Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Police, "I don't want to be a hashtag" (video); AP; Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Mapcherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

How social media is shaping activism in America
"I don't want to be a hashtag" (
Within the space of 72 hours, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers were shot and killed. WIRED looks the three days that shook the US (North America) and the role live-streaming, cell phone video, and social media played in recent tragedies. 

We have no justice, so we have no peace
"Justice" will not charge Baton Rouge officers. [Injustice wins.] (AP)
White killer-cop Slager pleads GUILTY to avoid murder charge after shooting black motorist Walter Scott in S.C. then placing a stun gun next to his corpse to tamper with evidence and make it look like a justifiable murder (AP).

Killer cop who killed Texas teen is fired for killing. Will he get another job? (AP)
Milwaukee jail death by dehydration thanks to divisive black Sheriff Clarke (AP)
Ellen DeGeneres comes out as gay for 20th year in a row; Obama remains in closet (AP)
A look at high-profile police shootings (AP)
Three shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department (AP)

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