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All you need to know about Baltimore strife (with video)
May 2nd, 2015 by Warren Swil

America’s most informed

expert reveals

roots of tragic events

America’s expert on the Baltimore strife David Simon.

To truly understand the recent tragic events in Baltimore, one need consult only America’s foremost expert on the thoroughly corrupt criminal justice system in that city – and others throughout the country.
Former Baltimore Sun police reporter and acclaimed television producer David Simon – who has since become a prominent crusader for an end to the “war on drugs” – minces no words.
“[The police are] an army of occupation. And once it’s that, then everybody’s the enemy,” he said in an interview published April 29.
“The smartphone with its small, digital camera, is a revolution in civil liberties.”

Watch a video of Simon chatting with President Obama below the fold.


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Time to end ‘war on drugs,’ starting with marijuana

NYT’S CALL FOR LEGAL POT DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH
While The New York Times’ prominent series of editorials calling for legalizing marijuana is laudable, it misses the real target.
The conversation should not start and end with pot. We need to mobilize in support of the proposition that substance abuse in general is not a matter for the criminal justice system at all.
Instead, it is a public health issue. Civilized countries have long moved in this direction. The US needs to evolve from incarcerating substance abusers to treating them.


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‘ALONE TOGETHER:’ How the vast interconnected world keeps us apart

MIT PROFESSOR, NOTED AUTHOR EXPLAINS ONLINE ILLUSION
We are all more interconnected than ever, thanks to the world wide web and all the different ways we can connect to it.
But, paradoxically, the more connected we are, the less we are truly connected to each other – the way we always were and the way we were meant to be.
Get up. Go out. Breathe the fresh air.
Look at the person you are with.
Don’t be the one to miss out on life because you are too preoccupied with your online illusions.


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Scholar presents scathing indictment of journalism (with video)

AMERICAN JOURNALISM IS FAILING, NOTED MEDIA SCHOLAR SAYS
Award-winning University of Southern California scholar Norman Lear delivers a scathing attack on American journalism during an appearance on Bill Moyers’ Journal. He says the media is not providing news the public needs to know. Watch a video of the segment here.


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