Great remembrance from The Washington Post
Commentary from a Daily Kos Contributor
Report from Democracy Now
I say bring back some sort of Fairness Doctrine....not just for election campaigns, but for political speech in general (which often ends up turning into hate speech). It would require broadcasters to present an alternative viewpoint to the Right Wing Talk Show nuts who dominate the airwaves.
And I couldn't help but be annoyed by the Security Chief at the Museum...who wanted to remind us not to take security people for granted. But that's exactly what he has been doing...and it is what most employers do. Security personnel are viewed as disposable garbage by the vast majority of employers....let alone the public. It is one of the worst industries in the Country. An industry where the company with the lowest bid wins...which translates into officers with low pay, poor working conditions, poor equipment, most vulnerable, and a public ultimately left less secure.
I would like to ask the security Chief in person why he didn't provide the officers with bullet-resistant vests when the Union asked that they be provided. These same folks who are providing the sweet talk now aren't showing the Country their true colors. That's one of the things that pisses me off about the aftermath of this killing.