Saturday, September 22, 2018
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South Carolina: Two women from mental health facility drown in flood during transport by...

“There are a lot of questions remaining about why this had to occur then, why there couldn’t have been some sort of an emergency delay.”

Former top aide to NY Gov. Cuomo sentenced to 6yrs in prison

Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not been charged in the case, his administration has taken official state action to benefit large companies that paid bribes to his former top aide.
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South Carolina prisoners were left in cells as Florence descended. Why weren’t they evacuated?

Prisoners were instead put to work behind bars making sandbags to prepare for the storm’s arrival.

Does #MeToo have the power to take down a Supreme Court nominee?

It comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and 27 years after another dramatic showdown over sexual harassment allegations against another conservative Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 20

Lawsuit filed against officers for false arrest, mosquitoes could spread microplastics, Feds pledge more funds to target violence against Native American women, and more.

Justice Department inspector general to investigate DEA program linked to massacres in Mexico

The inquiry stems from stories by ProPublica that showed the DEA’s vetted unit in the country has had a history of leaking sensitive information to drug traffickers.

Lawsuit filed against former police chief and officers for false arrest

“Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano’s actions were intended to give his community a false sense of security and were a betrayal of his oath to protect the residents of Biscayne Park and all the people of Miami-Dade County.”

Four Black female judges use their courtrooms to break the school-to-prison pipeline

Criminal justice is not the only focus of the program. The judges discuss making healthy life choices and maintaining a positive image.

Socialism is not a dirty word

Capitalism is a system which in reality centralizes power in the hands of a small few; socialism rejects that political system and seeks to bring about a political and economic order which ends the exploitation and abuses of power.

An international court is investigating the US and UK’s mass expulsion of Indigenous Islanders

Long ignored by the media, the people of Chagos struggle relentlessly to reclaim islands that the U.S. and U.K. stole for a military base.