why the US can’t keep track of people killed by police

The uncounted: why the US can’t keep track of people killed by policeA year ago, in a bureaucratic shift that went unremarked in the somnolent days before Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, the US government admitted a disturbing failure. The top crime-data experts in Washington had determined that they could not properly count how many Americans die each year at the hands of police.

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Small 9/11 Truth Victory Unknown to Most Americans: UK Man Won Case against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up

Small 9/11 Truth Victory Unknown to Most Americans: UK Man Won Case against BBC for 9/11 Cover UpHorsham, UK, 2013 – Tony Rooke, in an act of civil disobedience, refused to pay the mandatory £130 TV license fee claiming it violates Section 15 of the Terrorism Act. Rooke’s accusation was aimed at the BBC who reported the collapse of WTC 7 over 20 minutes before it actually fell, and the judge accepted Rooke’s argument.

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Have the Banks Escaped Criminal Prosecution because They’re Spying Surrogates?

Have the Banks Escaped Criminal Prosecution because They’re Spying Surrogates?I’m preparing to do a series of posts on CISA, the bill passed out of SSCI this week that, unlike most of the previous attempts to use cybersecurity to justify domestic spying, may well succeed (I’ve been using OTI’s redline version which shows how SSCI simply renamed things to be able to claim they’re addressing privacy concerns).

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In Our Horrifying Future, Very Few People Will Have Work or Make Money

Robert Reich: In Our Horrifying Future, Very Few People Will Have Work or Make MoneyIt’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. At its prime in 1988, Kodak, the iconic American photography company, had 145,000 employees. In 2012, Kodak filed for bankruptcy.

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Bank of America’s Inconsistent Positions re: Faulty Residential Mortgage-backed Securities

Bank of America’s Inconsistent Positions re: Faulty Residential Mortgage-backed Securities | The National Law ReviewBank of America recently moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Ambac Assurance Corp. in New York state court, alleging $600 million in damages for fraudulent inducement in connection with payments it made under policies insuring faulty residential mortgage-backed securities issued by Countrywide.

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LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a CrimeLos Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.

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Wikipedia sues NSA, DoJ over mass surveillance

Wikipedia sues NSA, DoJ over mass surveillanceThe nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia free online encyclopedia, is preparing a lawsuit against the US National Security Agency and US Department of justice over a mass surveillance program initiated by the government. Wikimedia is heading to court to prove that NSA’s Upstream program gathers foreign intelligence information through capturing communications with “non-US persons,” reports Reuters.

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Homeowners burned by mortgage scandal cry foul on Legislature

Homeowners burned by mortgage scandal cry foul on LegislatureIt isn’t easy to talk about filing for bankruptcy or losing your home, but as Montana’s Legislature moves to make it more difficult for homeowners to sue the mortgage industry for deceptive practices, tongues are loosening up. Montana Senate lawmakers have passed two bills to undo a landmark court ruling that benefited homeowners who sued big banks for mishandling mortgages.

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Mindfulness meditation appears to help improve sleep quality

Mindfulness meditation appears to help improve sleep qualityMindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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New Mexico sheriff foils IRS attempt to seize resident’s property

New Mexico sheriff foils IRS attempt to seize resident’s property – reportReuters / Jonathan Alcorn A sheriff in New Mexico physically stopped US Marshals from enforcing Internal Revenue Service orders at a residential property, later calling on the IRS to halt a public auction of the premises until the tax-owing homeowner’s court appeal is heard. According to BenSwann.com, Eddy County (N.M.)

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Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brainSince 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that starting when people are in their mid-to-late-20s, the brain begins to wither — its volume and weight begin to decrease.

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Justice Department probing Moody’s for mortgage deal grades

Justice Department probing Moody’s for mortgage deal grades: WSJThe federal probe of the ratings agency, a unit of Moody’s Corp (MCO.N), comes as the Justice Department nears a settlement with Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI.N), over similar conduct, the Journal reported. Justice Department officials could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters on Sunday.

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