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John Samuel Tieman: What happens after the riots end?

Are we radicalizing a whole generation? When I was in Vietnam, a near-by artillery unit called a cease-fire.   Somebody realized they were shelling the wrong coordinates. A private said, “I … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Defense Industry-Backed Lawmakers Voted to Continue Police Militarization

WASHINGTON – Local law enforcement around the country has become more heavily armed through partnerships with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. One of the key … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Economic Justice and the St. Louis Riots

St. Louis is seething. A profound, inexplicable seething. A young man, Michael Brown, his hands in the air.   Then eight shots.   Graphic photographs of his body lying for hours on … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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