All Further Articles for 2016-07-21

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Police Have A New One: Caretaking An Autistic Patient While Black
Man. Even as Repubs shamelessly fan the flames of a divided nation, cops in Miami shot an unarmed black behavioral therapist trying to calm an agitated autistic patient playing with a toy truck, even though the caregiver was lying on the ground with both arms in the air trying to explain to jumpy armed cops, "Sir, there's no need for firearms." Muses the black onlooker recording the incident, "Why they shoot the black boy?" Hmmm.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Our Almost Perfect Crimes
Little noted by a mainstream media willfully blind to America's ongoing human rights abuses, Mohamedou Ould Slahi's "endless world tour" of detention and torture over 14 harrowing years at Guantánamo may come to a close after being cleared Wednesday for release. The author of the searing Guantánamo Diary and reportedly Gitmo's most tortured prisoner, Slahi - it is vital we remember this - was never charged with a crime.
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