I Am (Not) Shocked

Police Officer
There is something a little different about the cop in this case, not sure what. Though I see Mr. McCullough does know how to recommend charges to a grand jury.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is charged with felony assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument.

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A police press release says the investigation was forwarded to prosecutor Bob McCullough in early May with a recommendation to press charges.

St. Louis County Police Officer Charged

The Ferguson Mess

We are now just a few hours away from finding out if there will be any indictment of the police officer that killed Michael Brown in Missouri. There is just one thing I can’t ever wrap my head around. If we take the police officer’s word that he felt threatened or was attacked, how many bullets does it take to subdue an unarmed man? He shot him six times! If he was shot once and died, I can see the argument of feeling threatened. I have to think that after the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth bullet that Michael Brown was no longer a risk.

Today’s Edition Of Why We Need Net Neutrality

T-Mobile has a deal where they allow you to use certain music services without the data counting against your data cap.  At first glance this seems great if you use one of those services.  However, let’s look down the road a little bit.  Companies like T-Mobile start lowering the amount of data you get outside of their preferred services.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/24/7275539/t-mobile-adds-google-play-music-xbox-music-soundcloud-music-freedom

I agree with Chris Ziegler, deputy editor of The Verge,  in these two tweets:

Same Site, Blank Slate

I have kept some sort of a blog on and off for well over a decade now.  During that time I have moved from hosting provider to hosting provider and from service to service.  Always trying to export the old data to keep my old gibberish still around.  I have found myself not posting anything lately because I never had “a lot” to say.  I might have a fleeting thought, but not something that required some long form post.  Those thoughts do take more than 140 characters so as a self proclaimed hater of “tweetstorms” I can’t put them on Twitter.  That is where this site comes in.  Even if I just have a simple thought, or a link to share I am going to put it right here.  You might also find a few pictures, or some stupid thing I saw online.  As someone who believes we should own our data, this site will pretty much become my Facebook feed.  I will continue to share out the links to other sites, but the data will live here.  Run by me, and owned by me.