August 27, 2016

Mexican police allegedly used U.S. supplied helicopter gunship to shoot drug gang members and farm workers during Tanhuato, Michoacán massacre. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/27/mexican-cops-killed-dozens-from-the-sky-then-framed-the-victims.html

“Apprentice” TV show applicants reportedly had to agree to being filmed nude by hidden cameras and take STD tests. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/26/donald-trump-s-apprentices-had-to-agree-to-go-nude.html

Witness says second Highway Patrol officer was present at shooting of unarmed deaf man, officer who shot him apparently hit a tree during the chase. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article98160357.html

Hillary Clinton’s daily schedules as secretary of state will reportedly not be released until after the election says State Department. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/293528-clintons-state-schedules-wont-be-fully-released-until-after

Sulphur tank at Los Angeles area oil refinery explodes, residents advised to “shelter in place”.  http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20160826/wilmington-refinery-explosion-fire-prompt-order-to-shelter-in-place

Parents of black Valdosta, Georgia high school student Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found rolled up in a gym mat, must pay defendants’ legal expenses judge rules, face counter-suit. http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional/parents-of-teen-found-dead-in-gym-mat-ordered-to-p/nsH2S/

Bidders for federal contracts now required to report previous and alleged labor law violations. http://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-bidding-for-federal-contracts-must-start-disclosing-labor-law-violations-1472064576

Software used to hack UAE activist’s iPhone was reportedly developed by Israeli company owned by American private equity firm. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-uae-comment-d926b342-6b9d-11e6-99bf-f0cf3a6449a6-20160826-story.html

Staffing cuts, low security budgets blamed for high shoplifting rate at Walmart stores. http://www.npr.org/2016/08/24/491242745/wal-marts-crime-problem-overwhelms-police-across-u-s

Activists call impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff a “legislative coup”. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/26/naomi-klein-oliver-stone-noam-chomsky-others-condemn-coup-brazil

Although cell phone tower simulation devices are capable of accessing a cell phone’s content and data, Oakland police and the FBI claim they never do this. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/26/stingray-oakland-police-fbi-surveillance

Danish journalist claims Danish subsidiary of British BAE Systems sold internet surveillance package to human rights violator United Arab Emirates. https://theintercept.com/2016/08/26/bae-systems-sells-internet-surveillance-gear-to-united-arab-emirates/

Bolivian deputy interior minister was reportedly killed by protesting miners after police opened fire. https://news.vice.com/article/striking-bolivian-miners-beat-a-deputy-minister-to-death

Indigenous Canadians sue government for removing them from their families and communities as children. https://news.vice.com/article/indigenous-people-sue-canada-for-taking-them-from-their-homes-as-children

Video shows 15 year old BB gun theft suspect’s hands were empty and he was surrendering when shot repeatedly by NYPD officer. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/black-brooklyn-teen-shot-cops-2013-surrendering-video-article-1.2766261

Louisiana appeals court rules that search of blogger’s home for criticizing public officials was unconstitutional. https://theintercept.com/2016/08/26/sheriffs-raid-to-find-blogger-who-criticized-him-was-unconstitutional-court-rules/

Hoax terrorist attack staged by anti-Islamic group in Prague, which frightened residents and tourists, was reportedly approved by city officials and police. http://www.dw.com/en/outrage-after-fake-is-attack-staged-in-prague/a-19504501

 

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August 27, 2016

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