Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Your Government Will Handcuff You Naked And Try To Cover It Up Because It Was The Wrong House

 "CBS 2's investigation shows that the raid on Young's home was completely avoidable if Chicago police had done the bare minimum to vet the information on the search warrant. The warrant was based on a tip from a confidential informant, who had provided the wrong address for a man suspected of having an illegal gun. The suspect lived next door to Young."

https://reason.com/2020/12/15/video-shows-chicago-police-humiliating-naked-woman-during-wrong-door-raid/

"Chicago police burst into the apartment of an innocent woman based on a faulty tip and handcuffed her while she was naked, forcing her to stand in full view of male officers as they searched her home, newly revealed body camera footage shows."

"Yesterday, after learning that CBS 2 had obtained the footage and was planning on airing it that night, the city of Chicago filed a motion to enjoin CBS 2 from running it, arguing it would violate the confidentiality order. The federal judge in Young's case rejected the motion on the grounds that CBS 2 was not a party to the case and not subject to the order."

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Your Government Kills...

 "More than 7,500 Americans died in jail during the last decade, and two-thirds of them were never convicted of a crime. Those are the stunning topline numbers from an investigation that Reuters published in October."

https://reason.com/2020/12/15/jail-deaths-are-a-national-disgrace/


"Deprivation of life without due process is the most severe and irreversible of constitutional abuses. Yet every level of government, from the feds to the states to counties where sheriffs often rule with little oversight, shows a profound lack of interest in disclosing how often and why jail inmates die."

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Your Government: "F**k You, That's Why!"

 Sometimes the comment sums up the article:


"The cops may have had authority under department policies to take whatever precautions they deemed necessary for their safety

Ah, yes, this would be the 4th Amendment’s vaunted “whatever floats your boat” standard for seizure of a person, as detailed in that landmark case, Grand Rapids v. F**k-You-That’s-Why."

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2020/11/25/honestie-uncuffed/

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Your Government Isn't Even TRYING To Spend Your Money Wisely

 The Pentagon resisted being audited for decades, and even after a legal requirement was added to audit them they continued to resist.

The reasons are now obvious: They can't pass.

Because they don't care...

And there are no repercussions...

https://reason.com/2020/11/17/pentagon-fails-another-audit-will-likely-get-budget-increase-from-congress-anyway/

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fuck China - Yuan Tanking!

 As a Trump win looks more likely (I can't stand him or Biden) the Yuan is tanking.


Good.


China is Evil...

Your Government Will Make You Live In Shit

 This is a long, but very enlightening post on Qualified Immunity.

TLDR: It took a prison cell literally full of feces for the Supreme Court to FINALLY overcome their bullshit qualified immunity rule (the reasonably dumb cop rule) and FINALLY hold a government employee responsible for egregious violations of civil rights.

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2020/11/03/feces-and-a-properly-stated-rule/

Friday, October 23, 2020

CHINA is still scummy...Taiwan threats...

 To be clear, when I insult China, I am insulting the Chinese Communist Party and its leaders, not the Chinese people.

The fact that only 15 countries support Taiwan as allies is an embarrassment and an indictment of the international community and the United Nations.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/10/22/china-threatens-retaliation-over-us-taiwan-arms-sale

Sunday, October 18, 2020

This One Is For Hong Kong And Taiwan

 Apparently a lot of my readers are from Hong Kong...


Can't imagine why...


Anyway...


Taiwan is a country independent of Chinese.


I'll say it again...


Taiwan is a country independent of China!


What China is trying to pull in Hong Kong is bullshit and proof that they will not honor their commitments. 


Fuck China.


https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3105164/china-warns-indian-media-not-call-taiwan-country-internet

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Your Government Will Kill You

I think most people have seen the video. There isn't much to add except that it does seem that a larger number of these cases are at least having some middling accountability - though it is still vanishingly small:

https://reason.com/2020/05/26/minnesota-man-dies-after-video-shows-cop-pressing-knee-to-his-neck-for-nearly-8-minutes/

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Your Government Will Steal From You And The Supreme Court Could Give A Shit

The Supreme Court has once again failed in its duty to protect the people from government overreach and again protects its agents from being held accountable for even the most egregious crimes. Qualified Immunity is a joke:

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2020/05/21/short-take-stealing-from-jessop-still-fine/

Monday, May 18, 2020

Your Government Doesn't Protect You - It Protects Itself

A coward of a police officer can hide while children are slaughtered (with three of his coward fellow officers) and get reinstated with full back pay after being deservedly fired. Should have been charged with negligent homicide...

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/497770-fired-parkland-deputy-to-be-reinstated-with-back-pay-union?fbclid=IwAR1QSA9ax_A0-gSr_MLdVioJ9JRTnYUnIC2i3FI2neXWHW0N3LfxlM07Uz4

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Your Government Will Fuck Up Pandemic Response

Probably this post will be ever expanding. There is equal opportunity blame to go around, so don't get all partisan on me!

Thanks Bob, for this timely blast from the past:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/kaci-hickox-maine-nurse-quarantined-ebola-scare-sues-new-jersey-n449491?fbclid=IwAR0DFm3lQMx9GOWPaO2p06ZseYFIVnI67LeKFpwvWZnp49NIP4fQXtUh7wY

Overview from Reason:

https://reason.com/2020/04/27/for-better-health-find-a-cure-for-government/?fbclid=IwAR31rWq4p6PFTR1j0sVFDhHn58B_ZwDkXOtePXUbtay7cwIon7c4J2ghZsU

Drink Lysol? It amazes me how the President can make an incredibly stupid comment, get defended by Republicans and the Left will STILL exaggerate the shit out of it because they aren't satisfied with the already epic level of stupid demonstrated by using his exact words:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/us/politics/trump-inject-disinfectant-bleach-coronavirus.html

They used emergency supplies and didn't replenish them...all of them...yes, Obama too:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/03/fact-check-did-obama-administration-deplete-n-95-mask-stockpile/5114319002/

Partisan, but still a good timeline:

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-federal-governments-coronavirus-actions-and-failures-timeline-and-themes/


Your Government is Stupid

 Weaponized Fiestaware: https://reason.com/2021/01/12/antique-plate-fiestaware-school-evacuation/