July 14, 2016

Fresno, California police release video of police shooting of unarmed 19-year old. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fresno-police-shooting-video-20160713-snap-story.html

811 Americans have reportedly died in U.S. jails in the last year. http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/sandra-bland-jail-deaths/

President Obama holds White House meeting with anti-brutality activists, police officials, politicians. http://www.sfexaminer.com/law-enforcement-activists-meet-obama-white-house/

Venezuelan president puts military in charge of food crisis. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/07/13/venezuela-military-take-over-distribution-food-seize-control-five-biggest-ports/

American claims he was tortured by Mexican cops after refusing to pay protection money. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/07/13/american-recalls-torture-at-hands-mexican-police-beat-me-for-hours/

El Salvador’s supreme court rules that civil war amnesty law is unconstitutional. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/14/world/americas/ap-lt-el-salvador-amnesty-law.html?_r=0

Obama administration argues that 2001 AUMF and congressional funding makes War on Terror legal. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/13/attempt-dodge-suit-white-house-argues-funding-war-makes-war-legal

Pokemon Go criticized for collecting too much personal information from users. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/13/privacy-critics-raise-alarm-over-pokemon-gos-collect-it-all-power

Justice Ginsburg criticized by media for negative comments about Trump. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/13/he-faker-ruth-bader-ginsburg-publicly-spars-donald-trump

65 – 70% of people living in “advanced countries” have stagnant or declining incomes. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/14/up-to-70-per-cent-people-developed-countries-seen-income-stagnate

Forget the casinos, forget the divorces, 78% of evangelical Christians reportedly lining up behind Trump. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/13/evangelical-christians-donald-trump-support-increasing-poll

International election watchdog will monitor 2016 U.S. elections. http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/07/13/international-watchers-fear-americas-election/

Citizens of Guadalajara, Mexico forming vigilante groups to battle cartels, criminal gangs. https://news.vice.com/article/armed-vigilantes-are-taking-the-law-into-their-own-hands-in-mexicos-second-biggest-city

Cleveland to allow RNC protesters to openly carry guns, but bans water pistols, toy guns, knives, spray cans, rope and tennis balls. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/13/ahead-of-gop-convention-cleveland-officials-affirm-protesters-may-carry-guns/

Polls show gap between number of Trump and Clinton voters narrowing, with Clinton ahead by only 3 to 5%. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/13/trump_s_strong_showing_in_swing_state_polls.html

 

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July 14, 2016

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