August 23, 2016

Information technology can be used to track police officers, too. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/can-big-data-stop-bad-cops/2016/08/21/12db0728-3fb6-11e6-a66f-aa6c1883b6b1_story.html

Judge rules on release of 14,900 new Clinton State Department documents uncovered by FBI, Congress issues subpoenas to tech companies that set up her email server. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/22/politics/judicial-watch-clinton-emails/

Former Milwaukee police officers are representing Justice Department in investigation of fatal Sylville Smith shooting by Milwaukee police. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ag-ex-milwaukee-officers-investigate-fatal-police-shooting/2016/08/22/7faf86ca-68cf-11e6-91cb-ecb5418830e9_story.html

Federal judge blocks Obama administration from enforcing its guidelines for treatment of transgendered students. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/us/transgender-bathroom-access-guidelines-blocked-by-judge.html?_r=0

Another white athlete receives light sexual assault sentence, Massachusetts judge gives high school student two years of probation, does not have to register as a sex offender. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/massachusetts-student-accused-rape-receives-probation-article-1.2761497

Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof’s pre-attack behavior was “consistent with the adoption of white supremacist beliefs through self-radicalization” according to federal prosecutors. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/attorney-objects-closed-hearing-church-shooting-case-41569475

Deaf North Carolina man fatally shot by police officer after traffic stop, police reportedly refusing to verify he was unarmed. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/north-carolina-trooper-fatally-shoots-deaf-man-after-traffic-stop-n636221

Federal judge rules that Ferguson-Florissant School District demographics effectively disenfranchise African Americans in school board elections, blocks future elections until problem is solved. 80% of students are black, but half of voting age residents are white. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/citing-voting-rights-judge-orders-halt-school-board-elections-ferguson-florissant

California Senate debates bill that would lower thresholds for overtime pay for farm workers from 10 to 8 hours per day, 60 to 40 hours per week. http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-08-22/california-lawmakers-revive-farmworker-overtime-bill

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3.6 million penalty to settle Consumer Financial Protection Agency complaint regarding faulty late fee calculations on student loans. http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/pf/college/wells-fargo-student-loan/

Hillary Clinton was reportedly using her private email server before she consulted with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Powell claims he always sent and received classified information via a secure State Department computer in his office. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/colin-powell-blasts-hillary-clintons-team-pin-private/story?id=41570285

L.A. Times wins in court, gains access to video of police officer abusing Clinton Alford Jr. during 2014 arrest. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-video-20160822-snap-story.html

Nuclear accident caused by kitty litter explosion at nuclear disposal site in New Mexico could cost $2 billion to fix, delaying clean up at other sites. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-new-mexico-nuclear-dump-20160819-snap-story.html

Some Trump staffers accused of making racist or threatening posts on their social media accounts. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/89ae8247abe8493fae24405546e9a1aa/Article_2016-08-22-US–Campaign%202016-Trump%20Staff-Social%20Media/id-b8237cdaffe54b69b7b486d3475d0f5d

U.S. troops redeployed around Afghanistan after recent Taliban gains. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/22/nearly-15-years-and-70-billion-later-us-troops-still-endlessly-fighting-taliban

Trump promises to return military equipment to police forces. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/22/donald-trump-return-military-equipment-police

Rent at Trump Tower for Trump campaign headquarters reportedly quintupled after donors starting paying for it.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-campaign-rent_us_57bba424e4b03d51368a82b9

 

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August 23, 2016

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