Most people manage to go their whole lives without ever having the police called on them. George Zimmerman isn’t most people.
First Scene: George Zimmerman Arrested for Aggravated Assault
China ends it’s one-child policy. Is it to make more children who can care for their parents in old age? Is it to stop the violence that’s created when men outnumber women? Maybe. But there’s probably also another reason.
The Chicago PD shot and killed a mentally-disturbed teenager who was threatening his father with an aluminum baseball bat. In the process they also shot and killed and an unarmed 55-year-old mother.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy: Homophobia, the attack on affirmative action, the evisceration of the Voting Rights Act, the notion that black students would be better off at slower schools, the condoning of torture, the condoning of racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona, Bush v. Gore, the notion of Corporate Personhood, and the shredding of campaign finance reform. Not to mention the drastic limitations on women’s reproductive freedom in several states. Depending on your political persuasion, this is either a job well done, or a tragic legacy.
This is a textbook case of environmental racism. The original route of the Dakota Access Pipeline took it close to Bismarck, North Dakota which happens to be about 95% white. Those citizens protested, so the pipeline was rerouted through sacred tribal burial grounds, and across the main drinking water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux. The private interests building the pipeline have already bulldozed several tribal burial grounds, in violation of federal treaties.
But regardless of its previous promises, the government is refusing to protect the lands and the health of native people when it conflicts with the interests of others. Treaties and promises once again mean nothing. This is literally the oldest story in the America.
After over a year of promising American voters he’d force Mexico to pay for his multi-billion dollar border wall, President Trump tries to bully Mexico’s president into considering it. …And Mexico’s president simply says forget it.