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August 18, 2014
13:09 // 2 months ago
12:08 // 2 months ago

"Dress for the job you have, not the job you want." I could spend hours catching you guys up on the Ferguson situation, but I’ll let John Oliver do it for me. As you probably know, so much of the commentary on the situation in Missouri has been embarrassing and unfortunate; when someone like Oliver (or Jelani Cobb) gets it right, we need to give them props.

11:26 // 2 months ago
More than one person in the streets of Ferguson has compared what is happening here to the chaotic days of the Birmingham desegregation campaign in 1963. And, like that struggle, the local authorities, long immune to public sentiment, were incapable of understanding how their actions reverberated outside the hermetic world where they held sway—how they looked to the world. That incomprehension was the biggest asset the protesters in Birmingham had. Michael Brown was left lying in the street for hours while a traumatized community stood behind police tape in frustration, grief, and shock: an immobile metaphor for everything that was wrong in Ferguson, Missouri.
New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb compares the situation in Ferguson to a key moment in civil rights history.
11:06 // 2 months ago
May 5, 2014
You’ve been a good father. You’ve been a good husband. You’ve been a good taxpaying citizen of the state of Missouri. That leads me to believe that you are a good man and a changed man.
Mississippi County, Missouri, Associate Circuit Judge Terry Lynn Brown • Discussing her decision to free Cornealious “Mike” Anderson, a man who was sentenced to prison on robbery charges in his early 20s, but through a clerical error, was never ordered to go to prison. Since then, Anderson started a family, got married, and launched a successful business—but was put in jail 13 years later, when the state, looking to release him, finally realized that he had been out of prison all this time. Anderson, whose situation drew public outcry, received credit for time served for the 13 years he remained out of prison.
15:18 // 5 months ago
April 12, 2014
It doesn’t bother me none. If he shoots me he shoots me.
Overland Park, Kansas resident Kathy Embley • Taking a somewhat lackadaisical approach to a report that a series of random shootings in the Kansas City area may be connected. At least 12 shootings have been reported since March 8, and while no physical evidence connects them, authorities note that there are similarities such as time of day and location that tie them together.
17:17 // 6 months ago
February 13, 2014
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January 30, 2014
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November 16, 2013
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May 25, 2013

Train collision in Missouri collapses highway overpass

  • 7people injured when two freight trains struck each other at a rail intersection in southeastern Missouri today, causing eleven cars to derail and strike the pillar of a highway overpass. The overpass collapsed, taking two cars with it. Amazingly, five people between the two cars, as well as two train workers injured all survived, and sustained no life-threatening injuries. source
14:51 // 1 year ago