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P.J. Crowley: A double cone of rightdoing, please, with exceptionalist sprinkles on top

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, politics, prison, torture | 2 Comments »

Some of my allies recently celebrated now-former US Department of State spokesdroid P.J. Crowley's condemnation of the treatment of Bradley Manning in custody as "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid". The words were valuable, sure, and within the ongoing saga of Bradley ...

Collateral murder

Thursday, 8 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
torture, war | 6 Comments »

If you haven't seen it yet, WikiLeaks has released a damning classified video of American Apache gunship pilots wantonly slaughtering people in Baghdad. This is an abbreviated version of the full 39-minute video, and perhaps necessary background to what I ...

London Cops Waterboard Pot Suspects

Monday, 29 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime, police, torture | 1 Comment »

With comments by Brad Taylor at the Free Agents Network:

Israeli Army Blindfolds, Handcuffs Palestinian Man, Stands Him Up and Shoots Him in the Leg with a Rubber Bullet at Point Blank Range

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
torture, war | 2 Comments »

Via Cryptogon: In 1937 Winston Churchill said of the Palestinians: "I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. [...] I ...

A story I couldn’t even blog about

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, police, torture | 2 Comments »

Rad Geek Charles Johnson opens up with both barrels on the institution of State policing, and rightly so. I saw this video about 2 weeks ago. Twice, three times. I left it up on my screen, I read the articles, I ...

Instant justice, Chicago-style

Thursday, 19 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | Comments Off on Instant justice, Chicago-style

Protecting and serving in the Windy City... From CBS 2, Chicago: Police Brutality In Beating Case Incident Reportedly Escalated Over Number Of Recent Police-Involved Shootings Twenty-four-year-old Patrick Richmond claims he was beaten by Chicago police and says he has the scars to prove it. ...

It’s about control, and any excuse will do

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | 1 Comment »

Remember back in the day when they told us that they'd never, never use any of those shiny new "for your own safety" seat belt laws as "primary offenses"? That people wouldn't get pulled over merely for risking their own ...

Justice, truth and accountability for Robert Dziekański #2

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | 1 Comment »

Short answer: not gonna happen. Police pardon selves; move along, nothing to see here. From The Globe and Mail: No charges called for in report on taser death 17 June 2008 Vancouver -- Police have finished their investigation into the death of Polish immigrant ...

Guantánamo: Beyond the law

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
prison, torture, war | 2 Comments »

A little something for the "they hate us for our freedom" file. But never you mind, these are just "a few bad apples" and "isolated incidents". There's no pattern here whatsoever. And no, of course these "enhanced interrogation techniques" will ...

Texas: Court-mandated assault for skipping school

Sunday, 8 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
torture | 5 Comments »

More torture for children's victimless crimes, courtesy of the State. Repeat after me: Public school is about learning, not indoctrination or obedience training Children are property Initiating violence against someone is OK when the law says so Children are slaves Offending the State is a true ...
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