The Wire Season 1 Opening and Intro

The Wire finally made its way to the top of my Netflix queue. I’m about halfway through with season one. Dvds have spoiled me. I don’t think I could possibly ever sit through another network show while it is still on the air when I can just wait for the dvds to come out and watch the entire series in a matter of a few days.

(BTW, Favorite character by far at the moment is Lester Freamon)

CTA Bus Incident with Chicago Police 02 13 09, 10:14pm

This video shows Chicago police officer #10677 apprehending a citizen and violating his rights. The citizen was displaying signs of intoxication and was accused of not paying his fare, but the officer neglected to follow CPD protocol during the encounter, which led to a violent altercation. The code requires officers to wait for back-up before engaging in a physical struggle with a citizen during non-emergency situations.

(via Shakesville)

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

All that is good in our civilization is the result of commerce, climate, soil, geographical position, industry, invention, discovery, art, and science. The church has been the enemy of progress, for the reason that it has endeavored to prevent man thinking for himself. To prevent thought is to prevent all advancement except in the direction of faith.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Individuality” (1873)