We have a police incompetence problem

On July 5th, two Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling who was selling dvds in front of a convenience store. Cellphone video captured the incident. Mr. Sterling was black. The two officers who killed him seem to be white. It’s pretty clear from watching the videos that the two cops aren’t good …

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Neil Gaiman’s $45,000 public library speech fee did not include travel expenses

In the ongoing fracas between Republican members of the Minnesota House and author Neil Gaiman, an interesting piece of information has come to light concerning Gaiman’s 2010 appearance in Stillwater paid for by taxpayers. Gaiman was not only paid $45,000 of the four-hour event, he was also paid an additional $2,719.18 in “travel expenses.” From …

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Neil Gaiman charges a public library $45,000 for a 4 hour appearance

Writer Neil Gaiman recently charged a public library in Minnesota $45,000 for a four-hour appearance where 500 people attended. That works out to be $90 per person in attendance. With record unemployment, some might think paying someone $45,000 to appear at a public library for four hours is a lot of money, especially considering that …

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