Monthly Archives: January 2009

Protocol Be Damned: Humanity Over Servility

John Coleman, the former drum major for the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums,was captured on news cameras as he acknowledged President Barack Obama’s friendly wave during the inaugural parade on January 20 in Washington, DC. Coleman and the pipe … Continue reading

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More Immigrant Abuse At The Hands Of Government

The case of Jason Ng and his abuse, neglect and death at the Donald D. Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island described in my previous post here this week and my post last August was not an isolated … Continue reading

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Too Late For One Human Being: Government Acknowledges Prisoner Abuse

The Donald D. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island was part of the network of public and private prisons that the federal government has used as outsourced “warehouses” for human beings held in detention. We are not talking … Continue reading

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Incremental Change: Fighting For PTSD War Casualties

Two items in the media caught my attention this week that I believe are worth noting. First, Army Times republished an article by Gregg Zoroya in USA TODAY under the headline “Army may stop notifying COs of counseling“.  In the … Continue reading

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When Law Enforcement Goes Wrong

A hat tip to legal scholar, constitutional champion and TV pundit and blogger, Jonathan Turley for putting us on to the greedy machinations of Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff Greg Bartlett. It seems that Sheriff Barlett has been jailed, held on … Continue reading

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“The Job”

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It’s Official: Internet Surpasses Newspapers

In a report released December 23, 2008  from the Pew Reserach Center For The People & The Press one of the major findings was the fact that the Internet has emerged as a greater source of national and world news … Continue reading

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