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April 6, 2014

Spring break got pretty crazy this year

  • 100+ the number of people arrested at a Spring Break street party near the University of California, Santa Barbara, a party where 44 people were hospitalized and police broke up the event with some chemicals and foam spray. Fun. source
16:58 // 6 months ago
December 4, 2011
poisonville:

The evolution of riot gear. (NYT)

The drawing style makes this whole thing look much friendlier than it actually is.

poisonville:

The evolution of riot gear. (NYT)

The drawing style makes this whole thing look much friendlier than it actually is.

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

8:51 // 2 years ago
November 25, 2011

Forget the pepper spray over Xboxes. This is a near-riot over $2 waffle-makers.

10:27 // 2 years ago
November 9, 2011

think-progress:

Bedlam at Penn State in the wake of football coach Joe Paterno’s firing. Students are yelling “F*** the media” and someone holds a sign, “Joe Pa Forever.”

Yeah, this may not end well. We’ll post more on this as we see it.

23:13 // 2 years ago
November 7, 2011
11:10 // 2 years ago
August 8, 2011
evanfleischer:

Waltham Abbey. BBC. Right now.

The London riots continue for a third night. BBC’s roundup is over here. Evan Fleischer is proving to be one of Tumblr’s best breaking news curators these days. Please follow him.

evanfleischer:

Waltham Abbey. BBC. Right now.

The London riots continue for a third night. BBC’s roundup is over here. Evan Fleischer is proving to be one of Tumblr’s best breaking news curators these days. Please follow him.

(via evanfleischer)

21:34 // 3 years ago
August 7, 2011

newsflick:

Tottenham riots: Police ‘had not anticipated’ extreme violence

The Metropolitan police has admitted it “had not anticipated” the extreme violence that saw police attacked and buildings and vehicles set alight during sustained rioting in Tottenham, north London.

As questions were asked about the level of policing, Commander Adrian Hanstock said a peaceful vigil by the family of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, who was fatally shot by officers in the area on Thursday, had been “hijacked by mindless thugs” and that the situation had “escalated out of all proportion”.

Twenty-six police officers suffered injuries, with eight receiving hospital treatment. Two remained in hospital on Sunday. Three members of the public also required medical attention, with two taken to hospital.

Forty-two people have been arrested for offences including violent disorder, burglary and theft following the torching of buildings, two police cars and a bus, and the ransacking and looting of shops in both Tottenham and nearby Wood Green.

The violence followed a demonstration by members of the community outside Tottenham police station to demand “justice” for the family of Duggan, a father of four, who was shot after police stopped the minicab he was driving in.

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More from the Tottenham riots.

(via newsflick)

11:26 // 3 years ago
February 19, 2011
Many of the dead and the injured are relatives of doctors here. They are crying, and I keep telling them to please stand up and help us.
A Libyan medical official • Describing the scene at a poorly-equipped hospital in the country. The official reported fifteen dead. As painful as this quote is, this one is nearly as gut-wrenching: “The blood of our martyrs is still leaking from coffins over the shoulders of the mourners,” said a protester in Benghazi, the epicenter of the current crisis, in the wake of an attack on protesters who were mourning during a funeral. Libya is a hard country to get accurate information from, because journalists are not allowed to freely work in the country. In other words, much of this information is coming from phone calls and informants and can’t be independently confirmed. Libyan protesters are facing a very tough road; stand with them. source (viafollow)
16:32 // 3 years ago

Libya’s unrest won’t affect Bit.ly’s domains at all, guys

  • NO Libya’s unrest won’t affect Bit.ly’s URL-shortening source

» When clever names go bad: As we have noted in the past, Bit.ly’s name is tied very closely to Libya. However, as the Interwebs have gone down of late in the country, many are wondering if this means anything bad for the URL shortener market, which also counts owl.ly and ht.ly as potential victims, among others. We’ll let Bit.ly’s CEO, John Borthwick, take it from here: “For .ly domains to be unresolvable the five .ly root servers that are authoritative *all* have to be offline, or responding with empty responses. Of the five root nameservers for the .ly TLD: two are based in Oregon, one is in the Netherlands and two are in Libya.” And plus, they have backup plans in place, like j.mp or bitly.com. So no, nothing to worry about.

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15:03 // 3 years ago

A tale of two conflicts: Bahrain, Libya seem headed in different ways

  • Bahrain In a major symbolic victory for protesters, the military has pulled out of Pearl Square in Manama, allowing the protesters to re-enter amidst much international anger over the violence against the peaceful protests.
  • Libya As fresh violence continues to break, at least 84 have died at the hands of the Libyan military, according to Human Rights Watch. “We’ve never heard of anything like this before. It’s horrible,” one eyewitness said to Al Jazeera. source
14:49 // 3 years ago