A distinct lack of “professional courtesy.” Yeah. I said it. Chump Change. “Hello. I’m pandering. Can you tell? Didn’t think so. Sucker.” Not even close.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A crowd of about 80 protesters was surrounded by LAPD officers after about an hour-long march through downtown Los Angeles Friday night.
People gathered at Grand Park at 3 p.m. to begin a march to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
The crowd began marching westbound on Beverly, then turned north on Alvarado before being surrounded by LAPD officers wearing riot gear.
Some protesters had been walking and riding bicycles in the street. They were ordered to remain on sidewalks.
When I think of proposals for rules to fly drones, I think of how different reality is from administrative agency perceptions. For example the news still cites a story about a phantom DJI sized drone allegedly menacing a police helicopter. The reality? The helicopter chased the drone and instigated all the close distancing. Yet reported the opposite.
Recently i posted a Page where I took the FAA at it’s word-A proposal that a pilots license is the appropriate credential. Some denied the very idea on the face of it. But do we really need a pilots license to fly one of these commercially?
Yes folks innovation is way ahead of the FAA. So are civil rights. (See Ferguson NOTAM) It’s newish ATC radar system is famously behind and over budget. Kinda makes the F35 budget look good by comparison actually. So as angry as we might be over who has the majority, I must say the wrong branch of government is in charge of changing drone/toy/microdrone and model airplane airspace. This kind of transformative moment is for executives in charge (like Presidents) and the Legislature. Not a mere agency that is actually tasked with implementing the will of the people as expressed via the system. The FAA’s job is to safely accommodate change. This one like some others seem to be literally and figuratively over their collective heads.
Micro-drones are typically thought of as more of a toy rather than a tool. If you want to capture real recreational aerial footage, you buy a bigger, heftier drone, right? Well, not necessarily. ZANO wants to change all that by packing both power and ease of use into a tiny package that measures just 2.5 x 2.5-inches and weighs just over 1.2lbs.
A pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye after a violent run-in with law enforcement earlier this week.
Dornnella Conners says an officer fired a non-lethal bean-bag round at the car she was in - shattering the passenger side window.
Shards of glass bloodied her face and robbed her of sight in her left eye, according to reports.
“I will have justice for what they did to me but I’m happy I’m alive,” she wrote on Facebook on Thanksgiving.
Conners was injured early Tuesday morning shortly after the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
What right wing terrorism? I think since the police chief has publicly discussed an anti-immigration motive we are on fairly solid ground discussing that possibility.
Note that a mounted officer fired at the loon from horseback, but investigators don’t know if that shot was fatal or if the shooter killed himself.
AUSTIN, TX (RNN) - The Austin police chief said authorities will begin their investigation into why a man targeted multiple government buildings in the city shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
The shooter’s targets included the police department’s headquarters, Mexican Consulate and the federal courthouse. After the man died from a gunshot wound, police noticed he was wearing a vest.
No one else was injured, and police have determined there is no danger to anyone else. They were still working to clear an area of the crime scene.
Authorities have not determined a motive, but because of the types of buildings that were targeted, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo opened the possibility anger about immigration could have sparked the shooting. Debates about the issue have been heated in Texas, one of the most likely places for people to cross from Mexico into the United States.
Just when you thought the investigation into Ferguson cop Darren Wilson’s shooting of an unarmed black teen couldn’t get any more fucked up, it gets even more fucked up.
Shawn Parcells became an instant media star in August after assisting in a private autopsy commissioned by the family of slain teen Michael Brown. Parcells showed up constantly on TV news as a forensic pathology expert, and claimed to have testified in court dozens of times in several states over the years. He also claims to be a professor. “But an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn’t the expert he seems to be.”
Actually, the investigation makes him out to be a “con artist,” “manipulator,” and “fraud,” according to pathology experts interviewed for the piece.
Earlier this year, Parcells’ LinkedIn page said he expected to start medical school at the International University of the Health Sciences in the Caribbean starting in September 2014. Later, the date was changed to 2015.
When CNN visited Parcells in his Overland Park, Kansas, home, he presented a photo of himself onstage at what appears to be a graduation ceremony at the New York Chiropractic College.
“I got a master’s degree in anatomy and physiology, with clinical correlation,” he said.
Asked where his diploma was, he replied that it was on the way. “It’s coming,” he said. “They mail it to you.”
But wait, wait, this part is the best:
Parcells doesn’t claim to have any specific license or certification to do the work he does. He knows how to do autopsies from “on-the-job training,” watching pathologists and assisting them at various morgues, he said. Sometimes he’s been paid for this work and sometimes he wasn’t, he added.
“To take out organs and to cut open a body, you don’t need to be a pathologist,” he said. “Come to an autopsy. I think when you see what I do, you’ll realize that I’m not just making this stuff up out of blue, thin air.”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer.
Over the weekend, a team of Alaska health care leaders huddled in a classroom at the University of Alaska Anchorage, part of incoming Gov. Bill Walker’s transition conference. By Sunday afternoon, large sheets of paper scribbled with the state’s most pressing health care priorities — from behavioral health to changes in state leadership — were plastered across the classroom walls.
Walker had asked the group to identify “low-hanging fruit,” participant Valerie Davidson told the group, that he could accomplish within 90 days of being sworn into office. At the top of the list was Medicaid expansion, an initiative rejected by Gov. Sean Parnell, but which Walker said during the campaign would be one of his first priorities upon assuming office.
Walker has said repeatedly that Medicaid expansion will be a priority for his administration. Yet how Walker will forge ahead — with or without the approval of the Republican-controlled Legislature — is still up in the air, as legislators and the incoming governor parse out details of what is necessary to expand the government program to cover an estimated 40,000 additional Alaskans.