October 31, 2016

Trump appears to have told his Colorado supporters to vote twice, because mail-in ballots may not be counted properly. “…you can go to the University Center and they’ll give you a ballot, a new ballot. They’ll void your old ballot, they’ll give you a new ballot.”  http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article111519972.html

Fan in Obama mask with a noose around his neck attends college football game in Wisconsin, sparking hate speech debate.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-mask-noose_us_58165422e4b064e1b4b316b8

Boston mother disputes police account of fatal shooting of her mentally ill son by officers.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/10/30/man-killed-boston-police-early-sunday/VGvLhiJDGSmu5nzEt6expM/story.html

Trump vs. Clinton on your constitutional rights – both reportedly support limiting them.  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/10/who_will_protect_the_constitution_donald_trump_or_hillary_clinton.html

Four Richmond, California police officers reportedly fired or to be fired in connection with teen prostitute sex scandal, officers’ names reportedly not released.  http://www.41nbc.com/2016/10/30/four-california-police-officers-fired-in-sex-misconduct-case/

Iceland’s center-right Progressive Party prime minister resigns after huge loss in parliamentary election following Panama Papers revelations: Independence Party 21 seats, Pirate Party 10 seats, Left-Green Party 10 seats, Progressive Party 9 seats.  http://www.ibtimes.com/iceland-election-results-2016-pirate-party-wins-big-prime-minister-resigns-internet-2437431

British court rules that Uber drivers are employees. “Drivers do not and cannot negotiate with passengers … They are offered and accept trips strictly on Uber’s terms.” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/28/uber-uk-tribunal-self-employed-status

Canada and EU sign free trade deal, still needs national ratifications before full implementation.  http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/30/eu-canada-sign-free-trade-deal-but-battle-not-over.html

Senior New Boston, New Hampshire cop accused of sexism and harassment by fired female trainee who alleges he rated the women he pulled over on a “rapability” scale, claims he told her he would rather drag them out of their cars and rape them instead of writing them citations.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nh-police-lieutenant-ranked-female-drivers-rapability-suit-article-1.2851271

60 reportedly killed in Saudi airstrike on Yemeni prison, claim it was being used as a military command center, local officials say only guards and prisoners were in the building.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-strike-idUSKCN12U03R

Al Qaeda aligned groups allegedly leading “moderate” anti-government forces in Syria.  https://consortiumnews.com/2016/10/29/the-de-facto-usal-qaeda-alliance/

Amnesty International sends human rights observers to monitor treatment of anti-pipeline protesters by police.   http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/amnesty-international-usa-sends-human-rights-observers-standing-rock-dapl/

Native Americans occupy Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign office, demand she take a stand on pipeline.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/28/indigenous_youth_occupy_hillary_clinton_campaign

Green Party candidate crashes U.S. Senate candidates’ debate in Maryland, is removed from the stage by police. “So, how does this serve democracy or serve the public if I’m excluded from this discussion when I’m on the ballot?”  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/27/headlines/green_party_senatorial_candidate_in_maryland_disrupts_debate_after_being_excluded

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October 31, 2016

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