South Jersey cops caught killing on camera

Footage from a dashboard camera shows police shooting an unarmed black man in Bridgeton, a struggling, predominantly minority New Jersey city of 25,000 people just south of Philadelphia. Officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley shot and killed Jerame C. Reid,…

Journalist sentenced to 63 months in prison

After years of legal battles, independent journalist Barrett Brown was been sentenced yesterday to 63 months in prison for sharing an HTTP link to information released during the 2012 Stratfor email leak. In 2010, Brown began work on a crowdsourced…

In Obama’s war on hackers, everyone loses

by Joshua Kopstein For weeks, President Barack Obama has been pushing a set of controversial cybersecurity proposals. He mentioned the plans prominently during his State of the Union address, driving home the need for new legislation using that classic political…

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR Sen. Charles Grassley said nonprofit hospitals could be breaking the law when they sue poor patients over unpaid bills and issued a stern warning to one Missouri hospital that he hopes reverberates…

Republican Party obsessed with abortion

Congress recognized the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision by voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks and prohibit federal funding for abortions. “Let’s be clear: this is an attack on choice,” said Monique Teal, of…

…jazzville skyline: oscar buzz cuts…

…jazzville skyline… by rocky-o “…oscar buzz cuts…” Well…it’s that time of year again…time for the Oscar nominations to be announced, leaving many surprises and snubs in its wake (sad not to see ‘LIFE ITSELF’ in the documentary category…)…but nevertheless… here…