Circle of violence
To Whom It May Concern:
1. The Sound and the Fury
Late last week the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation released the findings of its investigation into the shooting death of Allan Locke on December 20, 2014, in the Lakota Homes neighborhood of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Is this country headed toward becoming a police state? Some will tell you we’ve been on that road since 9/11, and maybe since the imperial presidencies of Nixon and Reagan.
I’ve been watching the chest pounding about the ambush killings of two police officers in New York by a crazy man with a long criminal history.
Who are they saying was responsible?
Anybody who uttered "Hands up! Don't shoot!"
The Indian Law and Order Commission's report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer bluntly described system
In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.
Trigger Warning: This article deals with the death of Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman who was found murdered on Wednesday, February 26, in Salisbury, New Brunswick.
I know this is sorta late—two weeks, to be exact—and that pop culture topics du jour tend to last only a few days. Modern day pop culture existential question: If someone gets killed on Twitter and it’s no longer trending, did it really happen?
I don’t know; that’s above my pay grade.
The George Zimmerman case is not just about stand your ground, or self-defense; it’s about the prejudice that exists to this day, it’s about a prejudicial justice system that makes the color of the victim’s skin predetermine the verdict of not guilty, with the message sent out to individuals like
I often write with respect of persons who have done much with their time, referring to them as “elders.” Some people deserve that respect, but others are just old. Out of luck or because they took no risks, they are still sucking air.
Meanings vary when people repeat that things can be done “the right way, the wrong way, or the Army way.” The Army way may represent teamwork so instinctive that orders are not necessary. For most GIs, the Army way is the elevation of form over substance.
While the NRA side of the gun debate claims the recent deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six educators from Newton, Connecticut are being exploited to promote an anti-gun agenda, another anonymous gun rights promoter has exploited the historic plight of Native Americans to fit their own political p