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At Above the Law, Elie Mystal muses on why cops get away with killing black people for being. A snippet (emphasis added):
I don’t think most cops think their job is to shoot unarmed black people to death. But I do think most cops think their job is to protect other cops — including the ones who shoot unarmed black people to death. Black people die not just because there are a few racist cops, but because there are many, many more cops who refuse to do anything about the violent racists in their ranks.
The best spin I can put on the pro-police faction in this country is that they kind of can’t BELIEVE that the cops are as racist and as violent as black people know they are.
Let nothing take a back seat to politeness.
Detectives believe the shooting happened in the 5000 block of Florida Street as the teenage boy, who was sitting in the rear seat of the Camry, accidently fired the handgun.
Oh, wait. Funny or Die has gotten hold of the Republican Party’s proposed religious test for immigrants.
Follow the link to find out whether you would pass.
First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 in the week ended Nov. 21 to 260,000, the fewest in a month, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday. The number of claims reached 255,000 in mid-July, the lowest since December 1973.
The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, held at 271,000. . . .
The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits increased to 2.21 million in the week ended Nov. 14 from 2.17 million.
David Farmer details (yet another) Republican effort to gut out the vote, this time in Lewiston, Maine.
And it’s about damned time.
The measure includes six plaques with various versions of the Confederate flag, the church’s coat of arms with the flag on kneelers at the high altar, and bookplates in some books in the church’s library.
But it was not entirely voluntary:
Soon after (the church shootings in South Carolina–ed.), the General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution urging their churches nationwide to remove any Confederate battle flags.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond across from Capitol Square has not flown the Confederate flag since the 1960s.
Via my local rag.
Stray not from the path of politeness.
How can something that travels in a straight line “stray”? Inquiring minds want to know.
Many years ago, when I bought my first copy of Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cookbook (I think I’ve worn out two of them and am on my third), I was intrigued by the picture early in the book on page 26 of eggs in aspic.
I finally made them this weekend.
You can watch your Iron Chefs and Food Networks all you want. I prefer cooking to watching others cook.