April 28, 2016

13 year-old Baltimore boy with BB gun shot by police officer. “The unidentified teen, who is expected to survive his wounds, ran when approached by two undercover police officers wearing plainclothes and driving an unmarked police car, the authorities said.” http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-13-armed-replica-pistol-shot-baltimore-police-article-1.2616802

Trump vows to scale back U.S. commitments overseas, end “nation-building” AND to quickly wipe out IS. “…they’re going to be gone. And soon.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trumps-foreign-policy-speech-no-details-a-few-ideas/

Tennessee law allows therapists to refuse to treat patients if doing so would violate their beliefs. “Opponents say the legislation is part of a wave of bills around the nation that legalizes discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/tennessee-governor-signs-religious-counseling-bill-law-38717097

Oklahoma “hobby” deputy found guilty in shooting death. “A jury found a sheriff’s deputy guilty of second-degree manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect.” http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/27/us/tulsa-deputy-manslaughter-trial/

TSA employees claim they fear retaliation for raising concerns. “TSA employees told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that workers are afraid to speak up about problems at the agency and feel as though they will be unfairly punished, despite promises of protection from TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger.” http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/277881-tsa-whistleblowers-say-low-morale-poor-leadership-are-threatening

Possible employee suicide at Apple headquarters. “An Apple Inc employee was found dead on Wednesday at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters, police said, with local media reporting that the victim had suffered a head wound and a gun was discovered near his body.http://in.reuters.com/article/us-apple-death-idINKCN0XO2A3

Facebook reportedly to follow in Google’s footsteps, plans to issue “super shares” to maintain founder control. “Over the past decade, more tech companies have adopted two classes of stock so that their founders can cement their voting power at the firms.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/technology/facebook-q1-earnings.html?_r=0

House passes bill that would require warrants for authorities to access old emails. “The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) today, which would require the government to get a probable cause warrant from a judge before obtaining private communications and documents stored online with companies such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/house-advances-email-privacy-act-setting-stage-vital-privacy-reform

Chobani yogurt founder, a Kurdish immigrant, gives employees shares of company stock. “(Hamdi) Ulukaya visited the plant to tell workers that they will get shares worth up to 10 percent of the company — currently valued at $3 billion or more by some estimates — that can be redeemed once the privately held enterprise goes public or is sold.” http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Chobani-yogurt-mogul-gives-workers-piece-of-the-7377450.php Only 10%? Better than most companies though.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert reportedly called a “serial child molester” by judge but only sentenced to 15 months in prison for evasive bank withdrawals. “Under current Illinois law, Hastert would have faced between three and seven years in state prison if convicted of a single count of sexual misconduct with a minor.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/27/ex-speaker-dennis-hastert-faces-sentencing-chicago/83584440/

 

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April 28, 2016

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