Comments for … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:30:04 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change by Kaleberg http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/03/25/rooftop-solar-and-the-four-levers-of-social-change/comment-page-1/#comment-6379645 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 01:30:04 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5259#comment-6379645 I can imagine the conversation between the Chinese leadership and the engineers who were asking for funding.
“We have a looming environmental problem due to wanting much more electricity.”
“What are some possible solutions?”
“Solar could one day be cheaper and solve both the cost and pollution problems.”
“How much money do you need to find out?”
“A lot, about $10 billion”
At this point the leadership fall on the floor laughing.

from – http://mobile.businessinsider.com/china-laughed-when-it-saw-how-cheap-solar-could-be-2014-6

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Comment on Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change by Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change | Leap Daily http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/03/25/rooftop-solar-and-the-four-levers-of-social-change/comment-page-1/#comment-6379623 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:23:31 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5259#comment-6379623 […] Read the full story at http://www.ethanzuckerman.com […]

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Comment on Insurrectionist Civics in the Age of Mistrust by Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change | … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6379616 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:22:21 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6379616 […] written a lot about this “inverted Lessig” framework – this talk at Syracuse is a good introduction if you’d like to hear […]

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Comment on Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere by March CommQuote | CommPilings http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/26/ben-franklin-the-post-office-and-the-digital-public-sphere/comment-page-1/#comment-6379348 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:04:11 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5254#comment-6379348 […] Zuckerman’s  blog … My heart’s in Accra,   features a fascinating little piece on Ben Franklin.  Zuckerman doesn’t claim to be an historian and gives full credit to Paul Starr’s The […]

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Comment on I never went looking for a mentor by Nii http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/13/i-never-went-looking-for-a-mentor/comment-page-1/#comment-6379325 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:22:54 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5246#comment-6379325 Great piece Ethan and congratulations on the award! You might not realise it but, those who read this will be spurred on to do their little bit to make a difference in others’ lives. For me there is no truer calling than one that selflessly seeks to shape and mentor others to fulfill their potential whatever that potential might be. You can rest assured that even folks, like me, who only know you through this blog and GV appreciate that unwavering spirit you possess to bring to the fore pertinent issues in countless spheres if only to make the world pause to ponder. Once again Ayekoo and God bless!

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Comment on T. Greg Doucette on false arrest and police brutality by Tim http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/24/t-greg-doucette-on-false-arrest-and-police-brutality/comment-page-1/#comment-6378980 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:17:11 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5250#comment-6378980 @Nate sure….. I can’t honestly believe that you believe that police don’t often embellish or flat-out lie on reports. They do it all the time and the DA never charges them. Just google Jason Desisto for an example that was caught on tape where the affidavit is completely contradicted by video evidence (a security camera). Its also the link for my name. All charges were dropped, but their were no charges against the officers for lying on a official document.

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Comment on T. Greg Doucette on false arrest and police brutality by Jim Parlow http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/24/t-greg-doucette-on-false-arrest-and-police-brutality/comment-page-1/#comment-6378875 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:48:16 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5250#comment-6378875 Dear Mr. Doucette,
Your “I’m jumping on the bandwagon of ‘what police brutality looks like’ moved me to let you know what I think. First lets assume everything you blog about this case is true; did you file a complaint with the DA or agency? You are an officer of the court and if you find this blatant disregard of the truth and the courts you are obligated to do something more than sit on your hands and shout on social media. If you did file a complaint the officer would be investigated and if found that he lied as you allege, he would be discredited losing his integrity and credibility, and therefore become unemployable by any reputable agency. BUT…
Did you yourself go to the scene and look- tire marks can’t be just washed away. Did you speak to the person that actually called the police to have them show you where the incident took place? Did you talk to a skid/tire mark specialist? I agree with Nate, these are not normal ‘avoiding a cat’ marks. What is the speed limit in a residential area as these show a speed greater than acceptable? What other info did you use to come to your expose’ opinion on this incident that your client was telling the truth? Was it more than tears and some photos supposedly taken right afterwards or at some undisclosed location? Was this even the same area that it occurred at?
As far as the DA, most are overworked and yes they at first glance may have said, it’s just one less trial and less work for me, dismissed. However THIS is one that should have been brought before a jury, for your clients sake and the officer’s. This is a trial without a trial, something that occurs way too often in our overloaded court system.
I would welcome a public examination of the complaint and the officers response. Either clear his name or charge and boot him off the department. But dishonesty, laziness and blind believing cannot be tolerated in your profession as well.

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Comment on T. Greg Doucette on false arrest and police brutality by David http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/24/t-greg-doucette-on-false-arrest-and-police-brutality/comment-page-1/#comment-6378874 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:11:48 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5250#comment-6378874 Nate, if you actually read his twitter he explains why he doesn’t disclose the officer’s name etc to the public, systematically. It has to do with how he actually manages to defend clients and work with the DA, and the evidence that he legally has access to. His conversation with the DA about the lying officer and the photograph was how he got the case thrown out.

Not sure where you’re getting that bit about the tire friction marks, I’ve made those same kind of marks when I was a teenager having to stop impulsively to avoid wildlife.

I’m not sure why you have such a knee-jerk reaction to this story, but this sort of thing happens all the time.

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Comment on Insurrectionist Civics in the Age of Mistrust by Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere | … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6378864 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:47:28 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6378864 […] need to understand what are potential risks and what are real risks. Much of my current work focuses on the ways making and disseminating media is a way of making social change, especially […]

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Comment on Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection by Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere | … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/rewire-digital-cosmopolitans-in-the-age-of-connection/comment-page-2/#comment-6378863 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:29:40 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?page_id=4571#comment-6378863 […] Book: Rewire […]

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