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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Officials will announce on today that an Illinois police lieutenant believed to have been shot and killed actually took his own life, WMAQ-TV and other Chicago outlets reported on Tuesday night.

Fox Lake Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewicz’s death in September sparked a manhunt stemming from his request for backup as he pursued three “suspicious men” in the small community near the border between Illinois and Wisconsin.

The 52-year-old officer was found on Sept. 1 with fatal gunshot wounds in a remote area of the community. No arrests have been made in connection with his death, and investigators have already stated that Gliniewicz was shot twice with his own gun.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office refused to comment on the reports on Tuesday, saying that the cause of the 30-year veteran’s death would be revealed during a press conference on Wednesday morning.

As the Daily Dot reported at the time, conservative media outlets used Gliniewicz’s death of an example of what they called a “war on cops,” which they have blamed at times on the Black Lives Matter movement while also complaining that officers were afraid to do their jobs because of the increase in citizens recording their interactions with the public.

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