October 13, 2016

Reno police interviewed driver who ran over Columbus Day protester but no arrest made. http://www.rgj.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/11/update-reno-arch-incident/91903256/

More people reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana than for all violent crimes combined. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/12/police-arrest-more-people-for-marijuana-use-than-for-all-violent-crimes-combined/

Wells Fargo and its associated PACs allegedly made donations to 154 members of Congress, top two recipients are reportedly the Republican National Committee and Hillary Clinton. https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12500  And to 20 of 22 members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs  http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/wells-fargo-has-cut-checks-to-congressional-questioners-campaigns.html

Journalists unable to make contact with leaders of prison strikes. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_new_slave_revolt_20161009

Two women claim they were groped or forcibly kissed by Trump, which would mean he lied during the second debate when he claimed his “hot mic” comments were just talk. His campaign issues strong denial. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/12/nyt-report-women-say-trump-grabbed-them/91971850/

Justice Department report says San Francisco police department has “concerning deficiencies in every operational area assessed”.  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/U-S-Justice-Department-urges-changes-in-SFPD-9966886.php

Beauty contestants claim Donald Trump walked into dressing rooms while they were changing. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/timeline-of-trumps-creepiness-while-he-owned-miss-universe-w444634

Protesters clash with police at Portland city hall as city officials approve new police contract in closed meeting. Draft of agreement would have allowed officers to view video of incidents before filing reports. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/activists-clash-with-portland-police-as-council-oks-contract/2016/10/12/c00df59a-90dd-11e6-bc00-1a9756d4111b_story.html

San Antonio police officers allegedly wore Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hats while on duty. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/10/donald_trump_san_antonio_polic.html

Wrong-way driver in Vermont crash that killed five teens was reportedly suffering from PTSD, sought help at emergency room three times on the day of the crash. News sources not reporting whether or not he was a veteran. http://www.unionleader.com/crime/Active-homicide-probe-into-Vt-crash-that-killed-five-students-10112016

Resident reportedly warned cable contractors they were digging in a dangerous area before Romeoville, Illinois gas explosion. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-emergency-crews-respond-to-report-of-romeoville-explosion-20161011-story.html

Four Republican politicians who denounced Trump are apparently back on board, Trump claims lack of support by GOP leaders is part of a “sinister deal”.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/politics/gop-reaction-donald-trump.html?_r=0

Sanders says progressives should “look forward, not backward” on Clinton speeches to bankers, demand that Democratic Party implements its platform.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/bernie-sanders-clinton-wall-street-response-229694

Hecklers at Obama and Clinton rallies yell, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!”  http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/bill-clinton-rape-hecklers-interrupt-obama-hillary-after-infowars-offer-n664941

Clinton campaign strategy was to legitimize weaker Republican candidates, according to  leaked emails. “We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously.” http://www.westernjournalism.com/leaked-memo-shows-democrats-targeting-trump-before-he-was-a-candidate-manipulating-election/

Four ways the rich avoid paying income taxes.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/trump-is-not-alone-how-some-tax-policy-favors-the-rich/2016/10/12/92afe77a-908d-11e6-bc00-1a9756d4111b_story.html

Calcium from natural sources is likely to be good for your heart too, but calcium from supplement pills may not be. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/calcium-supplements-may-not-be-heart-healthy/

Ice cream company that outsourced cookie dough after listeria outbreak is reportedly faced with listeria contamination from its cookie dough supplier. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/At-Blue-Bell-new-questions-after-a-business-9967802.php

State Department spokesperson stumped by reporter’s question about how bombing civilians in Syria is different from bombing civilians in Yemen. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/12/watch-us-official-struggle-justify-double-standard-saudi-bombings

ACLU lists areas of concern with a possible Clinton administration, after previously calling Trump a “one-man constitutional crisis”.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/12/aclu-better-trump-clintons-rights-record-still-cause-concern

Canada reverses course after deporting anti-globalization activist and EU parliament member Jose Bove, who was to speak at a public forum. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/12/following-public-pressure-jose-bove-noted-anti-globalization-activist-allowed-stay

Trump reportedly claims that if he loses the election, ISIS will take over the United States. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/12/donald-trump-florida-rally-isis-hillary-clinton

If corporations can have the same rights as people, why shouldn’t nature have rights too?  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/12/nature-corporations-people-zuni-environment-mount-taylor

Wealthy San Franciscans backing ballot measure to outlaw homeless camps. Measure’s author writes, “Let’s help get the homeless into housing, not tents,” but proposal reportedly does not include funding for additional shelters or housing. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/12/san-francisco-homeless-proposition-q-tech-investors

After poll shows that Trump would win if only men voted, Twitter trolls start hashtag to repeal the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. https://www.salon.com/2016/10/12/repealthe19th-donald-trump-supporters-tweet-new-anthem-after-nate-silvers-poll-shows-hed-win-if-only-men-voted/

Syrian refugees in Germany capture terror suspect. https://thinkprogress.org/syrian-refugees-turn-in-bombmaker-germany-566d541d56c9

Woman allegedly told to take off her upside-down American flag t-shirt and Black Panther hat before being removed from United flight. “I wonder if people with confederate flag hats get grief as well,” someone tweeted. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3835469/Black-transgender-journalist-kicked-United-flight-wearing-upside-flag-shirt.html

Leaked Clinton email allegedly reveals Saudi and Qatari government “clandestine financial and logistic support” for Islamic State extremists. http://www.thecanary.co/2016/10/11/new-clinton-email-reveals-direct-support-for-isis-from-two-powerful-western-allies/

Department of Defense reportedly spends about $600 million annually on public relations activities. https://reason.com/blog/2016/10/10/the-pentagon-accounts-for-more-than-half

Airstrikes on Nusra Front held eastern Aleppo reportedly kill 25. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/12/air-strikes-hit-eastern-aleppo-market-killing-25/

Would Bernie Sanders have won the Democratic primary if Wikileaks had released hacked emails earlier?  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/12/leaked_hillary_clinton_emails_could_bernie

 

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October 13, 2016

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