Mehserle/Grant blog fallout

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Like nearly everyone else, Colorlines questions the verdict: Oscar Grant Verdict: What’s Inside the Jury’s Ruling The awkward ruling, which came after just under nine hours of deliberation, appears to…

Much Ado About 1911

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I feel thoroughly humbled after reading this article from Salon’s War Room, poking fun at a 9.12 Project event.¬†First, here’s the real invite to a 912 member: Dear Tampa 912…

NYC: Safe at Last?

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I find David Brooks one of the least convincing op-ed writers around, but I have to admit that he is a lot more sly than most conservatives. In this column,…

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Arlen Specter Under the Gun

Back home in PA, Senator Arlen Specter is running neck and neck with Joe Sestak in the Democratic primary. According to Washington Post reporter Greg Sargent, the Kansas-born Specter, “is…

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For want of a pin …

Here’s another story (via The Baltimore Sun) about a criminal going free on technicalities, and an unlucky citizen suffering as a result. “Michael R. Hunter Jr. pleaded guilty to having…

Zen and the Brain Chemistry of Hitting A Target With A Bullet

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Discover Magazine’s recent article “The Brain Why Athletes Are Geniuses” reinforces what I’ve heard before: great athletes are body geniuses. “Even a sport as seemingly straightforward as pistol shooting is…

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Baltimore Public “Saftey” vs Budget Cuts

That Ashtabula judge is not the only one trying to invoke public safety to keep his budget intact. The Fraternal Order of Police planned to hold a rally last Monday…

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Off-duty Officer Carjacked

I encountered this in the crime section of today’s Baltimore Sun: Off-duty D.C. police officer carjacked. “The 44-year-old officer told police he was driving home on Harford Road and East…

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Modesto California Sheriff Pledges to Loosen Gun Permit Regs

Two days ago, an Ohio judge told local residents to arm themselves in response to cop cuts. Our own Donal Fagan warned TTAG readers to take his ballistic exhortation with…

Editorial: Arm This

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The AP reports that “In the ongoing financial crisis in Ashtabula County [the largest county by area in Ohio], the Sheriff’s Department has been cut from 112 to 49 deputies….

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Editorial: Ammo Sapiens

As some of you may have noticed, I am not any sort of expert on guns. In the late 1970s, I shot a rifle, probably a .22, for about an…