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Nicely put, Robert MacAnthony
 
What Can Be Said About Ferguson At This Point

This will probably be my only post on the Ferguson decision. Personally, I've found the amount of misinformation going around on social media from both sides to be disheartening, especially on Twitter. If you're commenting on the substance of the grand jury decision and you haven't yet gone through all of the evidence that was before the grand jury, you are by definition commenting from a position of ignorance. My posts, going back to when this happened, come out in favor of Brown. That's still my stance. But I can't blame the grand jury itself or say that those people were biased or wrong without looking at all of the evidence they had to work with. There are some things that can be said, in general, without looking at all of that evidence, though:

1. The prosecutor didn't appear to want an indictment here. You've probably all heard the expression that a good prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. That's because the process is stacked against the defendant. Typically, the prosecution comes in and puts on just the evidence they need to get an indictment. They don't throw every piece of evidence in. The grand jury is only there to decide if there is a probable cause for an indictment, and if there is then during the actual trial all of the evidence comes in. The process used here was unusual, and I don't think it served the interests of the community to conduct this as a trial-but-not-a-trial;

2. The law is too permissive when it comes to police use of violence. Whatever the evidence showed, the grand jury had to apply Missouri statute, which gives a great deal of leeway to police in their use of deadly force. That sort of law needs to be changed by state legislatures, and Missouri isn't the only jurisdiction that has such laws. It is too easy for police to start shooting and then provide a legal justification for it; and

3. The unrest in the Ferguson area is emblematic of a historical, and systemic problem between law enforcement and minority communities in the St. Louis area. All of this bad feeling wasn't created out of thin air overnight with the shooting of Michael Brown. The only way to fix the problems that exist there are to address the larger problems, which means continuing to look at this issue long after the Brown case has faded from the headlines.

It is also important to make sure you have a command of the facts when talking about the case, and aren't simply repeating inflammatory falsehoods. So far this morning I've seen misstatements of the autopsy reports, misstatements about Brown that favor the police, and a picture of the KKK from an old news story being circulated around Twitter with the caption stating it was from last night in Ferguson, and a bunch of mindless Twits retweeting it. That doesn't do anyone any good.
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What Are The Origins Of The Universe? #npr
David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.
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Depending on where you are in the world, the "Okay sign" really isn't okay. Here's how to avoid a nasty cultural faux pas:
The chances of accidentally insulting someone is greater when you travel internationally, thanks to differing customs and ideas of etiquette. Even common hand gestures can signal the wrong thing.
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Here's a dog dressed as a teddy bear on a treadmill AKA the greatest thing you'll see today: http://on.mash.to/1pjfDlW
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I'm liking this show... :)
 
We're talking +Gotham LIVE right now with Robin Lord Taylor, AKA #Gotham 's own Oswald Cobblepot: http://on.mash.to/1tB3R6l
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LOL! - "If you’re reading you are most likely well aware that dating today is awkward as fuck. It is basically a socially acceptable form of stranger danger. "
 
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I just noticed... It looks like I wrote the caption up top..... Um, no. It wasn't. It's the original comment. 
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A 34,000-word novella that Charlie Chaplin wrote in the late 1940s is being published for the first time.
A 34,000-word novella that Charlie Chaplin wrote in the late 1940s is being published for the first time by a film institute in Italy. The book was the basis of his last great film, “Limelight.”
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I just hope it's not 31 days....
 
A judicial oversight board says a Montana judge should be disciplined for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison.
Remember the Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison?
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Has anyone else seen Jerry Seinfeld's series? They're so amusing!
It already makes us giddy to hear Jerry Seinfeld and Patton Oswalt chatting it up like old BFFs, but the fact that they're riding a Delorean through L.A. makes it all the much better.
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I'm not allowing children in the house now.
 
Kids Say The Darnedest Creepiest Things Just in time for Halloween, we have the latest list of "The Creepiest Things Ever Said By Kids." The compendium of children's creepy comments comes from Dan Pearce. Dan is the brains behind a blog site called Single Dad Laughing. He's been collecting and sharing...
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