Tag Archives: murder

The Police Versus The Us

Over a year ago 19 year-old Michael Wilson was shot dead by a Ferguson Missouri police officer. Darren Wilson claimed the stocky high school senior charged at him after an altercation about walking in the middle of a street. Darren Wilson was cleared of any charges by a grand jury setting off a firestorm of […]

The Curse No More

The Boston Red Sox finally killed the Babe Ruth Curse by miraculously coming back from three games down in the 2004 ALCS finals against their dreaded nemesis, the New York Yankees. Heroic performances by pitcher Curt Shilling and power hitter David Ortiz shall live in the memories of the Red Sox Nation throughout this century. […]

Freed From Freedom

Eighteen countries have issued advisories to Thailand warning against non-essential travel. The USA is one of them. My co-worker has a trip scheduled for later this month. Laara called this morning to ask my opinion on the situation. “There is a curfew in effect. 10pm to 7am. No political gatherings over five people. Censorship of […]

CHINGADO

There is something fucked up in the world. Iraq is fucked up, Afghanistan is fucked up, but Mexico is chingado. Seven murdered men were found in a park in Michoacan. Their corpses sat in plastic chairs. Each head was hooded, but red stains told the tale in Uruapan. “Warning! This will happen to thieves, kidnappers, […]

The High Cost of the Thai Drug War

Last month over 300 Thai cops invaded Soi 6 off Pattaya’s Beach road in search of evil-doers. No search warrants. No habeus corpus. No rights for the sex workers of that inglorious street. The cops conducted urine tests of hundreds of women and after the test results came in positive, they arrested almost 16 women […]