October 1, 2016

El Cajon police release video of shooting of Alfred Olango, who was reportedly mentally ill and armed with an e-cigarette. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRRKZaap4pY  Protests continue for a fourth night. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-lawyer-says-officer-provoked-man-before-shooting/2016/09/30/cdc2fd66-876e-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html

Five members of Congress say gag orders on National Security Letters are illegal and unconstitutional. 50,000 of these letters were reportedly issued between 2013 and 2015, most of which bar those who receive them from disclosing them. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/29/five-lawmakers-are-challenging-gag-orders-on-fbi-national-security-letters/

Pasadena, California man dies after being subdued by police. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/armed-man-dies-struggle-california-police-42491602

About 20 dead people reportedly registered to vote by Virginia voter registration group. http://www.nbc29.com/story/33288319/as-many-as-20-dead-people-applied-to-vote-in-harrisonburg

100 scientists say there have been “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for Dakota Access pipeline project. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/30/citing-environmental-risks-scientists-back-tribes-dakota-access-fight

U.N. protests U.S. drone strike that reportedly killed 15 civilians, wounded 13 in Afghanistan. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/30/un-condemns-us-drone-strike-afghanistan-killed-15-civilians

Fight over legality of filming police continues as Arkansas legislator is arrested for filming police. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/30/lawmaker-who-pushed-bill-to-protect-people-filming-police-arrested-for-filming-police/

Human rights groups challenge government mass surveillance programs at European Court of Human Rights. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/30/echr-nsa-gchq-snowden-surveillance-privacy/

Hackers used surveillance cameras as bots to deny access to blogger’s website during massive attack. https://news.vice.com/article/hackers-are-using-smart-devices-to-launch-devastating-cyberattacks-at-a-terrifying-new-scale

Philippine president allegedly threatens to slaughter millions of drug addicts, says he will be like Hitler killing Jews.  https://news.vice.com/article/philippines-president-duterte-wants-to-slaughter-drug-addicts-like-hitler-killed-jews

Tennessee college student charged with civil rights intimidation for allegedly showing up at a Black Lives Matters demonstration in a gorilla mask with bananas and a rope. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/gorilla-masked-student-who-taunted-black-lives-matter-protesters-no-longer-at-tennessee-university/

Investigation probes links between naval intelligence unit and Texas sheriff’s department. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/how-a-high-profile-texas-sheriff-is-tied-to-a-rogue-navy-unit-facing-a-criminal-probe/2016/09/30/35c7d120-8585-11e6-a3ef-f35afb41797f_story.html

Documentary “Do Not Resist” examines police militarization and training: “We are at war and you are the front line…. You are men and women of violence.” But who will protect us from our protectors? https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/30/do-not-resist-film-documentary-us-police-militarization


October 1, 2016

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