LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of stealing cash from backpack
By LEILA MILLERSTAFF WRITER
JAN. 27, 2020 9:33 PM
Police Shot and Killed a Man Who Was Handcuffed and Buckled Into a Cop Car
Maryland police pulled him over and said they smelled PCP inside his car.
By VICE News
Augmented street art: WATCH Soviet murals and mosaics come to life in spectacular animation
28 Jan, 2020 07:56 / Updated 7 hours ago
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of any FBI files regarding Richard Feynman, a well-known physicist whose death occurred on February 15, 1988.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Former CBP Official Sentenced to 31 Months in Prison for Illegally Selling Guns
By Steve Neavling
A former CBP watch commander who operated an illegal gun-selling business and committed other crimes while serving in law enforcement was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison.
Wei Xu, 58, pleaded guilty in July to four felonies, including unlawfully dealing in firearms, possessing unregistered firearms, lying to a federal agency, and tax evasion, NBC News reports.
Prosecutors said Xu exploited his position as a law enforcement officer to buy and sell off-roster handguns. He also admitted
Brian C. Turner Named Assistant Director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters
POGO has a long history of working with whistleblowers and protecting their rights. We believe that whistleblowers are our first line of defense against corruption and abuse by the federal government. We’ve spent years protecting these truth-tellers and the mechanisms to hold government accountable, and today we’re seeing why all of that work matters.
We are excited to partner with Better Together on the first annual Nationwide Day of Second Chances on April 30, when church-led coalitions in cities all across America will come together and host simultaneous Second Chances Job Fairs for neighbors who have been incarcerated.
We are excited to connect our friends and partners with this opportunity to celebrate and serve our neighbors who are returning home. We would love your help identifying a church partner who will open its doors and host a Second Chances Job Fair in your community.
When a fair comes to your area, we also invite you to serve alongside us and volunteer at your local job fair.
Our partner, Better Together, will lead churches through a detailed and live online training, and supply all of the materials and tutorials needed to launch a successful fair. It's free - all churches have to do is provide the heart to love people and the hands to bring the fair to life.
The trainings are coming up quickly, with the first offering on January 30, so we appreciate your help sharing this opportunity soon.
We will also be connecting with the churches participating and introducing them to our ministry, as a further way to engage, serve, and further the mission of spreading dignity through opportunity.
Will you join us and help spread the word
JOE BIDEN SUPPORTED “EXCEPTIONALLY, EXCEPTIONALLY TOUGH TREATMENT” FOR JUVENILE “PREDATORS”
January 27 2020, 3:54 p.m.
Peer pressure is not just for junior high anymore
Correctional officer cadets objecting to participating in a Nazi salute for a class photo were first pressured, then ordered, to participate
Jan 13, 2020
The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) offers recommendations to end the provisions in Chicago Police Department’s Collective Bargaining Agreements that perpetuate the “Code of Silence”
According to the Better Government Association (BGA), it was estimated in 2018 that the City of Chicago had spent over $700-million settling cases of police misconduct in the previous decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that the City of Chicago has spent over $750-million on Chicago Police Officers’ misconduct-related payouts, settlements, and losses at trial since 2004—this includes civil rights cases, car crash claims, racial discrimination complaints, sexual harassment suits, and some other legal matters. The annual amount the city spent paying the fees of private lawyers to defend the Chicago Police Department (CPD) against civil rights lawsuits has grown steadily from around $12.5-million in 2013 to over $30-million in 2018. As stated by attorney Stuart Chanen, the City needs to “reevaluate the degree to which they’ve allowed the [police unions] to drive civil rights defenses in a way that’s very harmful to the citizens of the City of Chicago.”
The economic burden placed on Chicago tax-payers to pay for police corruption is a minor issue compared to the detrimental intergenerational affects such entrenched systemic CPD misconduct has had on our City’s marginalized and divested communities. For instance, officers involved in or witnessing shootings are allowed a 24-hour grace period before being required to submit statements to the Independent Police Review Authority. As a result, in 2015, this process led to the false statements of sixteen CPD personnel, which demonized the teenage victim, Laquan McDonald, and permitted his shooter, Jason Van Dyke, to avoid murder charges for almost a year.
Police departments across the country have proven time and again that they do not have the capability, impartiality, or – frankly – the willingness to provide the internal oversight necessary to police themselves. Thanks to local journalists, Van Dyke was held accountable only after a judge ordered the release of the dashcam footage to the public. None of the cameras on squad cars at the scene of Laquan McDonald’s shooting, recorded sound and at least three did not work at all. The Columbia Journalism Review states that 80% of CPD dashcam systems present failed to record audio due to “operator error or in some cases intentional destruction” by the officers.
The federal consent decree, approved in January 2019, aims to dictate the direction of police reform in Chicago, likely for decades to come. While the consent decree is certainly a step in the right direction, “no part of that decree transforms the deeply rooted biases and barriers to justice that are inscribed within the Chicago police union contracts.” There are three collective bargaining agreements governing the supervisory positions at the Chicago Police Department. These current contracts – all of which expired almost three years ago and are expected to enter arbitration this month – include specific “limitations on transparency and protections that inhibit accountable government” by enabling officers to lie about misconduct.
Mural of Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna, appears in Cambridge’s ‘Graffiti Alley’
The colorful tribute was commissioned by the Central Square Business Improvement District.
By Steve Annear Globe Staff,Updated January 28, 2020, 18 minutes ago
Posted Yesterday at 7:21 PM Updated January 27
Lawmakers debate pros and cons of bill to allow home marijuana delivery
Advocates say it would allow legitimate businesses to compete with black market sellers, but the state says it would be too hard to regulate at this time.
Prince Andrew told to 'stop playing games' over Epstein inquiry
US lawyer representing alleged victims tells duke to ‘do the right thing’ and assist inquiry
ART NEW YORK 2019
5 BEST Watercolor Painters & Why | Painting Masters 30 SPECIAL
Here is one of the instruments I worked on building when I
was employed by William Dowd in 1966
Miss You, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in The Wall -
JANUARY 28, 2020
Make America Radical Again: A Conversation with Harvey J. Kaye
by DANIEL FALCONE
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Founding Director of the University’s Center for History and Social Change, and the author of numerous books, including The British Marxist Historians, The Education of Desire (winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize) Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History?, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms (The Nation’s 2014 progressive book of the year), and most recently, Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again (Zero Books). This spring he will also publish FDR on Democracy (Skyhorse Books).
In this interview, Daniel Falcone discusses with Harvey Kaye his latest work and breaks down the importance of the left to reclaim the framing of US history from the conservative right. He also discusses the relevance of Obama to the emergence of Trump, the rightward drift of the US political spectrum, and the (forgotten) radical idea of America exceptionalism. Kaye argues that we can take on the Establishment and counter the long-standing neoliberal – and emergent neo-fascist – order by reminding Americans who they are and what that demands. Moreover, he cites Bernie Sanders as the candidate who has most effectively begun to speak to and engage Americans’ progressive, if not radical impulses and energies.
Daniel Falcone: Your book is titled Take Hold of Our History and is subtitled Make America Radical Again. Can you comment on the specific meanings of these titles?
Harvey Kaye: If you have aspirations to be a transformative leader, you are going to have to transform the narrative
JANUARY 28, 2020
An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau on Venezuela
by NINO PAGLICCIA
Re: Your announcement of January 26, 2020 “Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó to visit Canada”
Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau:
I have read with great disappointment your office’s announcement that you are meeting with what many Venezuelans and Canadians alike consider the real impostor, Juan Guaidó
The Australian Fires Are a Prelude to Our Climate Suffering
The fires could just be the beginning in a slow-motion climate reckoning of rising sea levels, unprecedented storms, and hellish heat waves.
How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions
Beating Trump Is the Goal. What if Joe Rogan Fans Will Help?
Much of the criticism of Sanders for accepting the endorsement rewrites the past and present of Democratic Party electoral politics.
By Edward BurmilaTwitter
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JANUARY 28, 2020 | LANA COHEN
STUDENTS EXPOSE PLOT TO CAST DOUBT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
In 2019, the year youth around the world stepped out of the classroom and onto the streets to demand climate action, four students stayed at their desks. They had a different plan.
As the climate movement sought to expose adults and institutions for failing to address climate change, Brown University undergraduates Jessie Sugarman, Cole Triedman, Andrew Javens, and David Wingate sat down together to get some specifics: to find hard evidence, name names, and hold people and corporations accountable for their role in the crisis.
As part of Brown’s Climate and Development Lab, they were tasked with developing and answering a research question.
With an in-depth study into 10 investor-owned utility companies, they unraveled a byzantine, well-funded, and well-coordinated effort by an elite group of coal, rail, and utility companies to question the reality of climate change and cast doubt on the science that backs it up.
The involvement of freight rail companies and the entire utilities industry in what the report calls the “climate-change countermovement” had been largely unreported.
“They’ve connected the dots in a way other people have not,” their professor, Timmons Roberts, told WhoWhatWhy.
The findings of these twenty-somethings reveal that corporate opposition to climate change is broader and more sophisticated than previously realized.
It goes beyond ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers. It is hidden in the shadows, behind the facades of front groups, creative marketing tactics, and stacks of cash.
FEDS, INFORMANTS FINGER U.S. GOVERNMENT AS DRUG TRAFFICKER
Bolton Warned Barr About Trump's Cozy Ties to Dictators, Book Claims
John Bolton's forthcoming book keeps derailing the GOP's plan for a fast-track impeachment trial.
By Paul Blest
Jan 28 2020, 9:51a