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Karen Silkwood - Wikipedia
"Skid marks from Silkwood's car were present on the road, suggesting that she was trying to get back onto the road after being pushed from behind."
karen_silkwood  wiki  wikipedia  biography  labor  activism  nuclear  death  killing  1970s  mystery  america  accident  1974  kerr-mcgee  corruption  health  plutonium  whistleblowing  union 
december 2017 by cluebucket
Nikki Giovanni : Allowables | Sacred Tremor
"I don't think
I'm allowed

To kill something

Because I am

Frightened"
poetry  nikki_giovanni  writing  killing  death  spider  fear  2016  2010s  poem  sacredtremor.com 
june 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @sweetkhadz
"RT : In case you were wondering what would happen to civilians around the area "

21,000 pounds
afghanistan  MOAB  bomb  reference  destruction  damage  violence  donald_trump  2017  2010s  war  weapon  screengrab  shock  death  killing  deafness  distance  from twitter
april 2017 by cluebucket
United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade - Wikipedia
"the target was checked against 'no-strike' databases but these raised no alarms; these are lists of protected sites such as schools, hospitals and places of worship."
1999  1990s  history  attack  bomb  mistake  america  scandal  CIA  george_tenet  bill_clinton  belgrade  serbia  yugoslavia  china  embassy  NATO  killing  diplomacy  wiki  wikipedia  war  observer  investigation  protest  database  airplane 
february 2017 by cluebucket
What Makes Languages Change? How Culture Shapes Our Words
Q: When you say it doesn’t “borrow,” do you have an example?
A: The word they use for automobile means “that it has wrinkled feet,” which is, incidentally, an example of how the words you have reflect your culture. If you’re a tracker, you’re going to be noticing the tire tracks—the focus of that particular word. And the word for telephone means “you whisper into it.”
sally_thomason  interview  2016  2010s  theparisreview.org  language  ryan_bradley  montana  america  salish  linguist  linguistics  change  word  loanword  neologism  susquehannock  iroquois  genocide  killing  hebrew  jargon  society  slang  papua_new_guinea  dialect  phrase  translation  north_dakota  canada  cree  algonquin  native  french  michif  russia  multilingualism  aleut  trade  buin  gender  māori  hawaii  new_zealand 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Leila de Lima: The woman who dares to defy Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte - BBC News
"Already known for being an outspoken advocate of 'justice without fear or favour,' she launched an investigation into allegations that then mayor Rodrigo Duterte was running death squads in Davao in his popular anti-crime campaign.
...
"She continues to campaign against the reintroduction of the death penalty. This month she was honoured by the US publication Foreign Policy as one of its top Global Thinkers of 2016, for her willingness to 'stand up to an extremist leader'."
bbc  leila_de_lima  philippines  rodrigo_duerte  politician  senator  protest  davao  luzon  attorney  2000s  justice  injustice  gloria_arroyo  church  kidnapping  murder  crime  legal  prison  scandal  killing  2016  2010s  jonathan_head 
december 2016 by cluebucket
ACLU of Maryland (ACLU-MD) - ONE YEAR AFTER THE UPRISING FOR FREDDIE GRAY AND FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
"There are many truths related to that day. ...[I]n a clear sign of racially biased policing, every single unarmed person who died in 2015 in Maryland was Black. Yet, state law enforcement agencies aggressively opposed having to report deaths in police custody."
aclu  aclu-md.org  maryland  rights  freddie_gray  2015  2016  2010s  police  police_brutality  racism  black  transparency  government  death  killing  crime  organization  justice  prison  larry_hogan  fight  discrimination  power  fraternal_order_police  injustice 
may 2016 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice family attorney says expert reports have 'tainted grand jury process' | US news | The Guardian
RT : New: Expert who wrote Tamir Rice report publicly suggested officer was justified before he was asked to review case

"On Monday Chandra, the Rice family attorney, accused McGinty of 'making no effort to secure justice' for Tamir and said that the boy’s mother, Samaria, thought the prosecutor should step aside to allow outside authorities to take charge of the case.

“'Ms Rice has always been wary of the prosecutor but gave him the benefit of the doubt,' he said. 'But she now believes that because he has tainted the process, a special prosecutor would be best.'"
guardian  theguardian.com  tamir_rice  police  bias  trial  corruption  attorney  news  2015  2014  2010s  cleveland  ohio  shooting  death  killing  jon_swaine  oliver_laughland  timothy_loehmann  subodh_chandra  timothy_mcginty  prosecutor  s_lamar_sims  kimberly_crawford  1990s  sniper  randy_weaver  reason  argument  justice  injustice  fbi  from twitter
october 2015 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice: The story behind the senseless killing, character assassination, and resulting cover-up
"the police told what appear to be at least five lies about what happened.
1. Police said that Tamir Rice was seated at a table with other people.
2. Police said that as they pulled up, they saw Tamir Rice grab the gun and put it in his waistband.
3. Police said they got out of the car and told Tamir Rice three times to put his hands up but he refused.
4. Police said that Tamir Rice then reached into his waistband and pulled out the gun, and was then shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann.
5. Timothy Loehmann was described as a rookie."
dailykos.com  dailykos  tamir_rice  news  lie  police  crime  death  killing  media  timothy_loehmann  child  gun  racism  anger  911  video  audio  cleveland  ohio  america  chris_hayes 
december 2014 by cluebucket
Face it, black people. Michael Brown let you down. — Culture Club — Medium
"A man was born under magical circumstances, lived among the poor and sick, and performed miracles. He was sentenced to a brutal and unjust death, which he accepted, because it was for the good of his neighbors — even those that hated him. He was, literally, perfect.

"Maybe that’s why the recent revelation that Jesus may have had a wife is so controversial. People are angry about this, but they shouldn’t be. After all, what’s the matter with having a wife? If you believe, it doesn’t change anything, at all. He still performed miracles. He still died. He still came back. He’s still God’s son. You can still pray to him.

"But maybe the issue is that as a (formerly) Puritan society, we need our saviors to be spotless, to be clean. Perhaps that’s what all the fuss is about."
dex_digital  dexdigi  medium.com  culture  society  america  michael_brown  dexter_thomas  writing  ferguson  2014  2010s  trayvon_martin  oscar_grant  jesus_christ  iftheygunnedmedown  perfection  morality  religion  human  race  racism  death  christianity  killing  punishment  media 
august 2014 by cluebucket
What Could Possibly Go Wrong Just Did. Georgia's Carry Protection Act in Action
"The unifying theme of so much misery detailed in diaries of the last week is GUNS and weaponry."
dailykos.com  georgia  gun  safety  weapon  shooting  death  murder  drunk  bar  helen  america  law  killing  2010s  2014  open_carry  danger  violence 
august 2014 by cluebucket
The World Cries for Newtown's Children, but Few of Us Think About Dead Brown Babies | Your Black World
“People believe that little white kids in the suburbs have the right to live.  They have the right to be happy.  They have the right to peace.  When it comes to black babies in urban neighborhoods, people don’t believe these children deserve to have similar rights.  When people say things like ‘I can’t believe this would happen here,’ they are effectively saying that there are some neighborhoods where these tragic outcomes are far more acceptable.  I reject this notion entirely, and it is reflective of both white supremacy and classism.”
yourblackworld  boyce_watkins  2012  2010s  racism  writing  essay  newtown  death  killing  politics  barack_obama 
december 2012 by cluebucket
Robert Ben Rhoades: The Truck Stop Killer: Newsmakers: GQ
"I spent a week on the road in Appalachia, visiting truck stops, interviewing the older truckers and waitresses. At first, I would ask about the girl in the Dumpster, but no one had heard of her, so I asked if there had ever been any women found in truck stops. Wherever I went, I was told nothing "like that" ever happened, which was remarkable given the numbers of bodies the FBI had tracked over the past thirty years. The newspapers were equally silent. It seems our profound fascination with serial killers is matched by an equally profound lack of interest in their victims. One library archivist explained that I was looking for the kind of news nobody wanted to read. The girl, he said, "wasn't one of our own. She was a drifter." I'd never heard the word "drifter" used in earnest. It touched a nerve I didn't know I had. I had been a drifter."
vanessa_veselka  robert_ben_rhoades  trucker  truck  hitchhiking  writing  gq  2012  2010s  1980s  1985  1970s  1990s  death  killing  murder  serial_killer  victim  life  narrative  invisible  record  crime  detective  prisoner  dumpster  runaway  teenage 
november 2012 by cluebucket
U.S. Accused of Using Drones to Target Rescue Workers and Funerals in Pakistan
CHRIS WOODS: Even CIA agrees that it’s killed at least 50, and perhaps as high as 60, civilians. Their figures and ours are very different, and I think that’s based on how they interpreted "civilian." But nevertheless, CIA agrees that they’ve killed 50 to 60 civilians. There’s not been an investigation into a single one of those civilian deaths, and there’s not been a cent of compensation ever paid to anyone who’s been killed accidentally in Pakistan. And that’s a problem. When you have a covert intelligence agency running a military campaign, your accountability effectively collapses. And I think it’s worrying.
2012  2010s  war  democracynow  amy_goodman  interview  chris_woods  CIA  drone  pakistan  civilian  death  killing  secret  military  operation  funeral  transcript  barack_obama  investigation  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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