Archive for April 12th, 2016

‘A demonstration during a speech by Bill Clinton in Philadelphia further exposed the role Democrats played in the mass incarceration and state repression of oppressed people in the United States during the 1990s.

Both ruling class parties, the Republicans and Democrats, have sought to prey on the fear of street crime and public corruption as political tools to win elective office. This tactic extends back to the Reconstruction era in the aftermath of the Civil War where the former planters sought to justify the denial of civil rights to the former enslaved population.

The protest action against Clinton itself prompted comments from the former president which seemed to justify the criminalization of tens of millions of African Americans over the decades.’

Read more: Bill Clinton Administration Continued the Criminalization of Generations of African Americans


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‘The United States is dropping bombs on people at such a furious rate, munitions manufacturers have been unable to keep up with demand.

“We’re expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Gen. Mark Welsh said, according to an article in USA Today.

With the U.S. military conducting bombing missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve against the self-titled Islamic State in Syria and elsewhere, it’s no wonder weapons-makers are unable to keep up. Allies have also been making use of those munitions — Saudi Arabia employed U.S.-made bombs in Yemen when it hit and killed an ambulance driver in January.’

Read more: Terror Profits — Arms Makers Rejoice As American Bombs Drop Faster Than They Can Make Them

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  • The raid occurred Thursday at the house in Lakeside, California
  • A total of six men and two women were arrested at the property
  • Police say the girl lived in the shed with no water or bathroom
  • She was taken into protective custody
  • Weapons and a stash of methamphetamine and heroin were seized

A nine-year-old girl has been rescued from a ‘meth house’ in California following a police raid on the property.

The girl’s father, along with five other men and two women, were arrested at the house in Lakeside during the raid on Thursday.

Officials say the little girl was living in the shed with her father, Joe H. Tavolazzi, 60, and his girlfriend, but that it had no running water or bathroom.

Police seized multiple weapons from the property, including a a shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle, along with 8.1 grams of methamphetamine and some heroin.

 This man was seen outside the house following the raid. It is unclear whether he was one of the eight arrested 

A Child Protective Services worker took the youngster into protective custody, CW33 News reported.

Despite the conditions the girl was living under, she was said to be in good health.

The raid on the house, which is noticeably decrepit from the street, has made neighbors incredibly happy.

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| 11 April 2016 | Michigan state health officials on Monday attributed two more deaths to Legionnaires’ disease that may be related to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, bringing the total to 12. The total number of cases in 2014 and 2015 was 91, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In January, it reported 10 deaths and 87 cases…About half of the cases were connected to the [Gov. Rick Snyder-created]water crisis, Michigan officials have said. Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched the source of its tap water from Detroit’s system to the Flint River in April 2014 [so Snyder could killl as many poor people as possible] to save money.

Legionnaires’ death tally in Flint area rises by 2, to 12

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