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July 24, 2017

Archives for July 2015

np 001 Police Pullback

There are almost daily reports of police officers using excessive force on African-Americans. I’d like to discuss several of these. Michael Brown – Ferguson Mo, dies after assaulting officer and attempting to grab his weapon. Riots ensue. Eric Garner – Staten Island NY 2012 shooting of 2 African-Americans 147 rounds fired Tamir Rice -12 year

np 006 Jail Suicides -Baltimore – Police

On July 10 Sandra Bland was stopped by a Texas State Trooper for an illegal lane change. She was arrested and brought to the Waller County Jail.  She later committed  suicide. We’ll need more information to understand what happened to Bland. As Radley Balko notes, jailhouse suicide is disturbingly common. Regardless of the circumstances of Bland’s death,

np episode 005 Medicine – What’s Old Is New

I recently had a colonoscopy, and it started me thinking about medical procedures. But first, my colonoscopy. If you’ve never had one, you’re missing a positively dehumanizing experience. This is a procedure where you are laying on your side in a fetal position with your butt exposed. After the administering of anesthesia, you are out

np 003 Old Time Religion

We worry about attacks from foreign terrorists when we should be keeping a watch on some of our homegrown religious fanatics. One bright spot is they haven’t taken to beheadings yet. Pastor Steven Anderson, of Faithful Word Baptist Church, called for stoning to death ministers who performed same-sex marriage ceremonies and repeated his call for