October 26, 2016

Respect for police up sharply, possibly due to backlash against anti-brutality protesters. https://reason.com/blog/2016/10/24/american-respect-for-police-hits-a-48-ye

Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally charged with criminal contempt-of-court for allegedly ignoring federal judge in racial profiling case.  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio-officially-charged-criminal-contempt-n672846

Maryland state prosecutor arrested on child pornography charges.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-co-city-prosecutor-arrested-20161025-story.html

Green Bay, Wisconsin city clerk reportedly questioned state election officials about whether or not to allow early voting on a college campus because “I have heard it said that students lean more toward the Democrats…”  http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/25/clerk-wanted-block-early-voting-students/92719232/

Colorado reportedly allows company to test a self-driving semi on the highway without a driver at the wheel.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/10/25/120-mile-beer-run-made-self-driving-truck/92695580/

British designer clothing allegedly being made with the child labor of Syrian refugees in Turkey at below the Turkish minimum wage.  http://qz.com/817573/zara-marks-spencer-brands-are-made-by-exploited-syrian-refugees-in-turkey-investigation-finds/

“Broad-based”drop in consumer confidence.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/10/25/consumer-confidence-tumbles-october/92700110/

Wolf Blitzer complains that Trump is scaring young journalists at his rallies by provoking audience hostility against the media.   http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-journalists-kellyanne-conway-2016-10

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein endorses Hillary Clinton.  http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-lloyd-blankfein-supporting-hillary-clinton-2016-10

Video emerges of mass arrest of 140 peaceful Dakota Access pipeline protesters near Standing Rock, North Dakota.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/video-police-viciously-attacked-peaceful-protestors-at-the-dakota-access-pipeline/

AT&T’s secret “Hemisphere” service allegedly analyzes call data to provide tips to law enforcement agencies, but company allegedly requires investigators to come up with after-the-fact “parallel construction” investigations to keep the program secret.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/25/at-t-is-spying-on-americans-for-profit.html

61% of Americans say neither the Democratic nor Republican parties represent their opinions, 74% say the country is on the wrong track.  Only 41% say they think building a wall along the Mexican border is a good idea.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/25/american-political-parties-democrats-republicans-representation-survey

South Atlantic whale sanctuary rejected by international whaling organization.  http://www.ibtimes.com/south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary-creation-bid-falls-through-after-whaling-nations-2436483

Amnesty International claims anti-IS coalition airstrikes have killed 300 Syrian civilians.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/syria-coalition-airstrikes-civilian-death-toll-amnesty-international

Political turmoil in Hong Kong over seating of pro-independence members of city’s Legislative Council.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/pro-beijing-supporters-hong-kong-parliament-turmoil

Michigan anti-corruption activist spending his 68th birthday in prison, claims abuse by guards.  http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/10/24/corruption-fighting-minister-hopes-obama-pardon/

President Obama reportedly received emails from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, but he claims he did not realize that her non-government email address was actually a private email address until he read about it in the news.   http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/25/politics/cheryl-mills-john-podesta-email-obama-clean-up-wikileaks/

L.A. area man arrested after making threatening phone calls to mosque, police seize weapons and ammunition.   http://ktla.com/2016/10/25/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-criminal-threats-islamic-center-of-socal/

Courts around the country are reportedly sentencing people based on profiling questions such as, “Has anyone in your family ever been arrested?” and, “Do you agree that it’s ok for hungry people to steal?”     http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37658374

Trump reportedly takes a break from campaigning to attend the opening of one of his hotels.  http://fortune.com/2016/10/26/donald-trump-hotel-promotion/

 

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October 26, 2016

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