Eyewitness Jelani Cobb, reporting for the New Yorker: "What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe; the first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it's difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper's nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. It revealed itself as a raw matter of public intimidation."
Last week, a woman called police to report a suspicious figure lurking in her yard. Apparently a Facebook group for police scanner enthusiasts commented about it being a possible Bigfoot sighting. From the Macomb Daily: …Officers searched the area but did not find a sasquatch or anything resembling the fabled large, hairy, ape-like creature. Shelby… READ THE REST
A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, was shot "while trying to shoot a dog" Sunday. Local ABC affiliate WSYX printed a police "notification" that an officer "was struck in the leg after discharging his firearm while trying to shoot a dog", leaving the identity of the shooter for readers to deduce. The headline—"Columbus officer shot… READ THE REST
It's two months since New Jersey legalized recreational marijuana and there's rising controversy about cops using it, even during their off hours. Currently, officers are subject to random drug testing that currently includes a check for marijuana which can stay in the system for days or even weeks after its effects have worn off. Hunterdon… READ THE REST
For years coffee experts have recommended pourover as the best way to make coffee at home. But now, thanks to an ingenious design that was recently perfected, the traditional pourover has some serious competition. If you're the kind of person who thinks life is too short for bad coffee, say hello to the all-new VacOne… READ THE REST
Let's face it. Most people need an assistant. Who doesn't want a little bit of help from time to time with things like organization? Unfortunately, especially with our current technology surplus, it can be a bit easy to fall behind and feel disorganized. When scanning documents, in particular, it can be tough to figure out how to… READ THE REST
Some computers blast their fan the second you open Excel, but not MacBooks. As compact as they are, MacBooks are workhorses you can put through the wringer for years. That's what you'd get if you picked up this refurbished 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air. For a limited time, this beautifully refurbished laptop is on sale for $499.99, down… READ THE REST