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Charlottesville Police Called Off When Violence Began: “We’re Leaving, It’s Too Dangerous”
iBankCoin | Fox News reporter Doug McKelway was in attendance during yesterday’s deadly events in Charlottesville, VA, where he reported that the police were called off as soon as things started turning violent. “But when the tear...
NYTimes: 'Police waited to intervene' in Charlottesville
Rodney Dunning
NYTimes | Suddenly, people were throwing water bottles, some filled with urine. Some used pepper spray; from his perch on the sixth floor, Mr. Moran saw smoke bombs being thrown. People started clubbing one another. The clergy...
News Outlet Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What They Found.
Spy Planes
BuzzFeed | A secret spy plane operated by the US Marshals hunted drug cartel kingpins in Mexico. A military contractor that tracks terrorists in Africa is also flying surveillance aircraft over US cities. In two stories published...
Police Push Tracking for Civilian Drones
Police Drones
Bloomberg | At a recent apartment blaze in Oakland, California, a sheriff deputy directing firefighters with a drone-mounted video camera encountered a new hazard: a civilian quad copter that buzzed onto the scene. "It’s happened...
ICE Doesn’t Have to Pay Damages to U.S. Citizen It Detained for Three Years (!), Court Rules
ICE
Slate | This is the story of Davino Watson—a U.S. citizen—via NPR: Immigration and Customs Enforcement kept Watson imprisoned as a deportable alien for nearly 3 1/2 years. Then it released Watson, who was from New York, in...
Virginia receives request for a September rally at the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond
Robert E Lee
Richmond.com | A Confederate heritage organization has asked the state for permission to gather Sept. 16 at Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument. The rally would come roughly a month after Saturday’s white nationalist protest...
“Black Sky Event”: Feds Preparing For Widespread Power Outages Across U.S.
Power Grid
Infowars.com | Federal government agencies are preparing for the possibility of “widespread power outages” across the U.S. as a result of a “black sky” event that could “bring society to its knees”. An exercise sponsored by FEMA and...
How Do Chicago Police Treat Mental Health? With SWAT Raids
SWAT
TheIntercept | On a balmy day in February, Jedidiah Brown drove onto a busy expressway in the heart of Chicago, firearm in tow, with the intention of killing himself. The South Side activist, now 30 years old, sat in his parked car...
Boss tells state workers: Kick ICE out of California labor offices
California
SabBee | California’s top labor law enforcer wants federal immigration agents to stay away from offices where state investigators weigh claims about underpaid employees and workplace retaliation. Labor Commissioner Julie Su last...
Baltimore Cops Keep Accidentally Recording Themselves Planting Drugs on People
TheAntiMedia | Insley plans to sue the police department to seek justice for Collins, 35, who was pulled over on November 29, 2016, when police say they observed what looked like a drug deal involving the passenger of her vehicle,...
Chicago Killings on Pace to Exceed 2016, One of the City's Bloodiest in Decades
Chicago Police
NBCChicago | With 74 people killed in July alone, Chicago has reached more than 400 homicides for the year so far, a number that keeps the city on track to outpace 2016, one of the bloodiest years recorded in decades.  According to...
California deputy attorney general is charged over child porn
California
DailyMail.co.uk | A California deputy attorney general has been charged in San Diego with possession of child pornography. Raymond Joseph Liddy, 53, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, was released on $100,000 bond and placed on house arrest...
New York Cracks Down on Unlicensed Dog Walkers
Dogs
ActivistPost | The New York Health Department is cracking down on independent dog walkers and using an outdated law to prevent them from doing business. The recent conflict has been brought about by the popularity of a new dog walking...
First Batch of JFK Assassination Records Released
Archive.gov | The National Archives and Records Administration is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in...
Trump urged Mexican president to end his public defiance on border wall, transcript reveals
Border Wall
WashingtonPost | President Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his campaign. But in his first White House call with Mexico’s president, Trump described his vow to...
Trump to Announce Legal Immigration Overhaul
Donald Trump
WeeklyStandard | Two conservative senators will appear alongside President Trump at the White House Wednesday to announce a new version of their bill to restrict and reform legal immigration. Arkansas’s Tom Cotton and Georgia’s David...
Fake Police Department Fooled Pentagon Into Giving Them $1.2 Million Worth Of Weapons
Summit County
CopBlock | A government watchdog group that posed as fake cops and set up a fake police department were able to acquire $1.2 million worth of military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense, a report reveals. Since 1997,...
TSA will begin screening all electronics bigger than a cell phone at airports
TSA
NBC4 | WASHINGTON (WCMH) — The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that travelers will have to place all electronics larger than a cell phone into X-ray bins at airports. The TSA had been testing these...