by Naja and Arnaud Girard… Left in a vegetative state after being tased under questionable circumstances by KWPD in 2011, a suit has now been filed on behalf of Matthew Murphy and his young son. See the documentary video for details of this tragedy.
The Department of Justice sends word to CRB that they are currently investigating the Thanksgiving 2013 in-custody death of Charles Eimers. For all Blue Paper coverage on the Charles Eimers case click here. DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? SUPPORT THE BLUE PAPER Help us continue to bring you local investigative journalism… Click on the image to make a donation [NOT tax deductible].
by JD Adler… Recently, it became headline news that Rolling Stone magazine’s expose about rape on a college campus was factually inaccurate in almost every way. It turns out Rolling Stone had and their reporter had made no efforts to confirm the “victim’s” story by talking to witnesses or the accused. In the end, the publisher decided not to fire anyone, saying that the humiliation of public exposure was punishment enough. This highlights a problem that exists throughout American culture; a complete lack of accountability [continue reading…]
It certainly is refreshing to hear some good news from the world stage for a change. That good news being the promising preliminary agreement between the nations of Iran, the US and the European Union that would “end” Iran’s nuclear weapons manufacturing process. Of course the devil is in the details, but it certainly is looking good on paper and all the players are pleased with the agreement thus far. This complex and vexing issue of the balancing of a sovereign nation’s autonomy and its [continue reading…]
by Jerome Grapel… Although I’ve written before about the “libertarian” concept, a recent discussion I had with a number of such adepts has propelled me into a need to respond more formally. Let’s begin with my theory as to how this trend found its traction on the American socio-political landscape. One of the few people working in our country’s legislative body who I have a genuine respect for is a black congressman from Georgia named John Lewis. We have just celebrated the 50th anniversary of [continue reading…]
by John Donnelly… Special Soldier Designations Are Often Insignificant–When Compared To Ground Warriors. Although this article is lengthy, I ask that you read it in its entirety before formulating an opinion. I’ve been troubled with how to best publish my thoughts. For clarity’s sake, I’ve presented my ideas on a continuum, consolidating them into an expression that I hope will be illuminating and informative. It’s not without many nightmarish moments, that my story comes to you. [continue reading…]
by Ray Jason, The Gypsy Philosopher… It was one of those “University of Life” moments. I recognized once again that I had learned so little in school and yet so very much by simply listening to the messages that the world provides. There were three of them in the cayuco – an elderly woman and a grandson and grand-daughter. I had just given them some cookies as a little gift, when the woman asked me if I had a wife. When I said no, she [continue reading…]
I’m an environmentally friendly guy. I do my best to recycle, not litter and live a light “footprint” in my world. But I find myself not always supporting every tree hugging cause out there. One of those causes, I thought, was fracking. Fracking is a short hand term for hydraulic fracturing, which is a process used to obtain oil or natural gas that otherwise would remain tightly held in the rock. Gosh, isn’t it a good thing to be able to retrieve oil and gas to be [continue reading…]
The Key West City Commission last night honored one of the city’s most respected writers by naming Rosalind Brackenbury as Key West Poet Laureate. Brackenbury came to Key West in 1992 after publishing her first poetry collection — as well as her first novel – in the UK. When she came to the island city, she published “The Beautiful Routes of the West,” which celebrates her arrival in Key West. For 20 years she has learned from American poets while participating in the Key West [continue reading…]
Released by: Environment Florida Research and Policy Center… Report examines changes in climate over the last 40 years. On the heels of a fresh round of climate-related votes in the US Senate, and findings by scientists determining that the first two months of the year comprised the warmest such period on record, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report examines changes in temperature, storm intensity, and sea level through the eyes of five different generations of Americans, from Baby Boomers to Millennials to Generation Z. [continue reading…]