06 Feb 2011

Police Brutality Alive and Well in Houston: Teen Battered [Video]

This is a child who at the time of this battery was suspected of being involved in a home burglary along with three other suspects. The other three had been under surveillance; Holley was seen exiting a townhome with two of the suspects. When the police gave chase, Holley ran — and what appears in this video is the outcome of that chase.

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05 Feb 2011

Police Brutality Alive and Well in Houston: Teen Battered [Video]

The video posted here depicts actual violence and may be unsuitable for some viewers.

I don’t have words for this; anything I can choke out is inadequate.

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03 Feb 2011

Late Night: Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! The year of the rabbit begins today with the new moon.

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02 Feb 2011

Snow Day Pointers for Mayor Wannabes

For all that is holy, be authentic at whatever you decide to do. Judges used to sitting in cushy offices might not be able to see through you, but voters can, and that’s what really matters. Here’s some pointers for you, laid out as simply as possible in terms you’ll understand.

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02 Feb 2011

Snow Day Pointers for Mayor Wannabes

Hey you. The candidate running for office in some midwest municipality, the kind of locale which gets nailed and hard by snow at least once a year. Not the four to six inches of snow kind of mess — the blizzard kind of mess which locks up your municipality for at least a day. We’ve got some helpful pointers for you.

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02 Feb 2011

Tahrir Square: Violence Escalated by Pro-Mubarak Forces

The pictures from Tahrir Square tell the story.

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31 Jan 2011

Special FDL Book Salon Preview: Chat with FCIC’s Byron Georgiou about FCIC’s Report

Join us for a special FDL Book Salon tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET when FDL’s Ed Walker will host a live chat with Financial Crisis Inquiry Commissioner Byron Georgiou. They’ll be discussing the FCIC’s financial crisis report and take your questions on the same.

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31 Jan 2011

Special FDL Book Salon Preview: Chat with FCIC’s Byron Georgiou about FCIC’s Report

Join us for a special FDL Book Salon tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. when FDL’s Ed Walker will host a live chat with Financial Crisis Inquiry Commissioner Byron Georgiou. They’ll be discussing the FCIC’s financial crisis report and take your questions on the same.

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31 Jan 2011

Egypt: Journos Detained by Military, Mubarak Calls for Talks [UPDATE]

Tensions are mounting in Egypt:

About two hours before this post’s publication, six of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt were apparently taken into custody by the Egyptian military, their equipment confiscated. Al Jazeera’s broadcast programming are still connected to several members of their team in Cairo, but they are not giving their names for security reasons. Al Jazeera now reports that their team members have been released but that their ability to report has been hampered by the loss of their equipment.

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30 Jan 2011

Holding Our Breath: Sunday Morning in Egypt Brings Rumors, Departures

This won’t be a big sweeping post about events unfolding in Egypt; it’ll be just enough to help you catch up this morning.

Rumors began after 1:00 a.m. EST that Hosni Mubarak had already fled to Sharm el-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula; rumors followed shortly thereafter that the Egyptian Army had moved into Sharm el-Sheikh as well. Such a move without the express consent of Israel would be a breach of the Camp David accords.

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