Southern California Law Enforcement Agencies Failed to Report at Least 66 Fatal Police Shootings in Past Five Years

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

At Least 66 Unreported SoCal Fatal Police Shootings in 5 Years:

(Keegan Kyle) Southern California law enforcement agencies failed to report 66 fatal police shootings to state authorities from 2007 through 2011, the latest year available. The name of each agency involved in the shooting, the name of the person killed and the date follow. Agencies aren’t necessarily required to report their own shootings under California law, and officials sometimes debate responsibility for reporting.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Nothing to see, here, folks… Move along, now…

Killed in Another One of the American Empire’s Illegal and Immoral Wars

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by peace activist, Cindy Sheehanand originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Cindy Sheehan cries before a painting of her son, Casey, who was killed in Bagdad, Iraq in April of 2004

Cindy Sheehan: Today, my precious son, Casey would have been 35 if he weren’t killed in another one of the Empire’s illegal and immoral wars. Obama says that he believes in “American exceptionalism” with “every fiber” of his being because of our violent meddling in everyone else’s business, but on days like today, I not only think of our tragic loss, but of the Iraqi mother who emailed me to tell me that her son died in the same battle Casey was killed in. The difference is, her son was defending his community, my son was “exceptional.” Our mother’s pain is the same.

My Commentary: “Think About it, You Might Learn Something”