The NYPD is spying on liberal activist groups; that’s just wrong. A 3rd grader hits a half-court shot; NBAer does him one better. And a fed-up Cleveland Browns fans vents, hilariously.

This story disturbed me quite a bit. The New York Police Department, according to this Associated Press story, has infiltrated several politically activist groups on the liberal side in recent months, and have started intelligence files on activists who have planned rallies and protests across the country.

It’s apparently been going on since 2008, with undercover officers attending meetings, and keeping intelligence reports on those who oppose U.S. immigration policy, labor laws, and racial profiling.

Pretty distasteful, and quite likely illegal and unconstitutional stuff going on here. The NYPD is currently battling a lawsuit stemming from its treatment of Republican activists before the 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC.

Read the slightly frightening details here.

**Here’s something you don’t see every day: A third-grader, during a full-court basketball game the other day, sank this phenomenal half-court shot.

Is it too late to sign the kid up for the New Jersey Nets? Because they could use all the help they could get.

While the kid’s shot was cool, Houston Rockets forward Marcus Camby made this full-court shot which was about as impressive.

**Finally today, as much as I bitch and moan about being a Jets fan, I know it could be worse. I could root for the Cleveland Browns. The poor Browns fans have seen their team get taken away from them and moved to Baltimore (and win a Super Bowl there), then they got a new squad and it’s been mostly awful for more than a decade. Now that the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals have gotten decent, the Browns fans may be the most long-suffering in the NFL.

So a season-ticket holder named Mike Polk Jr. decided to get a little creative when he received a letter asking for his initial deposit for the 2012 season. I thought it was hilarious. Man, this had to feel good.

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