''Voting rights around the country have been under serious assault in recent years. In 2008, President Obama was elected with the outsized support of African Americans, students and women. After the 2010 mid-term elections, new Republican majorities in state houses across the country began to pursue an aggressive voter restriction strategy, not seen since the undoing of post-Civil War Reconstruction.
''From early 2011 through the 2012 election, state lawmakers introduced at least 180 bills to make voting more difficult in 41 states. By 2014, voter rights had been significantly impaired in 21 states, say the expert attorneys at the Brennan Center for Justice.
''The attack has been particularly relentless in Wisconsin. Since being sworn into office, Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch have ushered into law one of the strictest "voter ID" requirements in the nation, even worse than the original American Legislative Exchange Council "model" bill. Although voter fraud is virtually nonexistent in the state, experts say that some 300,000 people lack the form of ID required to vote under the new law. If historic voting patterns are any indication, the majority of them are women.''
Excerpted from: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32104-saucy-suffragettes-party-as-voting-rights-are-rolled-back in compliment of your comments and excellent link about "Diebold" from which I also quote:
''As earlier as 2004, thanks to documents leaked by a whistleblower, it was discovered that Diebold had illegally used uncertified certified hardware and software in California election systems and planned to lie about it to state investigators. The e-voting systems, repeatedly found over the years to be easily hacked, were decertified for use by the state at the time (though they are still used widely around much of the country today.) Still, nobody went to prison for any of Diebold’s crimes.''
Further on the matter of ''Voter Suppression'', I strongly recommend the following doc. film re. 'American Democracy' - "Murder, Spies And Voting Lies" -
P 1/2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T32eRtxEiRw and
P 2/2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDbnzpXvTkQ This doc.is the best I've ever seen on ''V-S".
Finally, this short clip of The High Priest of Repugnant Election Strategy will clarify matters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw & I will not even mention - 'Frank Luntz'!
Also fyi, please see - "How to Steal an Election (Again)" : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32943.htm
The alarm rang - I jumped reaching for my gun - and turned off the alarm - another fine morning - I was ready for duty - in fear for my life - I started the coffee and jumped into the shower - I was in fear for my life - shaving I looked at myself in the mirror and looked forward to what the day would bring - I was in fear for my life - I wonder if I will see the same crossing guards at the elementary school on my way into the precinct this morning - I was afraid for my life - how could they deal with it day after day having to face those gangs unarmed - crossing guards - huh - braver than they might look - I was in fear for my life....................................someones at the door . . . neighborhood watch?......how did they find me? - I was afraid for my life. . .no no it couldn't be the neighborhood watch - I threatened em pretty good the last time...... I was afraid for my life. . .
Hysterical cowardly cops.
Do you think that they consider "willful Ignorance" as a standard tactic for when they get called into court as being a legitimate defense plea?
" But Your Honor and Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury - these police officers should be given much leeway in their actions that resulted in the unfortunate death of that family - because they didn't know what they were getting into - it was an unknown situation and they were all in fear for their lives - so when they saw popcorn flying through the air - naturally they thought that they were under attack - it was not apparent until much later that it was determined that the popcorn was thrown into the air by a shocked child at being surprised by the entry team - and one does note that the bowl was large ceramic and heavy. "
U.S., allies target Islamic State in Syria, Iraq with 14 air strikes: U.S. Military
if we all vote be name
we can all count each other
Cops do not want to be bothered with information.
Another interesting RT----https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg2Q2vue9uY
WE DON'T NEED NO F'n INFORMATION !!!!
" When I later visited the Fairfax County police station to gather details about what went wrong, I met the shift commander, Lt. Erik Rhoads. I asked why his officers hadn’t contacted management before they raided the apartment. Why did they classify the incident as a forced entry, when the information they had suggested something innocuous? Why not evaluate the situation before escalating it? "
" Rhoads defended the procedure, calling the officers’ actions “on point.” It’s not standard to conduct investigations beforehand because that delays the apprehension of suspects, he told me."
" I noted that the officers could have sought information from the apartment complex’s security guard that would have resolved the matter without violence. But he played down the importance of such information: “It doesn’t matter whatsoever what was said or not said at the security booth.”
In Iraq, I Raided Insurgents. In Virginia, The Police Raided Me.
Sad commentary on the world in which we live. Thing is the comic could be somewhat prophetic as to what will start happening in an increasing manner - if criminal cops are not charged prosecuted and convicted under the law same as anyone else - this lack of proper charging and prosecution also goes for white collar criminals as they also are being treated as being above the law.
If the justice system does not get their act together and start going after all of these criminals that are so far being treated as being above the law - then our society is gonna continue to get increasingly violent.
Hopefully, a giant step in the right direction.
Appears so...so less than half of poor people voted in the 2008 election. But I find this notion hard to fathom...nothing gets me voting faster than feeling disenfranchised it angers me...but I'm sure there is a fine line between being angry and broken there has got to be a certain amount of sentiment that it won't matter we all know politicians work for the wealthy...scarier to me is that our election system ia run by Diebold the company that makes ATM machines. They basically are the banking industry. How can we trust banking chronies who have proven in every way possible to be scam artists and pushing the boundaries as well as breaking laws to program our voting machines. ? Are we just wiling to believe poor people the same people who have had to be survivors struggling and fighting for every resource they have never giving up to shirk off the very possibility of changing the system holding them down...it doesn't make sense to me...
They have got to get a whole lot louder as well as united in their dissent against TPP. Every single one of em should be supporting Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and add their own voice to loud public address's.
Cincinnati killer cop charged with murder
Now we gotta wait and wonder if there will be a conviction and if so how severe the penalty. F'n douche-bag.
Some Dem effort against TPP.
Good luck - hopefully they will make room for you. I wish they would have added the share buttons sooner - there might have been more meetings.
Putting the shoe on the other foot:
Cartoon: Cop shooter http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/14/1402228/-Cartoon-Cop-shooter … via @dailykos Good social comment. Missed 1 legitimate 1 though = I was in fear for my life!
The six closest to my house are still full but I'm going to one anyway.
Hi DKA, Good point. Also, a lot of cops just to pound one person.
Russian gathering and rebroadcasting of domestic issues in the USA is pretty good - hey? Do you think they will be nominated for any American journalism awards?
New and improved - NOW with Social Media Share Buttons:
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