August 12, 2016

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania police claim Earl “Shaleek” Pinckney had knife to woman’s throat when they shot him, woman says there was no knife. http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/08/police_shooting_harrisburg_ear.html

Child falls from roller coaster at Pennsylvania theme park. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-falls-roller-coaster-idlewide-theme-park-rushed-hospital-n628421

Canadian IS supporter reportedly blows himself up in taxi as police open fire, driver not hospitalized. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/canadian-isis-supporter-detonated-bomb-police-closed-article-1.2747767

Muslim woman suspected of being a subway terrorist for wearing a hijab and niqab (veil) sues Chicago police over arrest, strip search even after no explosives were found. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/muslim-woman-mistaken-for-terrorist-sues-chicago-officers/2016/08/11/f2d8b95a-6023-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html

After judge sentences college rapist to 2 years of work/education release plus a lengthy probation, prosecutor calls the trial “a five-day display of arrogance, entitlement, privilege and blatant disregard for the role of law”. http://fusion.net/story/335428/austin-wilkerson-rape-case/

Man who opened fire at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic found mentally incompetent to stand trial. http://ktla.com/2016/08/11/accused-planned-parenthood-shooter-deemed-incompetent-in-colorado/

Trump staffer alleges in lawsuit that then North Carolina state Trump campaign director pointed a loaded .45 pistol at his kneecap. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/11/lawsuit-trump-campaigns-state-director-in-n-c-pointed-loaded-gun-at-petrified-staffer/

Former Guatemalan solider accused of participating in Reagan-era massacre deported from U.S., being tried in Guatemala. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/11/massacre-survivor-soldier-who-raised-him-must-face-justice.html

Clinton says in Michigan speech that she opposes the TPP trade deal that she promoted while Secretary of State. http://www.seattletimes.com/business/ap-fact-check-clintons-selective-history-on-trade/

DEA stays the course on marijuana, upholds federal ban that conflicts with state-level medical and recreational legalizations. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/11/dea-punts-on-pot-keeps-classification-on-par-with-heroin.html

Environmental group files FOIA request after reports that law enforcement officers infiltrated peaceful climate protests. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/11/foia-request-probes-extent-government-spying-climate-protesters

FEC Commissioner proposes closing loophole that allows foreign companies and organizations to make political donations through U.S. subsidiaries. https://theintercept.com/2016/08/11/fec-commissioner-citing-the-intercept-calls-for-new-ban-on-foreign-money-in-politics/

Workers’ rights group planning to attend Federal Reserve conference reportedly has Jackson Hole National Park hotel reservations cancelled, calls for investigation. https://theintercept.com/2016/08/11/at-swanky-federal-reserve-retreat-computer-glitch-cancels-minority-protesters-hotel-reservations/

The term “progressive” has become “an empty marketing tool for corporate Democrats” says writer. http://inthesetimes.com/article/19372/how-the-word-progressive-came-to-lose-all-meaning

Special Economic Zones allegedly being used to evade labor laws, keep out unions. http://inthesetimes.com/features/special-economic-zones-corporate-utopia-capitalism.html

Florida officer reportedly drives patrol car over suspect who had been ordered to lay on the ground. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-st-cloud-officer-runs-over-suspect-20160810-story.html

Seven governments are now issuing travel advisories for their citizens who plan to visit the U.S. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/08/11/travel-warnings-united-states/88458238

Arrests in India break up human organ transplant rackets involving top hospitals, villagers reportedly paid small fraction of sales prices. http://qz.com/755854/top-indian-hospitals-are-buying-kidneys-from-poor-villagers-to-sell-to-rich-patients

 

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August 12, 2016

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