November 24, 2017

Still no apparent motive in Las Vegas mass shooting. “(Sheriff Joe) Lombardo says authorities found about 4,000 unused rounds (of ammunition) in the suite.”

California man released after 38 years in prison after DNA evidence clears him of murder. “Coley’s first trial in 1979 resulted in a hung jury, with jurors unable to resolve an impasse that left them 10-2 in favor of guilt… He was tried again in 1980, found guilty and sentenced to life without parole.”   From the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution: “…nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”

Murdered detective was to testify in court the next day in case involving eight fellow officers accused of taking money from suspects and cooperating with drug dealers. “Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening.”

Baltimore neighborhood where detective was shot put on “lockdown” for days. “As police cars lined the perimeter of Harlem Park for days, residents were unable to enter their neighborhoods without showing IDs.”

Few details released in D.C. area shooting by Park Police. “Did he have a weapon? Did he threaten the police? How many times was he shot? How many officers shot him? Who is he? What hospital is he in? What is he charged with? Did any body-worn or in-car cameras capture the event? Park Police won’t say.”  Reminds me a lot of the case of the “Otto Warmbier of Japan”, the American who went into a coma and died a month later after being arrested by Tokyo police in 2015. We still don’t know who he was or what happened to him, and I have been waiting for a response to my State Department FOIA request for 2 1/2 year now. Mainstream media are not interested in the story.

Chicago police officer sentenced to 5 years in shooting of fleeing teens. “(Marco) Proano, 42, who was convicted of excessive force for firing 16 times into a moving vehicle filled with teens in December 2013, became the first Chicago police officer in decades, if not ever, to be sentenced to federal prison for an on-duty shooting.”

Chicago police officer criticized by civilian oversight board for allegedly advocating civil war on Facebook, vilifying Muslims. Officer Brian Hansen allegedly posted “countless horrific images and posts espousing the belief that all Muslims should die.”

U.S. is one of only three countries to vote against condemning fascism at U.N. “The resolution called (for combating) the “glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”.”

Man who shut off pipeline found guilty, was not allowed to mention climate change in court. “I was disappointed and surprised by the verdict, but even more disappointed that I was not allowed a ‘necessity defense,’ and that I wasn’t allowed to talk about climate change as it related to my state of mind.”

New York’s attorney general accuses FCC of not cooperating in investigation into fake comments opposing internet neutrality. “For six months my office has been investigating who perpetrated a massive scheme to corrupt the FCC’s notice and comment process through the misuse of enormous numbers of real New Yorkers’ and other Americans’ identities…  yet the FCC has refused multiple requests for crucial evidence in its sole possession that is vital to permit that law enforcement investigation to proceed.”

More than 1/3 of women surveyed say they have been sexually harassed at work. “A survey conducted in mid-November by PBS NewsHour, NPR, and Marist found that 35 percent of women and 9 percent of men have “experienced sexual harassment or abuse from someone in the workplace”.”

Trump’s “full schedule of meetings and phone calls” apparently took place at his golf course. “Just over an hour (after the White House press office announcement that Trump would be busy working all day), the Trump motorcade set off from Mar-a-Lago, arriving at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach at 9:26 a.m.”

Many Android apps include user tracking programs. “Exodus security researchers identified 44 trackers in more than 300 apps for Google’s Android smartphone operating system.”

Republicans and Democrats reach across the aisle to enable payday lenders to evade state interest rate limits. “The bill would allow lenders to ignore state interest-rate caps by partnering with a national bank.”

RT interviews Dick Russell on JFK files. “…what happens then, the very next day that this cable arrives (at CIA headquarters, from its Mexico City office, about Oswald’s meeting at the Soviet embassy), the FBI, for some unknown reason yet, takes Oswald, removes his name, from their watch list as a ‘person of interest’.”   This is the RT that Google doesn’t want you to find.


November 24, 2017

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