Shelby Ozechowski

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US Marine captain writes stinging op-ed: 'We lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan'

The biggest problem, according to Capt. Joshua Waddell, is "self-delusion."<p>"Let us first begin with the fundamental underpinnings of this delusion: our measures of performance and effectiveness in recent wars," he wrote. "It is time that we, as professional military officers, accept the fact that …

A Triple Murder, a Broken Family, and the Long Tail of the Crack Era

In 1991, three people were found brutally executed in a Washington, DC, park. Twenty-five years later, two suspects were finally arrested.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android.</b><p>On a Sunday afternoon in April 1991, Curtis Pixley's family was at home in the Langdon area of Washington, DC, when a …

Intel Compute Stick review: Windows 10 for your TV

Why wouldn’t you want an entire Windows computer on a tiny little stick? As someone who uses a MacBook day in and day out, the idea of $159 Intel’s Compute Stick, a Windows 10 PC shrunken down to the size of a tiny plastic rectangle, really pulls me in. Take it anywhere, plug it into an HDMI slot, …

Windows 10

Iraq Invasion Through The Eyes of An Arab Woman

I was 18 years old when the war on Iraq started in March 2003. I vividly remember till today the shock and fear after the United States declared to the world its intent to invade Iraq. At the beginning I couldn't believe that it will really happen, and that leaders of the world will somehow prevent …

Coke pulls offensive Christmas ad but faces backlash from indigenous rights group

Coca-Cola is under fire for an advertisement unveiled in Mexico, focusing on the indigenous Mixe community, that some believe struck a racist, …

Paris attacks: female suicide bomber Hasna Aitboulahcen liked wearing cowboy hats but joined an Islamic State terror cell

Friends knew Hasna Aitboulahcen as an extrovert girl who liked wearing cowboy hats. But she went on to blow herself up when police stormed the terrorist lair where she was holed up<p>To her friends and neighbours she was bubbly and outgoing, if a bit “clueless”.<p>But on Wednesday morning Hasna …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Police 'overlooked threat' to man killed after being mistaken for paedophile

Three experienced police constables and a community support officer failed to deal with complaints made by a vulnerable disabled man in the 48 hours before he was murdered and his body set on fire by vigilantes, a court has heard.<p>The three constables let their dislike of the victim, Bijan Ebrahimi, …

Bristol City

We Must Fix This Major Glitch in Constitutional Law Immediately

Here's a dirty little secret, straight from a former public defender to you: neither prosecutors nor criminal defense attorneys know the definition of an "arrest," and American case law is specifically designed to ensure this ambiguity. So neither a prosecutor nor a defense attorney can tell you …

Microsoft Downgrading OneDrive Storage Plans For All Users

Microsoft has announced that it’s planning to downgrade virtually all of its OneDrive storage accounts, affecting nearly all users. Though, it will …

Customers

Change.org petitions Microsoft to reverse OneDrive policy changes - MSPoweruser

WMPoweruser.com reader Erik is however planning to do something about it, and has launched a Change.org petition requesting Microsoft reverse their …

Microsoft putting an end to unlimited OneDrive storage, changing existing plans

Mark this in the “this is why we can’t have nice things” category. Microsoft has announced that they will be ending their unlimited cloud storage …

Customers

OneDrive users are livid after Microsoft reneges on unlimited storage

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive online storage service on Tuesday railed against the company's decision to ditch its unlimited allowance, calling it a betrayal and asking why all are being penalized for the excesses of a few.<p>"Why punish everyday subscribers for those that are abusing your system with …

‘It’s the Truth Coming Out’: Surveillance Video Leaked From Inside Black Police Association Has Dallas Police Chief Under Scrutiny

Dallas’ police chief is under fire after the release of a surveillance video that purportedly captures the leader of the Dallas Black Police Association discussing how he receives favors from the police chief.<p>Police Chief David Brown has faced criticism from several police officer groups in the …

South Carolina officer fired for violent student arrest

In another case highlighting excessive use of force by white police officers against black citizens in the US, a deputy in South Carolina has been …

Justice

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

‘It’s going to be like the OK Corral down here’

Stranded on a highway off-ramp at 3 a.m., waiting for a tow truck, Corey Jones was armed with a brand-new pistol and a state-issued concealed-carry permit that entitled him to take the gun wherever he pleased.<p>Enter Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja, wearing civilian clothes and driving …

The Ultimate Diet to Increase Breast Milk Supply

<i>Photo by Megan Watson</i><p>Many moms struggle with an adequate diet to increase breast milk supply. There’s no doubt that as a new mom eating a healthy …

Corrupt Racist American Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice System, 1 of 2

Law Enforcement Corruption & Abuse US police as dangerous as criminals

Not Only Was Tennis Star James Blake Innocent, So Was the Other Black Man NYPD Said He Looked Like

Everything about this story is off.<p>On September 9, the New York Police Department assaulted and arrested James Blake—the former No. 4-ranked tennis …

Police officer shoots a wall after woman asks that he stops groping her

A drunken police officer fired his pistol into a wall after a hotel worker asked him to stop groping her.<p>Corporal Kenneth Lee Sheka, 28, was charged …

Crime

Oklahoma cop breaks man's face and charges him with assault for no apparent reason

An Oklahoma man suffered a broken nose and other injuries — but was charged with assault — when a police officer punched him during an arrest.<p>Chris …

If You’re Deported From The U.S., You’re Likely To Be Abused On The Way Out

More than one-third of deported migrants experience some type of abuse or mistreatment by U.S. immigration agents in the process of being sent away …

Man trying to fix broken windshield ticketed on way to repair shop

Nick Berlin was "yards away" from a windshield repair shop when he was pulled over by an Adams County (Colorado) Sheriff's Deputy who gave him a …

Repairs

Florida Cop Fired After Filming Himself Tasing Unarmed Man with His Hands Up and Lying About It

A Zephyrhills, Florida police officer has been fired after tasing a compliant man with his hands up, and then lying in his police report — claiming …

Autopsy Shows Police Shot Zachary Hammond In The Back And Side

The local police chief had earlier said that Hammond was "not shot from behind."<p>Attorneys representing the family of Zachary Hammond, the 19-year-old fatally shot by police last month in Seneca, South Carolina, released an independent autopsy Wednesday showing that the officer's two bullets struck …