October 19, 2016

Law enforcement using driver’s license databases and facial recognition software to search for suspects and scan crowds for suspects, with little oversight or regulation. Only one state reportedly prohibits police from scanning “free speech” activity like protests. https://www.perpetuallineup.org/

Native Americans most at risk from police violence. http://inthesetimes.com/features/native_american_police_killings_native_lives_matter.html

Wikileaks accuses U.S. secretary of state John Kerry of pressuring Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange’s internet access, Kerry denies it.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3845836/Ecuador-cuts-Julian-Assanges-internet-access-WikiLeaks.html

Amnesty International urges Iraqi forces not to commit war crimes during Mosul campaign, cites previous human rights violations.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/18/middleeast/iraq-mosul-amnesty-international/

Many of Haiti’s hurricane victims have given up on receiving aid two weeks after hurricane Matthew struck, U.N. estimates 1.4 million people in urgent need of assistance.  https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/32942438/haiti-hurricane-victims-lose-hope-of-receiving-aid/#page1

Witness claims he was beaten by police who were struggling to arrest an assault victim.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/college-police-investigate-alum-officers-beat-article-1.2835552

Government reportedly had 15 informants in Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation case, 9 of whom were at the park at some point during the occupation. Ammon Bundy’s defense attorneys ask why government did not link rifles or shell casings to suspects and wants information on whether or not these informants brought weapons or ammunition to the park.  Prosecution admits sending armed FBI agents to question a defense witness.  http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_mondays_2.html

Clinton campaign divided potential VPs into “food groups” by race, gender and occupation.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/18/emails-clinton-vp-list-divided-into-food-groups-by-race-gender.html   USA Today omits “food groups” reference in their story, shows uncategorized list.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/18/tim-cook-bill-gates-clinton-podesta-wikileaks/92353200/

Man with assault rifle allegedly tried to shoot two Vallejo, California police officers in a coffee shop but his gun apparently jammed, officers pursued and shot him.  http://www.ktvn.com/story/33408242/chief-california-officers-spared-when-gunmans-weapon-jams

Only six in ten Americans confident that their votes will be counted accurately, 69% of Trump supporters say voter fraud occurs often – poll.   https://www.salon.com/2016/10/18/americans-have-no-faith-in-the-electoral-process-and-arent-even-sure-that-their-votes-will-be-accounted-for_partner/

Meme reportedly circulating on social media falsely telling Democratic voters they can vote via social media.  http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/joshua-lorenz-pennsylvania-online-voting

Bernie Sanders campaigns for state-run single payer health plan in Colorado.  http://www.coloradoindependent.com/161772/bernie-sanders-coloradocare-boulder

Another “private” Hillary Clinton opinion? Clinton allegedly told bankers Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan was “the right framework” to shore up Social Security, would reportedly raise retirement age from 67 to 69 and Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/18/politics/presidential-debate-debt-economy/

Democratic National Committee bus reportedly dumps human waste on Lawrenceville, Georgia street.  http://www.11alive.com/news/local/dnc-apologizes-after-campaign-bus-dumps-sewage-on-georgia-street/337641655

Michigan teacher accused of calling bi-racial student a “mutt”.  http://fusion.net/story/359049/kevin-kaden-brown-i-am-not-a-mutt-teacher/

Inmate accuses private prison guards of coercing him into performing oral sex.  http://fusion.net/story/357982/allen-correctional-center-geo-group-oral-sex/

Researchers say exposure to endocrine disruptors costs U.S. $340 billion annually due to impaired brain development, lower IQs, behavior problems, infertility, birth defects, obesity and diabetes.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/18/toxic-economy-common-chemicals-cost-us-billions-every-year

Increasingly large number of secret legal rulings and treaties worries some legal scholars.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/18/despite-post-snowden-outcry-report-details-new-era-secret-law

Ecuador says it cut Julian Assange’s internet access because “in recent weeks, WikiLeaks has published a wealth of documents, impacting on the US election campaign”.  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/19/wikileaks-ecuador-julian-assange-internet-access

Leaked emails allegedly show Clinton campaign violated elections laws by coordinating its activities with Super PACs.   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/18/hillary-superpac-coordination/

Michael Moore to release “October surprise” – a new film called “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” which will open on October 19th.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/michael-moore-announces-surprise-donald-trump-film-just-in-time-for-election/

Vertically-challenged man accused of leaving bomb outside Nederland, Colorado police station, motive still unclear.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-police-station-bomb-arrest-in-chicago/

Trump sex assault accuser reportedly claims Melania is doing what Donald claims Hillary did – helping deny her husband’s bad behavior.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/trump-accuser-tells-melania-youre-doing-exactly-what-your-husband-accuses-hillary-of/

Woman reportedly sentenced to 4 days in jail (spread over a year), community service and probation for hitting and killing man with her car as he retrieved his newspaper from his mailbox. She allegedly told police she had been texting, but police reportedly found no evidence of texting on her phone. Yes, she’s a white professional.  http://www.startribune.com/probation-and-four-days-in-jail-for-texting-driver-who-killed-new-prague-school-bus-driver/397338931/   This story says she will also pay a $3,000 fine.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/texting-driver-killed-a-79-year-old-man-her-sentence-4-days-in-jail/ar-AAj5KmZ

Air Force “accidentally leaked” 150,000 gallons of PFC contaminated water into Colorado Springs sewage system, which then flowed out into a creek.  http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/18/peterson-air-force-base-laced-water-spill/

More details emerge on Clinton “quid pro quo” email – subject was arrest of Benghazi consulate attack suspects.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-state-department-aide-patrick-kennedy-asked-fbi-to-change-classification-of-hillary-clinton-email/

Standing Rock pipeline protesters allegedly strip searched at Morton County Jail.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/18/north_dakota_jail_faces_criticism_for

Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be allowed to participate in last presidential debate, plans to answer debate questions in real time.  http://www.clickondetroit.com/web/wdiv/news/politics/green-party-presidential-nominee-inserts-voice-into-final-presidential-debate


October 19, 2016

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