May 28, 2017

Two dead, one injured in attack on Portland train. “Witnesses said Christian stabbed three people who tried to calm him down after he was directing hate speech at two women on the train who are believed to be Muslim.”   http://www.kgw.com/news/crime/max-stabbing-suspect-is-a-self-proclaimed-white-nationalist/443585889

Philippine president Duterte reportedly “jokes” to troops that under martial law rape will be tolerated. “If you rape three people, I will admit that I did it.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/26/asia/philippines-duterte-speech/

British Airways denies that its computer problems are due to a cyber attack. “Despite initial reports from passengers that the disruptions had been caused by a cyber attack, BA has said that a “power supply issue” was most likely behind the global IT failure.”   https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3663439/british-airways-aims-to-resume-flights-after-major-it-failure-saw-systems-crash-across-the-world-and-caused-travel-chaos-in-airports/

Government releases information about April fire at Los Alamos plutonium weapons lab. “A fire broke mid-April at the lab’s PF-4 plutonium building where the plutonium cores of nuclear weapons are produced.”   http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-us-nuclear-labs-future-up-in-the-air-after-recent-fire-2017-5

Police releasing few details in fatal San Rafael, New Mexico shooting involving multiple SWAT teams and unidentified dead suspect. “Christiansen didn’t say which agency the officer or officers were with who fired at the suspect or what prompted police to shoot.”   https://www.abqjournal.com/1009666/state-police-wanted-person-fatally-shot-by-officers.html

Energy Transfer Partners allegedly hired counter-terrorism company to help it deal with pipeline protesters. “Internal TigerSwan communications describe the (protest) movement as “an ideologically driven insurgency with a strong religious component” and compare the anti-pipeline water protectors to jihadist fighters.”   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/27/dapl-company-hired-war-terror-contractors-suppress-native-uprising

Geraldo Rivera tells “Fox and Friends” that Montana politician’s assault on reporter “was gigantically overblown”.  “The incident itself I think was gigantically overblown.”   https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/05/26/geraldo-rivera-calls-reaction-montana-republican-body-slamming-journalist-gigantically-overblown/216681   Wife of Republican congressman calls it “a little bit of Montana justice”.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/27/greg-gianforte-ben-jacobs-media-donald-trump-journalism-montana

Police in Tennessee fatally shoot motorist attempting to flee traffic stop. “The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has not yet been positively identified.”   http://www.startribune.com/officials-tennessee-man-dies-in-police-shooting-car-crash/424791773/

Florida police officer reportedly fired after injuring 13 year-old at youth shelter. “The teen suffered facial injuries and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.”   https://patch.com/florida/clearwater/clearwater-cop-fired-after-teen-injured-during-arrest

Woman sues St. Louis police over violent arrest after Black Lives Matter protest. “On December 1, 2016, Circuit Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway acquitted Hendrix of resisting arrest, concluding that the “evidence presented in this case does not establish that Ms. Hendrix was ever given an opportunity to comply before she was tased repeatedly and then handcuffed”.”   http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/ucity-school-board-member-files-suit-against-stl-police-for/article_6f7f8312-425f-11e7-b4b2-f3e33457cf1c.html

Thousands of Haitian garment workers go on strike. “Garment workers live in debt, hunger and on the brink of homelessness, despite working 12-16 hour days.”   https://itsgoingdown.org/striking-haitian-garment-workers-call-solidarity/

Turkey demands investigation into “mistreatment” of President Erdogan’s body guards by D.C. police when they were eventually stopped from beating up protesters. “On Monday, the Turkish government summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara to demand a full investigation into, and an apology for, the “aggressive and unprofessional actions” that American law enforcement officers committed—against Erdogan’s bodyguards.”   http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/turkey-demands-apology-beating-up-us-protesters

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May 28, 2017

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