"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”
word. here’s hoping this becomes more widely adopted, it could have the potential to decrease unnecessary violence and biased unlawful police antics. though I am skeptical they will want to submit to that monitoring. I say, make ‘em!
Stone Mask (Amalito Culture), Argentina, c.1000 AD.
Mexican folk art mask making
Evidence of mask making in the country extends for thousands of years and was a well-established part of ritual life in Mexico when the Spanish arrived. In the early colonial period, evangelists took advantage of native customs of dance and mask to teach the Catholic faith although later, colonial authorities tried to ban both unsuccessfully. After Independence, mask and dance traditions showed a syncretism and mask traditions have continued to evolve into new forms, depicting Mexico’s history and newer forms of popular culture such as lucha libre. Most traditional masks are made of wood, with others made from leather, wax, cardboard, paper mache and other materials.
Facts about the late Koko, the signing Gorilla.
Bulldog takes his own seat.
Tacos and Art - 1919 N. 16th Street
Calle 16 Art, Phoenix, Arizona
Art and Food Adventure - I have driven by this place countless times and finally yesterday decided to have lunch in here - it is La Santisima or also known as La Contesa on 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ. (1919 North)
First you are surprised at the cramped quarters and the lovely hostess on the bar.
It was a real pleasure to see the art work and the food was also very good, though not cheap. I had Oaxacan Black Mole Chicken Tacos with a small portion of white rice and beans, a side order of excellent chucky Guacamole, and a Tamarind Soda made with real cane sugar.
My friends had a pastor torta and the other had a carne asado burro.
All of us like the food. But I think I enjoyed the art work on the walls the most and just the quirky atmosphere. It was like eating tacos in an out of the way art gallery in Mexico except I was in Phoenix, AZ.