Author Archive | Scott Shackford

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St. Louis Protests Persist, Defense Fund for Michael Flynn, Scary Clowns Back in the News: P.M. Links

Protests continue in St. Louis following the acquittal of a police officer for killing a black man after a car chase. The Department of Justice says they will not be filing federal civil rights charges against the officer. And eyewitness say they saw police chanting “Whose streets? Our streets?” after breaking up protests. Republicans say […]

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An Immigration Deal May or May Not Be Happening, FTC Investigating Equifax, Motel 6 Responds to Reports of Collaboration with ICE: P.M. Links

President Donald Trump wants a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation in exchange for increased border security, but not necessarily a wall. But he says the wall will come later. (Spoiler: There won’t be a wall.) Also, nobody seems to exactly know what’s going on, which I guess is business as usual. Apparently Sen. […]

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Irma Weakens as Jose Approaches, Sen. Corker Mulls Retirement, Pope Defends DACA: P.M. Links

Daniel McKnight/Polaris/NewscomIrma has weakened back into a tropical storm as it dumps rain on Florida and is now heading toward Georgia. Everyone is now worried about Jose. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is considering retiring instead of running for re-election next year. Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd is being sued for threatening to […]

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DeVos Calls for Due Process in College Rape Cases, Amazon Announces Massive Expansion, Trump Jr. Explains Meeting with Russians: P.M. Links

Paul Gordon/ZUMA Press/NewscomEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos in a speech today said she’s going to fight the practice of colleges using Title IX as a way of punishing students accused of sexual misconduct without allowing the accused appropriate due process under the law. Amazon announced today plans for a second headquarters that would employ 50,000 in […]

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Charlie Hebdo Cover Mocks Flood Victims, U.S. Orders Russian Consulate to Close, Americans Disagree with Trump’s Pardon of Arpaio: P.M. Links

Charlie HebdoIf you haven’t read enough outrage over whether people are responding appropriately to the flooding and deaths in Texas, the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo, suggesting that the hurricane was killing off neo-Nazis, is here to poke the hornet’s nest. Sources say President Donald Trump will end President Barack Obama’s program of shielding young […]

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Germany Raids, Shuts Down Far Left Website. Will You Stop Praising European Censorship Now?

Omer Messinger/Sipa USA/NewscomFirst they came for the Nazis, and everybody cheered, because to hell with Nazis! We hate Nazis! But today the German authorities came for a far-left website, shutting it down and raiding organizers’ homes. German authorities say this site was used to help foment violent protests at the G20 summit in Hamburg in […]

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Powerball Winner Comes Forward, Cantwell Surrenders to Police, Military Transgender Ban Guidelines Leaked: P.M. Links

BRRJA/Splash News/NewscomToday in President Donald Trump tweets: Complaining about James Clapper (who questions Trump’s fitness for office), and complaining about both the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the hold up on debt ceiling legislation. He also complained about critiques of his speeches. The White House does appear to have guidelines in the […]

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Police Union Tries to Cast Criticism of Police as ‘Blue Racism’

Police Union Tries to Cast Criticism of Police as ‘Blue Racism’

A desperate attempt to deflect accountability shows exactly what they think of themselves. Scott Shackford|Aug. 23, 2017 3:45 pm The New York Police Department Sergeants Benevolent Association is catching hell—deservedly so—for a YouTube video titled Blue Racism. The union’s video is exactly what its title suggests it is. It suggests that mass criticism of police […]

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