Hampton cop pleads guilty to showing up to work drunk
NYPD cop busted for harassing his ex-girlfriend with text messages
Suspicious death of Baltimore detective due to testify about corrupt cops ruled suicide 2 years later
SF Pride Calls (Out) the Cops
SF Pride’s membership called a meeting to discuss the presence of law enforcement after 2019’s arrests. But ‘Police out of Pride’ means different things to different people.
by Peter Lawrence Kane • 11/06/2019 4:
NOVEMBER 7TH, 2019
‘Appalling’: FBI ‘Misidentified’ Anti-Trump Agent’s Notes In Case Against Mike Flynn
Climate change: Italy to become first country to make studying climate change and sustainability compulsory in public schools - CBS News
Italian students in every grade are about to get schooled in the climate emergency facing our planet. Learning about climate change and sustainability will soon be compulsory for all students across the country, education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti announced Tuesday.
According to Fioramonti, Italy is the first country to adopt a climate change curriculum in public schools. Starting next school year, schools will be required to dedicate 33 hours per year — almost one hour per school week — to discussing the challenges of climate change, Reuters reports.
Fioramonti is a 42-year-old lawmaker for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement party, which has a history of supporting environmental policies. He said sustainability lessons will be worked into several traditional subjects, including geography, math and physics.
Arkansas lawman charged in theft of money
It’s Been Precisely a Year Since the José Huizar FBI Raid—So What’s Unfolded Since?
The FBI’s Systematic Surveillance of Progressives
After botched Parkland tips, FBI disciplined two employees
“We had one individual that’s been reassigned as a result of that inspection report and one who is, I guess the best way to put it, is no longer with the FBI," FBI Director Chris Wray told Senators on Tuesday.
Iowa Cop Admits to Doing Meth Following Car Crash
California Cop Arrests Three Family Members for Recording his Unlawful Actions
Sudden oak death spreading fast, California’s coastal forests facing devastation
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Being a cop is not the only job for you when you leave the military
An inmate claimed his life sentence ended when he died and was revived. Nice try, court rules.
At Tufts, Sanford Biggers art takes aim at Police violence against African-Americans
By Murray Whyte Globe Staff,Updated November 7, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
West 57th tv show ; Meredith Viera
interviewed drug pilots who testify they landed on U.S. Military bases
Gary Wayne Betzner,
Ramon Milian Rodriguez - Cartel accountant
Interview with Senator John Kerry
Interview with John Hull
John Hull Fled Cost Rica with the help of a DEA pilot named Lippert. Hull was indicted by the Costa Rican govt when 6 witnesses testified Hull was running drugs with Ollie North and Lewis Tambs. Oscar Arias received a letter signed by 19 congressmen including the head of the Iran Contra committee, Lee Hamilton (Who was supposed to be investigating Hull, not helping him escape) The letter threatened Arias with sanctions if Hull was not released (See the Video)
Kerry Committee on CNN
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BCCI AND Contra Drugs
Gary Webb's Dark Alliance Book
A TAINTED DEAL
LA DEA; Murder of Kiki Camarena.
"Several informed sources have told me that an appendix to this Report was removed at the instruction of the DOJ at the last minute. This appendix is reported to have information about a CIA officer, not agent or asset, but officer, based in the LA Station, who was in charge of Contra related activities. According to these sources, this individual was associated with running drugs to South Central L.A., around 1988. Let me repeat that amazing omission. The recently released CIA Report Vol II contained an appendix, which was pulled by the DOJ, that reported a CIA officer in the LA Station was hooked into drug running in South Central Los Angeles." Maxine Waters Oct, 1998
NYPD sergeant on ‘bad cop list’ for lack of credibility still got promotion to lieutenant
By JOHN ANNESE and ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
Well known lieutenant who emceed NYPD promotions loses 25 days for conducting personal business on department time
By THOMAS TRACY, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
Unready for their closeup: The NYPD’s body camera problem
By DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
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Ex-Cop Convicted for Sexually Assaulting Undocumented Men Opens Justice Center
WATCH: Michigan Deputy Speeding with No Lights and Siren Strikes Kid on Minibike
China’s gold-backed crypto looming as ‘Pearl Harbor type event’ for US dollar in 2020 – Keiser Report
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THE LATEST COUP IN BOLIVIA & “OPERATION CONDOR”
By Daniel Hopsicker -
November 11, 2019
Coming on the heels of weeks of unrest in Chile, this week’s coup in Bolivia has obvious geopolitical ramifications, as well as echoes of that country’s infamous ‘Cocaine Coup’ in 1980.
While researching “Barry & ‘the boys,” I spent time with a man who had been U.S. pro-consul in Bolivia in the 1980’s, and a close associate of Barry Seal.
In the book he was identified with a pseudonym, ‘Gus’. Since deceased, I can now use his name: Russ Eakin.
Our NSA source “Gus” was a steely-eyed man dressed, when we first met him, in a tight-fitting olive drab t-shirt. He entered the restaurant where we were to rendezvous, Dan B’s in Bay St. Louis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, unnoticed…
“I was asked if I was interested in taking a trip to Honduras in the summer of 1964,” he began, sliding into a chair and anticipating our first question.
“I was so eager that I learned Spanish in just two weeks… I ended up spending the next two decades of my life livi
Georgia deputy charged with man's murder during domestic incident
Cook Out manager who was fired after cop was refused service says employees followed store policy
Off-duty Richmond cop who fatally shot Vallejo rapper identified
Victim identified as father of six
Anti-cop tweet leads Corvallis school board member to resign
Updated Nov 11, 2019;Posted Nov 11, 2019
California’s Criminal Cops: Hundreds of officers misuse law enforcement databases
Rules are clear but prosecutions are rare
Crime, Law and Justice
Trial opens for St. Paul cop who kicked man as police K-9 attacked
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Married cop is caught on bodycam 'ogling a 26-year-old blonde yoga instructor as he arrests her for drunk-driving, then calls her a b**** and a stripper', court papers claim
Greek Court Will Review Release of Cop Who Killed Teen
By TNH Staff November 12, 2019
Pennsylvania cop admits to sexually assaulting multiple women on the job
By KATE FELDMAN
NOV 28, 2019 | 9:54 AM
‘I can graduate college. I never saw that in my future’: NYU prison education program gives incarcerated men chance to earn college degree
By MICHAEL ELSEN-ROONEY
NOV 28, 2019 | 5:50 PM
Probe finds Miami police union official abused off-duty jobs. He calls it a ‘witch hunt’
BY DAVID OVALLE
NOVEMBER 28, 2019 06:00 AM
The baffling mystery of the Las Vegas shooting massacre – the worst in US history
An FBI agent has revealed his reaction when he was confronted with news about what is today still America’s deadliest mass killing.
New files ‘prove‘ that the FBI covered up the identity of DB Cooper
by Denton Staff Contributor — November 28, 2019
New files ‘prove‘ that the FBI covered up the identity of DB Cooper: Documents from James Comey‘s administration show Army pilot Robert Rackstraw was the prime suspect in the hijacking and told agents he could pull it off and had the skill to
A new report claims that the FBI knew the true identity of notorious hijacker DB Cooper but says senior executives in James Comey‘s administration were involved in a scheme to ‘conceal, suppress and fabricate‘ evidence in the cold case.
In November 1971, a ‘non-descript man‘ identifying himself as Dan ‘DB‘ Cooper bought a $20 ticket for a Northwest Orient flight from Portland to Seattle, later demanding $200,000 ransom and a parachute in what would become one of the most infamous cold cases of all time – and the only unsolved skyjacking in US history.
Cooper would later vanish without a trace, skydiving from the rear of the plane with the cash in hand and prompting decades of debate and conspiracy over the brazen thief‘s true identity.
An unexpected breakthrough came last year when cold case expert
CIA‘s Kremlin agent was a ‘lackey‘ who drank too much before he vanished, claim furious Russians
CIA‘s Kremlin agent was a ‘lackey‘ who drank too much and complained about his pay, claim furious Russians as he is revealed to have swapped two-room Moscow apartment for $925,000 Virginia home
The CIA mole at the heart of the Kremlin may have been recruited
DOJ Report Will Describe ‘Spygate’ Professor Stefan Halper’s Contacts With Trump Campaign Advisers: Report
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9/11's Trainer in Terrorism Was an FBI Informant
(Peter Dale Scott Talk in Palo Alto, October 27, 2006)
If I had an hour, I would talk to you about how the 9/11 Report failed to reconcile Dick Cheney's conflicting accounts, which cannot all be true, of what he did on the morning of 9/11 in the bunker beneath the White House. But that story takes two whole chapters of my forthcoming book, The Road to 9/11. So instead I will expand on what I spoke about a month ago in Berkeley, concerning Ali Mohamed, Washington's double agent inside al-Qaeda, and also a chief 9/11 plotter.(1) I want to add important new material tonight. Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, was a close ally of Osama bin Laden. As he later confessed in court, he also aided the terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri, a co-founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and by then an aide to bin Laden, when he visited America to raise money.(2) It is now generally admitted that Ali Mohamed worked for the FBI, the CIA, and U.S. Special Forces.
Patrick Fitzgerald, who testified to the 9/11 Commission about Ali Mohamed, knew him well. In 1994 he had named him as an unindicted co-conspirator in the New York landmarks case, yet allowed him to remain free. This was because, as Fitzgerald knew, Ali Mohamed was an FBI informant, from at least 1993 and maybe 1989.(3) Thus, from 1994 "until his arrest in 1998 [by which time the 9/11 plot was well under way], Mohamed shuttled between California, Afghanistan, Kenya, Somalia and at least a dozen other countries."(4)
What I first wrote in 2004, and again in 9/11 and American Empire, has to my knowledge has not yet been in the US press: it is that in 1993 Ali Mohamed had been detained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada, (when he inquired at an airport after an incoming al Qaeda terrorist who turned out to be carrying two forged Saudi passports). Mohamed immediately told the RCMP to make a phone call to the FBI in the United States, and the call secured his release.(5) This release enabled Ali to go on to Kenya, take pictures of the U.S.. Embassy, and deliver them to bin Laden for the Embassy bombing plot.
In August 2006 there was a National Geographic Special on Ali Mohamed. We can take this as the new official fallback position on Ali Mohamed, because John Cloonan, the FBI agent who worked with Fitzgerald on Mohamed, helped narrate it. I didn't see the show, but here's what TV critics said about its contents:
Ali Mohamed manipulated the FBI, CIA and U.S. Army on behalf of Osama bin Laden. Mohamed trained terrorists how to hijack airliners, bomb buildings and assassinate rivals. [D]uring much of this time Mohamed was ... , an operative for the CIA and FBI, and a member of the U.S. Army.(6) ... Mohamed turned up in FBI surveillance photos as early as 1989, training radical Muslims who would go on to assassinate Jewish militant Meir Kahane and detonate a truck bomb at the World Trade Center. He not only avoided arrest, but managed to become an FBI informant while writing most of the al Qaeda terrorist manual and helping plan attacks on American troops in Somalia and U.S. embassies in Africa.(7)
That Mohamed trained al Qaeda in hijacking planes and wrote most of the al Qaeda terrorist manual is confirmed in a new book, The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright, who has seen US Government records.(8) Let me say this again: one of al-Qaeda's top trainers in terrorism and how to hijack airplanes was an operative for FBI, CIA, and the Army.
But what we have heard so far is a fall-back cover-up of even worse truths. Peter Lance, who first wrote the script for the National Geographic special, told about Mohamed's detention and release in Toronto. This important detail, along with others, was cut from the program. Lance withdrew from the project and complained on his website about these and other cuts, such as this one:
"Within days of 9/11 Cloonan ... interviewed Ali, whom the Feds had allowed to slip into witness protection, and demanded to know the details of the plot. At that point Ali wrote it all out - including details of how he'd counseled would-be hijackers on how to smuggle box cutters on board aircraft and where to sit, to effect the airline seizures."(9)
So let us sum up what we know so far about Ali Mohamed:
Peter Lance has charged that Fitzgerald had evidence before 1998 to implicate Mohamed in the Kenya Embassy bombing, yet did nothing and let the bombing happen.(11) In fact, the FBI was aware back in 1990 that Mohamed had engaged in terrorist training on Long Island; yet it acted to protect Mohamed from arrest, even after one of his trainees had moved beyond training to an actual assassination.(12)
Mohamed's trainees were all members of the Al-Kifah Center in Brooklyn, which served as the main American recruiting center for the Makhtab-al-Khidimat, the "Services Center" network that after the Afghan war became known as al Qaeda.(13) The Al-Kifah Center was headed in 1990 by the blind Egyptian Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who like Ali Mohamed had been admitted to the United States, despite being on a State Department Watch List. (14) As he had done earlier in Egypt, the sheikh "issued a fatwa in America that permitted his followers to rob banks and kill Jews."(15)
In November 1990, three of Mohamed's trainees conspired together to kill Meir Kahane, the racist founder of the Jewish Defense League. The actual killer, El Sayyid Nosair, was caught by accident almost immediately; and by luck the police soon found his two co-conspirators, Mahmoud Abouhalima and Mohammed Salameh, waiting at Nosair's house. They found much more: There were formulas for bomb making, 1,440 rounds of ammunition, and manuals [supplied by Ali Mohamed] from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg marked "Top Secret for Training," along with classified documents belonging to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. The police found maps and drawings of New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square -- and the World Trade Center. The forty-seven boxes of evidence they collected also included the collected sermons of blind Sheikh Omar, in which he exhorted his followers to "destroy the edifices of capitalism."(16)
All three had been trained by Ali Mohamed back in the late 1980s at a rifle range, where the FBI had photographed them, before terminating this surveillance in the fall of 1989.(17)
The U.S. Government was thus in an excellent position to arrest, indict, and convict all of the terrorists involved, including Mohamed.
Yet only hours after the killing, Joseph Borelli, Chief of NYPD detectives, struck a familiar American note and pronounced Nosair a "lone deranged gunman.."(18) Some time later, he actually told the press that "There was nothing [at Nosair's house] that would stir your imagination ... ..Nothing has transpired that changes our opinion that he acted alone."
Borelli was not acting alone in this matter. His position was also that of the FBI, who said they too believed "that Mr. Nosair had acted alone in shooting Rabbi Kahane." "The bottom line is that we can't connect anyone else to the Kahane shooting," an F.B.I. agent said."(20)
In thus limiting the case, the police and FBI were in effect protecting Nosair's two Arab co-conspirators in the murder of a U.S. citizen. Both of them were ultimately convicted in connection with the first WTC bombing, along with another Mohamed trainee, Nidal Ayyad. The 9/11 Report, summarizing the convictions of Salameh, Ayyad, Abouhalima, and the blind Sheikh for the WTC bombing and New York landmarks plots, calls it "this superb investigative and prosecutorial effort" (i.e. by Cloonan and Fitzgerald).(21) It says nothing about the suppressed evidence found in Nosair's house, including "maps and drawings of New York City landmarks," which if pursued should have prevented both plots from developing.
Almost certainly, the 9/11 Commission knew more about this scandalous situation than they let on. It cannot be just a coincidence that they selected to write the staff reports about al Qaeda and the 9/11 plot, and conduct the relevant interviews, Dietrich Snell, who had been Fitzgerald's colleague in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney's office. (Thus Snell presumably drafted the praise for the superb effort by his former colleague Patrick Fitzgerald and the FBI). Of the nine people on Snell's team, all but one had worked for the U.S. Government, and all but two for either the Justice Department or the FBI.(22)
If you go to my website, http://www.peterdalescott.net, you will know that: Shortly after 9/11, in October 2001, U.S. and British newspapers briefly alleged that the paymaster for the 9/11 attacks was a possible agent of the Pakistani intelligence service ISI, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. There was even a brief period in which it was alleged that the money had been paid at the direction of the then ISI Chief, Lieutenant-General Mahmoud Ahmad.(23)
Others have since argued that Saeed Sheikh worked for both America and Britain, since "both American and British governments have studiously avoided taking any action against Sheikh despite the fact that he is a known terrorist who has targeted U.S. and UK citizens."(24) The claim what Saeed Sheikh was recruited by MI-6 in Great Britain has been made by myself, by John Newman, and by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; recently it has been pointed to in the new book by Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan.(25)
And there may have been other double agents. Last month Robert Baer, a former CIA officer, told an Australian newspaper that ''In 1996, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [the al-Qaeda mastermind of the 9/11 plot] was in Doha [the capital of Qatar], the CIA found out about it, and wanted to arrest him and people in Washington stopped them. That has never been answered in the 9/11 commission report, why that arrest was stopped."(26)
One week after 9/11, in a story for Pacific News Service, I wrote the following (which is still on my website):
It is important to learn from the serious mistakes made by the United States and CIA in the past. The usual CIA mode of undermining foreign governments it does not like -- from Russia to Cuba to Iran -- has been to organize and train their opponents in criminal activities, including sabotage and smuggling. But time and again this strategy backfires. The problem is that as soon as the United States loses interest in its agents' cause, the sabotage techniques it has taught will more than likely be turned back against it.(27)
This is what happened with al Qaeda.
When I wrote this I did not yet know about the scandal of Ali Mohamed's tolerated terrorism. In 2004, when I did know, I reported a story in the London Independent (but not this country) that Mohamed was on the U.S. payroll at the time he was training the Arab Afghans, and that the CIA, reviewing the case five years after the first WTC bombing, concluded in an internal document that the CIA itself was "partly culpable" in the World Trade Center attack.(28)
I cannot tell you whether (as I would like to think) Mohamed and Saeed were examples of rogue agents out of control (in which case we have a CIA problem), or whether they were agents not out of control (in which case we have of course a much worse CIA problem). One way or the other, we have a fundamental and on-going problem, for which we need a more serious remedy than just putting a Democrat in the White House. As has happened after past intelligence fiascoes, our intelligence agencies were strengthened as a result of the 9/11 Commission, not brought under control, and their budgets were increased.
It's time to confront the reality that these agencies themselves, and their own sponsorship and protection of terrorist activities, have aggravated the greatest threats to our national security. Scott Ritter and others have written that, at this very moment, CIA-backed bombings are being undertaken in Iran by the Mujahideen e-Khalq (MEK or MKO), an opposition group listed by the United States State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.(29) It appears that, as if having learned nothing, the CIA is still sponsoring terrorists.
I want to admit, in all fairness, that certain notable victories have been achieved in the narrow pursuit of al Qaeda. At the same time, after five years of the new broadened war on terrorism, we can say with confidence that the net result to date is a far more dangerous world than we had before.
Peter Dale Scott's latest book (co-edited with David Ray Griffin) is 9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (Olive Branch Press, 2006). His website is http://www.peterdalescott.net.
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The Mind of Andrew Lohrey
When the Contemporary Past Becomes Present: A Proposal for the Archeological Excavation of "Ghosts"
by John G. Sabol
Neural Correlates of Psi Phenomena and the Revolution of Mass Market EEG Devices
by Don Dulchinos
An Itch We Cannot Reach to Scratch
by David Halperin, on Thomas Bullard’s “Abduction Phenomenon” in Jerome Clark’s UFO Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition
Things Are Not Always What They Seem
by Yanping Wang
24 More Than 80,000 Stolen Guns Worsen Crime in Florida
October 2, 2018
Over the past ten years, more than 82,000 guns stolen in Florida remain missing, Laura Morel reported in November 2017 in joint reports for the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Journalism’s website, Reveal. The study, based on a ten-month investigation of “thousands of law enforcement records,” found that in Tampa Bay alone at least 9,000 stolen guns have not been recovered. In 2016, on average, at least one gun was reported stolen every hour.
Those guns turn up in the hands of drug dealers and felons, Morel wrote, and some wind up killing people.
Experts say the figures likely underestimate the actual number of missing guns, in part because Florida law does not require gun owners to report gun thefts, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement does not keep track of recovered guns. The Tampa Bay Times/Reveal study found that five law enforcement agencies in the state documented the theft of nearly 11,000 guns between 2014 and 2016. Based on this data, only about one in five guns has been recovered.
Burglaries of cars—many of which were unlocked—and of gun stores account for the great majority of stolen guns. A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective, Tom Martin, said criminals are not buying guns: “They’re stealing them.” As David Hemenway, a professor of health policy at Harvard whose
No jurisdiction? Scotland Yard forced to explain why it dropped sex trafficking probe into Epstein & Prince Andrew
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How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis
A string protest and William Blake at St Paul's: Thursday's top photos
1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99% of all lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?'
22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapeno's. What you do today, might burn your behind tomorrow.
EXCLUSIVE: BORDER PATROL KNEW ABOUT HARROWING 'GAME OF SMILES' SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS, BUT DID NOT TAKE ACTION, FORMER OFFICIAL SAYS
BY CHANTAL DA SILVA ON 11/29/19 AT 6:27 AM EST
CBP leaders failed to take proper action after a female Border Patrol trainee reported that she had been repeatedly raped at a graduation party, Newsweek found.
The trainee, who was based at a facility near Charleston, S.C., said the sexual assault occurred at a graduation party at an instructor’s temporary residence in the early 2000s.
James Tomsheck, who was head of internal affairs from 2006 to 2014, said he received a report of the rapes soon after taking the job.
Tomsheck said the woman was “encouraged” to drink a lot of alcohol and play “game of smiles.”
“In great graphic detail, this game was described as a scenario wherein several men would sit around a table with their pants down. The female would then go under the table and engage in oral sex with different members, different persons sitting under the table,” Tomsheck told Newsweek.
“The intent of the game, as described in the report, you lost if you smiled while sitting at the table. This disgusting sexual predator event was documented in great detail,” he said.
After the trainee became unconscious from drinking too much, she was raped, according to the report.
Earlier this month, Danese was also included on Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s list of NYPD officers blacklisted by his office from testifying in court.
Danese and his then-partner Thomas Elliassen arrested the teen for allegedly throwing an egg at a car on Halloween, then allegedly stripped him down to his socks and shorts and left him in a Staten Island marsh.
TEXAS POLICE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER COP'S DEATH THREAT TO MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 'I'LL FU***** KILL YOU'
BY BRENDAN COLE ON 11/29/19 AT 5:12 AM E f
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
Street Fighting Man: The Night New York City Cops Beat Me Bloody
by JONAH RASKIN
The author after being assaulted by NYPD cops, 1969. Photo: Pacific Street Films.
I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that’s taking place in Afghanistan and half-a-dozen other places in a world that’s on fire. I’m paying close attention, too. I’m also paying attention to my strangely electrifying memories of the night I was arrested and beaten by a dozen or so New York City cops until I was black and black, my skull cracked open and bones broken. There have been worse beating since then, but at the time the ACLU said it was the worst beating in NYC history. Fifty years later, some of my bones haven’t healed; several fingers are crooked and a near-constant reminder of the occasion when my pal, Robert Reilly, and I were detained for hours in two precincts in Manhattan and worked over, so to speak, at the behest of John Finnegan, known informally as “Captain Jack,” the head of the infamous Red Squad, which was the subject, decades ago, of a documentary by Joel Sucher (of Pacific Street Films).
Sucher tracked Finnegan to Hawaii, where he had retired and then turned the tables on the man w
NOVEMBER 29, 2019 | RUSS BAKER
DEATH OF A BANKER: DID LAUNDERED RUSSIAN BILLIONS PLAY A ROLE? PART 3
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ANOTHER BANKER SUICIDE: INTRIGUING PARALLELS BETWEEN US AND ESTONIAN DEATHS
Friday, November 29, 2019
How a black activist managed to take over a neo-Nazi group
One city’s plan to combat climate change: Bulldoze homes, rebuild paradise
Charlotte has been demolishing flood-prone houses for years. But the floods are getting bigger.
Working-age Mainers dying at a faster clip than in all but a few states
A new study finds that midlife mortality in the state is up nearly 21% since 2010, the result of suicides and drug, alcohol and health problems.
Carter Page accuses DOJ of using ‘Orwellian overreach’ on draft FBI report
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The FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Marking a Century of Partnership
November 13, 2019
FBI Behavioral Threat Assessment Center Releases Lone Offender Terrorism Report
The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism Hardcover – January 15, 2013
by Trevor Aaronson (Author)
The groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.
An outgrowth of Trevor Aaronson's work as an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California,
FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS IS HIGH-STAKES WORK — BUT IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO QUALIFY AS AN EXPERT
November 29 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Illustration: Mark Pernice for The Intercept
BRENDAN MAX AND two of his colleagues in the Cook County, Illinois, public defender’s office got some good news and some bad news in the spring of 2018. Actually, it was the same news: The three lawyers had nearly aced a proficiency test designed for fingerprint examiners.
None of them had any training or real expertise in latent fingerprint analysis — the practice of trying to match a fingerprint collected from a crime scene to the known print of a suspect — aside from what they’d learned during their years working criminal defense.
So, nominally, it was good news: Each of them had correctly identified all but one of the fingerprints contained in the test. But they were certain this was not a good thing. If they could so easily pass the test with zero training to guide their analysis, what did that say about the test’s ability to accurately assess the competency of any fingerprint examiner, including the six employed by the Chicago
Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy Make Him a Perfect Candidate for the Republican Nomination
November 25 2019
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, to borrow a line from Elizabeth Warren, is running in the wrong presidential primary.
The billionaire ex-mayor of New York formally announced his candidacy over the weekend — but Warren’s recent rebuke of Joe Biden seems an even better fit for Bloomberg.
Remember: Biden, for all his sins, is a lifelong Democrat. Bloomberg, however, served as an elected Republican between 2001 and 2007
Australia breaks record for hottest temperature ever recorded, as brush fires rage across continent
By KASSIDY VAVRA
DEC 18, 2019 | 6:37 PM
THE BATTLE FOR THE CONSTITUTION
A Stunning Vote Reversal in a Controversial First Amendment Case
A Fifth Circuit panel judge has changed his mind about DeRay Mckesson’s liability for violence at a Baton Rouge protest, but Americans’ right to protest is still under assault.
DECEMBER 18, 2019
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homelessness -- and ex cons
The Nationwide Day of Second Chances will be celebrated on April 30, 2020 - it will be a day when hundreds of church-led coalitions across the country will host simultaneous Second Chances Job Fairs for returning citizens and other neighbors facing barriers to employment.
“Better Together Announces Nationwide Day of Second Chances”
Churches, local businesses, and non-profits across the country will band together on a single day to connect thousands of citizens returning from prison with job opportunities.
Naples, Florida–Better Together, a nonprofit service organization, is launching a nationwide effort to recruit and train hundreds of churches to hold simultaneous “Second Chance Job Fairs” across the country.
The first ever Nationwide Day of Second Chances will take place the last week of April 2020, and is expected to connect over 50,000 citizens returning from prison with life changing job opportunities.
“Everyone has a gift they can use to make society better, if given the chance,” says Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We are calling on all churches and communities to get involved in helping our neighbors find work, restore their dignity, and keep families together.”
Better Together has hosted more than 80 job fairs to date, helping people find work in a setting of compassion and celebration. At each event, the job interview rate exceeds 100 percent and one in four people get hired on-the-spot.
Churches participating in the nationwide event will attend two days of training in January 2020, either in person or over a live simulcast, followed by ongoing support, guidance, and coaching from Better Together in preparation for the big day.
Better Together warmly invites church partners in any city to join the movement and connect with other churches in a demonstration of unity, mercy, and celebration.
Churches interested in participating–along with companies looking to sponsor or participate in hiring at the job fairs–can learn more at http://www.BetterTogetherUS.org/SecondChances.
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The Push to Quash Criticism of Israel Is a Push to Quash Free Speech
It is not anti-Semitism to criticize a state for enshrining inequality.
By Saree Makdisi
My client, Travis Runnels, did not deserve to die
The death penalty is the rot at the core of our culture and our values.
How Out Of Control is Our Surveillance State?
Julian Sanchez, The New York Times
Democrats Take a Small Step Toward Decriminalizing Sex Work
DECEMBER 18, 2019 | GABRIELLA NOVELLO
ARE AMERICANS READY TO JUNK THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?
December 19, 2019
Ms. Emma Best
RE: Public Records Request
Dear Ms. Best:
The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") received your request seeking "copies of any Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), memoranda of agreement or other liaison, information sharing or prisoner/detainee transfer agreements or delegations of authority with or involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed or otherwise put into effect between March 1, 2003 and the present. This includes but is not limited to any agreements entered into under or a result of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act."
Attached please find records responsive to your request. Please note that the Department has redacted investigatory data and investigatory technique information from the documents pursuant to G.L. c. 4, §7, cl. 26 (f)(investigative exemption). The Department has also redacted private information pursuant to G.L. c 4, §7, cl 26 (c).
If you wish to challenge any aspect of this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/. You may also file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, § 10A.
Sean W. Farrell
Deputy Chief Legal Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
December 13, 2019
This week’s FOIA Round-up: Afghanistan papers, University of Michigan’s $1.2 million NDAs, and a massive ruling in Virginia
Written by Adrien Salzberg
Edited by Beryl Lipton
Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up! Send it over via email, on Twitter, or on Facebook.
Washington Post publishes Afghanistan Papers after years-long FOIA battle
In the biggest FOIA story of the week, The Washington Post published Monday its assessment of materials released after a three-year FOIA fight with the Department of Defense: a report, including transcripts and audio recordings, spelling out how the war in Afghanistan fueled corruption and how federal officials made statements about the war’s progress they knew to be false.
For the most part, names of federal officials were redacted from the audio recordings: only 62 out of 366 were identified. For the most part, officials spoke candidly under the understanding that what they were about to say would not be made public. The Post is asking a federal judge to force the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to reveal the names.
The Post filed a FOIA request with SIGAR in August 2016 to obtain the documents. While the agency first responded indicating the records would be released in a few weeks, they stopped returning reporters’ phone calls and emails and claimed they were being kept in the dark by the agency’s attorneys. The day after Michael Flynn was announced to be President Trump’s national security advisor, SIGAR finalized the request as entirely unreleasable under Exemption b(5) and would not respond to appeals or duplicate requests.
Read the full series at The Washington Post.
The University of Michigan spent $1.2 million on NDAs and lump sum payments in 6 months
Documents show the University of Michigan paid over a million dollars to former employees in non-disclosure agreements signed between November and May.
The Michigan Daily filed nine FOIA requests to obtain the contents of settlement agreements signed by two senior human resources representatives at the university. The tenth settlement had already been publicly reported.
It is unclear whether the sum represents all of the university’s settlements over the six months. According to The Daily, the public university’s budget contains no mention of these settlements, which university spokesman Rich Fitzgerald claimed were divided by unit and listed under salaries.
Fitzgerald also disagrees with the characterization of these agreements as “buying silence.”
“If you sign an agreement and you still think the University has done something wrong and you wanted to file a complaint…there is nothing in that agreement that precludes you from doing that,” he said. “It says disparagement, it doesn’t mean you can’t disagree with University policy. People do that every day around here.”
A former employee also in an agreement with the college who spoke anonymously told The Daily that “Coming out of an adversarial situation, such language can only be seen as silencing.”
Read the full story at The Michigan Daily.
Private foundations connected with public colleges are not subject to Virginia FOIA
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that no matter how closely they are tied to public colleges and universities, private non-profit foundations are not subject to the state’s Freedom of Information law.
The lawsuit was filed last year by Transparent GMU, a student advocacy group at Virginia’s George Mason University, after being denied a request for donor-related documents from the university. The university in the past has received large, several-million dollar donations from the Koch Foundation, which are then processed through GMU’s private foundation.
Neither of those entities are subject to the state’s FOIA law, a massive blow to transparency in Virginia.
“Not only is the Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling a barrier to transparency and accountability, but it serves to maintain strategies of the wealthy elite to further corrupt fundamental tenets of democracy,” said Jasmine Banks, Executive Director of UnKoch My Campus in a press release. “Thankfully our organizers are resilient and have other strategies they are dedicated to pursuing to ensure our democracy is protected.”
The Supreme Court characterized its decision on the basis that, had the state’s legislative body intended foundations associated with public higher education to be included in the FOIA law, it could have stated so.
In the wake of student organizing at GMU, a bill has been filed in the Virginia House of Representatives that would require universities to disclose the terms and conditions donations from private entities.
Read the full statement at UnKoch My Campus.
NOVEMBER 13, 2019
After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia
by VIJAY PRASHAD
Photograph Source: Sámediggi Sametinget – CC BY 2.0
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now in Mexico. Before he left office, Morales had been involved in a long project to bring economic and social democracy to his long-exploited country. It is important to recall that Bolivia has suffered a series of coups, often conducted by the military and the oligarchy on behalf of transnational mining companies. Initially, these were tin firms, but tin is no longer the main target in Bolivia. The main target is its massive deposits of lithium, crucial for the electric car.
Over the past 13 years, Morales has tried to build a different relationship between his country and its resources. He has not wanted the resources to benefit the transnational mining firms, but rather to benefit his own population. Part of that promise was met as Bolivia’s poverty rate has declined, and as Bolivia’s population was able to improve its social indicators. Nationalization of resources combined with the use of its income to fund social development has played a role. The attitude of the Morales government toward the transnational firms produced a harsh response from t
DECEMBER 19, 2019
Indo-Pak Nuclear Confrontation: First Use Policy and the Race Towards Armageddon
by N.D. JAYAPRAKASH
Photograph Source: Ministry of Defence, Government of India – GODL-India
There are several indications that India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) are obsessed with the perverse urge to wipe out Pakistan with nuclear weapons by unleashing a first or a second strike. Through similar means, their counterparts on the Pakistani side are determined to eliminate many more Indians than the ill-fated Pakistanis before meeting their own disastrous end. Whether through a first strike or a second strike, it is hundreds of millions of lives that are likely to be lost on both sides in a nuclear war and in the “nuclear winter” that would follow
by ROBERT HUNZIKER
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair
Five years ago: Nations of the world met in Paris to draft a climate agreement that was subsequently accepted by nearly every country in the world, stating that global temperatures must not exceed +2C pre-industrial. Global emissions must be cut! Fossil fuel usage must be cut!
Today: Following Paris ’15, global banks have invested $1.9 trillion in fossil fuel projects.
Not only that, global governments plan to increase fossil fuels by 120% by 2030, including the US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, Canada, and Australia.
Additionally, over that past 18 months China has added enough new coal-based power generation (43GW) to power 31 million new homes. China plans on adding another 148GW of coal-based power, which will equal the total current coal generating capacity of the EU.
India increased coal-fired power capacity by 74% over the past 7 years. The country expects to further increase coal-generated capacity by another 22% over the next 3 years.
China is financing 25% of all new worldwide coal plant construction outside of its borders, e.g., South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Meantime, China, kissing goodbye to its commitment to cut emissions, cuts renewable power subsidies by 30%.
Likewise in the United States, Trump proposes slashi
Italian Cops Tried to Take Revenge on U.S. Kids Who Killed One of Their Own
GOOD COP, BAD COP
Three Italian police officers face charges for blindfolding one of the American teens charged with murdering a police officer and lying about the slain officer’s missing weapon.
Prosecutors: Missing video of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide found; why Tartaglione's lawyer wants it
Jonathan Bandler, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 7:27 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2019 | Updat
Cincinnati police sergeant asks chief to investigate ‘possible violations’ by internal affairs cop
Moline cop to make January first appearance on misconduct/theft charges
Ex-cop and hockey coach Lamarre pleads not guilty on sex charges
François Lamarre arrived at the hearing in a wheelchair and without a lawyer and was given until Feb. 4 to find counsel.
JESSE FEITH, MONTREAL GAZETTE Updated: December 19, 2019
Feds used him to go after a corrupt Baltimore cop. But a judge says there’s not enough evidence to clear him.
By JUSTIN FENTON
BALTIMORE SUN |
DEC 19, 2019 | 7:00 AM
Parents Sue Over Cop's Fatal Shooting Of Disabled Son At Costco
An off-duty LAPD officer shot the man and his parents after the man struck and knocked him down at a food booth inside Corona Costco.
By City News Service, News Partner
Dec 19, 2019 9:19 am PT | Updated Dec 19, 2019 9:22 am PT
Cop who sued alleging police superiors used racist slurs is fired by council vote
Updated 12:53 PM;Today 12:09 PM
By Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
A police lieutenant in Essex County who has a pending lawsuit against Caldwell and its police chief was fired Wednesday after a hearing officer found he violated departmental policies, rules and regulations.
Michael Geary claims in court papers that he legally changed his name from Michael Fung when he learned superiors were calling him racist slurs behind his back, according to the Superior Court lawsuit
Drunk Cop Behind Wheel Keeps Job, Leading to Independent Investigation
DEC 19, 2019
The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is facing an independent investigation after one of its officers was found passed out drunk behind the wheel of an unmarked police car, ABC News reports.
Former Alexandria cop to appeal in bid to avoid prison sentence
Melissa Gregory, Alexandria Town Talk Published 12:42 p.m. CT Dec. 19, 2019
The former officer was arrested by Louisiana State Police in September 2017, accused of distributing marijuana and having sex while on duty with at least one woman
New Bedford cop pleads guilty to child pornography charges
Cop’s teen sex and drugs conviction ends with marathon sentencing
Ian Leach is a meticulous, detail-oriented judge who sporadically sits in Stratford's Superior Court of Justice.
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More cops equal more pain
December 19, 2019 - by Jason Sole
Venice police say lawsuit from cop is 'without merit'
Prince George's County police officer convicted of sexual assault
Lieutenant Richard Tallant was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault. The assault, in 2017, was interrupted by two other officers.
Author: Laura Wainman
Published: 6:36 PM EST December 19, 2019
Updated: 6:36 PM EST December 19, 2019
Ex-cop wanted for 10 years, surrenders and is remanded at court
CREATED : 19 DECEMBER 2019
Prison Surveillance Video Of Jeffrey Epstein’s First ‘Attempted Suicide’ Has Vanished
Cop who asked woman for nude girl pic had more child porn, NJ says
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Investigators said they found more images of child sexual abuse in the possession of a state trooper who was arrested earlier this year on a charge of having a woman send him a perverted photo of a little girl.
Jeffrey Reitz, 48, of the Williamstown section of Monroe, was arrested in April and suspended without pay from the State Police after investigators found that he had been having an email conversation with a woman in which they discussed sexually abusing a prepubescent girl.
Prosecutors say Reitz asked for and received a nude picture of the girl from the woman and he provided her with pictures of his genitals.
He was charged with a second count of third-degree possession of child pornography after investigators found more child pornography on
Police chief harassed me for years after I reported problems in department, cop says in suit
Updated 3:40 PM;Today 2:33 PM
Prosecutors to dismiss three convictions involving disgraced Antioch cop
Matthias Gafni Dec. 19, 2019 Updated: Dec. 19, 2019 6:47
Hampton narcotics cop pleads guilty to drug conspiracy
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Washington state lawmaker engaged in 'domestic terrorism,' report says
It also found that Republican Rep. Matt Shea trained young people to fight a “holy war" and condoned intimidating opponents.
Who Was The Confidential Source Mentioned In Footnote 461 Of The IG Report?
JOHN SEXTONPosted at 6:41 pm on December 19, 2019
Local Prosecutors Pursue Charges Against Park Police In Shooting Of Bijan Ghaisar
Homeland Security Agents Reportedly Paid for Sex Acts by Trafficking Victims
By Steve Neavling
Two Homeland Security agents investigating a transnational network of illegal massage parlors engaged in sex acts with the alleged victims in two Arizona cities, according to reports uncovered by Today’s News-Herald.
The reports indicate two agents participated in sex acts at massage parlors at least 10 times with Asian immigrants who were forced into sex slavery.
The two-year trafficking investigation began in 2016, when police were tipped off about several massage parlors in Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City in Arizona. When local police departments found evidence that some of the employees may have been victims of human trafficking, they called in the Department of Homeland Security.
According to investigative reports, the agents negotiated prices for hand jobs and other sex acts.
In September 2018, police arrested eight people on charges of sex trafficking, money laundering, and operating a house of prostitution.
But charges against two of the suspects were dismissed last wee
Alabama Lawmakers Think The Time Is Right To Make Assaulting A Cop A 'Hate Crime'
Phoenix Cop Accused of Molesting Minor to Be Banned From Law Enforcement
MEG O'CONNOR | DECEMBER 27, 2019 | 7:30AM
On April 8, Maricopa County Deputy County Attorney Elisa Ramunno filed a direct complaint stating that Mason had been charged with one count of sexual conduct with a minor, a Class 2 felony, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with a minor under the age of 15 sometime between November 7, 2007, and November 8, 2008. Mason would have been 17 or 18 at the time.
Black Lives Matter organizer sued by injured Baton Rouge cop asks Supreme Court to defend protest rights
BY JOE GYAN JR. | STAFF WRITER DEC 25, 2019 - 11:30 AM 3 mi
Cop used wife to leak info to press, warrant says
By RAFAEL OLMEDA
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |
DEC 26, 2019 | 6:01 P
Information Agency Home Politics Economy War Kyiv Society World Pictures Opinions Publications Archive Contact us Cop arrested in Kharkiv region for selling data with restricted access 15:40, 25 December 2019 UKRAINE 317 0 He has been receiving payments from Russia.
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‘Wrong’ Maryland Crime Data Highlights Inconsistent Statistics
Highest-Paid Baltimore Cop Facing Decades in Prison for Crimes Caught on Camera
Fire and Brimstone
The entwined lives of Françoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso.
By Jillian SteinhauerTwitter
DECEMBER 23, 2019
Action sought against UP cops involved in 'vandalising' public properties
After officer deaths, more NC inmates with mental illness find themselves in solitary confinement
Los Angeles Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Fondling Dead Woman’s Breasts
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK
Electric Ford F-150 pickup confirmed for Michigan assembly, likely for 2021
BENGT HALVORSON DECEMBER 18, 2019 26 COMMENTS
In November the United Auto Workers ratified a four-year contract with Ford—one that included an agreement to invest more than $6 billion
2019 marked 400 years of ‘forbidden black love’ in America
How white society has hindered black relationships
Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years
California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade
Female Quantico analyst suing FBI asks judge to block retaliation
Ms. Welsey is among 16 current and former female FBI agents who sued the agency for what they say is gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and sexual harassment at the Quantico base.
Sharyl Attkisson: The Six Red Flags We Missed Regarding the FBI’s Abusive FISA Witch Hunt Against the Trump Campaign
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:26 PM
Trial of former Little Rock DEA agent pushed back to March; charges say drug dealer’s bribe taken
by Linda Satter | Today at 6:57 a.m.
FISA court review order leaves out key FBI players implicated in Horowitz report b
Church uses crop duster plane to spray holy water upon Louisiana faithful
The Rev Matthew Barzare blessed 100 gallons of water to
Review of Yonkers detective’s cases underway after botched Bronx drug bust
By STEPHEN REX BROWN
DEC 26, 2019 | 5:46 PM
In a first, an Ebola vaccine wins approval from the FDA
The drug is crucial to efforts to curb an ongoing outbreak of the deadly disease in Congo
“The Pottery of Tel Esur, a Rural Canaanite Late Bronze Age Site on the Via Maris,” by Golan Shalvi, Shay Bar, Shlomo Shoval, and Ayelet Gilboa
Tel Esur is identifiable with D-f-tj (Djefty), mentioned by Thutmose III in his description of his march to Megiddo through the ʿAruna Pass.
Recent excavations provide the first unequivocal indication that the site was inhabited during the Late Bronze Age as a farm/hamlet, perhaps also a waystation. The main architectural featu
Sacked Jalgaon cop arrested in jewellery store robbery case B
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NYPD Refuses To Fire Racist Cop Convicted Of Breaking Into Black Woman’s Home
The racist cop's current status with the NYPD is "modified."
Westchester DA Starts Perjury Probe Of Retiring Cop
If any conviction was the result of an illegal action, the DA's Office will move to vacate the conviction.
By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff
Dec 26, 2019 12:07 pm ET | Updated Dec 26,
Cop caught smuggling phones to gangster in Patiala jail
CITIES Updated: Dec 26, 2019 22:53 IST
The Golden State Killer's invisible victims: The men whose lives were shattered
But the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo - a former police officer with a reputation for aggressive challenges against men - brings into focus the calculated emasculation of male victims.
JANUARY 6, 2020 | GABRIELLA NOVELLO
IGNORING WARNING SIGNS: OFFICIALS APPROVE VULNERABLE VOTING MACHINES
Election officials know very well that using outdated and costly touchscreen voting machines — which are susceptible to hacking and other foul play — will likely lead to programming issues and cause long lines during the 2020 election that will ultimately drive voters away from the polls.
Though more states are moving toward hand-marked paper ballots, most of those ballots will still be counted by machines. In other states — some of which could play a crucial role this year — election officials have ignored calls by election security experts to steer clear of problematic touchscreen machines altogether, and are rushing to approve even more.
In North Carolina, despite overwhelming opposition from voters and election security experts, the State Board of Elections (NCSBE) bypassed a certification process to approve new touchscreen voting machines by Election Systems & Software (ES&S). At the same time, it expressed “disappointment” in the company for misleading the board about whether it could provide enough of the voting machines that were certified in August.
Critics of the decision argue that election officials rushed to approve the modification request after the board was forced to consider a more expensive voting machine just one month after the initial certification in August because ES&S said that it could not supply North Carolina with all the machines the state needed.
How Did We Get Here?
NCSBE approved the new voting machines in a 3–2 vote. Stella Anderson, a Democrat on the board who voted against
Los Angeles cop pleads not guilty in corpse breast fondling case
Jan. 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm Updated Jan. 6, 202
Florida officer fires shots after botched traffic stop attempt triggers crash; 1 killed
Hoboken cop accidentally tweets ‘Fake Newz’ from department’s Twitter account: chief
Cop steals portable police radio
Cop attacked woman and held gun to her head, police say
Bank cop faces grassroots resistance on remake of anti-redlining law
Accused cannibal eats part of Grindr date hanging from his ceiling, Michigan cops say
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Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades
Journalist Craig Unger talks Russia, Trump, and “one of the greatest intelligence operations in history.”
By Sean Illing@firstname.lastname@example.org
US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. Chris McGrath/Getty Images
On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their equivalent of the US House of Representatives) and made a very unusual statement.
“Dear friends, respected colleagues!” Nikonov said. “Three minutes ago, Hillary Clinton admitted her defeat in US presidential elections, and a second ago Trump started his speech as an elected president of the United States of America, and I congratulate you on this.”
Nikonov is a leader in the pro-Putin United Russia Party and, incidentally, the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov — after whom the “Molotov cocktail” was named. His announcement that day was a clear signal that Trump’s victory was, in fact, a victory for Putin’s Russia.
Longtime journalist Craig Unger opens his new book, House of Trump, House of Putin, with this anecdote. The book is an impressive attempt to gather up all the evidence we have of Trump’s numerous connections to the Russian mafia and government and lay it all out in a clear, comprehensive narrative.
The book claims to unpack an “untold story,” but it’s not entirely clear how much of it is new. One of the hardest things to accept about the Trump-Russia saga is how transparent it is. So much of the evidence is hiding in plain sight, and somehow that has made it harder to accept.
But make no mistake: Trump’s ties to shady Russian figures stretch back decades, and Unger diligently pieces them together in one place. Although Unger doesn’t provide any evidence that Trump gave the Russians anything concrete in return for their help, the case he makes for how much potential leverage the Russians had over Trump is pretty damning.
I spoke to Unger about what he learned, how he learned it, and wh
TV PUNDITS PRAISING SULEIMANI ASSASSINATION NEGLECT TO DISCLOSE TIES TO ARMS INDUSTRY
January 6 2020, 6:25 p.m.
As Sanders and Warren Vow to Block War With Iran, Biden and Buttigieg Offer Better-Run Wars
January 4 2020, 7:00 p.m.
PORTRAIT OF A GENERAL
Secret Iranian Spy Cables Show How Qassim Suleimani Wielded His Enormous Power in Iraq
January 5 2020, 5:13 p.m.
AT BOSTON IMMIGRATION COURT, ICE MUST NOW JUSTIFY DETAINING NONCITIZENS — REVERSING DECADES OF PRECEDENT
January 6 2020, 12:11 p.m.
JANUARY 6, 2020
America Escalates Its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East
by MICHAEL HUDSON
Photograph Source: http://www.dragonoil.com – CC BY-SA 3.0
The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump’s impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of war in violation of international law, but it was a logical step in a long-standing U.S. strategy. It was explicitly authorized by the Senate in the funding bill for the Pentagon that it passed last year.
The assassination was intended to escalate America’s presence in Iraq to keep control of the region’s oil reserves, and to back Saudi Arabia’s Wahabi troops (Isis, Al Quaeda in Iraq, Al Nusra and other divisions of what are actually America’s foreign legion) to support U.S. control of Near Eastern oil as a buttress of the U.S. dollar. That remains the key to understanding this policy, and why it is in the process of escalating, not dying down.
I sat in on discussions of this policy as it was formulated nearly fifty years ago when I worked at the Hu
Buttigieg and Biden Are Masters of Evasion
by NORMAN SOLOMON
In a recent New Yorker profile of Pete Buttigieg, one sentence stands out: “Watch Buttigieg long enough and you notice that he uses abstraction as an escape hatch.” Evasive platitudes are also routine for Joe Biden, the other major Democratic presidential candidate running in what mainstream journalists call “the center lane.”
Jim Hightower has observed that “there’s nothing in the middle of the road except yellow lines and dead armadillos.” Or, we might say, party lines and deadening politics.
Like other so-called “moderate” politicians, Buttigieg and Biden dodge key questions by plunging into foggy rhetoric. They’re incapable of giving a coherent and truthful account of power in the United States because they’re beholden to corporate-aligned donors. Those donors want to hear doubletalk that protects their interests, not clear talk that could threaten them.
“Forty billionaires and their spouses have donated to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, according to an analysis of federal election filings, making the South Bend, Indiana mayor a favorite among America’s richest people,” Forbes reported last month.
The magazine added: “More than one third of Buttigieg’s wealthy benefactors got rich in finance and investments. That group includes seven who built their fortunes from hedge funds, including Bill Ackman, Philippe Laffont and Seth Klarman.”
Mega-money manipulators are bullish on Buttigieg. “The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign,” the Associated Press explained in late December. He “has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial, insurance and real estate sector than any other White House hopeful, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.”
AP added: “One top Wall Street law firm could pose particular challenges for Buttigieg with progressives. He’s the top recipient of cash this cycle from Sullivan & Cromwell, which has worked on some of the biggest corporate mergers in recent history, including Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner and Bayer’s merger with Monsanto. The firm also represented some of the largest financial institutions that received federal bailout money.”
Buttigieg is a very new darling of corporate America compared to his main centrist rival. Biden — who has a decades-long record of scarcely legal corruption while serving corporate interests in Washington — is also heavily reliant on wealthy donors and foggy abstractions.
But the basic contradiction — between serving enemies of working people and claim
JANUARY 5, 2020
New Satellites Are Changing Climate Science
They are compiling a granular record of Earth’s hardest-to-reach regions.
On Sept. 15, 2018, at precisely 6:02 a.m., a Delta II rocket lifted off in a cloud of fire and smoke from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast. The payload, a NASA observation satellite known as ICESat-2, measured roughly the size of an automobile, and weighed in at 3,338 pounds. At an altitude 310 miles above the Earth, the satellite decoupled from the rocket and moved into orbit. After that, its work began.
Traveling around the planet at 15,660 mph, ICESat-2 began aiming a six-beam, green-spectrum laser toward Earth’s surface. Its goal for the next three years—and perhaps as long as seven years, if its machinery continued working—would be to constantly measure the glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, oceans, and
Congress, Don’t Stop at Passing a Strong War Powers Resolution
Block war funding, revoke AUMFs, move to renew the Iran nuclear deal, and hold Trump to account.
By John Nichols
Light”, it is now. We are living in a world confronting darkness everywhere.
December 27, 2019
I thought I would ask you the same questions that a group of my close friends asked each other as we approached midnight on New Year’s Eve…
Retired CIA Officer : b. 1939
“Allegations keep cropping up in the press that CIA alumni are undermining the Bush/Cheney administration. In at least one sense, I suppose, this is true. For when an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking the truth can be regarded as treachery. The country could use more of that kind of ´treachery.´”
KUZMA v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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MICHAEL KUZMA, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Defendant.
United States District Court, W.D. New York.
Via freedom-of-information laws, attorney Michael Kuzma and activist-turned-paralegal Leslie Pickering fight for clients to have documents released
SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND IRAN
January 7 2020, 2:46 p.m.
January 6th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Finland to introduce a FOUR-DAY working week and SIX-HOUR days under world’s youngest prime minister Sanna Marin – The Sun
FINLAND is introducing a FOUR-DAY working week and SIX-HOUR days under a massive reform by the world’s youngest prime minister, Sanna Marin.
The 34-year-old's reform will let workers spend more time with family and enjoy their lives, culture
L.A. County can help thousands of mentally ill inmates avoid arrest and homelessness, study finds
Eighth Paterson cop arrested in FBI corruption probe, sources say
Joe Malinconico, Paterson Press Published 7:21 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2020
Cambridge cop Timothy Caulfield faces robbery charge in Southborough
Israeli Cop Who Had Sex With Human Trafficking Victims Jailed for 10 Months
Sacked policeman had been assigned to take testimony from the woman
Mexico former top cop in NY plea talks over drug bribe case
Nassau County Cop Accused of Hitting Woman at Door
A mother in Freeport claims a Nassau County sheriff’s deputy punched her at her door, but police are vehemently denying that claim. NBC New York’s Greg Cergol reports.
AZPOST Takes No Action Against Tempe Cop Who Tased Man Holding Baby
MEG O'CONNOR | JANUARY 7, 2020 | 7:57AM
On-duty cop was texting, speeding when she hit bicyclist, jurors told
NYPDJANUARY 6, 2020 11:57 PM
New Scrutiny on NYPD Cops in Queens Drug Raid
Police raided a Queens shop and claimed they seized 40 pounds of cocaine, but no evidence of the drug was ever found. Now attorneys for the brothers who run the shop are asking what happened, as the case is under internal NYPD review. The I-Team’s Sarah Wallace reports.
Because Body Cameras Haven't Made Cops Better, Two Law Enforcement Agencies Are Going To Start Random Inspections Of Footage
Goldman Sachs Banker Cops To Insider Trading
Law360, New York (January 7, 2020, 12:28 PM EST) -- Former Goldman Sachs banker Bryan Cohen copped to insider trading at an unannounced hearing in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, giving New York prosecutors a second conviction in an international stock fraud bust. The 33-year-old French national's surprise midmorning guilty plea, to a count of securities fraud conspiracy, was entered before U. S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman. Cohen, who was terminated in late December by the $80 billion megabank, was accused of conspiring to pass tips in exchange for cash and attempting to conceal the conduct by using disposable mobile phones. The feds say one of the tips he passed along had to do. . .
January 7, 2020
Redeeming the FBI
By Frank Watt
Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/redeeming_the_fbi.html#ixzz6APUkcgfM
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Trump Inauguration Donor Charged With Obstructing Justice
As New York Takes Exxon to Court, Big Oil’s Strategy Against Climate Lawsuits Is Slowly Unveiled
Trump Should Know About Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He Did Business With People Linked to It.
The president’s partners in an Azerbaijan hotel project have ties to Qassem Soleimani’s force.
JANUARY 7, 2020 | WHOWHATWHY STAFF
THE WORLD FEARS TRUMP MORE THAN IRAN
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
So how good is the flu shot really?/ Clinical Infectious Disease
CDC says flu vaccines prevent flu, on average 40% of the time, but even if you do get flu, the vaccine makes it less severe. But when these two claims were tested in Australia, neither was found to be true. The Australian study found that (in 17 hospitals over 7 recent flu seasons) there was no reduction in flu symptom severity in those who had been vaccinated versus those who had not.
The study also found, using a case-control design, that the vaccine averaged 31% effectiveness at preventing the flu. Earlier flu studies have been rightly criticized for ignoring the "healthy vaccinee" effect. The healthy vaccines effect refers to the fact that, overall, elders who receive flu vaccine in the US are a healthier group than elders who do not receive flu vaccine... possibly because their doctors felt they were too frail to risk a side effect. If the authors did not take this factor into account (and the whole article is behind a paywall so I could not read the details) then the actual efficacy might be considerably lower.
Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness against influenza-related mortality in Australian hospitalized patients: a propensity score analysis.
Monica L Nation, Robert Moss, Matthew J Spittal, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly, Allen C Cheng on behalf of the FluCAN Investigators
Clinical Infectious Diseases, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz1238
Published: 06 January 2020
Data on influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) against mortality is limited, with no Australian data to guide vaccine uptake. We aimed to assess IVE against influenza-related mortality in Australian hospitalized patients; assess residual confounding in the association between influenza vaccination and mortality; and assess whether influenza v
Greenland meltdown: a slow-motion natural holocaust
The Greenland ice sheet is in the throes of one of its greatest melting events ever recorded
The Washington Post, July 31 2019
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Advocates Argue 'It Is Ludicrous, and Frankly Offensive,' to Let Impeached Trump Continue Right-Wing Takeover of Courts
"We cannot allow a president who demanded foreign interference in our elections and obstructed Congress to pack our courts with lifetime appointees."
JOE BIDEN’S ROLE IN CREATING THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS STRETCHES BACK TO THE 1970S
January 7 2020, 3:04 p.m.
VOA PERSIAN AWARDED JOURNALISM CONTRACT TO CONTROVERSIAL FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN OPERATIVE
January 7 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Boston police officer allegedly mailed threatening note, fake ticket after road rage incident
By Gal Tziperman Lotan Globe Staff,Updated January 14, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
New State Police contract calls for raises, GPS tracking of police cruisers
The adoption of cruiser tracking technology ends a lengthy battle over a reform pushed in the wake of the agency’s payroll fraud scandal.
By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff,Updated January 14, 2020, 3:34 p.
Former Cop of the Year in Florida Disciplined for Humiliating Teen During Arrest
Hasidic Brooklyn man says NYPD cop yelled ‘you f–king Jews’ at him
By Craig McCarthy and Yaron Steinbuch
January 14, 2020 | 10:
Drunken Elkhart cop could face unpaid leave for crash
NJ Cop Indicted In 'Blackout' Killing Of Ex-Wife Found Competent
Lt. John Formisano said he 'blacked out' during the murder of Christine Solaro Formisano. He was found competent for trial.
By Russ Crespolini, Patch Staff
Jan 14, 2020 11:46 am ET | Updated Jan 14, 2020 3:59 pm ET
Cop Misses Court Conference in Decades-Old Case
A former New York police detective accused of sexually assaulting a girl at his vacation home in Vermont didn't show up to a court phone conference Monday.
Female Cartel assassin ‘La Catrina’ shot dead by cops in Mexico
By Amanda Woods
January 14, 2020 |
Men of Color Get Locked Up Ahead of Trials as Dirty Cops Get Slaps on the Wrist
The detective caught lying to get an innocent man locked up for 10 years was sentenced to one day, already served.
Updated Jan. 14, 2020 9:00AM ET
Published Jan. 13, 2020 5:00AM ET
Trial date set in Geneva cop's case for choking woman
‘Cops investigating cops’: Tension builds over officer-involved shootings
Also see. https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyCountyforProperPolicing/
Times Up for Mass Surveillance.
January 13, 2020 by Suraj K Sazawal
Impeachment and the fallout with Iran are not the only major items on the early 2020 congressional agenda. Lawmakers this spring have the opportunity to end massive surveillance programs that erode civil liberties without making Americans safer.
Buried in the government funding bill passed in December was a temporary extension of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Section 215 allows the National Security Agency to compel phone providers to turn over call detail records of their customers’ calls, including their phone numbers and when the call was made. Designed to assist intelligence analysts connect the dots between suspected terrorists, the program was found to be unconstitutional because analysts routinely abused it for years to conduct surveillance of Americans’ domestic telephone calls.
A decision on two other surveillance provisions, one authorizing roving wiretaps and another on “lone wolf” surveillance, will also be made before the March 15 deadline.
No justification exists for reauthorizing programs that collect huge amounts of information of ordinary Americans without a clear national security benefit. This was made evident by the revelations from former NSA analyst Edward Snowden that the government had relied on Section 215 to improperly sweep up millions of domestic phone calls.
Yet, there is no public evidence that call detail records have played a significant role in keeping Americans safe. A review of Section 215 usage by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board revealed that it could not identify a “single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation.” Riddled with data it was not allowed to possess, in June 2018 the NSA voluntarily deleted all of the call detail records it had acquired since 2015. The spy agency reportedly no longer uses the program, sparking hope that Congress would recognize that the program is not vital to national security and let it expire.
But what happens to the remaining data collected by these programs, legally or otherwise, and who has access to it? The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed some of these issues in a case that involved the collection and searching of data of Americans gathered through warrantless surveillance programs like Section 702 of the Patriot Act that are supposed to target persons outside of the U.S.
In December the court issued a mixed ruling that upheld parts of the government’s bulk collection program that frequently captures emails and other data of Americans – the government calls this “incidental” collection- but questioned the right of government analysts at the FBI and CIA to search through that data because it “could violate the Fourth Amendment.” In other words, just because the government scooped up all that data under a warrantless program does not give it carte blanche to search through it without a warrant.
“If such a vast body of information is simply stored in a database, available for review by request from domestic law enforcement agencies solely on the speculative possibility that evidence of interest to agents investigating a particular individual might be found there, the program begins to look more like a dragnet, and a query more like a general warrant,” the court said.
This ruling, combined with the recent determination by the FISA court that the FBI’s use of backdoor searches were not “reasonably designed” to find evidence of crime, but were instead fishing expeditions, means that multiple courts have ruled that limitations exist on what the government can do with the data of Americans it intercepts and stores. It also means that it’s time for lawmakers to stop hiding behind the veil of national security and end these surveillance programs that violate our constitutional rights.
CYCLE OF RAGE: Crash Response Reveals that Cops Are Just So Badly Trained
Black Women Prosecutors Unite After Lawsuit Against ‘Racist’ St. Louis Cops
Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby shows support.
FBI agent accused of using foreign prostitutes
Mueller probe witness George Nader pleads guilty to child pornography and sex trafficking
BY AMBER ALI
JANUARY 13, 2020 / 6:59 PM / CBS
FATAL MARYLAND CRASH RESULTS IN CONVICTION OF FORMER FBI AGENT
Alcohol cited in Tulsa crash // FBI agent drunk, examiner reports
The Myth of Deep Throat
Mark Felt wasn’t out to protect American democracy and the rule of law; he was out to get a promotion.
UPDATE: FBI Director LOUIS FREEH’S CURIOUS CAR ACCIDENT
FBI mishandled Florida terror investigation:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - FBI officials mishandled a Florida terror investigation, falsified documents to try to cover mistakes and retaliated against an agent who complained about the problems, The New York Times reported in its Sunday edition.
Citing a draft report of an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general's office, a copy of which was obtained by the newspaper, the Times said that in one instance correction fluid was used to alter dates on three FBI forms to conceal an apparent violation of federal wiretap law. It was not known who altered the forms.
The case dates to 2002, the Times said, when the FBI's Tampa office opened a terror investigation into whether laundered money, possibly connected to a drug outfit, might be used to finance terrorists overseas. The FBI was considering initiating an undercover operation and asked an agent with expertise in the area to take part.
But the agent, Mike German, soon told FBI officials the Orlando agent handling the case had "so seriously mishandled" the investigation that a prime opportunity to expose a terrorist financing plot had been wasted. The report however concluded that "there was no viable terrorism case."
But the draft report, dated November 15, said German, who left the bureau last year after he said his career was derailed after the Florida incident, was "retaliated against" by his boss, who stopped using him for prestigious assignments in training new undercover agents.
FBI spokesman Michael Kortan told the Times the bureau had not been briefed on the findings but said that once it did get the report, "if either misconduct or other wrongdoing is found we will take appropriate action."
The report said the inspector general found the FBI had "mishandled and mismanaged" the investigation and said supervisors were aware of problems in the case but did not take prompt action to correct them.
Once German raised his concerns, an unidentified agent in Orlando "improperly added inaccurate dates to the investigative reports in order to make it appear as though the reports were prepared earlier," the inspector general found, according to the Times.
Correction fluid was used to backdate forms that the main informant had signed as part of a bugging operation, in which he agreed that he had to be present for all undercover taping. The alteration was significant, the report found, because the informant had taped a 2002 meeting with suspects but left the recorder unattended while he used the restroom, in violation of federal law.
The report also said that after German began making his complaints about the case, the head of the FBI undercover unit, Jorge Martinez, froze him out of teaching assignments in undercover training and told one agent that he would "never work another undercover case.
NYC mom who called cops on son is murdered by him after police leave: authorities
Rikers Island correction officers, inmates charged in drug smuggling scheme
By CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS
JAN 14, 2020 | 8:44 PM
THE FBI'S CHINA OBSESSION
The U.S. Government Secretly Spied on Chinese-American Scientists, Upending Lives and Paving the Way for Decades of Discrimination
February 2 2020, 5:00
Family sues unnamed FBI agent accused of killing hostage during rescue operation
The family's attorney said he knows the agent’s identity but can’t make it public because the FBI has filed a protective order.
Author: David Gonzalez (KHOU)
Published: 10:05 PM CST February 1, 2020
Updated: 10:05 PM CST February 1, 2020
No Jail Time for Ex-Cop Convicted of Raping Woman After Domestic Violence Call
NO BOOK THROWN
Updated Feb. 01, 2020 1:40PM ET /
Published Feb. 01, 2020 1:01PM ET
He was a translator for the FBI. Then he heard his own voice on a wiretap.
New Accusations Suggest Illegal Behavior By FBI Agents In Dwaine Caraway Corruption Case
By J.D. Miles
January 31, 2020 at 6:13 p
New data shows $69 million paid by city in 2019 to settle suits against NYPD
By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and LEONARD GREENE
FEB 01, 2020 | 5:36 PM
NYPD cop accused of beating daughter busted again for violating restraining order
By Craig McCarthy
February 2, 2020 | 10:10
Boy handcuffed by cops while having seizure, vomiting at fast food restaurant
"He has autism, he has epilepsy, stop it!" his mother can be heard screaming.
February 2, 2020, 5:22 AM
Mentor’s testimony looms large in assault trial of ex-Gwinnett cop
FEBRUARY 01, 2020
Philly cop charged after video reveals he wasn't assaulted, he tripped and fell
Keith White was charged with falsifying reports of an arrest where he claimed to have been struck in the face.
Cop is Tasered, pepper sprayed and smashed in the face with a handheld radio as six police officers struggle to arrest him
3 cops 'irresponsible' in face of colleague's life-threatening injuries
Report finds "serious concerns" about credibility of officers in training accident
By JAKE THOMAS Oregon Capital Bureau Feb 1, 2020
Sealed criminal records still showing at FBI
Here Are the Most Common Airbnb Scams Worldwide
Nearly 1,000 people flooded our inbox with their stories. We found some patterns.
By Anna Merlan
Jan 31 2020
Meet the Firefighter Who Got Fired for Fire Instagram Content
Presley Pritchard's superiors regularly criticized her photos and videos for being too racy. After being fired last summer for violating a nonexistent social media policy, she's suing.
By Katie Way
Jan 29 2020, 2:25p
I Went to a High-End Psychedelic Retreat to Address My Anxiety
As more people become interested in trying psychedelics, spa-like retreats are popping up all over the world. Should people with mental health issues feel safe trying them?
By Shayla Love
Jan 29 2020,
Our Courts Are a Growing Threat to Democracy
The judiciary is reshaping fundamental policies with no concern for what the majority of Americans actually want.
By Sasha AbramskyTwitter
JANUARY 31, 2020
This Trump Judge Tormented a Trans Woman—Because He Could
Stuart Kyle Duncan had a history of anti-LGBTQ bigotry before he joined the bench. Now he’s inflicting his pettiness and cruelty on vulnerable litigants.
By Elie MystalTwitter
Ten More Things You Never Knew about Mohamed Atta
2020 Apple IMac
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Smaller bezels, bigger screen
The idea that Apple will reduce the bezels to allow for a bigger screen seems more likely. Display technology has evolved in such a way as to accommodate smaller bezels, and smaller bezels is likely to mean an even bigger screen.
Tell your moms that you met real cops tonight': Cincinnati captain's arrest report
Lawsuit Over Police Collusion with Right-Wing Organizations to Infiltrate and Surveil Protest Groups
Police Union head should face ‘consequences’ for tweet declaring ‘war’ on mayor, de Blasio says
By DENIS SLATTERY and JOHN ANNESE
FEB 10, 2020 | 7:18 PM
Civil rights groups sue over US state’s ‘Israel boycott law’
SEE IT: School officer threatens to shoot student leaving campus
By DAVID MATTHEWS
FEB 10, 2020 | 2:36 PM
Exposed: FBI Surveillance of School of the Americas Watch
FBI used counter-terrorism authority to track pacifist human rights group for 10 year
WATCH: Arkansas Cop Caught on Camera Lifting Student in Chokehold from Behind
White NYPD cop says lieutenant harassed her, calling her ‘Kardashian’ chick for dating black man
By TREVOR BOYER and LEONARD GREENE
FEB 10, 2020 | 4:45 PM
Trump’s Homelessness Czar Seeks to Further Criminalize the Homeless
White sheriff’s son admits he torched 3 black churches in Louisiana to raise his ‘Black Metal’ profile
By NANCY DILLON
FEB 10, 2020 | 5:23 PM
NYC to provide vital docs to inmates before release, under bill from Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
By SHANT SHAHRIGIAN
FEB 10, 2020 | 6:13 PM
More than 100 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries following Iran missile strike
By BRIAN NIEMIETZ
FEB 10, 2020 | 4:48 PM
Lyme disease found in nearly 40 percent of Maine deer ticks in 2019
Missed Opportunities At Last Week’s FBI Oversight Hearing
February 10, 2020 by Rights & Dissent
On February 5, 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on FBI oversight.
Congressional oversight of the FBI is urgently needed. As Defending Rights & Dissent documented in our recent report Still Spying on Dissent: The Enduring Problem of FBI First Amendment Abuse, the FBI has repeatedly used its counterterrorism authorities to spy on, monitor, and surveil social movements and civil society.
This week’s hearing came on the heels of increased concern about the FBI. After an Inspector General report criticized the FBI’s FISA warrant applications for Carter Page, many are questioning how the FBI uses its foreign counterintelligence powers. Additionally, revelations about the FBI’s “Black Identity Extremism” threat assessments and the existence of a program called IRONFIST to mitigate this nonexistent threat have also raised concerns about how the FBI treats racial justice movements.
Both Democrats and Republicans alike brought up the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page. Republicans expressed shock that such abuse could occur. Democrats typically acknowledged the abuse, but stressed it did not reflect on the character of the FBI.
No one tasked with sitting on the House Judiciary Committee should be shocked that the FBI has abused its expansive foreign counterintelligence and international terrorism related surveillance tools. Not only have civil liberties organizations like Defending Rights & Dissent warned they could be abused, time and time again the FBI has been caught doing so.
The expansive surveillance tools and the FBI’s history of abusing them calls for real oversight, not hand wringing about how the latest surveillance abuses means the FBI is hurting its own reputation.
Another concern was white supremacist violence. Wray claimed that the FBI had elevated racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism to the same threat level as ISIS or “homegrown violent extremism.” However, the FBI created that category by combining together white supremacist violence with so-called “Black Identity Extremism.” Black Identity Extremism, a term made up by the FBI, suggests that African-American concern about societal racism could lead to “retaliatory lethal violence” against police. This insidious logic equates First Amendment-protect protest against social injustice with violence. Combining it with white supremacist violence not only creates a false equivalency, it potentialy obscures just where FBI resources are going.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) directly raised this issue to Wray. Bass also asked the FBI Director about the IRONFIRST program. Wray claimed he was unfamiliar with it, but would get back to her.
While the threat of white supremacist violence is real, it is important that geninue fears not be cynically manipulated to give the FBI even more powers. The last thing the FBI needs is greater surveillance authorities. Unfortunately, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) claimed white supremacist were using encrypted devices to organize violence and escape being held accountable for their action. It is unclear what specific incident he referred to. Defending Rights & Dissent is adamantly opposed to any attempts to let the FBI undermine strong encryption.
The FBI both has expansive surveillance powers and a long history of abusing civil liberties. Congress must exercise oversight over the FBI. This requires approaching these abuses as what they are–longstanding, systemic problems. Those concerned about FBI surveillance of Carter Page cannot treat it an isolated incident or surprise. It is fully in line with what we have long known about the FBI.
Unfortunately, for the most part, both Democrats and Republicans missed opportunities at least week’s hearing to really take on the issue of FBI abuse.
Mistrial averted in excessive force trial of former Gwinnett cop
Chicago officer gets 2 years for fatal off-duty shooting
FEBRUARY 10, 2020 AT
6th Circuit: This Man Can Sue the Cop Who Arrested Him for Defending His Daughter Against a Feral Cat
Dwain Barton says Officer Dean Vann illegally entered his home and used excessive force while arresting him without probable cause.
JACOB SULLUM | 2.10.2020 12:20 PM
NBC 5 Investigates Previous Complaint Against Chicago Cop Caught on Video Body Slamming A Man
Reserve cop arrested for carrying gun while drunk
Mom wants Coventry to ban cops from having sex with teens
India’s Supreme Court grants permanent command positions to female officers
17 Feb, 2020 12:25 / Updated 19 hours ago
Lawsuit: Police Chief Fired For Not Having Cops Kick Out Mayor's Girlfriend
Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent
Majorie Cohn, Truthout
NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support
Taylor Barnes, The Intercept
Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities
Sasha Abramsky, The Nation
Facial Recognition Technology Is the New Rogues’ Gallery
Matthew Guariglia, Slate
Privacy advocates alarmed by Amazon’s Ring partnerships with Bay Area police
Anna Bauman, SF Chronicle
He thought therapy was confidential. Now, a traumatized migrant may be deported.
Hannah Dreier, Washington Post
New ICE crackdown in sanctuary cities sparks backlash in L.A.
Brittny Mejia, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Leila Miller, LATimes
State-federal task forces are out of control
Radly Balko, Washington Pos
Dorothy Kilgallen: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much
Border Patrol agent gets 6 years for helping drug smugglers
February 17, 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
Any witness statements and summaries of findings in the following IG investigations involving former FDOC Lt. Keith Turner. Some of these cases include video evidence, and I would also request that video where noted. Also, some of these cases were referred to the IG but did not generate an investigation. In those, which I have referred to by incident number, I would please request the accompanying witness statements or letters that triggered the referral to the IG. The IG numbers for the investigations are:
- IG NUMBER: 0533041
- IG NUMBER: 0932707
- IG NUMBER: 0934516 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 1234964
- IG NUMBER: 14-13319
- IG NUMBER: 15-4115
- IG NUMBER: 15-7298
- IG NUMBER: 15-28375
- IG NUMBER: 16-11068
- IG NUMBER: 17-11604 (please include video of incident)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000789131 (please include video of incident)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000801423 (please include inmate letter)
- IG NUMBER: 17-15889 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 17-19444 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-11487 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-11829 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-13518 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-13526 (please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-15914 please include video of incident)
- IG NUMBER: 18-17277 (please include video of incident)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000897300 (please provide witness statement)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000930990 (please provide witness statement)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000933045 (please provide letter)
- IG NUMBER: 19-09471
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000935340 (please provide letter)
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000937105
- INCIDENT NUMBER: 0000943675 (please provide witness statement)
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 10 business days.
NYPD to place psychologists in every borough to boost mental health among cops after spate of suicides
By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
FEB 18, 2020 | 3:46 PM
Trump grants clemency to Rod Blagojevich, former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik and financier Michael Milken
By DAVE GOLDINER
FEB 18, 2020 | 2:50 PM
Judge in Trial of Cop Who Killed Ethiopian Israeli Teen Asked to Explain ‘Unusual’ Statement
'Violence, demonstrations and the media don’t influence the court,' says judge as trial of policeman charged with negligent homicide begins
EDITORIAL: Cop cam footage should be public
Governments continue to hide behind outdated law to hide police conduct from citizens
Gazette Editorial Board | February 18, 2020
Cop Commits Suicide After Killing Parents And Brothers
Florida cop accused of killing man outside bar
Jason Lamar Gilbert, 42, is charged with homicide and is being held without bond.
Tuesday, February 18th 2020, 11:29 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, February 18th 2020, 12:28 P
Spokane Police body camera footage from an August protest outside of Planned Parenthood sheds light on how local cops are policing the events. In the video, Spokane Police Lt. Dave Overhoff argues that he's hesitant to enforce city noise ordinances at the event. Another cop, Ofc. Scott Hice, can also be heard in the video saying that the "church girls" are "a little cleaner" than the pro-Planned Parenthood protesters
Hudson Valley Cop Sexually Assaulted Woman On Duty
February 18, 2020
Read More: DA: Lower Hudson Valley Cop Sexually Assaulted Woman On Duty | https://hudsonvalleypost.com/da-lower-hudson-valley-cop-sexually-assaulted-woman-on-duty/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
Israeli cop who shot Palestinian boy in the face says he fired at a wall
Issa remains in serious condition in intensive care in hospital, and is expected to lose his sight in one eye
February 18, 2020 at
Ex-top cop to again front Lawyer X inquiry
Australian Associated Press18 February 2020
Armed, off-duty Tennessee corrections officer ‘targeting’ girlfriend shot and killed by police officer
FEB 18, 2020 | 9:49 AM
Cops stormed in when she was showering — then watched her get dressed, SC lawsuit says
BY HAYLEY FOWLER
FEBRUARY 17, 2020 04:58 PM
Why Is The Hawaii Legislature Still Protecting Bad Cops?
Enough already. A bill to allow public disclosure of the names of misbehaving police officers should be passed
Washington State Senate passes bill to prevent traffic ticket quotas for cops
by KOMO News StaffMonday, February 17th 2020
NYC Prosecutors Are Keeping Lists of Police Officers Who Lie Too Much to Be Trusted in Court
By Zak Cheney-Rice
Cops Allegedly Singled Out College Team's Only Black Swimmer During Team Trip, Threatened To Blow His 'F**king Head Off'
"I felt numb. I didn't really know what to expect," the student recalled.
02/18/2020 12:13 am ET
After Sharing Bloody Image Online, Man Sues Mississippi Cops For Alleged ‘Brutal’ Attack
Davidtron Logan claims he was beaten with flashlights, choked and punched by a group of officers after being detained at a roadblock stop last year.
Vermont House Approves a Key Climate Bill
POSTED BY KEVIN MCCALLUM ON THU, FEB 20, 2020 AT 8:13 PM
Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’
Millions of people rely on the 1,450-mile waterway as increasing periods of drought and rising temperatures reduce flow of river
African killifish may hold key to stopping ageing in humans
Turquoise killifish is able to suspend its development for longer than its average lifespan
Vagina is not a rude word': the scientist fighting to empower women, one word at a time
Twenty years ago, Catherine Blackledge’s history of the vagina The Story of V broke boundaries. As it is reissued, she talks about anasyrma as activism and why we lie about the clitoris
Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists
Experts call for solutions to be enforced immediately to halt global population collapses
Canadian police had 'no authority' to search pipeline activists, says watchdog
Winooski Cop Denies a Slew of Domestic Violence Charges
POSTED BY DEREK BROUWER ON THU, FEB 20, 2020 AT 9:09 PM
College cop says he was wrongfully suspended after barring directors from seeing police reports
Updated Feb 19, 9:06 PM; Posted Feb 19, 7:57 PM
Gwinnett cop found guilty of excessive force
East Moline cop makes appearance on sex crime charges
Kirk DeGreve, 47, is charged with two counts each of criminal sexual assault and possession of child pornography
Upper Gwynedd cop sent to prison for domestic abuse
LA City Attorney Rejects Charges Against Ex Cop Accused of Rape
Office cites “insufficient evidence” in accusation he drugged, held captive, and sexually assaulted a woman.
Peekskill cop strip case: DA urges any other abuse victims to come forward
Matt Spillane, The Journal News Published 11:39 a.m. ET Feb. 20, 2020 | Updated 12:52 p.m. ET Feb. 20, 2020
Fired Chicago top cop getting $190K pension
Westchester County police officers, ex-FBI agent on DA's list with credibility issues
A former FBI agent now heading the intelligence center at the Westchester District Attorney’s Office is among six active law enforcement officers whose credibility has been flagged by county prosecutors
Lead cop on Brisbane murder-suicide stood down after 'disgusting' comments
Cop shoots girlfriend who is also a cop over text message argument
‘Stupid little children’ – Dismissed Florida cop filmed yanking student’s hair charged with battery
Cops Confirm Talks with Buttigieg and Donors on Replacing Police Chief
The Trentonian wins OPRA lawsuit appeal against Ewing Township, holds cops accountable statewide
300 Cops Added to `Do Not Call’ List
By Special to the AFRO -
February 20, 2020
AI Now: Predictive policing systems are racist because corrupt cops produce dirty data
The Institute's Executive Director recently testified in front of the European Parliament
Video shows Long Beach police using baton to subdue carjacking suspect
Cellphone video captured part of a Long Beach police incident, which appears to show officers using a baton multiple times on a suspect who was already on the ground.
The FBI Is Looking To Fill Over 1K Special Agent Vacancies, Here’s How You Can Make The Cut
By Rachael Cardin
February 19, 2020 at 4:25 pm
Filed Under:Baltimore, Baltimore News, FBI, Local TV, Talkers
Earlier Thursday, Omar, who has pleaded guilty to bank fraud himself, admitted to smoking marijuana — including on Oct. 24, just a few days before he took the stand in the trial. He also complained that his nearly $95,000 in annual compensation by the FBI was inadequate.
D.C. issues record $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets, AAA calls it 'predatory'
by Lisa Fletcher, ABC7 Wednesday, February 19th 202
Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule
Police: CBP Employee Fatally Shot Wife, Sons And Self at Their Florida Home
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ ENDORSES CRISTINA TZINTZÚN RAMIREZ IN TEXAS SENATE PRIMARY, BUCKING CHUCK SCHUMER
February 21 2020, 9:39 a.m.
FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | SAHAR CHMAIS
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER: LETTING DOMESTIC ABUSERS KEEP THEIR GUNS
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Here's what we need to know about COVID-19 testing
The problem of highly restricted testing in the US
The COVID-19 virus is quite deadly (mortality appears to be between 2 and 10% as discussed in my last post) though since we don't know how many asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases there are, we still can't be sure of this.
Why don't we know the number of cases? In the US, so far you can't order the PCR (or any other test) without CDC approval. Approval is contingent upon meeting a high bar, including known exposure.
Thus we are missing lots of cases, who are not being asked to self-quarantine if the cases are mild, and are thus likely to spread disease.
Why aren't we testing broadly to get a sense of actual case numbers? The best guess is that CDC does not trust its own test, and that by restricting testing to those who are almost certainly positive to start with, they will make fewer diagnostic errors.
Tests kits were sent to state labs by CDC, then recalled, with the excuse that there was a problem with a "reagent". A reagent could be any component of the test. CDC has not replaced the reagent or the test kits. States are begging for them.
Dr. Messonier (head of Vaccines and Respiratory Diseases at CDC) says CDC is keeping up with testing, there is no backlog, they can test 400 samples together, and turnaround is overnight. That should clue you in that relatively few are being tested.
Some other countries are reporting large numbers of new cases daily. Do they have better tests? Has any reported looked into the relative sensitivity and specificity of tests being used around the world?
PCR is a rapid screening test, which when positive almost always connotes a true positive. Negatives may be positive is the sample does not contain enough virus or is collected or transported incorrectly.
What is also needed are viral culture tests, which could theoretically pick up cases missed by PCR. Such cultures might also be used to test the effects of drugs on the virus. What work is being done on developing viral culture techniques? Do they already exist, since they might be the same as for SARS and MERS?
If there is a bat or other animal model for this virus, so much the better for testing drugs that might show efficacy against COVID-19. What work is being done on developing or using animal models?
I assume one gains immunity after infection with COVID-19, which usually occurs after infections, but not always. The next test needed is an antibody or T-cell test that will accurately identify immunity to the virus. People who have recovered should be studied to identify markers of immunity. Then, we will be able to identify those who can safely care for infected individuals without catching the disease themselves.
Let me reiterate: with the limited testing now being performed in the US, we are definitely missing many cases, and missing the opportunity to appropriately use quarantines to limit the rapidity of spread. Slowing spread is critical to producing enough masks, gowns, ventilators, ECMO machines, training hospital staff, building hospitals just for COVID-19 cases, etc.
We need an accurate test, probably a PCR test, NOW. What is holding it up?
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 1:56 PM
FEBRUARY 26, 2020 | MATT HARVEY AND RUSS BAKER
MAYOR PETE AND THE SPIES WHO LOVE HIM
What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life
If he becomes the nominee, then the Democratic Party will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the billionaire.
By Jeet Heer for The Nation
Cop charged with burglary again while out on bond for breaking into homes during funerals: authorities
By NELSON OLIVEIRA
FEB 26, 2020 | 4:46 PM
Trial begins for six women correction officers accused of unlawful strip searches of jail visitors
By MOLLY CRANE-NEWMAN
FEB 26, 2020 | 7:28 PM
‘I went Hollywood’: Cops tipping cops if body cameras are on, CCRB says
FEB 26, 2020 | 8:00 PM
OUR REVOLUTION, ACCUSED OF DARK-MONEY SPENDING FOR SANDERS, TOOK ONLY SIX DONATIONS OVER $5,000 IN 2019, NONE LARGER THAN $25,000
February 26 2020, 2:08 p.m.
Melania Trump Got an “Einstein Visa.” Why Was It So Hard for This Nobel Prize Winner?
Immigration attorneys say the Trump administration is rejecting highly qualified applicants for “genius” green cards.
House passes historic anti-lynching bill after Congress’s century of failure
White Louisiana judge called black sheriff’s deputy the N-word, has apologized but refused to resign
By JOSEPH WILKINSON
FEB 26, 2020 | 5:18 PM
It is 65 degrees in Antarctica. That had never in recorded history happened until now
FEB 07, 2020 | 6:17 PM
Man who sued NYPD twice over stop-and-frisks settles with NYC for $10,000
By NOAH GOLDBERG
FEB 27, 2020 | 7:00 AM
69 convictions by disgraced ex-Houston cop who allegedly faked evidence under review
FEB 27, 2020 | 11:03 AM
Biden treated Ukraine ‘as his private property’, says purged prosecutor Shokin on Burisma scandal – UkraineGate documentary
27 Feb, 2020 08:57
Pants on fire! Joe Biden’s campaign says he was never ‘arrested’ trying to visit Nelson Mandela
27 Feb, 2020 00:32 / Updated 11 hours ago
‘Varsity Blues’ mastermind wrote secret notes, accusing FBI of coercing him into trapping wealthy victims
By John R. Ellement Globe Staff,Updated February 27, 2020, 7:23 a.m.
Lawmakers beg State Police leaders about plan to address culture of corruption
Why didn’t anyone blow the whistle on payroll fraud that stretched back decades? What are leaders doing to change the department’s cover-up culture?
Supreme Court: Mexican Family Cannot Sue Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Teenager in Cross-Border Shooting
FBI knew Hitler escaped from Germany and protected him for Deep State
Adolf Hitler ESCAPED' Declassified FBI files expose Nazi leader's Spanish farm hideout
ADOLF Hitler escaped Germany and made it to a secret hideout in Spain, according to conspiracy theorists studying declassified FBI files.
ADOLF HITLER FBI FILES
867 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering matters investigated in the United States by the bureau related to Adolf Hitler. Files contain approximately 350 narrative pages.
The Architect of the Paris Agreement Wants Us to Forgive… Oil Executives?
Christiana Figueres' new book, 'The Future We Choose,' showcases the kind of climate activism rich people love.
How I Infiltrated a White Pride Facebook Group and Turned It into 'LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama'
It turns out that people on Confederate Facebook are not very good at the internet.
WHO LOVES DICTATORS? BERNIE OR HIS RIVALS?
February 27 2020, 11:05
Deep State Legionaires Disease
PENTAGON’S OWN MAP OF U.S. BASES IN AFRICA CONTRADICTS ITS CLAIM OF “LIGHT” FOOTPRINT
February 27 2020, 7:00 a.m.
EMAILS SHOW REP. HENRY CUELLAR PROVIDED EXTENSIVE FAVORS TO BORDER SECURITY LOBBYISTS
February 26 2020, 3:02 p.m.
Children’s psychologist slapped with 145 child porn charges in ‘gut-wrenchingly horrible’ abuse
FEB 27, 2020 | 12:43 PM
New proposal for income-based parking ticket fines in Boston - ABC News
A new proposal on the docket in Boston on Wednesday could determine how much residents pay for parking tickets.
The Boston City Council was to meet at noon Wednesday to discuss new legislation which will include a hearing order for potential income-adjusted fines on parking violations.
FEBRUARY 27, 2020
Bernie Finally Puts a Number on Cutting Military Spending
by DAVID SWANSON
Bernie Sanders’ campaign has published a fact sheet on how everything he proposes can be paid for. On that fact sheet we find this line in a list of items that collectively will pay for a Green
Marine Corps bans Confederate flag from all installations
FEB 27, 2020 | 1:49 PM
The NYT’s Analysis of Democratic Tax Plans: a Really Big Number Orgy
by DEAN BAKER
I have often gone after the media on printing large numbers that are meaningless to almost all their readers.
THOSE WEREN’T “GLITCHES.” AND THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT
March 4, 2020
People were still standing in line waiting to vote at 1 AM in Houston, and at midnight in Santa Monica.
Why is that? Is our government really that incompetent? The question has barely been mentioned in the mainstream media. But, at least on Twitter, voters appear to be catching on…
MARCH 5, 2020
What Elizabeth Warren Taught Us
The Massachusetts senator’s legacy will outlive her campaign.
Friday, March 06, 2020
'Absolutely Sickening—and Scary': Man Unfurls Nazi Flag at Bernie Sanders Rally, Heightening Security Concerns
"All people of conscience must condemn this anti-Semitism against the most visible Jewish politician in the country."
byJake Johnson, staff writer
"Whoever it was, I think they're a little outnumbered tonight," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said after the man with the Nazi flag was removed from the rally. (Photo: Screenshot/Bernie Sanders Campaign via Storyful)
An Arizona campaign rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is vying to become the first Jewish president in U.S. history, briefly took a disturbing turn Thursday after a man in the crowd unfurled a swastika-emblazoned flag
Anti-gay ex-congressman Aaron Schock comes out as gay himself
By LAUREN THEISEN
MAR 05, 2020 | 7:19
Russia Fears US Considering Use of Nuclear Weapons as 'Viable Political Option'
"This dramatically increases the chance of a nuclear exchange due to miscalculation or human error."
byEoin Higgins, staff writer
SEE IT: ‘Just glad to be alive,’ says man tackled by cops on Brooklyn street; police commissioner promises probe
By ESHA RAY, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, THOMAS TRACY and LEONARD GREENE
MAR 05, 2020 | 4:13 PM
Judge Orders Review of Barr’s Report, Criticizes AG’s ‘Lack of Candor’
OJ Watchdog Criticizes FBI’s Handling of U.S.-Based Violent Extremists
The Justice Department’s inspector general criticized the FBI’s handling of U.S.-based extremists who successfully carried out attacks against Americans after the bureau investigated them.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report identified homegrown violent extremists (HVE) who continued to act violently after the FBI prematurely closed their cases.
“Since September 11, 2001, HVEs have carried out over 20 attacks in the United States, some of which occurred after the FBI closed a counterterrorism investigation or assessment on the individual,” the report said.
MARCH 5, 2020 | CELIA WEXLER
COVID-19: A FEW INCONVENIENT TRUTHS
MARCH 5, 2020 | GABRIELLA NOVELLO
INVESTIGATION FINDS KEMP’S 2018 HACKING ALLEGATION WAS BOGUS
MARCH 4, 2020 | LANA COHEN
CAN FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TRANSFORM A COUNTRY?
MARCH 6, 2020
Cancer in US Navy Nuclear Powered Ships
by CHRIS BUSBY
USS Ronald Reagan, Kitty Hawk and Abraham Lincoln. Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz.
Here is a good one. In 2011, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 100km off the coast of Japan
The Super Tuesday Sting
by MATTHEW STEVENSON
This is the sixth of a periodic series on the early primaries and caucuses. The other pieces can be found here.
The fix on Super Tuesday in the presidential election was a clubhouse deal in which the elders of the Democratic Party, led by Barack Obama, shook down the primary system to teach Bernie Sanders a civics lesson, which is that the party ideals must remain convertible into gold or silver.
I know that, at least on paper, the current Democratic Party is the heir of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackso
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Infectivity, JHU stats and mortality estimates
Johns Hopkins is keeping track of COVID-19 cases internationally, in real time, here.
There have been 51,171 recovered cases and 3,254 deceased, for a 6% mortality rate. This number should drop, I hope considerably, as we begin to identify more asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases.
One hopeful piece of information is that spread has been mostly within families...suggesting infection requires a large inoculum size (a large number of viral particles) and may therefore be considerably less contagious for those with only casual contact with cases. We hope.
Update 3/5/20: Spread might be high within families because they have genetic markers in common that either promote infection or lead to more severe infection.
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 6:43 PM
February 28, 2020
This week’s FOIA roundup: expensive calls to nowhere and protecting the right to be curious about government
The week in transparency and accountability battles, threats, and wins
Written by Sarah Alvarez
MAR 04, 2020
Joe Biden Would Be Donald Trump's Dream Opponent
by MR. FISH
NEW BILL WOULD PROTECT JOURNALISTS FROM BEING PROSECUTED FOR PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
March 5 2020, 9:00 a.m.
Leaked Plans Suggest Europe Wants to Pass Right to Repair Laws for Electronics
A draft action plan says that Europe wants to make electronics a "priority sector for implementing the right to repair."
ARIZONA COP FIRED AFTER PULLING OVER BLACK MAN FOR HANGING AIR FRESHENER ON REAR-VIEW MIRROR
BY MATT KEELEY ON 3/5/20 AT 6:29 PM EST
March 6 2020
Cop fired amid child sexual assault charges sentenced 7 to 50 years in prison
Alabama man's family calls execution in cop killing case 'modern-day lynching'
Hamden cop suspended in connection with case of missing Middletown man
By Cassandra Day Updated 6:19 pm EST, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Chicago TribuneChicago police union president forced into runoff election against cop
facing discipline for filing report onChicago police union president forced into runoff election against cop
facing discipline for filing report on Eddie Johnson. Jeremy Gorner. By ...4 hours ago
Cincinnati police officer accused of outing undercover cop indicted, due in court
Excellent article! Medical furloughs for the elderly in prisons and jails and other necessary precautions!
Muslim Americans overwhelmingly voted for Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday
Rafi Schwartz, Mic
Stealth political ads flourish on Facebook
Mark Scott, Politico
Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange
Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof
New Bill Would Protect Journalists From Being Prosecuted For Publishing Classified Information
Alex Emmons, The Intercept
Nathaniel Woods executed in Alabama after Supreme Court denies stay
Bill Hutchinson & Ella Torres, ABC News
Inside Trumpf’s Divisive Mission to Identify and Deter Potential Extremists
Julia Harte, The Nation
Banjo AI surveillance is already monitoring traffic cams across Utah
Christine Fisher, Engadget
▶ Inside the Assange courtroom: Kevin Gosztola explains the US-UK assault on press freedom
Anya Parampil, The Grayzone
Attorney General Bill Barr splits with Trump, other Republicans over reauthorization of FISA
Alexander Mallin & Katherine Faulders, ABC News
IN PROTEST, AGENT TO LEAVE THE F.B.I.
By David Johnston
PROBE: FBI HARASSMENT CASES MISHANDLED
FBI Agent of Change
After 9/11, a Fatal 24/7
Philadelphia’s progressive DA has declared war — on cops, law and order
By Jason Johnson
March 19, 2020 |
A cop sent a photo of his genitals to an FBI agent posing as a teen girl, cops say
BY C. ISAIAH SMALLS II
MARCH 18, 2020
Temple cop indicted on manslaughter charge for shooting death of man during traffic stop
DeCruz was charged with manslaughter after Michael Dean was shot and killed on Dec. 2 during a traffic stop.
Author: Celeste Houmard (6News)
Published: 2:42 PM CDT March 19, 2020
Updated: 2:55 PM CDT March 19, 2020
Former Top Cop decries police conduct at elections sites
Bodycam Appears to Show NYPD Cop Planting Drugs During Traffic Stop
By TooFab Staff | March 19, 2020 11:02 AM
Americans are heading into Mexico to buy toilet paper
MAR 19, 2020 | 3:41 PM
Knife-wielding suspect dies after being tased by police inside garage: cops
MAR 19, 2020 | 2:03 PM
House Dems demand range of records on Trump administration’s ‘grave’ shortfall in coronavirus testing
By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
MAR 19, 2020 | 3:25 P
Cop cleared in fatal Wethersfield shooting; advocates ‘outraged’
By Lisa Backus Updated 5:41 pm EDT, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Court Flags References to Rodney King, Amadou Diallo at Cop's Criminal Trial, But Conviction Upheld
“The trial court erred by admitting both prejudicial testimony" but "the evidence against Trinidad was overwhelming," the Supreme Court's majority said.
By Suzette Parmley | March 19, 2020 at 09:45 AM
18,000 pounds of toilet paper found in stolen tractor-trailer, North Carolina cops say
Ya’alon blasts ‘Netanyahu police’ after cops arrest demonstrators
Published: 03.19.20 ,
The NYT Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia and Elections
by Gareth Porter
MAR 17, 2020
Inside the Pro-Trump Facebook Group Where First Responders Call Coronavirus a Hoax
MAR 19, 2020
These Are the 51 GOP Senators Who Just Voted Against Expanding Paid Sick Leave to Protect Americans
NEWS PRISONS & POLICING
If Social Distancing Is Impossible in Prisons, People Should Be Freed
MARCH 19, 2020
‘Zionist’ Biden in His Own Words: ‘My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel’
by RAMZY BAROUD
“I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist,” current Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden
Covid-19 and the Need, Right Now, For a Universal Basic Income
by DANIEL RAVENTÓS - JULIE WARK
Photograph Source: Generation Grundeinkommen – CC BY 2.0
Apart from the medical threat revealing a brutal class divide in healthcare, the coronavirus pandemic is creating social and economic havoc among non-rich populations.
Congress Is Gearing up to Give Corporations a Ton of Bailout Cash. Progressives Hope They Learned Lessons from the Last Time.
Why liberals are requesting a lot of strings attached.
BANKS PRESSURE HEALTH CARE FIRMS TO RAISE PRICES ON CRITICAL DRUGS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR CORONAVIRUS
March 19 2020, 3:03 p.m.
WHILE TOP DEMOCRATS WAFFLE, GOP ROLLS OUT PLANS FOR CORONAVIRUS CASH HANDOUTS. IS PELOSI LEADING FROM BEHIND?
March 19 2020, 12:10 p.m.
NYPD cop who stole $400K from MCU pleads for mercy
MAR 19, 2020 | 5:33 PM
Drone walks dog for man on coronavirus lockdown in Cyprus
MAR 19, 2020 | 6:14 PM
Friday, March 20
Unable To Get Tested For The Coronavirus, Health Care Workers Fear They Are Infecting The Elderly
Sharon Lerner, The Intercept
ICE Detainees Launch Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Fears
Brendan O'Connor, The Appeal
Would Lifting Sanctions Really Help With Iran’s Coronavirus Crisis?
Joshua Keating, Slate
The Next Coronavirus Victim? Civil Liberties
First ICE Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus
Emily Kassie, The Marshall Projec
Lee Sheriff Felony Abuse of a Disabled Adult
scott huminski sent this request to the Lee County Sheriff's Office of Lee County, FL
COVID-19 directives and preparation (Department of Corrections)
Beryl Lipton sent this request to the Department of Corrections of South Dakota
Transgender woman housed with men repeatedly raped in Brooklyn federal lockup: lawsuit
By JOHN ANNESE and LEONARD GREENE
MAR 20, 2020 | 5:58 PM
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Mayor de Blasio hits New Yorkers for crowding to watch USNS Comfort’s arrival
By ANNA SANDERS
MAR 31, 2020 | 8:32 AM
Tuesday, March 31
Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers' safety concerns
Mike Snider, USA Today
Fighting a virus with the wrong tools
Catherine Lutz & Neta C. Crawford, The Hill
Why Jails Are So Important in the Fight Against Coronavirus
Anna Flagg & Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project
Wisconsin Is Holding A Pandemic Primary On April 7 That Will Disenfranchise Voters
Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproo
Chemical brothers: Monsanto & BASF knew for years their products destroy US farms, documents reveal
31 Mar, 2020
Warren to feds: Why did you take Massachusetts’s medical supplies?
By Matt Stout Globe Staff,Updated March 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
A Sunday Drive with Saburo Hasegawa, an Asian American Pioneer of Abstract Calligraphy
The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People's Civil Rights
Two former Columbus, Ohio, police officers are accused of harassing strip club owners, patrons, and staff without legal justification.
ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN | 3.31.2020 4:05 PM
West Linn let go of dishonest & lazy K-9 cop, covered up separation deal
Sgt. James A. Doolittle "lived up to his name," the Oregonian reported, taking his police dog Viggo to one call in 2012 and 2013.
Author: KGW Staff
Published: 11:49 AM PDT March 31, 2020
Updated: 12:35 PM PDT March 31, 2020
Glenview Village Manager Apologizes For Rude Cop’s Behavior Toward Journal Photographer
By Todd Wessell | on March 31, 2020
Arbitrator upholds firing of cop who stood by during assault
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES — A police officer sued Beverly Hills and its Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli in superior court, claiming harassment, discrimination and retaliation against him and at least 17 other officers, alleging racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and sexual predation that allegedly has cost the city millions of dollars in settlements.
Judge denies bond for former Birmingham cop, convicted rapist Pete Williston
COP APPEARS TO COUGH ON CITIZENS
... As Intentional Response to Heckling
Illinois cop follows two black men around a Walmart and tells them they're not allowed to wear medical masks - as some black men express worry about wearing them outside in case they are profiled by the police
Judge must reconsider Long Branch ex-cop’s jail term in drunken-driving death
Judge rules Detroit man can sue cop for $100M after spending 25 years in prison
Tuxedo cop out for ‘Drop a daisy cutter right on KJ!’ social media comment
April 6, 2020
Maryland Cop Charged with Trying to Set Up Sexual Encounter with 8-Year-Old Girl
Cop nabbed for 'aircon
Love Island cop Mike Boateng to face police misconduct panel over allegations of improper behaviour
Businessman charged with making obscene gesture at cop, defying MCO
Published on: Tuesday, April 07, 2020
To Enforce Social Distancing Rules, Cops Fined a Pennsylvania Woman Who Was Driving Alone
Louisiana Cops Play The Purge Siren For Coronavirus Curfew Prompting Complaints From Locals
Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl
New doc shows FBI neglected to explore all of the ‘Atlanta Child Murders’ leads
Authorities ignored multiple theories that the KKK or a pedophile ring could have been behind the killing of dozens of Black boys and girls in the 80s
By Dawn Onley -
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Police Misconduct Records (SB 1421 / Becerra v Superior Court) - Immediate Disclosure Request - SF Police Commission
70 Percent of People Killed in Chicago by the Coronavirus Are Black
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Decades of Heavy Air Pollution Could Make Some Areas More Likely to See High Coronavirus Death Toll: Study
"We need to focus on fighting this pandemic now. When we get to the other side, we need to have a real and honest conversation about the failure to tackle harmful air pollution."
Oversight of $4.5 Trillion Corporate Bailout in 'Grave Jeopardy' as Trump Fires Independent Watchdog
"A direct insult to the American taxpayers—of all political stripes—who want to make sure that their tax dollars are not squandered on wasteful boondoggles, incompetence, or political favors."
One of the Country's Only Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plants Suffers Huge Explosion
The blast at the OneH2 plant damaged 60 homes, but no one was injured.
APRIL 7, 2020
Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic
by VIJAY PRASHAD, PAOLA ESTRADA, ANA MALDONADO, AND ZOE PC
On April’s Fools Day, U.S. President Donald Trump gave
Paradigm Shift by Pandemic
by JOEL MCCLEARY – MARK
Nobel-winning biologist Joshua Lederberg warned “the single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” The Covid19 pandemic is a wakeup call to this existential truth.
The reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic mus
Philly school cop facing charges of child sex abuse
by Mensah M. Dean, Updated: April 22, 2020- 3:47 PM
Ammon Bundy Leads Protest At Home Of Idaho Cop Who Arrested Anti-Vaxxer
Former U of I cop charged with sexual assault
Colombian woman claims Mumbai cop made sexual advances
John Connolly, ex-FBI agent doing time for Miami murder, wants out over coronavirus fears
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article242190706.html#storylink=cpy
Former FBI agent Thomas Martens convicted of killing Irish businessman asks to be released on bond. Says he's at risk for COVID-19
April 22, 2020
M.A. 'Mo' Myers Named Assistant FBI Director of the Insider Threat Office
2 pet cats test positive for coronavirus in New York state
By TIM BALK
APR 22, 2020 | 8:02 PM
Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/04/fbi-request-indefinite-stay-in-foia-case/#ixzz6KPTPFdQ4
Home » Shooting Industry News
FBI Request An Indefinite Stay In GOA FOIA Case Due To COVID-19
Ammoland Inc. Posted on April 22, 2020 by John Crump
After 48 Years, DC Appeals Court Overturns Murder Conviction Based On FBI's Garbage 'Hair Match' Evidence
from the yes,-i-have-a-doctorate-in-magnification dept
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 8:00pm — Tim Cushing
For decades, the FBI pushed junk science on the courts, resulting in the wrongful convictions of an untold number of people. It wasn't until 2009 that it started trying to undo the damage. And even then, the FBI wasn't 100% sure it shouldn't hold onto to at least some of its favorite junk, even if it h
WATCH: Should FISA court be abolished amid FBI abuses?
APRIL 22, 2020 BY SHARYL ATTKISSON 1 COMMENT
Judicial Watch: Emails suggest Obama FBI knew McCain leaked Trump dossier
Canada abandons solitary confinement appeal to Supreme Court - The Globe and Mail
Medical professionals, reform advocates ask NYPD to cool it with arrests because officers may spread coronavirus
By JOHN ANNESE
APR 23, 2020 | 12:01 AM
Thursday, April 23
Defending Rights & Dissent Urges Support For Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together Act
Chip Gibbons, Defending Rights & Dissent
Protesting Without Gathering, Tenant Organizers Get Creative
Conor Dougherty & John Eligon, The New York Times
In true nativist fashion Trump is blaming immigrants for US problems
Daniel Denvir, The Guardian
Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns
Chris Strohm, Bloomberg
Black Lives Matter and COVID-19
APRIL 22, 2020 | JON HENLEY AND ELISABETH ULVEN
NORWAY AND THE A-HA MOMENT THAT MADE ELECTRIC CARS THE ANSWER
APRIL 23, 2020 | MANSUR MIROVALEV
EXTORTION AND MONEY LAUNDERING LAND DICTATOR’S DAUGHTER IN JAIL
Phone evidence helped lead to rape charges against ex-U of I cop; incidents go back to 2012
Chief Fired After Refusing To Discipline Cop For Facebook Post Critical Of City
Black women sue golf course that called cops alleging they were playing too slow
By Taylor Romine and Chandelis Duster, CNN
Updated 11:28 AM ET, Thu April 23, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Perspectives on the Pandemic. Episode 7, Sam Husseini
I have worked with investigative reporter Sam Husseini to help with background information on biodefense, biological warfare, lab escapes. Sam was featured in this
1 hour documentary about gain of function research, biolabs, and the origin of SARS-CoV-2. He provides a profound and detailed discussion of these subjects in this extremely worthwhile film, made by John Kirby.
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 7:09 PM
More Than 50 People Say This Cop Framed Them For Murder. Now Prosecutors Are Going To Review His Cases.
Prosecutors in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office are launching a “comprehensive review” of retired detective Reynaldo Guevara’s cases, which could lead to a mass exoneration.
Video triggers investigation of cop conduct
Footage shows a white Buffalo police officer repeatedly punching black man in the face during a roadside tussle
By Ali Ingersoll
Seattle cop suspended after telling officers not to enforce coronavirus stay-at-home order
MAY 14, 2020 | 10:15 AM
Feinstein asked 'basic questions' by FBI over pre-pandemic stock sales, amid Burr investigation
These are the 37 Senators that voted to let the FBI seize your internet history without a warrant
Posted on May 14, 2020 by Caleb Chen
Findings of Misconduct by a then Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for Failure to File Federal or State Income Tax Returns for Three Consecutive Years
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of information from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) alleging that a then AUSA failed to file federal or state individual income tax returns for three consecutive years and owed approximately $18,000 in back taxes.
The OIG investigation substantiated the allegation that the AUSA willfully failed to file federal individual income tax returns for three consecutive years in violation of federal law and federal ethics regulations, and owed more than $31,000 in federal taxes for that taxable period. The OIG also substantiated that the AUSA willfully failed to file state individual income tax returns, in violation of state law, and owed more than $600 in state taxes for that same taxable period.
The Department removed the AUSA from federal service while the OIG investigation was ongoing.
Federal and state prosecution of the AUSA was declined
MAY 14, 2020
The U.S. Military is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China
On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson—the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command—told the U.S. Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal—titled “Regain the Advantage”—pointed to the “renewed threat we face from Great Power Competition. … Without a valid and convincing conventional deterrent, China and Russia will be emboldened to take action in the region to supplant U.S. interests.”
The real focus is China. In January 2019, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told U.S. military officials that the problem is “China, China, China.” This has been the
Trump’s Advisers Have a Brazen Plot to Gut Social Security
by ALEX LAWSON
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the policy Donald Trump is fixated on has nothing to do with ramping up testing, getting protective equipment to workers, or sending resources to nursing homes where tens of thousands of seniors are dying of COVID-19. Instead, he’s obsessed with cutting payroll taxes, Social Security’s dedicated revenue.
Now, Trump’s economic advisers and his unqualified son-in-law Jared Kushner have another way to undermine Social Security: The so-called “Eagle Plan,” which would be more aptly named the Work ’Til You Die Plan. It would give people $10,000, but only if they agreed to sign away a portion of their future Social Security benefits. This plan asks desperate families, terrified of going without food
There Are Lots of Reasons to Be Outraged Other Than Susan Collins’ Lack of a Face Mask
THE TROUBLING HISTORY OF THE GEORGIA BUREAU NOW INVESTIGATING THE AHMAUD ARBERY COVER-UP
May 14 2020, 5:27 p.m.
WHEN THE Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced last week that it would be probing the Glynn County Police Department’s dismissal of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, some people breathed a sigh of relief. It was a welcome development after the lynching of a 25-year-old black man, whose white killers had been walking free for 74 days — even though the entire incident was caught on tape.
But those familiar with the GBI responded with warranted skepticism. Sure, it was a step in the right direction. But at that point, almost anything would have been. Local police and elected officials for over two months had found reasons not to arrest either of the men — Gregory and Travis McMichael — who chased and killed Arbery while he was jogging. After all, one was their former colleague. The other, his son.
Researchers developing face mask that glows when detecting COVID-19
By STORM GIFFORD
MAY 14, 2020 | 11:09
Off-duty NYPD officer busted for threatening to shoot wife in Queens home
MAY 15, 2020 | 8:33 AM
Friday, May 15
Senate Votes to Extend PATRIOT Act Surveillance
Sue Udry, Defending Rights & Dissent
The Troubling History of The Georgia Bureau Now Investigating the Ahmaud Arbery Cover-Up
Akela Lacy, The Intercept
'No Excuse': Senate Slammed for Reauthorizing Government Spy Powers Without Crucial Privacy Protections
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
Now there's nothing stopping the PATRIOT Act allowing the FBI to slurp web-browsing histories without a warrant
Kieren McCarthy, The Register
Ralph W. McGehee, Agent Who Exposed the C.I.A., Dies at 92
Jane Coaston, The New York Time
Published by Sue Udry at May 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
One advocate declared "it would be dangerously irresponsible for the House to pass this reauthorization."
byJessica Corbett, staff writer
Thanks for nothing, Bernie Sanders
By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 13 May 2020 at 2
A crisis of conscience in Vietnam led him to conclude that the agency was “a malevolent force” and to lay it bare in a memoir, “Deadly Deceits.”
Posted June 5 Updated June 6 2020
Prosecutor says she’ll charge former officer in 2007 shooting of teenager if state doesn’t
I was a black FBI agent. White cops didn't always see me as equal
Opinion by Andre McGregor
Updated 6:30 AM ET, Mon June 8, 2020
Anti-Defamation League Hires Ex-FBI Official to Work With Law Enforcement Partners
Philly cop charged with beating Temple student during protest turns himself in
JUN 08, 2020 | 9:39 AM
Brooklyn court officer suspended after posting meme depicting Obama lynching
JUN 08, 2020 | 11:59 AM
See the bills: N.Y. lawmakers to pass police reforms, including repeal of 50-A
By DENIS SLATTERY
JUN 08, 2020 | 3:20 PM
Massachusetts cop’s wife faked home invasion, blamed Black Lives Matter activists
By MEG WAGNER
OCT 29, 2016 | 2:03 PM
Self-proclaimed KKK leader could face hate crime charges after driving truck into George Floyd protest: officials
JUN 08, 2020 | 2:12 PM
Trump mocks Romney for marching with protesters to White House: ‘What a guy’
SEE IT: Virginia cop charged with assault after tasing pinned-down man
By THERESA BRAINE
JUN 08, 2020 | 9:43 AM
Outrage after video shows detective striking man with patrol car, hitting him during arrest
JUN 08, 2020 | 3:03 PM
Slain black motorist’s lawyer blasts ‘cover up’ as N.J. police claim Maurice Gordon tried to grab gun before being shot
JUN 08, 2020 | 8:52 AM
Jim Carrey Gives Buffalo Cops a Cartoon Beating After Injury of 75-Year-Old Protester
“Greatest generation, my ass!”
Thom Geier | June 7, 2020 @ 3:49 PM
Last Updated: June 7, 2020 @ 9:33 PM
What Does It Mean to Be a “Good Cop”?
Reforms that target “bad apples” are missing the point.
By ALEC KARAKATSANIS
JUNE 08, 202012:59 PM
Dramatic bodycam video shows Utah cops shooting fleeing man 20 times
By Yaron Steinbuch
June 8, 2020 | 7:49am |
San Francisco may stop hiring cops with records of misconduct
Jun 7, 2020 5:03 PM EDT
Downing of TWA Flight 800
Chicago cop caught yelling homophobic slur at protester, video shows
By Joshua Rhett Miller
June 8, 2020 | 11
Man in KKK outfit walks dog, waves to neighbors
JUN 16, 2020 | 4:44 PM
NYPD surveillance program would get increased scrutiny under City Council bill
By MICHAEL GARTLAND
JUN 16, 2020 | 4:30 PM
James A. Dawson Named FBI Special Agent in Charge of Criminal And Cyber Division of Washington Field Office
Matthew R. Alcoke Named FBI Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism Division of Washington Field Office
JUNE 16, 2020 | JONATHAN Z. LARSEN
OUR COUNTERFEIT PRESIDENT
White Collar and White House Crimes Evade Justice
PHILADELPHIA BUNGLED ITS VOTE COUNT, AND REPUBLICANS TOOK NOTE
June 16 2020, 7:19 p.m.
DISBANDING NOTORIOUS NYPD ANTI-CRIME UNIT IS A “SHELL GAME,” CRITICS SAY
Alice Speri, Ryan Devereaux
PROTESTERS, HERE’S HOW TO SET UP A CHEAP BURNER PHONE
June 15 2020, 1:06 p.m.
Meet The Volunteers Waiting Outside of Jails to Help Arrested Protesters
As nationwide protests continue, jail support has become a crucial lifeline for thousands of people facing arrest and police violence.
Utility company confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire
The blaze, ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric's crumbling electrical grid, nearly wiped out the entire town of Paradise.
New Jersey aims to grab wind energy leadership with turbine facility
The idea is to create a facility where the turbine blades that are essential to offshore wind farms can be built, then put on ships and sent out to sea for deployment
Video of 2 men confronting Norway Maine man’s racist signs goes viral
In less than five days, the video had been viewed over 2 million times.
One night in a Florida bar infects 16 customers and 7 employees with coronavirus
JUN 16, 2020 | 7:10 PM
Cuomo signs bill mandating N.Y. State Troopers wear body cameras
JUN 16, 2020 | 5:30 PM
‘I ripped the s--- off and I used it,’ cop bragged after taking off Brooklyn protester’s mask and pepper-spraying him, bodycam footage shows
By ANNA CHOI and JOHN ANNESE
JUN 16, 2020 | 7:11 PM
A Georgia cop pointed a gun at a group of teens. Neighbors stepped in to protect them
By Jamiel Lynch and Nicole Chavez, CNN
Updated 11:56 PM ET, Tue June 16, 2020
A 10-year-old boy was shooting hoops in his driveway when a cop car drove by. Video captured him hiding until it passed.
BY CHRISTOPHER BRITO
UPDATED ON: JUNE 16, 2020 / 7:40 PM / CBS NEWS
Far-right Air Force sergeant charged with cop killing suspected of gunning down fed
By Craig McCarthy and Ben Feuerherd
June 16, 2020 | 4:25pm
Buffalo activist shoved to ground by police is unable to walk, lawyer says
By Louis Casiano, Fox News
June 16, 2020
Man accused of shooting New Mexico protester is ex-city council candidate
By Tamar Lapin
June 16, 2020 | 10:33pm | Updated
BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTER
PUNCHED IN FRONT OF POLICE ...
Cop Tells Victim to Scram!!!
6/16/2020 2:34 PM PT
The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was reprimanded for using a firearm in 2017
Cop laughs after breaking black man’s ankle with flying tackle: video
By Lee Brown
June 16, 2020 |
Black protester who carried white man to safety tried to avoid ‘catastrophe’
June 15, 2020 |
No ID, No Job: How Coronavirus Left Parolees in Excruciating Limbo After Leaving Prison
July 5 2020, 7:00 a.m.
HOW THE CORONAVIRUS BECAME A DEATH SENTENCE AT A GEO GROUP HALFWAY HOUSE
July 3 2020, 7:00 a.m.
It’s not just policing that needs reform. Prisons need it, too.
Opinion by Steve J. Martin
July 6, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. CDT The Washington Post
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Steve J. Martin worked as a corrections expert for the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security and as a federal monitor in class-action lawsuits. He is the federal court monitor for litigation involving use of force at New York’s Rikers Island jails.
PRISON OFFICIALS IN KANSAS IGNORED THE PANDEMIC. THEN PEOPLE STARTED DYING.
Garland Maine Climatology for June, 2020
Garland Climatology for June, 2020 (35 year averages in parentheses):
average max: 77.9F (74.5F)
average min: 55.0F (54.3F)
extreme max: 95F
extreme min: 33F
total precipitation: 1.97 in. (5.26 in.)
total snowfall: 0.0 in. (0.0 in.)
June turned into a significantly warmer than usual month after a chilly start that saw many locations have a killing frost right at the beginning of the month. But this cool start was more than balanced by a mid-month heat wave that saw most locations around central Maine have a string of days that saw high temperatures rise to well into the 90sF while they only fell into the 60s at night. Only the immediate coast failed to take part in the heat since those locations tended to have sea breezes most days for much of the month. The reason for the down and up conditions had to do with the wavy jet stream that plunged well to our south during the cool spells and then moved well to our north during the heat wave. The rest of the time it tended to move west to east right over Maine and that flow tended to keep us much drier than usual and which added to the severity of the building drought conditions that set up over all of most of the state. There were signs that a more variable pattern was setting up toward the end of the month that would tend to bring periodic showers and thunderstorms, though it’s still not certain if that pattern change would be enough to break the drought conditions. It was warm enough so that we ended up with 44 cooling degrees rather than a more normal 18 heating degrees in an average June. This compares with 37 heating degrees last year which was a noticeably cooler and wetter month.
9/11 TAP Newsletter - May (2020)
Five hundred people have requested local police settlement data. Here’s where and how you can join them.
Submit your department to find out how much your community is spending on settlements
Written by Beryl Lipton
Edited by Michael Morisy
Over 500 volunteers have sent in suggestions to our MuckRock Assignment asking to submit local police departments as candidates for more transparency around the money spent by police departments to settle or battle lawsuits.
At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years
Most agencies still have not acknowledged FOIL requests
The JFK Historical Group
This Maine governor never publicly embraced the Klan, but he never disavowed its support
Off-duty NYPD cop charged with stalking ex-girlfriend
By THOMAS TRACY
JUL 08, 2020 AT 9:05 AM
What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old
David Marshall Jr. Jul 7, 2020, 8:47 AM
Police association asks Palo Alto to remove convicted cop killer from BLM mural
By Ryan Moran
Denver cop fired for 'extraordinary series of bad decisions'
The officer “so significantly violated the public trust that the only appropriate penalty for this rule violation is termination,” officials said
NOHO CHURCH MEMBERS
THREATEN TO CALL COPS ON BLACK WOMAN ...
For Sitting on Church Lawn
Disturbing video of Schenectady cop kneeling on man’s neck sparks outrage
Buffalo cop caught in vulgar confrontation had been subject of 36 misconduct complaints
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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