May 17, 2016

More details emerge on Nevada Democratic convention strife. “Cellphone video from the event shows a party official ignoring numerous and vocal calls for “point of order,” one of the highest priority motions described in Robert’s Rules of Order, which the convention was supposed to abide by.” http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2016/05/15/hillary-friendly-media-ignores-contentious-nevada-democrat  “Had the Sanders delegates who were rejected been admitted, it would have been enough to flip the delegate vote in Sanders’ favor.” http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/nevada-democratic-convention-ends-chaos-anger

CIA Inspector General’s office claims it accidentally deleted Senate torture report, and also accidentally deleted the back up copy. “The admission comes only days after a federal court ruled that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not apply to the report, blocking its release to the public.” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/16/stunning-cia-admits-mistakenly-deleting-copy-senate-torture-report

April was the seventh month in a row to break temperature records according to NASA. “This April was the hottest on record—and the seventh month in a row to break global temperature averages—setting up 2016 to be the hottest year ever, NASA has reported.” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/16/april-2016-hottest-record-climate-emergency-grows

Major banks reportedly referred customers to “Panama Papers” law firm. “In the spring of 2015, Miami-based Citigroup banker Victor Olivo emailed the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal. He had a wealthy client who needed assistance.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article77477797.html

Former St. Louis police officer charged with first degree murder in shooting death of suspect after his DNA is found on what was alleged to have been the suspect’s gun. “After (Jason) Stockley and his partner in their police sport utility vehicle forced Smith’s car to stop, prosecutors allege, Shockley approached Smith’s car and fired five times into its driver’s side, striking Smith with each round and killing him.” http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/16/st-louis-fatal-police-shooting-jason-stockley-anthony-lamar-smith

Journalists arrested while covering Ferguson protests win settlement. “Devereaux, who works for The Intercept, and Hermsmeier, a freelance journalist, said that despite having their hands in the air, identifying themselves as press and wearing their press credentials, they were shot at with nonlethal projectiles before they were taken into custody.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/journalists-st-louis-county-police-settlement_us_573a18bee4b060aa781ae513?twyoai7qvf8icz0k9

Woman claims she was accosted in restroom after being suspected of being transgendered. She was wearing a baseball cap and had reportedly donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. “She said that she was approached by a complete stranger in the bathroom and was told… “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!”” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/woman-who-donated-hair-to-cancer-patients-mistaken-for-transgender-man-and-harassed-in-restroom/

Woman sues Monroe County, New York after being found guilty of her own jailhouse beating. She claims she was attacked by deputies, beaten unconscious, and woke up nude in a jail cell. “Merrow was sentenced in the criminal case to probation and two days in jail or time served.” http://www.whec.com/news/lawsuit-deputies-jail-monroe-county-attack-struggle/4135913/ The video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=234itP19314&feature=youtu.be

 

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May 17, 2016

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