Thursday, July 20, 2017
Body cam video shows police officer planting drugs, attorneys say - CBS News: "Police are investigating if the officer planted the second set of drugs there or if he was recreating the discovery when his body camera was rolling.
"It's certainly a possibility that we're looking into, to see if the officers, in fact, replaced drugs that they had already discovered to document the discovery with their body-worn cameras on," said Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis." 'via Blog this'
Video Appears to Show Baltimore Police Officer Planting Drugs - The New York Times: "A Baltimore police officer has been suspended and charges against a suspected drug dealer were dropped after a body-camera recording emerged that defense lawyers said appeared to show an officer planting a bag of illicit drugs at the scene of an arrest in January." 'via Blog this'
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Senate GOP Health Bill Would Raise Out-of-Pocket Costs in Every State: "Senate Republicans are having a tough time agreeing on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. For some senators, there's at least one big red flag in the proposed bill: Out-of-pocket costs for most people in the individual marketplace would skyrocket."
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The Kodiak Kickback: the quiet payoff for an Alaska senator in the Senate health bill - Vox: "Buried in Senate Republicans’ new health care bill is a provision to throw about $1 billion at states where premiums run 75 percent higher than the national average.
Curiously, there’s just one state that meets this seemingly arbitrary designation: Alaska." 'via Blog this'
Disabled protesters dragged out of wheelchairs during healthcare protest | Metro News: "Capitol Hill Police forcibly removed the protesters from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as the Republicans were releasing their latest healthcare plan. The protesters, from disability rights organisation ADAPT, had staged a ‘die-in’ outside Mr McConnell’s office to protest the legislation, which would mean cuts to the Medicaid services." 'via Blog this'
Police Remove Disabled Protesters Outside Mitch McConnell’s Office – Mother Jones: "Chaos erupted outside the office of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Thursday, shortly after Republican leaders unveiled their closely guarded plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Capitol police were seen physically removing demonstrators, many of whom were in wheelchairs and holding medical equipment, as they chanted their disapproval of the draft legislation. “No cuts to Medicaid,” they said, while blocking hallway access from McConnell’s office." 'via Blog this'
Come on Mr. Pres this is cool!
Trump slams 'fake news' for treating son unfairly and 'distorting democracy' - POLITICO: "President Donald Trump on Sunday morning tweeted that “fake news” is treating his son unfairly for meeting with a Russian lawyer, adding that the media are “distorting democracy” in America." 'via Blog this'
Friday, July 7, 2017
+++ G20 Hamburg: clashes break out at protests - live updates +++ | News | DW | 06.07.2017: "US President .. has arrived in Germany ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg and met with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Large anti-capitalist demonstrations have already resulted in clashes with security forces."
- A major "G20: Welcome to Hell" protest by anti-globalization activists began in Hamburg as the port city started welcoming leaders of the Group of 20 top industrial and developing economies.
- Demonstrators have promised massive protests against three of the more contentious leaders - US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 'via Blog this'