Between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014, Los Angeles County district attorney records show at least 375 people were shot by on-duty officers. No officers have been prosecuted for any of those shootings.
About one in four of those people were unarmed.
Law enforcement officers in LA fatally shot Black people at triple the rate of White and Latino people, relative to population.
That's the lede from Southern California Public Radio KPCC's important, interactive investigative report on “officer-involved shootings” in LA, and there's a lot more to be upset about in those numbers, too.
Cambridge University today said that Stephen Hawking is cancelling several public appearances because of ill health.
Di-Andre Caprice Davis is an artist from Kingston, Jamaica who creates some really wonderful animated GIF art.
In my work, I combined a passion for digital aesthetic with furthering the exposure and understanding of how technology has affected our world. Although the images are highly personal representations of my dreams, they are abstract enough and open enough to allow individual interpretation. I have used animation techniques to show the power of artistic image manipulation; turning still images into hypnotic GIF art. I prefer to collage and compose several looping actions emphasizing the motions that mimic bodily rhythm. It is like an adventure in a second life exploring its outer limits with digital imaging tools.
Phoenix, who is in kindergarten, replaces a wheel bearing on his daddy's 2001 Corolla.
I would trust this 5 year old boy with my car more than I'd trust any auto mechanic I've ever taken any of my cars to ever.
“Wolf puppies hunting for mice. Polar Park 2014.” Read the rest
Muir's process starts like that of any collage artist as he cuts up old NatGeo and LIFE magazines to build a mutated army of characters. "The similarities with purist collage makers probably end when I port everything over to Photoshop, where the possibilities are endless," he tells The Creators Project. He works fast, spending between one and four hours animating the pieces into each GIF.
I believe in humanity. I believe that Black people can be free in America. I believe the world can see peace.— JB. (@_JonathanButler) July 26, 2015
“Hours after a wave of student and faculty protests over racial tensions led to the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri system on Monday, the chancellor of the campus here also stepped aside,” reports the New York Times.
At the University of Missouri, a graduate student went on a hunger strike, students and teachers marched and staged sit-ins, and 32 black football players refused to play until the university president, Tim Wolfe, resigned. Today, he did.
New “first look images” from “Alice Through The Looking Glass” were released today by Disney.
You used to call me on my cell phone. Late night when you need my cat food.
Log in to Facebook, create a post, and type in “Tsu.co.” Facebook will censor the link on all its platforms. That means facebook.com, as well as Messenger, Instagram, and the Facebook apps for iOS and Android.
Facebook did something a lot scarier, too. The retroactively censored over a million Facebook posts which mentioned Tsu.co. So those Facebook posts, and associated images, videos, or comments? All deleted by Facebook. Gone.
In a decision that environmental activists see as a hard-won victory, President Obama today announced he is rejecting the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The news ends a seven-year review process that was a focal point in the debate over the Obama administration's climate policies.
“What doge the Fawkes say?” Read the rest