July 17, 2017

Trump administration showcases products made in the U.S. “Asked at Sunday’s briefing whether “Made in America” week would include a commitment from the Trump Organization or Ivanka Trump’s company to make more of their products in the United States, Ferre told reporters, “We’ll get back to you on that.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/16/white-house-unveils-made-in-america-week-though-many-trump-products-are-made-overseas/

Liu Xiaobo’s ashes scattered at sea. “Speaking at a press briefing in the city of Shenyang, where Liu died, on Saturday afternoon a government spokesman claimed the activist’s relatives had – of their own volition – taken his ashes out to sea after he was cremated early that morning.”   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/15/liu-xiaobo-cremated-in-shenyang-amid-growing-fears-for-safety-of-his-wife

Minneapolis woman fatally shot by police after summoning them. “…neither responding officer had turned on their body cameras before the shooting. The squad car camera did not capture the incident either.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/17/bride-to-be-called-911-for-help-and-was-fatally-shot-by-a-minneapolis-police-officer/

Bernie Sanders calls latest Trumpcare bill “the most anti-working class legislation” in modern history. “President Trump, don’t tell the people of this country that you support the working class when you are defending legislation which will throw 22 million Americans off of the healthcare they currently have.”   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/07/16/bernie-sanders-denounces-trumpcare-most-anti-working-class-legislation-ever

Allentown, Pennsylvania pays out $160,000 to settle excessive force claim of man who suffered broken jaw and lost teeth during arrest. “Medina-Pena’s suit also claimed (Officer) Iannetta was the subject of 14 investigations about abuse, in-custody injuries and use of force in the decade before the lawsuit was filed. None resulted in discipline, according to the suit.”   http://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-allentown-police-excessive-force-settlement-20170712-story.html

Worried neighbors complain after Vallejo, California police officer takes several shots at fleeing suspect. “A gun was never recovered, but the officer who opened fire thought Hurtado was armed, according to Tribble.”   http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Police-Shooting-Foot-Pursuit-Vallejo-Questions-Concerns-Public-434750853.html

Family of unarmed Lakewood, Washington man killed by police sniper in 2013 awarded $15 million. “(Leonard) Thomas’ father, Fred Thomas, who the jury also found was wrongly arrested that May 23, 2013, as he tried to help his son, had said all along that his son’s death would be added to the roster of unarmed black Americans wrongly killed by police.”   http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-washington-shooting-20170715-story.html


July 17, 2017

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