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Politics

LA 92 (Full Documentary) | National Geographic

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LA 92 (Full Documentary) | National Geographic

National Geographic

May 4, 2017 / 1:53.46 min

“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.”

Frederick Douglass, 1852

If there is a documentary you need to see, following last week events, it’s this one. Absolutely unbelievable to watch history repeating itself, time after time.

Will we be watching the same events unfold, some 30 odd years from now?

Politics

Police arrest CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and crew on live television

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Police arrest CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and crew on live television

CNN

May 29, 2020 / 6.36 min

If someone told you 10 years ago that a a journalist and his crew, in a western country, could be arrested while reporting live on TV, because they were standing in the street, I don’t think you would believe.

During the all process, Omar Jimenez clearly identify himself as a CNN journalist, while politely asking what they could do to get out of the police way.

It didn’t matter though.

What’s troubling watching the video, is that it’s hard to understand if this a symbol of what’s to come or a blast from the past?

Even grimmer, this sort of hostile behavior towards journalists has been a constant this last few days.

Make no mistake though. This problem is not exclusive from the US and seems to be an upwards trend in recent years.

https://ipi.media/increase-in-violence-against-journalists-covering-protests-across-europe/

Comedy

RENO 911! – Drunk Catwalk

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RENO 911! – Drunk Catwalk

Comedy Central

Mar 20, 2018 / 2.01 min

I’m always amazed by the amount of people that have never seen this clip.

Even more amazing is the amount of people that thought this was a real life traffic stop.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Politics

Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

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Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

CNBC Television

Jun 1, 2020 / 2.19 min

We thought long and hard if we should post the video of George’s Floyd killing (the unarmed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite cries from Floyd that he could not breathe) or a video of the unrest that followed with protesters and police clashing, riots, vigils and all sort of public displays.

In the end we chose the last option, not because the video itself was more relevant or interesting but because we believe the aftermath of this event is now of great importance.

In such a social, political and racial divided society as is the US, police (and police violence) has been a major player in adding fuel to the fire. Thus, any or no changes coming from this may play a big part in American politics in the near future (especially with an election coming up).