Super Ultra Mega Monday Links
* That is what America does. It is not broken. That is exactly what is wrong with it. The American Justice System Is Not Broken.
* Autopsy: Milwaukee cop shot mentally-ill black man from above and behind, 14 times. Wave of Protests After Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Case. But they did manage to indict the man who filmed the murder. Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls. Prosecutors throwing grand jury inquiries to save killer cops. NYPD Abuse Increases Settlements Costing City $735 Million. Rookie NYPD cop who shot unarmed black man texted union reps before radioing for help. The cop who murdered Tamir Rice should never have been a cop. Grand Jury Clears Two Former Jasper Cops Who Beat Woman in Jail. Seattle Cop Who Punched a Handcuffed Woman in the Face Won’t Be Charged. Coastal Carolina students detained after writing unapproved chalk messages about Ferguson on campus sidewalks. Cop Fired for Beating a Non-violent, Handcuffed Man On Video, Gets Job Back AND Back Pay. Inside the Twisted Police Department That Kills Unarmed Citizens at the Highest Rate in the Country. The Deadly Self-Pity of the Police. Police Reforms You Should Always Oppose. Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are. Where Are All the Good Cops? Ferguson Police investigating whether Michael Brown’s stepfather intended to incite a riot. If It Happened There: Courts Sanction Killings by U.S. Security Forces. The real scandal of police violence is what’s legal.
* Racial inequality is objectively worse than 30 years ago. And another deBoer instant classic: Tell Stephen Glass I said hey and shut out the lights on your way out.
* Rolling Stone just wrecked an incredible year of progress for rape victims. What happened at Rolling Stone was not Jackie’s fault. Blame Rolling Stone. The lesson of Rolling Stone and UVA: protecting victims means checking their stories. Reporters are not your friends.
* And just when I was thinking The Newsroom had actually gotten pretty good: Emily Nussbaum on The Newsroom‘s Crazy-Making Campus-Rape Episode. The AC Club: D-.
* Something I’d somehow missed when it was new, but came across in research for a new piece on zombies I’m working on: Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman’s The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home.
* SF as R&D for the very powerful: U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030.
* Scenes from the class struggle at Oregon: Admin threatens to deport striking international grad students, just straight-up make-up grades. U Oregon and the Academic Labor System. Megapost at MetaFilter.
* “If students have time to get drunk, colleges aren’t doing their job.” MetaFilter links to the full series at CHE.
* The latest New Inquiry on illness is another stellar issue from a publication that always delivers. This piece on love and schizophrenia is the one making the rounds currently.
* Milwaukee after the recession: the jobs are going to the suburbs.
* California drought the worst in 1,200 years, new study says. Won’t someone cancel the MLA before it kills again!
* First ever British sci-fi feature film released. Congratulations, England! Looking forward to your next one.
* Sony has apparently gone to war with North Korea. The future is weird, y’all.
* I mock the idea of “the law” around here a lot, but I never for the life of me imagined a scenario where the emergence of a video that shows a man accused of murdering his stepdaughter defiling her corpse could be bad news for the prosecution.
* Breaking news: the rich are different.
* But it’s not all bad news: The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like.
* If I’m being perfectly honest I got bored watching the three-minute “What if The Hobbit was one movie?” trailer.
* Scholars, start your syllabi: New novel from Toni Morrison coming in April.
* Wes Anderson’s The Force Awakens. If only!
* And about 100 brains are missing from University of Texas. I’m late posting this, alas; all the easy jokes have already been taken…
Written by gerrycanavan
December 8, 2014 at 8:30 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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