September 23, 2016

Charlotte police chief says he will not release video of fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/22/495017807/two-stories-many-cameras-protesters-demand-video-of-charlotte-shooting

No charges for Virginia officers who repeatedly tased Linwood Lambert Jr. while removing him from a hospital before he was pronounced dead an hour later.  http://wtop.com/virginia/2016/09/feds-no-charges-against-officers-in-virginia-stun-gun-case/

Court rules that due to the degree of racial profiling in Boston, when minority suspects run from police that alone should not be considered evidence of criminal activity. http://www.alternet.org/human-rights/court-rules-black-men-may-be-justified-running-police

Officer charged with manslaughter in Tulsa shooting of Terence Crutcher. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/22/tulsa-officer-charged-with-manslaughter-in-shooting-african-american.html

White House contractor’s hacked Gmail account reveals scans of staff passports (including Michelle Obama’s), security procedures for visits. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/white-house-contractors-leaked-email-reveals-secret-service-plans-michelle-n652621

Hagerstown, Maryland police reportedly pepper-sprayed a handcuffed 15 year-old girl who refused medical treatment after being struck by a car. The girl was reportedly then taken to the police station instead of to a hospital.  http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/breaking/hagerstown-police-dispute-claims-of-abuse-against-girl-in-facebook/article_f52636b6-8025-11e6-9647-136e6df6cdf9.html

Trump VP pick Pence reportedly tells church group “…there’s been far too much of this talk of institutional bias or racism within law enforcement”.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/22/politics/charlotte-mike-pence-police-shootings/

Scott family allowed to view police video of Charlotte shooting, say no is gun visible, he was calm and backing up when shot. 44 arrested during protests, National Guard troops deployed. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/keith-scott-shooting-no-definitive-evidence-he-pointed-gun-cops-n652631

House Oversight Committee orders Reddit not to destroy archived messages discussing how to strip addresses from emails, a conversation which allegedly involved Clinton email contractor. http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/297106-oversight-orders-reddit-to-preserve-deleted-posts-in-clinton-probe

Donations to Super PACs, allegedly from small groups of very wealthy donors, exceeds $1 billion mark. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/09/21/usa-today-analysis-super-pac-donations-surge-past-1-billion/90790546/

Activist who hit Sacramento’s mayor with a pie, as a protest against excessive focus on sports stadium, reportedly needed nine stitches at the hospital before going to jail. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17614663/bruised-pie-wielder-says-kevin-johnson-overreacted

Man shot at Charlotte police shooting protest dies. http://time.com/4505312/man-shot-charlotte-protests-died/

Wells Fargo bogus account scam would have surfaced earlier if customers had been allowed to sue bank, claims Elizabeth Warren. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wells-fargo-fraud-republicans_us_57e4192be4b0e80b1ba0d583

Doing well by running for office – Trump companies allegedly received more than $500,000 from candidate’s campaign funds in August alone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-campaign-payments_us_57e214c5e4b0e80b1b9f21f8

Las Vegas court bans “Black Lives Matter” buttons after police union complaint. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/las-vegas-black-lives-matter-pin_us_57e18081e4b08cb140985ebc

Ohio Trump coordinator resigns after blaming President Obama for racism in America. http://fusion.net/story/350105/trump-campaign-resign-racism-kathy-miller-ohio/

AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka endorses Dakota Access pipeline because it creates jobs, protests are not “fair to the workers involved”.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/22/when-afl-cio-stands-against-native-americans-only-pipeline-companies-win

Any increase in fossil fuel production will torpedo efforts achieve only 2 degree increase in global warming says study. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/22/new-new-climate-math-17-years-get-fossil-fuels-or-else

Ammon Bundy judge says defendant’s lawyer will be fined $1,000 every time he questions witnesses about circumstances of LaVoy Finicum shooting. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/judge-threatens-ammon-bundys-lawyer-with-contempt-for-derailing-conspiracy-trial/

Baltimore County man Tawon Boyd reportedly dies three days after violent arrest. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-m”d-co-police-fight-20160920-story.html

Warrants for email and cell phone data, many of them issued in secret and with gag orders, lack the specificity required by the Fourth Amendment claims legal scholar – the government wants it all. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/feds-we-can-read-all-your-email-and-youll-never-know/

Trump airline reportedly received $1.6 million from government to cover transportation of Trump’s Secret Service detail. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/09/22/trump-got-1-6m-from-secret-service.html

Green Party candidate Jill Stein blames “very aggressive policing” for recent shootings. “I think we badly need de-escalation”. http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/297300-stein-very-aggressive-policing-led-to-shootings

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September 23, 2016

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