Feminist Punk Band, Imprisoned For Five Months,... →
nprmusic: After more than five months in prison, some Russian dissidents are getting their day in court. The three young women are accused of being members of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band that staged a protest against then presidential-candidate Vladimir Putin in February. —Foreign correspondent Corey Flintoff reports
Tom Waits, St. Tropez, and Chicken: Internet...
Brian and Molly spoke with Senior Internet Correspondent Hannah Withers about what’s trending on the world wide web this week. Topics discussed include: scary voices, Daytona beach tans, fried chicken, and why Molly and Brian don’t invite Hannah to hang out with them. Listen Here!
The only thing more reprehensible than homicide rates so grossly disparate, from...– Concentrated poverty and homicide in Chicago | The Bleader (via ourmaninchicago)
White Plains Police Officer Who Used Racial Slur...
AMY GOODMAN: We turn to news in the police killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, the 68-year-old African-American Marine vet who was shot dead inside his own home in White Plains, New York, last November. The police were called to Chamberlain’s apartment this past November after he accidentally set off his LifeAid medical alert pendant. He was a heart patient. Democracy Now! has reported extensively on the case. The police came to his home because LifeAid called them.
In a key development, one of the officers dispatched to the scene, Officer Stephen Hart, has been suspended without pay and now faces departmental disciplinary charges. Hart was presented with the charges Friday, has until July 30th to respond. Public Safety Commissioner David Chong would not state the specific charges against Hart, who is also a defendant in a separate federal police brutality lawsuit stemming from earlier incidents. But if found guilty, Chong said Hart faces penalties ranging from a reprimand to dismissal from the police force.
In the Chamberlain case, Officer Hart is accused of hurling a racial slur at Chamberlain during the incident. Listen carefully to this audio released by the White Plains Police Department from the morning Kenneth Chamberlain was shot dead by police officers. You can hear Officer Stephen Hart banging on Kenneth Chamberlain’s window and using the N-word as Chamberlain repeatedly says, "Don’t do that" and "I’m OK."
KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN SR.: Don’t do that, sir. Don’t do that. Don’t do that, officer. Don’t do that. Don’t do that. Don’t do that. Do not do that! I’m telling you I’m OK!
OFFICER STEPHEN HART: Open up the damn door, n-----!
KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN SR.: I’m telling you I’m OK!
OFFICER STEPHEN HART: [inaudible]
KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN SR.: I’m telling you I’m OK.
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Private security patrol hired for Boystown →
A private security team of armed officers, wearing green shirts and bullet proof vests, has been hired to maintain safety in Boystown and the North Halsted Street entertainment district. The enhanced and more visible security team started patrolling North Halsted this past weekend and consists of off-duty law enforcement officers hired by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NHBA), a group...
Three men are dead and at least 18 other people wounded from gun violence across...– 3 Killed, 18 Hurt In Shootings Since Friday Night « CBS Chicago Meanwhile, the slow motion massacre in Chicago continues.
One sex worker in Washington, DC, said, ‘Police always ask “why do you have so...– US: Police Practices Fuel HIV Epidemic from Human Rights Watch
Writer Clarisse Thorn, known for her BDSM friendly...
npr: “I kind of felt like I was at the principal’s office. They were super-defensive, saying we were accusing them of all this horrible stuff. The meeting ended in about five minutes, with them calling us horrible accusers. Beauty comes in so many shapes, sizes, and colors—we just want them to portray that in their magazine.” — Emma Stydahar and Carina Cruz, the teenagers behind the campaign to...
What's Happenin' On the Internet
Listen In Here! Today Brian and Molly welcomed into the studio their esteemed young contributor, Hannah Withers, to talk about goings-on and happenin’s on the internet! Items discussed include: A website that showcases Kickstarter’s weirdest hopefuls: A website that responds to this Chicago design project with 100% more snark: And lastly, some very steamy pics of our one and...
daniel tosh: it would be funny if you got raped by 5 guys
internet: omg you're so funny tosh haha what a hilarious joke lol lmao rofl
chris rock: slaves weren't free but i hope they enjoyed the fireworks
internet: wow wtf what a giant racist you should be ashamed god your whole shtick is about race get some new material
National Law Journal: Sex segregated public... →
Post Feminist Wednesday conversation: While there my be some perks to same-gender classes, Ms. Veronica Arreola shares the slippery slope that gender segregation can go sliding down.
Will Offshore Accounts Be Mitt Romney's Birth... →
Click to listen! Obama got a lot of hype for his successful fundraising tactics as he kicked off his campaign last year, but now in the month of June, Romney has raised $106 million, where Obama has raised about $76 million. This was the second month in a row that Romeny and his supporters out-raised Team Obama. But it’s not just his lavish fundraisers with Hamptons-vacationing,...
Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret |... →
The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop. That report had been penned on April 5, exactly nine days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill that...
My Craigslist post said, among other things, “I’m a 36-year-old white guy. I...– Devin Freedman in Will You Be My Black Friend?, published in GQ, November 2008. The whole thing is worth a read. We’re still up in the air as to whether we’re offended, weirded out, in awe of his honesty, or just need a drink by the end.
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The weight of the city's violence, on one school... →
For your Monday morning cry, WBEZ covers Chicago’s youth violence epidemic with more than a passing glance.
WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS YOUR 4TH OF JULY? →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: By Frederick Douglass Independence Day Speech at Rochester, 1852 What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling...
Worth It: Not Having a Driver's License (via... →
toasterwaffles: A thousand times, yes. The American Public Transportation Association estimates that commuters who utilize public transportation over private vehicles save an average of $9,797 annually. In New York City, commuters without cars save $14,458. In Chicago, it’s $11,494. That’s a lot of cab rides and/or student loan payments.
More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if...– The ‘Busy’ Trap - NYTimes.com We saw this article shared about 643 times on our Facebook yesterday. So what do you think? Is your “busy-ness” a product of your own doing? Is this a #firstworldproblem? Tomorrow on Cash Money Tuesday we’ll ask if it really is “the...