter, according to USA Today.In video posted to YouTube, Wronko insists that he has a constitutional right to film inside a public building, but it's very clear that police want him to leave.

During an exchange that culminated with Wronko's being escorted from the building, Recine becomes agitated."Obama has decimated the friggin' constitution, so I don't give a damn," Recine said on camera. "Because if he doesn't follow the Constitution we don't have to."
Police Director Robert Manney, who also appears in the video, called Recine's comments an "embarrassment... uncalled for and unprofessional," in an interview with MyCentralJersey.com.

idiots can never tell you how has Obama decimated the Constitution. Stupid rhetoric.

Chris Matthews: Obama should sue Congress right back – for disobedience...Do you agree?

Wouldn't that be wonderful !!!!!

Chris Matthews made somewhat of a modest proposal on his show Monday: if John Boehner is going to sue President Obama, why doesn’t Obama just sue Congress right back for a “failure to provide services”?

Matthews appeared to be only half-joking at most about this, explaining that while this would normally be an absurd thought, we’re in “suing season” anyway. He said, “Think of all the ways Congress has failed to perform its regular duties. Basically left its inbox stuffed with undone work.”

Matthews argued by not acting on a number of big issues, and not voting on nominees to fill important positions, Congress is demonstrating a failure to provide services that Matthews believes would be actionable.

He concluded, “If little old John Boehner can slap a suit at you, you can slap it back.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/matthews-why-doesnt-obama-just-sue-congress-instead/


Ann Coulter Posts Racially-Charged Critique Of Latino Host's New MSNBC Show

her Tweets are very racist and disgusting


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ann-coulter-jose-diaz-balart-criticism

Jose Diaz-Balart's new program on MSNBC debuted Monday to a harsh review from a certain conservative firebrand.

Not that anyone should have expected Ann Coulter to appreciate the work of the Cuban-American journalist who's shown a passion for immigration reform.

Coulter fired off several derisive tweets directed at Diaz-Balart throughout the premiere of his eponymous program.

When he conducted an emotional interview with a Honduran teenager who arrived in the United States a few months ago, which Diaz-Balart translated in realtime, Coulter implied that the young girl was faking her tears.


* Jose Diaz-Balart is all for immigration reform , his brother Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.) -- opposed the measure.

Mother Sues Border Patrol Over Death Of Child Shot Multiple Times

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/29/jose-antonio-elena-rodriguez-lawsuit_n_5631071.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican national shot at least 10 times is suing the Border Patrol agents responsible for his death, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.The civil suit filed by the mother of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez comes amid a long-running debate over the Border Patrol's use of force.

The agency has maintained that its officers opened fire on Elena Rodríguez on Oct. 10, 2012, after a group of people threw rocks at them from the Mexican side of the border. The agents were on the U.S. side responding to a report of drug smuggling in Nogales.
But the lawsuit contends that Elena Rodríguez was not throwing rocks and that he was merely walking along the street near the border wall separating the twin cities of Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona.

The Mexican medical examiner found that eight bullets struck the teenager when he was already on the ground, according to a Fusion report. He was shot twice in the head, and the autopsy showed that most of the bullets hit him from behind.


I hope this doesnt become a regular thing

House Republicans Vote to Deport as Many Kids as Possible

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raul-a-reyes/house-republicans-vote-to_b_5648109.html

Dumb and dumber. That's the best way to describe two bills passed by House Republicans on Friday night. They passed a supplemental funding bill allocating about $700 million for the crisis on the border. It includes changes to current law that will make it easier to send child migrants back to Central America. They also voted to wind down the Obama administration's Deferred Action program for young immigrants. So forget about comprehensive reform: House Republicans have settled on the "Let's deport as many kids as possible" approach.

These two bills do not represent a coherent response to our border crisis. They reflect House Speaker John Boehner's failed leadership as well as the triumph of immigration extremists. While these bills will have zero policy impact, the GOP will likely feel their political impact for years to come -- and not in a good way.

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