C A R N A G EAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #362 (May 1992)Art by Mark Bagley (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks) & Bob Sharen (colors)Words by David Michelinie


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #362 (May 1992)
Art by Mark Bagley (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks) & Bob Sharen (colors)
Words by David Michelinie


Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

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(via the-darkest-of-lights)

This interactive map of paramilitary police raids is terrifying and depressing


New from me at The Week today:

This interactive map created by Washington Post journalist Radley Balko and the libertarian Cato Institute shows botched paramilitary police raids across the U.S. The map focuses on the use of heavily armed SWAT teams who use forced entry to storm homes unannounced, usually while inhabitants are sleeping. As many as 40,000 of these raids happen each year — most frequently as police become soldiers in the drug war, often against nonviolent offenders. Many end up targeting innocent civilians by accident. Family pets are frequent targets as well; by one estimate, police in the U.S. kill a pet, on average, every 98 minutes.

Click the image below for the full interactive version at Cato.


Unfortunately, the map is far from complete, as it is notoriously difficult to find large-scale data about police brutality. There are no national statistics on police shootings, for instance, though they occur on a regular basis. Since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson on Aug. 9, police have killed unarmed civilians in Los AngelesSan JoseVictorville, California, and South Salt Lake, Utah.

 - - Bonnie Kristian

(via thefreelioness)