Ferguson Police Sued for $40 Million


In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants.

A complaint filed Thursday alleges that police officers from Ferguson and St. Louis County used unnecessary force and made unjustified arrests as they cracked down on protests after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month.

The lawsuit lists Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson officer Justin Cosma, several unnamed officers and the city and county governments as defendants. They did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

A St. Louis County police spokesman declined to comment, referring inquiries to the county counselor’s office.

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From 2008 to 2012, laboratories conducting research on potential bioterrorism weapons logged more than 1,100 accidents. That figure, chronicled in government reports obtained by USA Today, includes a case where two animals were accidentally infected with hog cholera, a virus that hasn’t been found in the U.S. since 1978.

In another case, an uninvolved cow residing on a nearby farm became infected with brucellosis, a virus that can be passed to humans through dairy products. In about half of the incidents, lab workers had to be medically screened or treated after accidental exposure to a mishandled toxin, and in five cases, lab workers were infected or sickened. (All lab workers recovered.)

The Centers for Disease Control reports don’t include many details; federal bioterrorism laws prohibited the names of the errant labs and most specific information about the mishaps from being disclosed. But just the number of accidents alone adds volumes to the genre of doomsday headlines chronicling high-stakes bio-error.

Hate speech, however offensive MUST be protected and the right to say offensive things must be guaranteed.

If we start censoring hate speech it begs the questions of who decides what is hate speech and what happens when that position is filled by somebody that is not benevolent and impartial?

If start down that path then eventually you too will be accused of hate speech and will be silenced.

Ruby Ridge-style standoff brewing as Bundy says he is prepared to be killed Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com April 7, 2014  A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is brewing in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government…

I really hope they don’t set this guy on fire and kill his family as their track record has been with these sorts of things in the past…..

Map of federal states


Alternative title: Why it is not only the US that should be divided into its states regarding statistics.

Many other countries have a federal structure too with diverging metrics within the countries. Most certainly I’d love to see the states of India and Russia, the former giving some resolution over a billion people and the second giving some resolution over the largest country on Earth.