4 Killed In Separate Labor Day Shootings Throughout South LA

Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police say at least four people were killed and several others were wounded in a series of Labor Day shootings throughout South Los Angeles.

There was at least one injury shooting per hour reported in the area throughout the afternoon Monday, Los Angeles police Lt. John Jenal said. Several of the shootings may be gang-related.

The first of the fatal shootings was reported about 2 p.m. near a car wash at the intersection of West Florence and South Vermont avenues, Los Angeles police Officer Jane Kim said. The two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 20s, were both shot and died at a hospital, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. Their names were withheld, pending notification of their relatives.

About an hour later and several blocks away, another person was shot at West 65th Street and South Vermont Avenue. That person…

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Don’t Segregate My Special Needs Child

Originally posted on TIME:

This week, all my friends are posting Facebook and Instagram pictures of their adorable children, whose forced grins and too-neat clothes suggest that the kids aren’t quite as thrilled as their mothers about the inevitable return to school. But for parents of children who have a mental illness or a developmental disability like autism, back-to-school preparation feels more like manning a war room, complete with strategies, maps and complex diagrams. The enemy? Unfortunately, it’s likely to be the very people tasked with helping your child to succeed: his teachers and administrators.

If your child has behavioral symptoms associated with his or her diagnosis, it’s likely that you’ve experienced that painful phone call—probably right in the middle of an important work presentation–unleashing an arsenal of assessments and tests and meetings with teachers, counselors and administrators. The end product is likely either a Section 504 plan, named for that section of the…

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“Speak their Names” Part of the Nationwide Justice for Michael Brown in San Diego

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Originally posted on Reporting San Diego:
? Photos: Tom and Nadin Abbott Video: Tom Abbott Aug. 30, 2014 (San Diego) About 60 people from different walks of life came to the “Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park” in City Heights, behind…

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Lies You’ve Been Told About the Pacific Garbage Patch

Why is the world’s biggest landfill in the Pacific Ocean?

National Geographic–Great Pacific Garbage Patch Pacific Trash Vortex

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Wesley Lowery Describes His Arrest In Ferguson

Originally posted on News One:

On Thursday, “Washington Post’s” Wesley Lowery shared the harrowing details of his arrest in Ferguson Mo. with Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel. Lowery was detained after Ferguson police officers ruffed him up in a local area McDonald’s claiming he was resisting arrest. Listen to all of the disturbing details of his arrest and release below.

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Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

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Woman displays wound she received from rubber bullet fired by Ferguson police

Originally posted on The Daily Lede blog:

This woman was helping keep the calm when she was fired upon by Ferguson police using rubber bullets.  Here is the result of her injury.

source Antonio French

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FAA Shuts Down Ferguson Airspace, Effectively Blocking Aerial Press Coverage Of Mike Brown Protests

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down the airspace over Ferguson, Missouri in a radius of 3 nautical miles beginning today and ending on August 18th. The official reason for the shutdown is “TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES” because of “Hazards” which consist of a police helicopter being shot at two nights ago on Sunday.

Shut down, in this case, means “No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described). ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF ST.” This means that only authorized helicopters will be allowed within that three miles and that doesn’t include news helicopters. [tc-mark]

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Obama: Remember Michael Brown Through Reflection, Understanding

Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - President Obama has issued the following statement on the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson.

“The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.

“I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding.

“We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American…

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R.I.P Robin Williams

I dont know…the first thing I thought of when I heard the news was this quote from Alan Moore’s “Watchmen”

“Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor…I am Pagliacci.”

― Alan Moore, Watchmen

then I stumbled across this…

Robin Williams. It’s time for a convoluted stream of consciousness. Ask Me Anything! : IAmA http://ow.ly/AfU3Q

One of the few movie to make me cry! Not sure why but something came over me when I first watched this movies, years ago. Still gets me a bit but I fight the tears back!

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Lyft’s new creative director: Trim the pink mustache or leave it alone?

Originally posted on Fortune:

Ride-hailing service Lyft is bringing in top talent with its recent hire of Jesse McMillin, the former creative director at Virgin American who had helped to transform that company’s image.

Lyft announced the hire in a blog post on July 29, giving McMillin a platform to introduce himself and his mission for the company. “It’s not every day that all of the ingredients for an amazing brand perfectly align and create a space where the potential and opportunity is entirely limitless,” he wrote. “To be a part of shaping the path for where such an exciting brand will go is not only a special opportunity, it’s the chance of a lifetime.”

During his tenure at Virgin America, McMillin was responsible for projects including a new in-flight safety video that drew praise for its entertainment value. In fact, the video went viral, and was viewed nearly 10 million times on YouTube.

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