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Link du jour

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/18/betsy-devos-education-civil-rights-protections-office

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/new-zealand-fight-for-sacred-mountain-after-discovery-of-significant-gold-seam

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-healthcare-comparison-20170715-htmlstory.html


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/18/rise-of-mega-farms-how-the-us-model-of-intensive-farming-is-invading-the-world


https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/07/18/whowhatwhy-investigated-russias-actions-long-mainstream-media/

PODCAST
JULY 18, 2017 | JEFF SCHECHTMAN
WHOWHATWHY INVESTIGATED RUSSIA’S ACTIONS LONG BEFORE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA




http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/07/18/female-genital-mutilation-case-widens-deportation-fears-mount/103811398/

Mutilation probe widens as deportation fears mount
Robert Snell , The Detroit News Published 5:45 p.m. ET July 18, 2017 | Updated 6:50 p.m. ET July 18, 2017

Steve Francis, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigation’s office in Detroit, denied that agents were threatening people with deportation in the nation’s first federal prosecution involving female genital mutilation.

“Homeland Security Investigations special agents conduct all investigative activities with the highest level of professionalism and respect,” Francis said in a statement Tuesday. “Any allegations to the contrary are baseless and without merit.”

The head of the FBI in Detroit defended his agents’ handling of the case.

“The FBI has and will continue to tirelessly investigate allegations involving harm to children, and we will pursue each and every lead in this case, as it is literally some of the most important work that we do,” said David P. Gelios, special agent in charge for the Detroit Division of the FBI.


“At the same time, just as we remain steadfast in our efforts to protect children from harm, FBI special agents adhere to the highest level of professionalism and uphold the constitutional protections afforded to everyone in the United States — victims and defendants alike,” he said. “Any accusations to the contrary are misguided, without merit, and cut against not only what the FBI stands for but also the work performed by the men and women of the FBI every day.”


http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/former-fbi-agent-guilty-plea-could-affect-child-predator-case/LtAFUSrZm8nXCSvxBRrsuI/

Former FBI agent’s guilty plea could affect child predator case

Rhonda Cook
10:13 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 AJC Homepage




http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.html

FBI agent Ryan Seese sentenced to prison in two Peeping Tom cases in Hershey | PennLive.com
PennLive.
Dec 28, 2010 - A Dauphin County judge this morning sentenced former FBI agent Ryan Seese, 37 , of Derry Township, to 1 to 23-1/2 months in county prison plus 3 years' probation for two Peeping Tom ...


http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/08/24/vt-exclusive-largest-pedophile-ring-in-history-70000-members-heads-of-state-the-rats-scramble/


VT Exclusive: Largest Pedophile Ring in History, 70,000 Members, Heads of State, the Rats Scramble | Veterans Today
Veterans Today › 2016/08/24 › vt-exclus...
Aug 24, 2016 - Millions read the news today, the pedophile ring “busted” or the earlier article about how the FBI ..... We remember former FBI director and founder, J Edgar Hoover, the man who said ritual satanic child ...


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/boys-abused-germany-catholic-regensburger-domspatzen-school


More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school
Physical and sexual abuse took place up to 2015 at Regensburger Domspatzen choir school, referred to by some pupils as ‘hell’



http://ticklethewire.com/2017/07/18/disgraced-ex-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-released-federal-prison/

Disgraced Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Released From Federal Prison

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, 75, who had long been regarded in the public eye as just a Regular Joe from the Midwest — that is until his scandal emerged — has been released from a federal prison hospital in Minnesota and transferred to a halfway house in Chicago, Josh Gerstein of Politico reports.

Hastert pleaded guilty last year to violating money laundering laws in a case that shocked the country and Beltway insiders. The scandal stemmed from hush money he paid to conceal sexual abuse he committed of students while he was a high school teacher and coach several decades ago.

A federal judge in Chicago sentenced him to 15 months.

Hastert was never charged in the sexual abuse cases because of the statute of limitations. But Politico notes that two men are suing him, alleging they were abused as kids.



Defending Rights & Dissent Joins Transparency Groups in Trying to Prevent CIA from Destroying Records

the facade of the Archives of the United States building
July 18, 2017 – The CIA recently received tentative approval from the National Archives and Records Administration to destroy files that allegedly have no historical significance. Defending Rights & Dissent joined the National Security Archives, OpenTheGoverment, and Demand Progress in submitting comments opposing the planned destruction of documents.



http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/15/his-parents-said-just-needed-sleep-swat-team-came-instead/1sTWdBw2MNqqFGCOUfLnHL/story.html?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

Despite parents' pleas, police closed in, and a life was lost in Hingham


His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead
HINGHAM — As police cars rolled into his pristine suburban neighborhood last Saturday night, past the sprawling Colonials and manicured lawns, and as dozens of officers from across the region surrounded his home, Russell Reeves begged them again and again to back off.

In a bedroom upstairs his son Austin, 26, was distraught over a breakup. He had told his family he needed time alone. With him was his dog and his 9 mm handgun. If you pressure him, if he feels cornered, Reeves said he told the police, this will end with Austin killing himself.

The police listened and nodded and took notes in their notebooks, according to Reeves. And yet, more officers kept coming. Some wore camouflage and carried rifles. They set up bright lights to shine onto the house and drove a military-style vehicle into the backyard. Eventually, they broke seven upstairs windows so a mounted camera could look inside for Austin.

“Please,” the frightened father says he asked them, “why can’t you just let him go to sleep?”


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/king-stories-injustice-america-missed-article-1.3335288


KING: Recent stories of injustice in America you may have missed


Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 12:06 PM


Teenager stuck behind bars for a crime he did not commit will soon lose his college scholarship

Pedro Hernandez graduated from high school with distinction and was recognized for helping many of his peers accomplish the same thing. For all of this, he was awarded a full college scholarship and should be starting college in a few weeks. Except Hernandez is behind bars.

Everything about the case against Pedro Hernandez stinks to high heaven. Over a year ago he was arrested for shooting someone in the Bronx. The shooting victim says Hernandez was not the shooter. Eight different eyewitnesses have said Hernandez was not the shooter. In recorded statements, witnesses to the shooting have said that the officer who arrested Hernandez, David Terrell of the NYPD, threatened them with physical violence if they did not claim Hernandez was the shooter, PIX11 News reports. Officer Terrell is now suspended after being recorded gambling while a suspect sat in his squad car. Yeah, really.

Sadly, in a completely separate incident, a surveillance camera recorded a security officer brutally beating then 15-year-old Pedro Hernandez. That officer was fired and charged with a crime.

KING: Police brutality jumped racial fence with Minn. shooting
Now, if Hernandez is not released from jail soon, he could lose his college admission and scholarship.


Justine Damond was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis.
Texas officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards indicted on murder charge

I know. We've seen this before. An indictment is not a conviction — far from it — but you can't get a conviction without this essential step and that's exactly what it is, an essential step. Officer Roy Oliver was indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards — a star student, athlete and beloved son. Just two weeks ago Oliver was also charged with aggravated assault for a road rage case that actually happened before he killed Jordan.




https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/18/america-steals-votes-felons-democracy-weakened

America steals votes from felons. Until it stops, our democracy will be weakened
Russ Feingold


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/animal-rights-groups-accused-freeing-30-000-mink-article-1.3335357

Animal rights activists accused of freeing more than 30,000 mink in Minnesota
BY CAITLYN HITT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 12:32 PM





https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/18/robot-cop-found-face-down-office-block-fountain

Robot cop found face down in office-block fountain
Machine built to keep humans in check defeated by stairs and fountain in incident where ‘no one was harmed’



http://ticklethewire.com/2017/07/18/secret-service-employee-stole-authentic-money-examining-counterfeit-cash/

Secret Service Employee Stole Authentic Money While Examining Counterfeit money
A Secret Service technician whose job was to determine whether suspicious currency was counterfeit pocketed some of the cash that was authentic.

Shaun Qureshi, a 34-year-old Maryland resident who began working in the Secret Service’s Washington field office in 2009 as a”counterfeit technician,” pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of illegal conversion of property, the Washington Post reports.

Authorities said Qureshi sole between $20 and $200 nearly every day for 22 months, accumulating at least $8,000 between January 2013 to October 2014.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/o-simpson-friend-slams-fox-news-parole-hearing-analysis-pick-article-1.3336070

O.J. Simpson’s friend slams choice of Mark Fuhrman as Fox commentator for parole hearing as a ‘racist and felon’
BY NANCY DILLON
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:39 PM


Disgraced cop Mark Fuhrman will turn Fox News' coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing into a nightmare, not a dream team, the football star's best pal told the Daily News on Tuesday.

"He's a racist and a convicted felon," friend Tom Scotto said of Fuhrman. "Everyone saw he's a racist on live TV."

Fuhrman, 65, is due to provide on-air "contributions and analysis" to Fox News during the Thursday parole hearing tied to Simpson's 2008 robbery conviction in Nevada, the network said in a press release.

The Los Angeles Police detective was a notorious figure during Simpson's “Trial of the Century” in 1995. He told jurors he found the bloody glove that seemed to connect Simpson to the shocking murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but then his tape-recorded use of racial epithets surfaced and shredded his credibility.





http://www.greencarreports.com/news/2018

Honda to debut all-new hybrid next year, plans for long-range EV

July 17, 2017, 4:20 PM



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-usc-dean-patients-20170717-story.html



Former USC medical school dean no longer seeing patients; Pasadena police discipline officer

An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean
During his tenure, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Times investigation has found. Photos and videos captured some of their exploits.




http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2017/07/18/thackston-charter-allegations-board-president-contract/484849001/

A 2013 Facebook post by Lincoln Charter School announcing the partnership between Thackston and GeoSource provides three GeoSource principals who would be involved in the partnership: Sam Brown, a former federal government operative; Lt. Col. Randy Marcoz, a retired Army intelligence officer; and Courtney West, a former Marine and FBI agent.
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/king-justice-system-values-white-statue-black-life-article-1.3419928

KING: In the eyes of our justice system, a black life means less than a white statue



August 17, 2017, 12:31 PM






blink tank

http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/06/icarus-trailer-netflix-documentary/






http://ticklethewire.com/2017/08/18/family-fbi-manipulated-schizophrenic-son-inspire-bomb-plot-oklahoma-city/

Family: FBI Manipulated Schizophrenic Son to Inspire Bomb Plot in Oklahoma City



The family of a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was a bomb outside of a bank in downtown Oklahoma City said the suspect is a paranoid schizophrenic and was manipulated by the FBI.

The mother and stepfather of 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell said undercover agents took advantage of their son’s mental condition and that he was incapable of carrying out an attack without additional help.

Varnell lived at home and was jobless because of his mental illness, Clifford and Melonie Varnell, of Oklahoma, said in a statement picked up by the Associated Press.

“The FBI came and picked him up from our home, they gave him a vehicle, gave him a fake bomb, and every means to make this happen,” the statement said, adding that authorities “should not have aided and abetted a paranoid schizophrenic to commit this act.”

The FBI declined to comment this week.


Link du jour


https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/armed-leftists-in-charlottesville/

https://sharylattkisson.com/attkissons-upcoming-appearances-for-nyt-best-seller-the-smear/

http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2017/08/17/92972/

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/18/man-is-shot-2-days-in-a-row-and-survives-gunman-sought/

http://www.occurrencesforeigndomestic.com/2017/08/18/on-the-brink/

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/judge-refuses-roman-polanski-sex-assault-case-article-1.3423966

http://www.thelandesreport.com/index.htm



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/nyc-high-schoolers-spend-weeks-restoring-african-american-graves-article-1.3423921

City high schoolers spend weeks restoring 71 gravestones of 19th century African-Americans in Brooklyn
BY ELLEN MOYNIHAN



http://ticklethewire.com/2017/08/18/nyt-internet-users-alarmed-dojs-pursuit-dreamhost-information/


NYT: Internet Users Should Be Alarmed by DOJ’s Pursuit of DreamHost Information

Do you use the internet? Are you interested in politics? Do you value your privacy? If you answered yes, you should be alarmed by the shockingly broad search warrant sought by the Justice Department, and approved by a judge in Washington, D.C., last month, targeting DreamHost, an internet hosting company based in Los Angeles.

As DreamHost explained in a blog post on Monday, it hosts disruptj20.org, a website that helped organize anti-Trump protests on Inauguration Day, and posted pictures of those protests in the days after. There were large-scale protests across Washington on Jan. 20, most of which involved peaceful marches or sit-ins. But some people turned to violence, breaking store windows, setting fires, throwing rocks at police officers and, in one case, assaulting Richard Spencer, the white nationalist, during a television interview. More than 200 people have been charged with felony rioting.

As part of its continuing investigation, the Justice Department demanded that DreamHost turn over “all records or other information” relating to the site, which received more than 1.3 million requests to view its pages in six days after the inauguration. Those records include personal information like I.P. addresses, which identify a specific computer; data about which of the site’s pages a user viewed, and when; and the type of operating software on that person’s computer. Federal prosecutors are also seeking all emails, photos and other content sent to and from the site.

“That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment,” DreamHost wrote in its blog post.

It doesn’t matter whether the visitor is suspected of participating in a crime, or is even known to have attended the protests. If someone clicked anywhere on the site from anywhere in the world, the government wants to know.






http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article167755572.html


‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes — and quickly regrets



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sacramento-police-body-camera-video-controversial-20170818-story.html

Sacramento police release video of controversial encounter with black pregnant woman thrown
to ground







http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/17/man-to-answer-charges-he-sprayed-manure-on-border-patrol-car/


Vermont Man Accused of Spraying Liquid Manure on Marked Border Patrol Car



A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked Border Patrol car pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault of a law enforcement officer with fluids.

Authorities said Mark Johnson, 53, covered the vehicle in manure after telling an agent that he should do more to arrest people in the country illegally, the Associated Press reports.




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/2-correction-officers-punch-kick-inmate-lied-article-1.3421027

Two correction officers allegedly punched, kicked black inmate in face and lied about it later
BY REUVEN BLAU
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:51 PM



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/inmate-died-custody-ridiculed-corrections-officer-article-1.3423412

Black Florida inmate who died from police dog bite infection was ridiculed, laughed at by corrections officer
BY DAVID BOROFF
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, August 18, 2017, 2:32 PM



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/state-attorney-general-office-probed-11-cop-related-deaths-article-1.3421286

State Attorney General's office probed 11 police-related deaths, resulting in charges against 1 cop
BY JOHN ANNESE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017, 2:10 AM







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-center-bay-area-sex-scandal-sues-richmond-police-article-1.3425456

California woman at center of Bay Area police sex scandal sues Richmond officers


 Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:31 AM
Jasmine Abuslin, who also goes by Celeste Guap, has filed a lawsuit against several Richmond officers and their supervisers.

The 19-year-old sex worker at the heart of a scandal that’s rocked police departments across the Bay Area is suing several members of the Richmond police force.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Richmond resident Jasmine Abuslin — who also goes by the name Celeste Guap — alleged several officers had sex with her even though she was a minor, while others “turned a blind eye” to the abuse.

Her attorney, John Burris, named current Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown, former Chief Chris Magnus and Lt. Brian Dickerson as defendants for what he called a failure to supervise and stop the sexual misconduct of at least five Richmond police officers, Courthouse News reported.

Burris said the officers, most of them married, acted like “immoral frat boys” and should be fired. His client was identified as only Jane Doe in the federal complaint, but Burris confirmed her identity in speaking with the news outlet.

Abuslin, who started working as a prostitute at a young age, said officers knew she was “available to them for sexual favors and pleasure in exchange for paid monies, protection or other forms of consideration.”

She described her role there as an “exclusively department retained sex worker.”





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/leaked-memo-reveals-congressman-ridiculous-demands-chauffeur-article-1.3423617

Leaked memo reveals this congressman’s ridiculous demands of chauffeur


Friday, August 18, 2017, 3:40 PM







https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/17/state-police-announce-new-homeland-security-division/0cfQb348NsMazOA7F7s1DN/story.html

State Police announce new homeland security division

  AUGUST 17, 2017
The Massachusetts State Police will now include a new division specifically dedicated to homeland security, Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday.

The Division of Homeland Security and Preparedness will increase efficiency in the State Police by consolidating efforts to counter terror, efforts to combat the opioid crisis, and the collection and analysis of criminal intelligence, Baker’s office said in a statement.


Those operations were previously spread across various divisions.

“By bringing the different elements of our homeland security operations under one command, we will enhance the ability for the State Police to coordinate, respond and protect the Commonwealth for critical incidents and threats like drug trafficking,” Baker said.

State Police Colonel Richard McKeon said troopers in the homeland security division are currently working with the Boston Police Department to ensure public safety at the “free speech rally” planned for Saturday.

The division was created when Baker signed the fiscal year 2018 budget and has been forming for the past two months, State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in an e-mail.

“In an increasingly chaotic world, the time has come for the Massachusetts State Police to build the organization and structure needed to meet the challenges that threaten our safety, security, and freedoms,” McKeon said at the conference.


Certain sections of the division, such as the such as the new 24-hour watch center located at State Police general headquarters in Framingham, are still being developed, Procopio said.

The watch center will “monitor all developing incidents, anywhere in the state, nation, or world, that impact public safety and security,” McKeon said, allowing State Police to more efficiently coordinate responses from law enforcement agencies statewide.

In addition to its counterterrorism and antiopioid abuse efforts, the division will also include a section responsible for
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http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-ross-nazis-of-los-angeles-hitler-in-la-20171008-story.html

How a network of citizen-spies foiled Nazi plots to exterminate Jews in 1930s L.A.




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/corker-calls-white-house-day-care-center-trump-twitter-feud-article-1.3549305


Sen. Bob Corker calls White House ‘an adult day care center’ in Trump Twitter feud
BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:56 AM





https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/06/cia-semantics/

What we talk about when we talk about talking: The CIA’s guide to semantics
The Agency’s required reading on communication skills came from an aluminum company
Written by Beryl Lipton
Edited by JPat Brown
During what would be the last month of his short-lived tenure as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), William Raborn distributed to his employees copies of a publication he believed had “important and useful things to say about problems in communication.”






http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/houston-student-expelled-sitting-pledge-allegiance-article-1.3548079


Houston student kicked out of her high school for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance
BY DAVID BOROFF
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5:50 PM




http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-san-quentin-20171008-htmlstory.html

A prison newsroom mourns
its former editor in chief,
recently released and then
killed in a crash
By ESMERALDA BERMUDEZ | REPORTING FROM SAN QUENTIN

OCT 8, 2017
Jorge Heredia, an inmate, left, and Jesse Estrin, a facilitator, right, comfort one another during an emotional meeting, mourning the loss of Arnulfo Garcia at San Quentin State Prison. Christina House / Los Angeles Times
Down past the prison yard, where blue lilies grow near a fence topped with barbed wire, the men who manage one of the nation's only inmate-run newspapers were mourning.



http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Three-shootings-in-three-years-and-officer-wins-12261196.php

Three shootings in three years, and officer wins back job
Theresa Vargas and Kimbriell Kelly, The Washington Post Published 5:12 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017
 




FBI OCTOPUS


https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/08/former-fbi-analyst-announces-bid-for-congress-in-ne-minn-


Former FBI analyst announces bid for Congress in NE Minn.
Minnesota Public Radio News
Thirty-three-year-old Leah Phifer, a native of Two Harbors and current Isanti resident who stepped down from her job as an intelligence analyst for the FBI in May ...



https://theintercept.com/2017/10/08/the-sanitizing-of-martin-luther-king-and-rosa-parks/

THE SANITIZING OF MARTIN LUTHER KING AND ROSA PARKS
Jeremy Scahill
October 8 2017, 10:19 a.m.

A lot of the debate around black NFL players kneeling to protest police killings and racism seems to take place in a historical vacuum. The history of athletes and protest is seldom mentioned and, what’s worse, the reason why Colin Kaepernick and his comrades began protesting during the national anthem has been drowned out in the shouting. On #MAGA twitter, flooded in recent weeks with angry mobs calling for a boycott of the NFL, various images have been making the rounds depicting Martin Luther King Jr. with his hand over his heart in respect for the American flag. One photo was accompanied by a message saying MLK “didn’t take the knee in protest of the flag or the anthem, he took the knee in prayer to God.” It was followed by the hashtag #BoycottNFL.

Invoking King’s name on the right is nothing new — ahistorical versions of King have been used to defend gun ownership, racial discrimination, and the Republican Party. In this current climate surrounding the NFL protests, King has once again been transformed into a malleable symbol for rampant deployment by people trying to tell protesters and black people today to shut up. One of the biggest problems with all of this is that it is based on complete fiction and total ignorance of who King actually was and what he actually believed. It is also particularly vile when used to try to suppress protest against police killings.

The same pattern applies to Rosa Parks and her civil disobedience against segregation on public buses. It applies to the civil rights movement in general. Caricatures have been created after being sanitized, historically revised, and made palatable for mass consumption and abuse by crass politicians. It is these sanitized versions that are made into statues, given national holidays, and may one day end up on U.S. currency.

An important and groundbreaking new book coming out in January digs deep into this manufactured mythology surrounding King, Parks, and other figures and movements. It is called “A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History.” Its author is Jeanne Theoharis, a distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College in New York. Her previous book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” won an NAACP image award and other accolades. Theoharis joined us last week on Intercepted. Below is a transcript of the entire, unedited interview.





http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/suspected-hit-and-run-driver-fatally-shot-hitting-fla-article-1.3550349


Cops in Florida killed a woman after an apparent hit-and-run crash where she knocked a police officer to the ground while trying to escape.






http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/06/former-englewood-officer-found-guilty-falsifying-traffic-crash-report/

Englewood officer found guilty of falsifying deadly traffic crash report
She’s sentenced to 50 hours of community service
By KIERAN NICHOLSON | knicholson@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
October 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm
A former Englewood police officer was found guilty by an Arapahoe County jury on Friday of falsifying a report in a traffic crash, which later became fatal.




Link du jour

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/07/hiker-dies-after-being-bitten-rattlesnake-jefferson-county/

http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/gun-violence-in-america-on-oct-1/?cmpid=gatehp

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/09/hitting-a-long-note-one-of-worlds-largest-pianos-finds-new-home-in-new-zealand

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/36549270/memphis-activists-angered-by-fbi-report-about-black-extremists






https://theintercept.com/2017/10/07/worried-about-trumps-mental-stability-the-worst-is-yet-to-come/


Worried About Trump’s Mental Stability? The Worst Is Yet to Come.
Mehdi Hasan
October 7 2017, 9:12 a.m.





https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-city-light-has-paid-7-8m-to-off-duty-cops-in-unusual-relationship/

Seattle City Light has paid $7.8M to off-duty cops in ‘unusual relationship’
Originally published October 8, 2017 at 6:00 am







http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/man-jailed-for-mishandling-secrets-hillary-deserves-lockup/

Man jailed for mishandling secrets: Hillary deserves lockup
WND.com-
Just days after the FBI announced it would not prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Kristian Saucier was ...




http://gearsofbiz.com/security-not-paid-in-euro-german-security-chiefs-reject-pan-european-intelligence-service/111983

'Security not paid in euro': German security chiefs reject pan ...
Gears Of Biz-
In August, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani said he wants to establish a domestic intelligence service similar to America's FBI within the ...




Russian-Jewish Businessmen Sue After Being Named In Spy’s ‘Trump Dossier’
October 8, 2017 By Reuters


Russian billionaires and businessmen Mikhail Fridman (L) and Petr Aven attend the plenary session of the Congress of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election has taken over FBI inquiries into a former British spy’s dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Trump’s campaign and associates, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters.

Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/384556/russian-jewish-businessmen-sue-after-being-named-in-spys-trump-dossier/




https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/10/congress-dropping-ball-trumps-obstruction-justice/



Congress is dropping the ball on Trump's obstruction of justice
Hot Air-
If Burr means by this that questions of obstruction of justice or the institutional relationship between the White House and the FBI on investigative matters are not ...



http://gearsofbiz.com/ex-convict-michael-grimm-steve-bannon-is-very-excited-to-get-me-re-elected-to-congress/110342

Ex-Convict Michael Grimm: Steve Bannon Is 'Very Excited' to Get Me ...
Gears Of Biz-22
What convinced the high-octane former Marine and FBI agent—who resigned his congressional office after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion—that Bannon is ...









http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113121_if-toyota-and-mazda-make-electric-cars-together-wheres-subaru

If Toyota and Mazda make electric cars together, where's Subaru?




Oct 6, 2017


At the end of September, Toyota and Mazda announced they would form a joint venture with parts maker Denso to design, test, and build components for a shared electric-car platform.

Earlier interviews with Mazda indicate that the small Japanese maker will create its first all-electric model for volume production by putting a unique body on top of those underpinnings, also used by Toyota.

On reflection, though, that rather begged the question: what about Subaru?


http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113089_nissan-e-nv200-electric-van-gets-longer-range-battery-still-no-u-s-plans


Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery; still no U.S. plans
 
Oct 5, 2017


Nissan Europe said it is rated at up to 280 km (174 miles) on the NEDC test cycle, though a comparable U.S. EPA figure would likely be 120 to 140 miles.

The 2018 Leaf, which is considerably more aerodynamic than the upright e-NV200 van, is rated by the EPA at 140 miles from its 40-kwh battery.

A longer-range Leaf with a 60-kwh battery and range of more than 200 miles will go on sale at a higher price as a 2019 model in the U.S.



http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113089_nissan-e-nv200-electric-van-gets-longer-range-battery-still-no-u-s-plans
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