September 28, 2016

24 Green Party protesters arrested outside Presidential Debate at Hofstra University after their candidate was excluded. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/27/outside_first_presidential_debate_24_arrested

Disorderly conduct arrests have dropped by more than half since 1996, possibly due to increased presence of cell phone videos. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/contempt-of-cop-arrests-disorderly-conduct-charges_us_57e94d56e4b0e80b1ba32d57

Man behaving erratically, walking in traffic, reportedly shot by El Cajon, California police. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-shoot-wound-man-in-san-diego-area-protesters-gather/2016/09/27/880ccada-8517-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html  UPDATE: Unidentified man dies, was reportedly unarmed, took an unidentified object out of his pocket and pointed it at police before being shot, protests erupt. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-shooting-el-cajon-20160927-snap-story.html

RBS to pay $1.1 billion settlement over selling “toxic mortgage-backed securities” to U.S. credit unions that later failed. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-royal-bank-scot-lawsuit-idUSKCN11X2O8?il=0

U.S. nuclear forces are ready for a new Cold War. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-perspective-on-the-new-cold-war/

Texas Department of Corrections reportedly bans book on anti-slavery activist Sojourner Truth, allows Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/the-banning-of-books-in-prisons-its-like-living-in-the-dark-ages

Trump claims during debate that he never said climate change is a hoax, but he did, and his tweet is still posted. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/09/27/trump-didnt-delete-his-tweet-calling-global-warming-a-chinese-hoax/

U.N. rights group says U.S. police shootings “are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynchings”.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/united-nations-us-owes-blacks-reparations-over-slavery-and-racial-terrorism/

Child prostitution legalized in California, at least for the underage sex workers, since they “do not choose sex work voluntarily and cannot leave”. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/california-changes-laws-so-children-can-no-longer-be-called-prostitutes/

U.S. defense secretary argues against letting 9/11 families sue Saudis, could lead to disclosure of “classified or otherwise sensitive information”. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/09/27/defense-secretary-911-victims-bill-could-be-devastating-to-military/

CIA allegedly imposes impossible “Catch-22” condition on release of files on U.S. Information Agency writers. https://reason.com/blog/2016/09/27/government-creates-a-fake-expert-wont-re

An estimated 30,000 people march in Mexico City to mark second anniversary of kidnapping of 43 students. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/27/headlines/mexico_30_000_march_to_mark_2nd_anniversary_of_ayotzinapa_kidnapping

 

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September 28, 2016

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