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jeudi 16 août 2018, 20:29
In 2009, after a successful public records lawsuit, the Invisible Institute received data on complaints against Chicago Police Department officers since 1988 -- the complaints often list multiple officers, and by tracing the social graph of dirty cops over time, The...
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Polk County, Iowa—Des Moines—is 4.84% black and 88.34% white. But a community group there claims that of one police officer's 282 traffic stops and bookings, 100% of the drivers were black and 0 percent white. So this dashcam footage of one of his stops there was no surprise ...
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My grandmother used to make dandelion wine, which is probably why an 87-year-old woman named Martha Al-Bishara was in the lawn of a Boys and Girls Club in Georgia, cutting and collecting the dandelion plants. Police confronted Al-Bishara after an employee called police to...
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Here's a montage of Trump's hateful, racist remarks through out the years. 'Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done.' 'I have absolutely no compassion.' 'A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white.' 'If I were starting ...
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Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made his fortune shorting subprime real-estate while Floridians were facing mass evictions; now he's hoping to be the Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and his financial disclosures reveal a raft of extremely toxic investments,...
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Ady Barkan's Be a Hero campaign has made an offer to vulnerable Republican Senator Susan Collins [Maine]: confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and we'll give all of our fundraised dollars to your Democratic opponent in the 2020 election; block Kavanaugh and we'll...
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Game of War is a universally panned online 'game' with a simple strategy -- the more money you spend, the better you do. Adam Winger (38), the director of the North Logan City library in Utah, was absolutely killing it in Game of War, but his reign of glorious virtual...
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Ken 'Popehat' White (previously), a former Federal prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, has some excellent advice for all you newbie law-students who are just starting your law school career. (more…)
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President Elizabeth Warren (2020-2028) has proposed the Accountable Capitalism Act, which will subject US corporations with $1B/year or more in revenue to the 'German model' of corporate governance, in which workers get board-seats and financial decisionmaking must take into ...
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America's infrastructure is close to hitting rock bottom. In fact, infrastructure as a whole in the US received an embarrassing D+ on the American Society of Civil Engineers latest Infrastructure Report Card. And when talking specifically about bridges, the grade was a C+....
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On July 26, Guardian columnist George Monbiot tweeted a photo of people on Brighton Beach in 1976, with the comment: In this photo, from 1976, almost everyone is what we would now call slim. So what has happened? A sudden loss of willpower, as some rightwing journos claim?...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdszTmNcEFE&feature=youtu.be James Coutts writes, 'Indiana University Victorian Studies PhD candidate Mary Borgo Ton assembled an international group of artists/makers, a media archaeologist, laser cutters and 3D printers to create magic...
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Poor Sloppy Steve. After losing his Rasputian status with Trump and the Mercers, he tried to peddle his off-brand fascism with nationalist Europeans. But it turns out even these unsavory characters think the only thing Bannon is good at is making things worse. The London...
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TIL: the fabulous Lynda Barry teaches at the University of Wisconsin! In this lesson, called 'Writing the Unthinkable,' she shares a neat method to get started on a new piece. It begins by drawing a tight spiral as a meditation. 'Once I start to draw this spiral, I'm...
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People who have good vision: Ever wonder what it's like to see the world as someone who is nearsighted? Well, Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow has imagined this blurry world for you in a series of hyperrealistic oil paintings. See more of his work on his Instagram....
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Who Left Open the Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-Party Cookie Policies won the Distinguished Paper prize at this year's Usenix Security Conference; its authors, researchers at Belgium's Catholic University in Leuven, revealed a host of devastating,...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9c_B4tVkE Back in 1972-3, Disney ran a short-lived variety show called The Mouse Factory that intercut classic animation with live action, framed by celebrity hosts that kind of threaded it all together into a mashed-up, loose storyline....
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Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Matthew White, the creator of the sterling silver spork, has now fashioned this ladies' Full Finger Ring ($175). It's a sterling silver ring that is for, and looks like, an index finger (just don't call it a FingeRing). The band of this ring...
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Give your kids Roman candles to use in a confined space. What could go wrong? Sure, they might drop them in terror. Yeah, the sparkling, white-hot explosion of entertaining color that pours out of the firework could cause them life-altering injuries, but it’s totally cool. ...
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https://youtu.be/Hbp3JxwH704?list=PL8a8cutYP7fruG3kwwADY5HZ_FN4A4jdk Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, died in Detroit today at the age of 76. She scored at least 112 singles on the Billboard charts, with 20 number ones. Sir Elton John: 'she was one of my favourite...
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