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“Speaking of popping a pill, Americans are roughly five percent of the world’s people, but they consume two thirds of the world’s anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication. We don’t really have a war on drugs, we have a war on drugs that don’t make money for big pharmaceutical companies. Or, as I’ve been putting it, for years, “The War on Drugs is a war on poor people on street drugs waged by rich people on prescription drugs.” Seriously, who are we kidding?”
Just how many bystanders did New York police shoot?
August 24, 2012
The Guardian is reporting that the nine bystanders who were shot (that didn’t include the shooter’s target) were all shot by police, and that Jeffrey Johnson never fired on police.
The most disturbing detail about Friday’s fatal shooting in Midtown Manhattan is the fact that the wounded included bystanders shot by police, and the latest news suggests stray police bullets may account for “most or all” of those wounded. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that at least some of the injuries came from stray police bullets as cops opened fire on the gunman who aimed at them, but the police haven’t said how many. Rather, that detail comes from the math reporters are doing with the number of rounds police have confirmed were fired.
Fortunately, most of the injuries were minor. As one victim who as hit in the arm told The New York Times: “I guess, you know, stuff happens.”
The Times’ James Barron and David Halbfinger and William K. Rashbaum introduced the arithmetic reporting: “Some of those injured might have been shot by the two police officers, who fired 16 rounds at the gunman, Jeffrey Johnson 58, said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly — based on the number of people shot and the fact that Mr. Johnson’s gun held only eight rounds.” The New York Times Metro twitter account followed up with this accounting: “Johnson had 8 bullets max. Shot 5 at [victim Steve] Ercolino, 2 left in gun, 1 unfired on ground,” suggesting that the only ones Johnson fired were at his intended victim — although that doesn’t necessarily mean all of them found their mark.
Reuters’ Lily Kuo is reporting eight bystanders were wounded in total, not nine. But if The Times’ figures about the bullets are accurate, the total number of injured wouldn’t affect the story that police bullets accounted for all injuries, because all of Johnson’s bullets would be accounted for. The problem is, the available information keeps changing. Earlier in the day, The Associated Press and others were reporting that Johnson only fired three shots at Ercolino, not five, which would have two of his rounds unaccounted for. The AP’s report now says five. Based on the latest information from The Times, however, and a little math, it looks like stray police bullets are to blame for most, if not all of the injured bystanders.
@MarcHorowitz Raising Dollars & Awareness on the Road
When Marc Horowitz’s (@marchorowitz) friend Chris Vatuone was left bedridden after an unknown ailment turned out to be late-stage Lyme disease, Marc decided to hit the road in an attempt to raise Lyme disease awareness, as well as much-neaded funds for Chris’s medical treatment.
Marc is making the 2,664,000 ft. journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles by bicycle, and pledging to ride one foot for every penny he raises. Explore his photo map on Instagram, and follow his progress on his blog, bike4chris.
I’m broke as a joke and I just donated $5 to this, it’s for a good cause and you should check it out.
WHEN you hear the insane notion of “legitimate rape” being aired by a Republican congressman — a member of the House science committee no less — it makes you wonder some days how we became the world’s richest, most powerful country, and, more important, how we’re going to stay there. The short answer is that, thank God, there’s still a bunch of people across America — innovators and entrepreneurs — who just didn’t get the word. They didn’t get the word that Germany will eat our breakfast or that China will eat our lunch. They didn’t get the word that we’re in a recession and heading for a fiscal cliff. They’re not interested in politics at all. Instead, they just go out and invent stuff and fix stuff and collaborate on stuff. They are our saving grace, and whenever I need a pick-me-up, I drop in on one of them.