June 21, 2017

Police dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released. “Newly released dashcam footage shows what happened in the moments before Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer.”   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/dashcam-footage-shows-philando-castiles-fatal-encounter-police/

Democrats lose fourth special election, this time in Georgia. “We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent, not (a) smaller one.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/21/politics/democrats-georgia-elections-analysis/index.html

Ford reportedly shifting Focus production from Mexico to… China. “Ford painted the production shift from Mexico to China, slated in mid-2019, as a purely financial move that will save the company $500 million in reduced tooling costs.”   http://www.autoblog.com/2017/06/20/ford-to-export-focus-from-china-to-us-in-2019/

Extent of 2016 election hacking still unclear. “…officials are quick to assure the voting public that their systems are secure, but they lack the resources and technical know-how to defend against cyber intrusions, or even to perform forensic examinations to ensure nothing happened.”   http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article157039299.html

Pleasant Grove, Texas man fatally shot by police officer after he comes to the door holding a pistol. “Investigators say that left the officer no choice but to open fire, striking the 28-year-old white male.”   http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Police-Investigating-Officer-Involved-Shooting-429520973.html

Tennis star James Blake reaches settlement with New York City after excessive force used in mistaken identity arrest. “The officers failed to report the mistaken arrest, as they were required to do, raising the possibility that it would never have come to light had Mr. Blake not spoken out.”   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/nyregion/new-york-city-and-james-blake-settle-excessive-force-lawsuit.html

Rick Perry, Trump’s Secretary of Energy, tells journalist rising CO2 level not primary cause of global warming. “No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.”   http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/energy-sec-rick-perry-says-co2-is-not-the-main-driver-of-climate-change.html

Deceptive TV ads used in Georgia election. “Now the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans… the same unhinged leftists cheering last week’s shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff. And if he wins, they win.”   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/costly-negative-ads-fuel-georgias-special-election/

100,000 civilians reportedly trapped in Mosul war zone. “In nine months of fighting a total of 850,000 people have fled their homes and thousands of civilians have been killed by US-led coalition bombing, as well as at the hands of ISIS.”   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/mosul-iraq-isis-final-stages-battle-civilian-casualties-old-city-raqqa-a7797846.html

Little coverage of plight of civilians in Raqqa and Mosul. “Arab lives matter. So why are we not seeing more of the impact of fighting on Raqqa and Mosul?”   https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/colum-kenny-what-s-going-on-in-raqqa-and-mosul-1.3122180

June 21, 2017

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