April 20, 2016

Judge changes conviction from manslaughter to negligent homicide, no jail time for former NYPD officer in fatal Akai Gurley shooting. “Upon hearing the decision, the overflow room broke out in gasps. One woman left screaming and crying while another said she was having a panic attack.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/nypd-officer-peter-liang-sentenced-deadly-stairwell-shooting/story?id=38507440

Drug legalization is on the table at U.N. drug summit. “It’s time to reverse the cycles of violence that occur wherever ‘drug wars’ are undertaken, and to abandon policies that exacerbate suffering.” http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-global-drug-policy-20160419-story.html

Germany issues travel advisory, warns German tourists not to criticize Turkish government or express sympathy for Kurds. “It is highly recommended to avoid making political statements against the Turkish state.” http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/.premium-1.715212

Biden says U.S. frustrated by Israel/Palestine negotiations. “”There is at the moment no political will that I observed among Israelis or Palestinians to move forward with serious negotiations,” Biden said.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-biden-idUSKCN0XG09L

Trump praises the heroes of 7-Eleven. “”…I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action,” Trump told the crowd.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-cruz-york-values-trumps-term-38480384

Slow PC market will result in huge layoffs at Intel. “Tech giant Intel will cut up to 12,000 people from its staff globally, or about 11% of its workforce, the company announced Tuesday.” http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/19/technology/intel-layoffs/

Federal prosecutor opens international tax dodging investigation. “The problem is that a lot of this stuff is legal, not illegal.” http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/19/panama-papers-us-justice-department-investigation-tax-avoidance

New York City voter registration irregularities cause concern. “Mr. Stringer said in a statement that the Board of Elections had confirmed that more than 125,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn were dropped between November 2015 and this month.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/nyregion/new-york-voters-face-problems-at-the-polls.html

Police union official says public scrutiny of police has left some Minneapolis officers “disengaged”. “The slowdown in policing has been noticeable.” http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-shootings-up-sharply-particularly-on-north-side/375952531/

Paralyzed man allegedly died in Tulsa County jail after laying on the floor for five days unable to move. Jail staff thought he was “faking”. ““This guy went almost six days and never got taken to the hospital with a broken neck,” Daniel Smolen, an attorney for (Elliott) Williams’s family, told The Daily Beast.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/19/cops-taunted-black-veteran-as-he-died.html

TV hosts allegedly floating theory that protesters throwing money at Clinton motorcade was sexist. “Did you see them throwing dollar bills at her in the car? Why dollar bills? Was that some kind of sex trade reference?” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/18/cnn-msnbc-hosts-bernie-bros-sexist-for-throwing-dollar-bills-at-hillary.html

Thousands of Israelis reportedly protest against manslaughter charges in shooting death of wounded Palestinian suspect. “As the Jerusalem Post reported last month, an Israeli military prosecutor told a court that (Elor) Azaria told his commanding officer immediately after the shooting that he had fired the shot because “the terrorist needed to die.”” https://theintercept.com/2016/04/19/thousands-israelis-rally-support-soldier-executed-wounded-palestinian/

Medicaid official warns states about cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. “Ten states have targeted Planned Parenthood by either approving or considering legislation to prohibit Medicaid funding for the group, according to the administration.” http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/276834-feds-warn-states-of-cutting-off-planned-parenthood-funding

New York Democratic primary too close to call. “Polls showed Clinton leading by double-digits heading into Election Day, but Sanders has been attracting tens of thousands of supporters at rallies and ramping up his attacks against the front-runner.” http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/276848-ny-polls-close-with-dem-race-too-close-to-call

Lawsuit filed on behalf of voters unable to vote in New York primary. “Election Justice USA filed an emergency lawsuit in New York on behalf of registered Democrats whose voter status or party affiliation was purged from the voter rolls.” http://heavy.com/news/2016/04/new-york-election-fraud-lawsuit-results-voter-purge-hearing-open-primary-election-justice-usa/

Clinton projected to beat Sanders in New York Democratic primary. “In the Democratic race, Mrs. Clinton was set to win roughly 30 more delegates than Mr. Sanders, out of 247 at stake.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/us/politics/new-york-primary.html?_r=0


April 20, 2016

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