People in Flatbush, Brooklyn held a vigil last night in memorium of 16 year old resident Kimani Gray, who was killed by NYPD officers over the weekend. The vigil turned into a protest, with community members making speeches about NYPD violence in their community and chanting slogans like "NYPD, KKK/How many kids did you kill today?"
Please consider the following.
From the New York Times, January 2, 2013:
Adam Serwer over at Mother Jones has a piece up making fun of the GOP for proposing legislation the sponsors say would limit the president’s authority to conduct drone strikes on US soil. He writes:
Does anyone remember My Lai?
An undercover officer sends updates to her superior from a protest. Photo courtesy The Chicago Maroon
So we have entered the Age of Sequestration, thanks to the spectacular meltdown of Congressional bipartisanship.
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You've probably heard by now that the Department of Homeland Security has claimed the authority to interrogate and search people anywhere within 100 miles of a US border, even without suspicion of wrongdoing or warrants. Take a look at the map below to see whether you live in that constitution-free-zone. (Click to enlarge.)