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10 Lawrence police officers disciplined for complaints last year

What other lies can I tell stinking Google? In a surveillance society one of the few ways we have to protect our privacy is to purposely misrepresent ourselves online.

July 6, 2013 at 12:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

10 Lawrence police officers disciplined for complaints last year

"Anyone can file a complaint against a police officer." Someone should tell Kansas University that. As recently as last year they didn't even publish a complaint policy. If they have to be in the back pockets of the KU General Counsel and HR Department, they should at least be upstanding enough to admit it. They are basically taking Southern-Justice orders from some very corrupt local players. Some people stoop really low to pay the bills and put food on the table. Scammers!

July 6, 2013 at 12:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New study ranks Lawrence ninth smartest city in the country

Pardon a few of us with first-hand experience for remaining skeptical.

June 26, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach considering filing charges against protesters who came to his home

Kobach's response doesn't speak very well of his respect for first amendment rights( the right to free speech and lawful protest). That he views it instead as a second amendment or guns right issue is extremely telling. Kansas officials( including KU administrators) are continually abusing the criminal injustice system to limit the rights and malign the dignity and equality of KS residents. That isn't how the democratic process is supposed to work.

June 17, 2013 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Privacy lost

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June 14, 2013 at 4:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Privacy lost

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June 14, 2013 at 4:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Privacy lost

Against the intrusive power of the state, the imagination. A poem by Wendell Berry.

Do Not Be Ashamed

You will be walking some night
in the comfortable dark of your yard
and suddenly a great light will shine
round about you, and behind you
will be a wall you never saw before.
It will be clear to you suddenly
that you were about to escape,
and that you are guilty: you misread
the complex instructions, you are not
a member, you lost your card
or never had one. And you will know
that they have been there all along,
their eyes on your letters and books,
their hands in your pockets,
their ears wired to your bed.
Though you have done nothing shameful,
they will want you to be ashamed.
They will want you to kneel and weep
and say you should have been like them.
And once you say you are ashamed,
reading the page they hold out to you,
then such light as you have made
in your history will leave you.
They will no longer need to pursue you.
You will pursue them, begging forgiveness.
They will not forgive you.
There is no power against them.
It is only candor that is aloof from them,
only an inward clarity, unashamed,
that they cannot reach. Be ready.
When their light has picked you out
and their questions are asked, say to them:
"I am not ashamed." A sure horizon
will come around you. The heron will begin
his evening flight from the hilltop.

by Wendell Berry

Frig the KS bigots, every one( instead of God bless them every one-- as satated in Dickens)

June 14, 2013 at 4:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protection from quarantine for HIV, AIDS patients is discriminatory, state senator says

I enjoy the refreshing honesty of this article. Kansas people are all about harassment and . treating others differently--especially when it boosts their own egos- for instance terrorizing complete strangers on the public streets in the supposed name of "helping." I won the pain lottery, and the public stoning at KU--- though officially redacted from the record to protect the local red-handed guilty power players-- was remarkably inhumane.

April 4, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local girls become beauty queens for a day

This seems old-fashioned, to say the least. Teaching girls about conforming to limiting, demeaning sexual stereotypes--the KS version of celebrating Women's History Month--boo!! In my experience only in less advanced, civilized, and progressive cultures do appearances equal reality. Once we're brainwashed into believing that we are only who we are perceived to be--often by less than politically aware and sensitive people--our horizons become severely diminished.

People always looked at me and saw a brainiac in female drag until I moved to Larryville, where I was unmercifully bullied and persecuted for a slight difference from the majority, and TOTALLY externally defined by it. Labels rule in the narrow-minded backwoods.

March 21, 2013 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Three decades of defending and judging those in Lawrence's justice system

Nothing is more anathema to liberal education than an authoritarian mindset. Southern justice and college towns don't go well together. When the KU HR and General Counsel are obviously so eager to press false charges before even according workers adequate internal due process, that doesn't say much for either the quality of education at KU or the criminal injustice system in Douglas County. Dishonesty and crooked justice leave a long-term bad taste.

March 18, 2013 at 12:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )