What we heard was: The dog was barking at people outside of KFC, and people called the police. Then the dog lunged, and another cop shot it.
You can see in the photo, the trail of blood. The dog traveled. People were really really vocal, harassing the cops to put the dog down, and they wouldn’t do it. The whole thing just seemed really, really unnecessary. I don’t know what the protocol is for this, I know they have to keep the peace, but it really seemed like an abuse of power, an unnecessary one, and not doing it the right way. They really should’ve put that dog out of its misery. We’ve all seen Old Yeller. We all know the right way to do this.
We see this dog outside of KFC every day. It’s usually a nice dog. [The dog and its owner] don’t bother anyone. Everyone in this restaurant [Baohaus] knows this. If it was a cop from the neighborhood, they would know that guy. He’s there every day.
Policemen: I appreciate your service. I am grateful and tremendously fortunate that you risk your lives for ours. Your service and selflessness provides us with peace of mind and peace in life.
That said, you are people of authority. You bear arms. YOU CARRY WEAPONS. You have POWER.
Please do not abuse it. Do not lose yourself in it, to it. Do not become a tyrant of your block, your neighborhood, your city. Do not let your stress and your fears overcome you— you are a POLICE OFFICER. For God’s sake, control yourself. You are in this profession because average citizens are unable to. And while you are fallible, there are moments, such as this, when the right thing to do seems SO CLEAR.
Fucking show some mercy. Especially when the creature before you is helpless and pleading for compassion.
Burmese Minister of Construction Khin Maung Myint, and U.N. officials opened the Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI), established with UN-HABITAT support, which will undertake research conduct training programmes on urban planning and management that will include fostering urban-rural interaction.
UN-HABITAT Myanmar plans to undertake projects in 2012 involved in urban poverty reduction, urban planning and development, urban-rural linkages, research, training and capacity building, land governance, local governance and leadership training and capacity development.
Asia is claiming a larger proportion of the world’s rapidly increasing middle class.
As of this year, 12% of the world’s middle class, by income, reside in the United States; by 2030, the rate will have fallen to 4%. China and India current has 12% and 5% of the world’s middle class; in 18 years, they will have 20% and 29%, respectively.
By 2030, Asia will host 64% of the global middle class and account for over 40% of global middle-class consumption.
Many researchers have found evidence that such payments can influence doctors’ treatment decisions and contribute to higher costs by encouraging the use of more expensive drugs and medical devices.
Analyses by The New York Times and others have found that about a quarter of doctors take cash payments from drug or device makers and that nearly two-thirds accept routine gifts of food, including lunch for staff members and dinner for themselves.
The new requirements, or something very similar, will take effect soon; in fact, they are overdue. Under the new health care law, the administration was supposed to establish payment-reporting procedures by Oct. 1, 2011. The public will have until Feb. 17 to comment on the proposals, which are broadly consistent with the expectations of industry and consumer groups. After considering the comments, Medicare officials will issue final rules with the force of law.
Attention, policy wonks! Urban Institute came out with a list of the “most talked-about UI research this year in the media, debated on cable news, and reported around the nation.” The research includes the following:
1. Who Pays No Income Tax? (46.6% do not pay any income tax!!)
But is this the right question to ask? That is, are there other people who DO pay income tax who benefit from tax preferences/loopholes even more than people who pay zero income tax?
2. Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Benefits Over a Lifetime
The tables provide estimates of the lifetime value of Social Security and Medicare benefits and taxes for typical workers in different generations at various earning levels.
3. Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration
This analysis used data from a national survey to look at the scope of government contracts and grants with U.S. human service nonprofits.
4. Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention
5. The Multi-site Adult Drug Court Evaluation
The most extensive study of drug courts—a five-year examination of 23 courts and 6 comparison jurisdictions in eight states—found that these court programs can significantly decrease drug use and criminal behavior.
Barely half of all adults in the United States—a record low—are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data.
Today, just 20% of adults ages 18 to 29 are married, compared with 59% in 1960.
“The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it,” Obama said in a signing statement appended to the measure. “In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”
Regarding a section on the executive branch’s authority to detain suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens captured on the battlefield, Obama said he wanted “to clarify that my administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.”
The court ruled unanimously in favor of a state law passed last summer that abolished redevelopment agencies and voted 6 to 1 to strike down a companion measure that would have allowed the agencies to continue if they shared their revenues. More than 400 redevelopment agencies will cease to exist after Feb. 1.
Redevelopment agencies, which use a portion of property tax money to partner with developers to encourage development in blighted areas, control about $5 billion a year in tax revenue. After agencies repay their existing bonds, those revenues will go instead to schools and special districts.
Here is a list of projects in Los Angeles city that are now at-risk because of this measure.
Beginning in January, the vaccine will be given to 40 healthy people with HIV to test its safety.
Should the SAV001 be proven safe, the vaccine will enter the second phase of clinical trials, in which it will be tested on 600 HIV-negative volunteers at high risk for HIV infection. Researchers will measure the volunteers’ immune response to the vaccine.
The third and final phase would enroll 6,000 HIV-negative volunteers at high risk for the disease. The participants, half of whom would be vaccinated and half un-vaccinated, would be tracked for three years to see how many in each group became infected with HIV.
Mugwort-filled rice cakes, Japanese cigarettes, Czech beer, Danish pork, Iranian and Uzbek caviar, Japanese fish… oh, also,
According to a CNN report from 2003, Kim was the world’s largest buyer of Hennessy, having spent between $650,000 and $720,000 per year on the cognac during the ’90s.
Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be “low income” or impoverished.
Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs. Today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.
Back in 1969, 95 percent of all men between the ages of 25 and 54 had a job. In July, only 81.2 percent of men in that age group had a job.
The median price of a home in Detroit is now just $6000.**
The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have a net worth that is roughly equal to the bottom 30 percent of all Americans combined.
Today, one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps and one out of every four American children is on food stamps.
**As Troveshare points out, B.I. isn’t kidding when they say, “if you believe it” about some of these “facts” (ie, due diligence is necessary, and it’s definitely not provided in the article or this Tumblr post).
If you follow the trail, the ultimate, unknown source of that $6,000 figure is an article referenced by Mike Shedlock in a blog post of his, talking about *only the month of May in the year 2009.* Current Detroit median is just under $70k for 4th quarter 2011.