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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mandatory Minimums | Commentary By John Oliver

Mandatory Minimums
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Daily Show Extended Interview with Barack Obama

The Daily Show
Interview with President Barack Obama

Thursday, July 23, 2015

How Would You Kill The Tax Code?

NYPD Cop Beats Black Man Over Pizza Slice and Falsely Charges Resisting Arrest

Another day.  Another example of bad cops.

This time, it's NYPD cops beating a black man over a pizza slice and falsely charging him with resisting arrest.

Meanwhile, in Aurora, Illinois, there's an odd dichotomy.

Certain cops are reprimanded for aggressively going after crime while others who engage in misconduct, including false arrests like the above, are elevated or have commanders look the other way.

Aurora Crony Cop Commander Kristen Ziman says cops are like "warriors" and advocates violence against the public.

No wonder we have a dysfunctional relationship between police and the public.

We need good cops to stand up and be leaders.

Aurora Crony Cop Kristen Ziman Says Warrior Cops Like This Guy Are Heroes

Sandra Bland Arrest

Aurora, Illinois Crony Cop Kristen Ziman says these type of cops are heroes.

We say these kind of cops, including Kristen Ziman who has looked the other way on bad cops during her career, are exactly why we have a growing epidemic of bad policing and too few good cops get the credit they deserve.

Interview with Donald Trump

Interview with Donald Trump - Part 1
CNN Anderson Cooper
July 22, 2015

Interview with Donald Trump - Part 2
CNN Anderson Cooper
July 22, 2015

Interview with Donald Trump - Part 3
CNN Anderson Cooper
July 22, 2015

Food Waste | Commentary By John Oliver

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Judges Throw Out Five Counts Against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Appeal

Judges threw out five of eighteen counts against convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, vacated his 14-year sentence and ordered him retried on the five counts.  He would not be released.

If prosecutors drop those five counts, Blagojevich would be sentenced again by U.S. District Judge James Zagel.

See full opinion below.

Another Planned Parenthood Video Released on Sale of Baby Parts

Aurora, Illinois has been a battleground on abortion, freedom of speech and other issues after Planned Parenthood used deception and collusion with corrupt city officials to build a facility that violates zoning law.  Regardless of one's view on abortion, Planned Parenthood seems to continue to find itself in the middle of questions of what they really do, don't do and transparency.
Another video has been released showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the method and price of providing fetal tissue left over from abortions for medical research.
The video from the Center for Medical Progress shows excerpts of a conversation with Mary Gatter, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, in what appears to be a booth at a restaurant. The woman is shown talking with unseen activists, posing as medical company representatives, about the price of the tissue while also stating that “we’re not in this for the money.”
At one point, Gatter says "Let me just figure out what others are getting...and if this is in the ballpark, that it's fine, if it's still low, that we can bump it up" and  jokes “I want a Lamborghini.”
The Center for Medical Progress also posted a longer video described as the full footage of the hour-long conversation.
See below for the first video that was released on Planned Parenthood selling body parts and fetal tissue, along with Planned Parenthood's "official" response. 
Note: selling tissue for profit violates state and federal laws.

Planned Parenthood's "official" response to the above video:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

People Try Chicago Deep Pizza for the First Time

People Try Chicago Deep Dish Pizza for the First Time

What is the best authentic Chicago-style pizza you've had?