July 30, 2016

No charges for deputies in Jack Yantis shooting, 20 shots fired, some from an assault rifle, with 12 hitting rancher. http://www.krem.com/news/local/northwest/ag-no-charges-for-deputies-who-killed-council-rancher/284435650

Judge blocks Kansas voting rule that would throw out state and local votes of those who registered when they got their driver’s license.  http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92683522.html

Federal judges reject North Carolina and Wisconsin voter ID laws as racially targeted and intended to stop largely hypothetical voter fraud. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/us/federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-north-carolina-voter-id-provision.html?_r=0

Prosecutors’ Lives Matter! Ex-police officer sentenced to 40 years for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who charged him for his wife’s murder. http://www.reuters.com/article/illinois-crime-idUSKCN1092IC

Canadian judge rules that couple were entrapped into terror plot by police, who allegedly led them to believe they would be killed if they backed out. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-security-idUSKCN10929U?il=0

Six Michigan employees face charges over Flint water crisis coverup. https://news.vice.com/article/six-state-employees-charged-in-alleged-flint-lead-water-coverup

Facebook may face billions in fines over shift of assets to Ireland. http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/29/technology/facebook-irs-penalty/

Pennsylvania Attorney General deal results in shake-up at $12 billion Hershey Trust charity after concern over excessive salaries, expenses. http://www.witf.org/news/2016/07/pa-ag-forces-resignations-lowers-pay-at-hershey-trust.php

Zika virus cases in Florida appear to be caused by local mosquitoes, additional funding still tied up in Congress. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/07/29/florida-zika-cases-game-changer-puts-pressure-congress-act/87736966/

On the final night of DNC, the convention took a sharp turn to the right – what does the party really stand for? http://fusion.net/story/331449/democratic-convention-republicans/

U.S. economic growth slows to 1.2% https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/29/us-economy-gdp-growth-second-quarter

Judge reprimands Uber for hiring an unlicensed private investigator to pry into a plaintiff’s personal life. https://theintercept.com/2016/07/29/federal-judge-rips-uber-apart-over-dirt-digging-investigation/

Florida Walmart employees reportedly charged in death of suspected shoplifter. https://www.salon.com/2016/07/30/3_wal_mart_employees_charged_in_suspected_shoplifters_death/

Kentucky fire chief accused of racism for refusing help to black family  after traffic accident but helping white driver, asking Asian-American reporter if she speaks English. https://www.salon.com/2014/11/20/kentucky_fire_chief_refuses_to_help_black_family_after_traffic_accident_we_aint_taking_no_n_gers_here/

Some of Mexico’s elite called out on social media for being road bullies, spoiled aristocrats. https://news.vice.com/article/driver-tells-a-cop-to-call-my-dad-dude-in-the-latest-video-shaming-mexicos-elite

Hedge funds have reportedly donated $48.5 million to pro-Clinton political groups. https://news.vice.com/article/hillary-clinton-is-raising-millions-from-hedge-funds-thanks-to-citizens-united

Officer present after Sandra Bland arrest claims Officer Encinia told him he was trying to think of something to charge her with – he claims this was scrubbed from his police report. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/texas-cop-present-at-sandra-blands-arrest-says-prosecutors-warned-him-not-to-speak-out/

Montana builder says he has been deluged with death threats over rumors he is building housing for Syrian refugees. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/conservative-montana-builder-faces-death-threats-over-rumors-hes-making-homes-for-muslim-refugees/

Ann Coulter reportedly calls decorated soldier’s father an “angry Muslim with a thick accent” after his DNC speech. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/im-ashamed-to-have-known-you-conservatives-rip-ann-coulter-for-ugly-smear-of-hero-marines-dad/

28 more civilians reportedly killed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/07/29/us-airstrikes-kill-28-civilians-in-north-syria/

As Turkey hints at U.S. involvement in coup, writer says U.S. may have also assisted previous coups in Greece and Italy. https://consortiumnews.com/2016/07/27/coups-inside-nato-a-disturbing-history/

UK warns pregnant women to avoid non-essential travel to Florida. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36929641

July 30, 2016

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