One of the things that creeps me out about Mayor Pete is the corporate consultant-gabble that he sometimes drops into. It makes sense: he worked for McKinsey in his 20s, as one of the drones in the giant cash-extractive machinery of big dollar consulting. That’s where he learned to proactively leverage his synergies, I bet. [stderr]
Having done subcontracting for Perot Systems, and Booz Allen Hamilton, the sound of corporate leet-speak always gets my alert systems humming; it may mean that I’ve got a hypercompetitive manipulative corporate nihilist in the room, and it’s time to get my back to the wall so it doesn’t collect any errant ice-picks.
But worse than corporate leet-speak is the language in which things happen but nobody acted to make them happen. You know, the language in which ‘spontaneous existence failure’ is normal. Nobody broke the thing; it just decided it wanted to be in pieces. I’m hyper-sensitive to it and I’m especially hyper-sensitive if crashed airplanes, bombed weddings and hospitals, or police officers are involved. [cnn]
13 Pennsylvania prison employees suspended after inmate death
Not “killed” – he just died, you know? One minute he was standing there, the next he was dead. That kind of thing. Oh, are there details?
Tyrone Briggs, 29, was involved in an altercation with a fellow inmate on November 11 near their housing unit in State Correctional Institution Mahanoy. While waiting to be processed into the restricted housing unit, Briggs became unresponsive and was taken to the prison’s medical triage for CPR.
“While waiting to be processed into the restricted housing unit” – i.e.: cops grabbed him and were going to put him in solitary confinement.
“became unresponsive” – sounds like “he died” to me.
“was taken to the prison’s medical triage for CPR.” – because when someone’s heart stops and they’re not breathing, by all means take them somewhere where there aren’t cameras. I was CPR trained and certified back in the day (in 1989; I would be very hesitant to try CPR now since I hope/suspect the process has been revised but if I were the only person present, I guess I’d have to) but I don’t remember anything about “move the patient” – it was all “you must immediately do a few chest compressions then start ventilation.”
CNN appears to have adopted the unintentional stance from a press release written by the police. “Oh, someone died.” But it sounds to me like someone was killed by cops who were trying to torture him in solitary confinement.