September 1, 2016

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffer sent memo to colleagues on how to advise members of Congress to deal with Black Lives Matters protesters – “Listen to their concerns. Don’t offer support for concrete policy positions.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dnc-black-lives-matter-memo_us_57c6f80de4b078581f1072ca

Law enforcement is increasingly collecting huge amounts of data on everyone, and then using it later as evidence – welcome to “pre-crime searches”. https://reason.com/archives/2016/08/30/get-ready-for-pre-search

Mexican President says he told Trump Mexico is not paying for a wall, Trump says the subject did not come up. http://www.npr.org/2016/08/31/492132967/in-mexico-trump-reaffirms-u-s-right-to-protect-its-borders

Brazilian legislators impeach leftist President Rousseff for using money from government banks to fund public spending. http://in.reuters.com/article/brazil-impeachment-verdict-idINKCN1162EL

Court rules that people using medicinal marijuana, or even supporting its use, lose their right to buy firearms. People on the “no-fly list” are still good to go however. http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Court-upholds-gun-ban-for-people-who-use-medical-9196134.php

Judge rules that Indiana “feticide” law does not apply to women who perform abortions on themselves, orders woman released. http://www.whio.com/news/local/woman-whose-feticide-conviction-overturned-released/n6hDBHBwSqIdnHAiLAYaFK/

Latest Fox News presidential poll results: Clinton 41%, Trump 39%, Johnson 9%, Stein 4%.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/fox-news-poll-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-tie-227611

Grand jury clears deputy in shooting death of fleeing unarmed motorist in a rental car who was stopped for unpaid tolls which were likely those of previous customers. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Protest-expected-after-grand-jury-no-bills-9196140.php

Trump gives his long-awaited immigration speech – “When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following: amnesty, open borders, lower wages. Immigration reform should mean something else entirely. It should mean improvements to our laws and policies, to make life better for American citizens.” And Mexico is going to pay for the wall.  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-launches-long-awaited-immigration-speech/story?id=41786446

Juvenile offenders reportedly being locked up if their families are unable to pay juvenile court fines and fees. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/31/debtors-prison-kids-poor-children-incarcerated-when-families-cant-pay-juvenile-court

Federal judge refuses to outlaw Dakota Access pipeline protest.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/31/dakota-access-opposition-ramps-iowa-after-judge-rejects-restraining-order

Woman sues after Albuquerque seizes her car because her son borrowed it and drove drunk, city says she has to pay $4,000 to get it back. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/31/woman-sues-albuquerque-seizing-civil-asset-forfeiture-ban

Parliament burns, people riot in protest over “stolen” election in Gabon. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/31/protesters-in-gabon-burn-parliament-building-amid-allegations-of-stolen-election/

Amnesty International calls on Cameroon to reveal the fates of 130 missing Boko Haram supporters. https://www.yahoo.com/news/130-still-missing-cameroon-crackdown-says-amnesty-110155791.html

 

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September 1, 2016

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