Tag Archives: murder

Emerging police state violence ignored by West

The Sri Lanka military on Wednesday shot unarmed protesters last week and desecrated a church by entering it with weapons and attacking people who sought refuge there. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/world/asia/sri-lanka-catholic-church-says-army-killed-unarmed-protesters.html?ref=world  Residents of Weliweriya town, northeast of the capital, Colombo, and surrounding villages were protesting discharges of chemical waste from a factory that were polluting drinking water. Witnesses […]

Who was Aaron Swartz? Why is he dead?

Mr. Swartz was arrested in January 2011 after downloading more than four million scholarly articles from the fee-based online archive JSTOR to gain access, he evaded multiple efforts to block him, and even entered an unlocked closet in the basement of a campus building to plug directly into the network. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/us/mit-releases-report-on-its-role-in-the-case-of-aaron-swartz.html?ref=us in 1995 JSTOR met […]

Police shoot to death suburban man in his kitchen

A police call to an apparent disturbance; a sudden encounter between an officer and a suspect believed to be armed; a snap decision; pops of gunfire and the terrible aftermath of blood and regret. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/nyregion/in-connecticut-a-police-killing-that-seemed-to-go-against-type.html?hp This time the person who was shot was a successful 75-year-old businessman and philanthropist, and the policeman a well-liked veteran […]

US tries to rationalize drones strikes on citizens

Two of the Predator drones pointed lasers on the trucks to pinpoint the targets, while the larger Reapers took aim and fired. And for the first time since the Civil War, the United States government had carried out the deliberate killing of an American citizen as a wartime enemy and without a trial. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/middleeast/anwar-al-awlaki-a-us-citizen-in-americas-cross-hairs.html?hp&_r=0  Then […]