Miami cops are sending fake data to Waze to stop people from knowing speed trap locations

Originally posted on BGR:

In recent years, Waze has established itself as one of the most useful apps that drivers can have on their phones. The crowdsourced traffic app lets users send updates to other drivers in real time, alerting them to accidents, detours and speed traps. But police officers aren’t too happy about that last particular use.

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Police Officer Who Shot Kristiana Coignard Was On The Scene For Less Than Five Seconds (VIDEO)

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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Surveillance video has been released of the moment 17-year-old Kristiana Coignardwas gunned down by the police in Longview, Texas last week.

The Longview Police Department released the 23-minute-long video, which shows the teen in several scuffles with officers after entering the police station while allegedly wielding a butcher knife. Coignard’s aunt Heather Robertson claims the teen battled bipolar disorder and depression since the death of her mother.

Glenn Derr, the first officer to arrive, can be seen tackling the teen. More police officers convene soon after, including Grace Bagley, who was on the scene for just a few seconds before fatally shooting Coignard. Police claim they used Tasers on the teen to restrain her, but they didn’t work.

According to Think Progress:

Derr quickly gets off her back but Coignard remains on the ground. At this point, Derr appears to have his gun drawn. At 10:50, the second officer,

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Editor’s Picks for Best Albums of 2014

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Originally posted on Carbon Rose Magazine:
*Composition Only: albums selected based on this criteria for arrangement and composition of music which may or may not have been released this year.

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The Social Justice Reading List

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Originally posted on Resources to Becoming Socially Just:
Here are just a few books for self-education that will help any person passionate about social justice or not to become more socially conscience. -‘35 Dumb Things Well-intended People Say’ by: Dr.…

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A Tale Of Two Silicon Valleys: Wage theft, billionaires, and the rest of us

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

wage-theftLast month, a multiagency task force composed of federal, state, and local authorities busted open a major Bay Area wage theft operation, leading to arrests, raids, mug shots on the local news, and big speeches about the injustice and immorality of wage theft:

“Businesses should not profit by stealing from their hard-working employees.”

For months here at Pando, we’ve been reporting on Silicon Valley’s Techtopus, the wage-fixing cartel organized by Steve Jobs, George Lucas, Eric Schmidt, Bill Campbell, Meg Whitman and other superstar luminaries. According to experts’ models, just four Big Tech companies at the center of the Techtopus—Apple, Adobe, Google and Intel—effectively stole up to $3 billion in employee wages between 2005-2010. This doesn’t include the dozens of other companies who appear as co-conspirators, from Disney and Dreamworks Animation to IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Dell, WPP, Comcast and others named in secret internal company documents first revealed by…

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Pastor who admitted he had AIDS refuses to step down, gives Sunday sermon

Originally posted on theGrio:

The last place you would expect Juan McFarland to be on Sunday was at the pulpit.

But that’s exactly where the pastor was, despite recently admitting to church members he had AIDS and slept with church members without revealing his condition.

McFarland is still the pastor at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Sunday, McFarland delivered a sermon on “divine healing,” according to WSFA-TV, and confirmed to the station he would not be stepping down.

The video below was uploaded to Shiloh’s YouTube page back in March. The title of the sermon is “I Knew It Was The Blood.”

TheGrio | Alabama pastor admits he has AIDS, slept with church members

The church hierarchy voted for McFarland to step down 80-2, following his AIDS  admission as well as other troubling actions such as drug use and mishandling church funds.

Ousted Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastor Juan McFarland (Still via WSFA 12 News) Ousted Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastor Juan McFarland (Still via…

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‘Keep it Moving’ Rule for Ferguson Protestors Heads to Court

Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Critics call it the “five-second rule,” and today it goes before a federal judge.

Last month, law enforcers began telling Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrators that they had to keep moving if they wanted to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown, and that if they just stood in place they faced the possibility of arrest.

Civil rights activists say the rule is too arbitrary and restrictive to their freedom of expression.

The issue goes before a judge later this morning at the Eagleton Federal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.

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Woah…Lyft now covers all of SoCal, from San Diego to Santa Barbara

For all Lyft and Uber fans!!

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London and Paris: Accessibility (Part 1)


Thinking about planning a few trips for some of my friends, and I stumble across this post. I will be following this blog and reposting what I find, but Paris sounds like a good idea!

Originally posted on trailertravelinawheelchair:

Episode 5: Wheelchair Accessibility Review of London and Paris

Part 1: London 


The hotel we stayed in, Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury, had a unique amenity in their accessible rooms: a ceiling lift. I’ve never before seen any hotel providing such a lift. A ceiling lift, or ceiling hoist in Britain, is very convenient because it allows a wheelchair user to be carried directly over the bed or toilet via a track on the ceiling. This is the type of patient lift my family uses at home. Having a ceiling lift available in our hotel room was a great help in making our stay comfortable. My parents did not have to exhaust themselves using a manual patient lift, pushing it around with me or my brother in it on the carpet. There was a track over the toilet and bathtub in the bathroom. There was no roll-in shower so a little difficult…

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