October 8, 2016

October surprises: Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s speeches to bankers leaked, reveal that she has “public” and “private” views on issues, and one of those “private” views is support for free trade. http://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-emails-clinton-private-speech-trade-2016-10   Video emerges of Trump saying famous men “can do anything” to women, even “grab them by the p#&&y”.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/us/politics/donald-trump-women.html

Chicago police superintendent claims that officer let herself be beaten rather than shooting an unarmed motorist in order to avoid controversy. Two other officers on the scene subdued the man with a taser and pepper spray. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-citing-beating-of-officer-chicago-s-top-cop-says-police-are-second-guessing-themselves-20161006-story.html

British man detained after allegedly dropping a duffle bag in a Tokyo bank and yelling “Bomb! Bomb!” He then apparently waited for police to arrive. No explosives were found.  http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/10/07/british-man-questioned-after-bomb-scare-in-shibuya/   Another source cites police, who say the man was involved in a dispute with bank employees and did not mention a bomb until after police arrived.  http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20161007/p2a/00m/0na/022000c

Haiti death toll from hurricane Matthew hits 842, little U.S. media coverage. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/hurricane-matthew-in-haiti-the-death-toll-stands-at-842-but-the-us-media-does-not-seem-to-care-a7351236.html

62% of Americans think the country is “headed in the wrong direction”. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/07/do-wrong-track-polling-numbers-really-prove-that-america-is-clamoring-for-donald-trump/

Surveillance firm reportedly took 1 million secret aerial photos of Baltimore’s residents.  http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/baltimore-police-release-flight-logs-surveillance-plane-42655588

Law enforcement officers allegedly took more wealth from citizens than burglars did in 2014.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/23/cops-took-more-stuff-from-people-than-burglars-did-last-year/

Trump accuses Obama administration of “letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote”. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-immigrants-pouring-over-border-to-vote-229274

U.S. job growth declines for third month in a row, unemployment up slightly. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-idUSKCN1270BP

Russia to U.N. – stop picking on Trump and other Islamaphobes. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/07/un-critic-donald-trump-geert-wilders-must-silenced-russia-says/

Anonymous former Yahoo employee’s description of email scanning program differs from that of anonymous government employees -it was not just a modification of an existing scanning program but “was or looked like a root kit” that would give an outside party invisible control of the mail system. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/07/ex-yahoo-employee-government-spy-program-could-have-given-a-hacker-access-to-all-email/

Election watchdog group alleges that Clinton and Trump campaigns are both illegally coordinating their activities with their Super PACs.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/07/both-campaigns-enthusiastically-violate-ban-on-super-pac-coordination-watchdog-says/

Banker allegedly tells black architect they will have to put a hold on her paycheck until they can verify it with her employer.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/black-architect-humiliated-when-seattle-bank-refuses-to-believe-her-paycheck-is-real/

Rape victims rights expanded thanks to new law which requires retention of evidence and  keeping victims informed about test results. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/10/07/obama-signs-historic-sex-assault-measure.html

Most Guantanamo detainees were reportedly not battlefield prisoners but were sold to U.S. forces for bounties.  http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/07/new-guantanamo-intelligence-upends-old-worst-worst-myths.html

Man sues Lorain, Ohio police department for slamming him into the windshield of their patrol car so hard that he broke their windshield with his face. Pele Smith was handcuffed at the time and had been stopped for “suspicion of jaywalking and potential possession of drugs” – no drugs were found. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/01/us/lorain-police-face-smashed-into-windshield/

October 8, 2016

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