Why Did Michael Brown Die in Ferguson?
- According to the police of Fergusson, Missouri it was because he reached for an officer's weapon, necessitating that he be shot multiple times as he ran away empty handed. Eyewitness tell a different story
. Whatever happened the killing has prompted demonstrations and looting. Ferguson police responded in full force, firing teargas
and wooden rounds
into crowds of protestors and sealing the area off from the media
. In the wake of the tragedy questions of racial profiling
, the paramilitarization of police
and media depictions of black shooting victims
have been raised. Meanwhile the shooter has not been named to preserve his safety
- oddly beautiful cross section photos of ammunition by Sabine Pearlman
, taken in a WWII bunker. The io9 write-up
has Redditor identification of the cartridges.
LARP - what is it?
- a comprehensive guide in comicbook form.
“In all honesty, we don’t know when it’s coming back for sure”
- The US Air Force's first launch of the X-37b
reusable space vehicle has provoked much speculation, with some even wondering if the Pentagon is reviving Nazi space-bomber plans
. But was the launch of spaceplane an attempt to mask the launch of another secret weapon
? Like assault rifles
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