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Garner, Brown & Rice: Why Police Brutality Is About Race Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 5, 2014   Journalist David Horsey pointed out that because of the protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown , the idea that racism is still alive and well in the US is beginning to re-circulate within our social consciousness which has some groups disturbed. Horsey continued: “But add a little context and race suddenly matters. Michael Brown, the teenager in Ferguson who got into an altercation with a cop; Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who allegedly was selling cigarettes on a street corner; and…

The Reason Why Police Don’t Report How Many Suspects They Kill Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 4, 2014   The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2013 cites 461 “justifiable homicides committed by police officers. Shockingly, all but 3 police used a gun. The true number of citizens killed by police officers is estimated by media reports to be well over 1,000, although there is no way of knowing if they were unarmed. Out of the 400 reported police killings, 96 involved a white cop killing a black suspect. As of October of 2014, the St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) had…

Stephen Hawking: AI Robots Would ‘Spell the End of the Human Race’ Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 2, 2014   Stephen Hawking, professor of science at Cambridge University (CU) emphatically believes that “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Referring to a new communication system developed by Intel, Hawking explained “the primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.” Hawking continued: “It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow…

Pot Breathalyzer: Developer Says Reading Won’t Be Accurate Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 2, 2014   A Washington State University (WSU) team of researchers are “working to develop a breath test that could quickly determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana” regardless of its legal status for medical and recreational use within state borders. Tests for the prototype device are scheduled to begin in 2015. Herbert Hill, professor of chemistry for WSU commented: “existing technologies — including those already used by airport security and customs agents to detect drugs and explosives — can be re-purposed to test breath for…

Body Cameras Won’t Stop Police Brutality But Here’s What They Will Do Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 2, 2014   There is a growing concern by experts that “just because we put cameras on officers, doesn’t mean we’re going to capture everything” that happens during an arrest or confrontation between suspects and law enforcement. Shaun King, a digital activist, explained : ““Wearable police cameras are not the panacea. It’s a form of accountability.” The body cameras attached to the lapel of the officer’s uniform are pointed at the suspect and not the police officer, voiding the possibility of filming police brutality or inciteful actions that may be…

UN Committee Slams US Police For Brutality & Shootings Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent November 29, 2014   The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) condemned the police brutality and excessive force against racial and ethnic minorities being committed in the US. Alessio Bruni, member of the UNCAT panel said that Michael Brown’s death was a “tragedy” and that the UN would like to see Darren Wilson brought to trial for the murder. Bruni said: “There are numerous areas in which certain things should be changed for the United States to comply fully with the convention.” As a result of Brown’s family speaking at…

Social Media, MSM or Politicians: Who’s to Blame For Ferguson? Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent November 26, 2014   Reportedly, Ferguson continues to be a hotbed of volatile confrontations between protesters and police with police, politicians, mainstream and social media blaming one another for the escalating violence. Journalist Sarah Seltzer highlighted how “social media has been [in Ferguson] to document outrageous moments, large and small, from awful press conferences to terrifying nights of tear gas arrests and guns pointed at protesters. Social media brought the ‘mainstream media’ to town, kept the nation’s eye on their city, and rightly turned this story into one with national,…