October 4, 2016

Kansas City public library officials want charges dropped against man who asked question during event and librarian who protested his arrest. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article105294071.html

Trump implies that soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder are the ones who are not strong enough to handle what they experience in combat.  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/03/us/politics/ap-us-campaign-2016-trump-veterans.html?_r=0

Witness at Oregon wildlife occupation trial of Ammon Bundy says the city of Burns was swarming with law enforcement officers during the protest. “The only thing I could compare it to was a scene out of Red Dawn.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/witness-refuge-tense-town-armed-standoff-42544062

New York attorney general orders Trump Foundation to stop soliciting donations until it submits the necessary paperwork, including financial reports for previous years, and gets approval. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-foundation-ordered-to-stop-fundraising-by-ny-attorney-generals-office/2016/10/03/1d4d295a-8987-11e6-bff0-d53f592f176e_story.html

White Georgia police officer charged with falsely claiming she was shot by a black suspect. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/03/georgia-cop-accused-lying-about-being-shot-is-arrested.html

Polish women protest against stricter anti-abortion law. http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/273698,Polish-women-take-to-the-streets-protesting-proposed-ban-on-abortion

Climate change “is going to be a really important test for humanity and our political system” Obama tells festival crowd. http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-dicaprio-climate-change-2016-10

Trump tax return shows how the tax system favors the wealthy and real estate developers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/02/the-most-shocking-part-of-donald-trumps-tax-records-isnt-the-916-million-loss-everyones-talking-about/

Hispanic Los Angeles man with replica pistol fatally shot by police, witness claims police shot suspect without warning. http://abc7.com/news/1-killed-following-officer-involved-shooting-in-south-la/1536579/

Kansas state revenue projections for 2016 fall $67.7 million short in fifth year of Brownback tax cuts and austerity budgets.   http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article105780001.html

Tennessee police officer charged with sexually assaulting two female motorists. http://www.newschannel5.com/news/former-spring-hill-officer-accused-of-raping-woman-in-traffic-stop

How to tell Mike Pence and Tim Kaine apart during the vice presidential debate. http://fusion.net/story/353251/vice-presidential-debate-kaine-pence-policy-differences/

Supreme Court refuses to hear case alleging political corruption in Wisconsin state government. “Today’s decision means that, for now, the people of Wisconsin will not know what special interests are secretly bankrolling their politicians or calling in the special favors.” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/03/blow-transparency-supreme-court-rejects-wisconsin-corruption-case

32 pipeline protesters arrested in Iowa. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/03/32-arrested-after-200-iowa-nodapl-protesters-dismantle-security-fence-bid-disrupt

Property owners in San Francisco engaged in legal battle to evict 100 year-old tenant who has lived there for more than 50 years.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/03/san-francisco-100-year-old-iris-canada-eviction

President Obama tells interviewer, “…you (could) end up with a president who can carry on perpetual wars all over the world, and a lot of them covert, without any accountability or democratic debate.” https://theintercept.com/2016/10/03/obama-worries-future-presidents-will-wage-perpetual-covert-drone-war/

Trump tax plan allegedly doesn’t close loopholes used by the wealthy to avoid paying income tax. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/03/it-takes-a-remorseful-tax-cheat-to-catch-a-tax-cheat-and-donald-trump-isnt/

Drug users are abusing carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer 10,000 times more potent than morphine, and even naloxone can’t always save them. https://news.vice.com/article/theres-no-good-antidote-for-super-heroin-laced-with-elephant-tranquilizer

Federal judge dismisses excessive force lawsuit against police who broke up Ferguson, Missouri protests. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/10/04/judge-dismisses-40m-lawsuit-over-police-tactics-in-ferguson-protests.html

British defense secretary claims European Court of Human Rights is facilitating a “legal witch hunt” against British soldiers, wants out of European Convention on Human Rights.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/10/04/britain-to-allow-soldiers-to-opt-out-of-human-rights-law.html

Documentary “13th” examines slavery and mass incarceration in the United States, where 1 out of 4 of the world’s prisoners are imprisoned. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/3/from_slavery_to_mass_incarceration_ava

 

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