Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tag: Crime

Trump’s ultimate crime: Defiling our vital story line

The only way we resurrect our positive story is to incinerate this fake one, to reject hatred and racism, white nationalism and smug, tribal complacency. That targets Trump and Republicanism.

‘This must end. Now.:’ 8-year-old boy dies in US border patrol...

"A reminder that, yes, this is who the U.S. is. The U.S. is a country that murders children both directly and indirectly in a myriad of ways."

The Laquan McDonald shooting keeps exposing critical flaws in Illinois’ Freedom...

After Chicago officials denied records requests from the police shooting, the attorney general’s office did little to push the city to make documents public.

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in federal prison

“My weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump, and I was weak for not having the strength to question and to refuse his demands.”

Police Chief forced to resign amid multiple controversies

“The Mayor contacted me and stated that he wanted me to resign. So, with that said, I want to let all of you know that I will be leaving.”

Justice Department charges 4 men in Panama Papers scandal

“Today we announce the indictment of four individuals who allegedly defrauded the U.S. government through a large scale, intercontinental money laundering and wire fraud scheme, associated with Mossack Fonseca and its affiliates."

With Trump’s Justice Department retreating, who will now police the police?

The Department of Justice is moving away from taking on abuses by local law enforcement. This is what that means for Elkhart, Indiana.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

"I am pleading guilty because I am in fact guilty of the offense identified in this Agreement.”

Police Chief suspended after video reveals officers beating handcuffed man

Elkhart Police Chief Ed Windbigler was suspended for failing to promptly notify the mayor of the assault and “understating the severity of the incident” to the Police Merit Commission, a civilian oversight board.

New study reveals lack of media attention in missing and murdered...

“The report confirms that the United States faces a crisis when it comes to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, and the lack of accurate data and appropriate media coverage has played a crucial role in the epidemic.”

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Exxon wins New York climate fraud lawsuit

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gasses in the production of its fossil fuel products."

Warren vs. Buttigieg clash offers contrast with Bernie’s consistency

he finger-pointing by Warren and Buttigieg over their histories has helped showcase the one front runner whose history is consistent and progressive.

Nestlé’s go at privatizing town water shot down by Michigan appeals court

"Allowing a corporation to bottle our water just to sell it back to us is hardly an 'essential service.'"

Most Americans support phasing out fossil fuels. Isn’t that worth a headline?

Polls aren’t always trustworthy. But to the extent that they reveal public opinions, this one shows large majorities of Americans want serious governmental action on climate change.