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The Prison Industrial Complex In The Eyes Of Mumia Abu-jamal

By Credo, published on Feb 27, 2009

... Department officer Daniel Faulkner was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop of a vehicle driven by William Cook, Abu-Jamal's younger brother. In the altercation Abu-Jamal was wounded by a shot from Faulkner, and collapsed on the sidewalk. He was taken directly from the scene of the shooting to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and received treatment for his injuries. He was later charged with the first-degree murder of Daniel Faulkner.

The case went to trial in June 1982 in Philadelphia. Judge Albert F. Sabo initially agreed to Abu-Jamal's request to represent... (more)

Tags: hip-hop, california, police, shooting, traffic

Corpse Bride

By DLFerguson, published on Feb 11, 2009

...just simply isn’t done any more because…well, let’s put it this way: you don’t do a stop motion animated film if you’re in a rush. Simply put the process involves building extraordinarily detailed model figures and then moving them just a millimeter, shooting one frame of film, then moving the character another millimeter, shooting that frame and so on and so on. I’ve read that when this process is going well, stop-motion animators can get two minutes of film every two weeks, which they consider fantastic. Ray Harryhausen is the... (more)

Tags: movie, shooting

Resonating Reflections Of The Season

By Kim, published on Dec 17, 2008

...season" should be a spark in the fire that burns all year with passion, goodwill, love, creativity, sensitivity, embracing consciousness and giving. Whatever you do, don't let it slip by like precious time in crowded mall, an hour in a traffic jam, hurried walk through a park, or a shooting star. Take time for those special moments, words, sounds, a touch, a song, a prayer, always aware of the resonating reflections that flow on from January until next year's mistletoe.

Spending time with family, friends, and giving to those around you in a creative way that shares... (more)

Tags: shooting, traffic

Pardoning Pittman

By Invisible African, published on Oct 15, 2008

Christopher Pittman got 30 years for shooting his grandparents in November 2001. That might seem like a puny sentence for a double murder until one considers how puny the perpetrator was: about five feet tall. But then that is about average for a sixth-grader.

Why Pittman snapped is anyone's guess. Maybe it was the frequent whippings he got from his father, or his mother's tendency to disappear for years at a time. When he was 12, he had a nervous breakdown, which is when he started taking Paxil. That is also when he moved from the family home in Oxford, Florida to live with his grandparents... (more)

Tags: shooting

Enforcing Martial Law In America

By Lumiere, published on Sep 27, 2008

...2006 a sniper employed by Blackwater Worldwide opened fire from the roof of the Iraqi Justice Ministry, killing three guards working for the state-funded Iraqui Media Network. According to 13 witnesses, the guards had not fired on the Justice Ministry. An Iraqi police report described the shootings as "an act of terrorism" and said Blackwater "caused the incident."On September 16, 2007 Blackwater employees in Nisour Square, Baghdad shot and killed 17 Iraqis, at least 14 of whom were killed "without cause" according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The US State Department has... (more)

Tags: iraq, terrorism, police, shooting

Honor The Departed By Helping The Living

By Lumiere, published on Sep 12, 2008

...love affair. Upon his return from the war they shared their life on a Ranch in East Texas and raised a family together. Through thick or through thin, they were the very best of friends and were inseperable. Half of my childhood was spent on the ranch riding horses, fishing with my father, shooting guns, playing out on the lake, helping my grandfather build two of his three houses. Some of my happiest memories were always surrounded by nature, sunshine, laughter and love.

As we continued walking, my mother and I laughed about the time my grandmother left the dryer door open in... (more)

Tags: iraq, shooting

Tropic Thunder

By DLFerguson, published on Aug 14, 2008

...co-writer and one of the stars of the action comedy TROPIC THUNDER, Ben Stiller is firing on all cylinders. It’s easily the funniest movie I’ve seen all year.

The Vietnam War epic “Tropic Thunder” is in serious trouble. In its first five days of shooting it’s already a month behind schedule and $100 million over budget. This is due to the primadonna behavior of the movie’s stars: Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is feuding with superstar Australian actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.) Tugg has made his rep in the industry as an... (more)

Tags: movie, shooting

It's On The Southside

By Kim, published on Jul 9, 2008

...turned on the street of the home of the Apartment Lounge. The taxi driver said, "Where is it"? He was looking around with a perplexed gaze. I spotted it and exclaimed, "There it is! I pointed excitedly to the left side of the street to a small building with a couple of guys standing out front shooting the breeze on a warm summer night. The driver looked and said, "Okay, Okay...Have a good time" and I hopped out the car.

Once inside it’s as though you entered another decade on time. The Apartment Lounge on the Southside of Chicago looks like a bar in an apartment building. The bar... (more)

Tags: jazz, music, shooting

Celebrity Tabloids Murder The Newspaper

By Lumiere, published on Jul 8, 2008

...do for a living, equal full public access to a persons private life? Think about it, if twenty strange men with 10 foot camera lenses and blinding flashes were hanging out in your yard, standing across the street, hiding in the bushes at your kids school, following your car, stalking you and shooting pictures of you and your families every move. Be honest, it would freak you out. Even worse, imagine your deepest darkest secret making the front page headlines. If you think tabloids are harmless gossip, just remember what happened to Princess Diana, perhaps the paparrazi would not have been... (more)

Tags: new york, terrorism, environment, shooting, education

It Will Be Lakers Heaven In 7!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 5, 2008

...the Celtics are favored to win the series. Boston was the best team in basketball this year and no one will argue that. But, they limped through the playoffs and showed that they can be beaten.

If we are talking about the Lakers, it is a no-brainer that they win the battle at shooting guard. Kobe Bryant is the best there is in the NBA. The comparisons with Michael Jordan are beginning to reach new heights. He simply is the best closer in the game right now. A deadly weapon that was able to single handedly elevate the Lakers from a 20 and a 17 point deficit in the conference ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, basketball, nba, shooting

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