MT: Fireworks on .@AC360: NYT’s @CharlesMBlow vs. Dan Bongino on #NYPD Choking Death

By Matthew Balan | December 4, 2014

Charles Blow of the New York Times faced off with conservative Dan Bongino on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday over whether an inherent racial “bias” against blacks in American society fed into the controversial case of a NYPD officer choking Eric Garner to death during an arrest. Blow claimed that “society…acculturates us to fear, and…that is how the whole justice system becomes corrupted and biased….we are not always even aware that we have the bias.” Bongino, himself a former NYPD officer, ripped the liberal writer’s claims as “utterly absurd.” Blow cited apparent “social science” supporting his “bias” claims, and blasted the former Secret Service agent’s critique as “offensive,” especially in the wake of a grand jury choosing not to indict the policeman in the Garner case: Continue reading MT: Fireworks on .@AC360: NYT’s @CharlesMBlow vs. Dan Bongino on #NYPD Choking Death

Mark Wahlberg Is Seeking a Pardon for His 1988 Assault Conviction | TIME

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The 43-year-old former rapper says he is not the person he once was

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‘#MorningJoe’ Panel: #MichaelBrown Was A ‘Thug,’ Protests Are Based On ‘Lies’

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Does anyone believe these people, including former Congressman Joe Scarborough took the time to read through the copious amounts of evidence released by Robert McCulloch? No? That was McCulloch’s point in flooding the jury with it and after the verdict, the rest of us.

McCulloch wins. This is retro-racial America. Continue reading ‘#MorningJoe’ Panel: #MichaelBrown Was A ‘Thug,’ Protests Are Based On ‘Lies’

Michael Brown: A collection of the best reporting to date

Michael Brown spent his last day with his friend Dorian Johnson. Here’s what Johnson saw. – Vox

By Ezra Klein
November 25, 2014

Earlier today, I wrote that Officer Darren Wilson’s newly released account of his altercation with Michael Brown was unbelievable. Which isn’t to say it was wrong. It was just hard to believe that events played out exactly as Wilson described.

But the story Wilson tells makes much more sense if you also read it alongside Dorian Johnson’s testimony — and use the two accounts to balance each other out. Continue reading Michael Brown: A collection of the best reporting to date

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