Thursday, April 9, 2020

Walmart was almost charged criminally over opioids. Trump appointees killed the indictment.

For almost two years, federal prosecutors been investigating the opioid dispensing practices of Walmart, the largest company in the world, until they faced a major obstacle: top Trump appointees at the Department of Justice.

Political fundraiser admits to bribing LA City Councilmember

The Councilmember reportedly agreed to help the developer’s real estate project in exchange for a $500,000 bribe.
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NYPD cops caught on video planting drugs again

The both currently remain on patrol with no criminal charges against them.

It’s vitally important for media to get facts right in a life-or-death crisis

It’s so vital to provide accurate information, particularly about the outbreak’s growth, and especially when you are an outlet that officials and opinion-shapers are likely to look to for guidance when making decisions and recommendations about the drastic measures needed to halt the coronavirus.

New Zealand Parliament votes to decriminalize abortion care

“From now abortions will be rightly treated as a health issue. The previous law required a woman seeking an abortion to go through many hoops.”

Former California Congressman sentenced to prison for stealing campaign funds

“The FBI is committed to investigate public officials who abuse the public trust and use their office to commit illegal acts.”

US internet bill is a sneak attack on encryption while public focuses on coronavirus

While fighting for and focusing on reducing child exploitation is something of great importance, the EARN IT Act is an undeniable attack on encryption and will affect how companies operate and potentially your privacy.

3 police officers indicted for using excessive force and attempted cover-up

Three Indiana police officers were recently indicted on 12 counts—one of the officers is the former police chief’s son.

Former City Council president indicted on fraud, bribery, and extortion charges

If convicted of all charges, Tamaya Dennard could face a maximum sentence of 50 years in federal prison.

Judge orders Chelsea Manning’s immediate release from jail

Manning’s legal team: “Needless to say we are relieved and ask that you respect her privacy while she gets on her feet.”