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Police: Man uses metal kettle to bash friend in head and face | News – Home

“St. Vincent” D: Theodore Melfi USA, World Premiere Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbour, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
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The Gilmer Mirror – From Boston to Ferguson Have We Reached a Tipping Point in the Police State

Quick Clicks Murder warrant issued in Texas roller rink slaying Instead of leaving the home, Hanson grabbed a metal kettle and began to beat his friend. The victim said Hanson struck him repeatedly in the back of his head, and at least twice in the face after he fell to the floor. After the attack, the victim was transported to the emergency room, where he received 11 staples to the back of the head and many butterfly bandages for his facial lacerations.
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Round up: The best reporting on the militarization of local police – U.S. – Stripes

Even in remote cities like Fargo, North Dakota, rated one of the safest cities in America, police officers have traveled with military style assault rifles in their patrol cars. We talked to one of the reporters behind the story, G.W. Schulz, about his findings on a MuckReads podcast in January 2012.
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First, theres Americas obsession with war and all things war-related, reflected in the fact that we spend more than 20% of the nations budget on the military, not including what we spend on our endless wars abroad. The U.S. also makes up nearly 80% of the global arms exports market, rendering us both the worlds largest manufacturer and consumer of war. Second, theres the nations commitment to recycling Americas instruments of war and putting them to work here at home, thanks largely to a U.S.
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