All Further Articles for 2013-01-09

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Drawing the Line: Wherever It Is, Irate Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk Crosses It
In a win for civil liberties and a blow to mindless racist harassment, a judge has ordered the NYPD to halt stop-and-frisk actions outside thousands of Bronx buildings, ruling that cops have shown “deliberate indifference” to their unconstitutionality. Using the laughably broad standard of “reasonable suspicion,” police last year stopped over 684,330 people, the vast majority black or Latino males cited for “furtive movement” and other questionable "crimes." “While it may be difficult to say when precisely to draw the line between constitutional and unconstitutional police encounters, such a line exists, and the NYPD has systematically crossed it..."
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Mao, Hitler, Reuters, Suicide Pills, the 9/11 Conspiracy and the New World Order: Here's the Best Argument Ever for Gun Control
You know how when you drive past a grisly accident on the road and you don't want to look but you also sorta have to because you're strangely, sickly drawn by the sheer horror? The spewing, spitting, jaw-dropping a p pearance on Piers Morgan of wingnut radio talk host Alex Jones - once dubbed "the most paranoid man in America" - to "talk" about gun control was that accident. Afterwards, he gave himself an A. Well, yeah. "We have all of these foreigners, and the Russian government, the official Chinese government – Mao said political power goes out of the barrel of a gun, he killed about 80 million people because he's the only guy who had the guns – (so) this is globalism, and the mega banks that control the planet and brag they have taken over – in Bloomberg, AP, Reuters, you name it – brag that they're going to get our guns as well."
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Congress Loses Out to Cockroaches, Root Canals, Brussel Sprouts and Lice
A new poll finds that Congress, with a surreally dismal 9% favorability rating, ranks behind when tested against 26 seriously unpopular things, including all of the above and colonoscopies, NFL replacement refs, Genghis Khan, the country of France and the band Nickelback. They did beat out telemarketers, gonorrhea, North Korea, Fidel Castro and the Kardashians. So...There's hope?
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