Tag Archives: Police Brutality

Changing Lanes

There used to be a crosswalk near a park in South Pasadena that generated a lot of income for the city. A few days a week a patrol car would be parked nearby, and one of the local cops, dressed … Continue reading

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Something Completely Different

“And now for something completely different…” That’s what made Monty Python’s Flying Circus work so well. The announcer, John Cleese, would appear briefly between sketches, and in a pleasantly informative voice intone the words “and now for something completely different” … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Explosion Again

Sometimes breaking news is no surprise. The surprise is that what had to happen sooner or later did happen, as this particular moment, but we’ve been here before. Out here we remember. The office was a few hundred feet south … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict Resolution

Libertarians are a ton of fun, and so are the free-market absolutists, and the Ayn Rand folks. They hold, each in their own way, that if everyone were allowed to do whatever they wanted, with no rules and regulations, and … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution

Everyone was young once, and some of us were young in the sixties, and we were going to change the world – but it refused to change. Many took to the streets in Chicago in 1968, or wish they had, … Continue reading

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Now No One Can Breathe

No one should have been surprised, because geography matters. Staten Island is to New York City as Simi Valley is to Los Angeles – the smallest of the five boroughs, it’s predominately white, a bit isolated, and where all the … Continue reading

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