To find the origins of modern militarized policing, we have to look back to the Cold War. It was in the 1960s that military researchers started trying to help local police deal with domestic protesters. They treated protest as a threat to national security and stability, and assumed that protests might destabilize the government.
As Ebola continues to devastate West Africa and new patients slowly bring the disease to other countries, experts fear the growing crisis could create an ugly scrum for the limited supply of experimental medications. The scarce supply could pit front-line health care workers in Africa against Ebola patients there.
Author Steve Siebold insists that billionaires deserve their wealth because they think, feel, and act differently from ordinary people. He says rich people, unlike the rest of us, believe in themselves, focus on the future, value their freedom, and are comfortable with uncertainty — all traits that the masses just can’t fathom.
Some schools in the Poconos are closed today after several recent potential sightings of the man suspected of shooting two troopers last month. The school closures come after two recent possible sightings of Eric Frein, who authorities say shot two Pennsylvania State Police troopers in an ambush attack.
A U.S. national security panel has approved for release from Guantanamo a long-held prisoner whose advocates argued was less of a risk at-large than the Taliban captives sent to Qatar in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Periodic Review Board said the prisoner is eligible for repatriation to Saudi Arabia
A divided Supreme Court let a Texas voter ID law take effect. The court’s decision means Texas voters starting Oct. 20 must present one of several forms of photo identification. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote emphatically on behalf of herself and two other dissenters, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.