Texas Tribune – by Jonathan Silver
Almost 7,000 individuals in Texas have died while in police custody or behind bars over the past 10 years, according to an online report released Wednesday by a University of Texas at Austin research institute. Nearly 2,000 people who died had not been convicted of a crime, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis data shows.
“We can’t have an informed conversation about who’s dying at the hands of police or who’s dying in jails if we don’t literally know who’s dying and how they’re dying,” said Amanda Woog, a postdoctoral fellow at the institute. “I think this information can help us get to the bottom causes of mortality in the criminal justice system and with that lead us to solutions.” Continue reading
On Wednesday, Mosby announced that charges against three officers still facing trial were being dropped. Mosby gave only a statement, but had to leave without taking questions because five of the officers in the case have filed lawsuits against her. Continue reading
PC World – by Ian Paul
Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits over the company’s questionable Windows 10 upgrade tactics. Both suits are seeking class-action status.
The first suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Florida. It alleges that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade prompts “violated laws governing unsolicited electronic advertisements,” as reported by The Seattle Times. The suit also says Microsoft’s tactics are against the Federal Trade Commission’s rules on deceptive and unfair practices. Continue reading
Natural News – by Jennifer Lea Reynolds
Over 3,000 boxes of cotton-based panty liners have been pulled off the shelves in Canada and France, after findings that they contained glyphosate, the active – and cancer-causing – ingredient inMonsanto’s Roundup. Italian manufacturer Corman made the decision to pull the Organyc brand upon the discovery that the chemical was detected in five of 11 feminine hygiene products that were analyzed. The decision to remove items from shelves also involved Organyc brand tampons as well. Continue reading
The authorities in El Salvador have announced a series of raids against one of the country’s most powerful street gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).
Five leaders of the gang have been arrested, the attorney general said, including the finance chief. Continue reading
A young Arkie goes off to college. Half way throughthe semester, having foolishly squandered all of his money on his girlfriend, he calls home.
“Dad,” he says, “You won’t believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here at Hendrix that will teach our dog, Ole’ Blue how to talk!” Continue reading
SoftPedia – by Catalin Cimpanu
A six-month investigation of 17 popular Dark Web and Deep Web hacking and cyber-crime marketplaces has revealed what are today’s most popular illegal products exchanged on these portals.
The study, carried out by Ericsson Marin, Ahmad Diab and Paulo Shakarian from Arizona State University, involved scraping these 17 websites at different times, in order to create a portfolio of the products sold on the sites. Continue reading
The Anti-Media – by Darius Shahtahmasebi
Aspiring mass murderers will be happy to learn they no longer have to waste time on the child’s play that is firing into an open crowd at the risk of receiving a bullet to the head. One can now apply for a scholarship to China to learn from the experts themselves.
Well, kind of.
The Schwarzman Scholars Program is a new master’s program at Tsinghua University, China that seeks to “educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world.” Continue reading
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Archive: TWFTT 7-28-16
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
The reason Ford stock is plunging this morning is not so much the company’s earnings miss, when the US auto giant reported Q2 EPS of $0.52, below the $0.60 expected, but because in some startling language, CEO Mark Fields laid out a very gloomy picture of the future.
As the company reported in its press release, it told investors to “expect another strong year of results, and Ford committed to full year guidance of company pretax profit and operating margin equal to or better than last year;however, company now sees risks challenging achieving guidance. Entire Ford team working to mitigate the risks.” Continue reading
The Organic Prepper
It’s summer time! School is out, you may have time off work, and everything just feels a bit more relaxed without the usual hustle and bustle. Now is the time to really give your kids something to write about in the inevitable “What I Did Last Summer” essay when school starts back up.
Bonus! It’s also the perfect time of year to brush up on some of your skills with prepper summer vacation activities. Not only is it a fun way to pass the time, most of these activities are frugal too. Continue reading
Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist
Vallejo, CA — It is an undisputed fact — cops shoot dogs. What’s more, cops often respond to the wrong address to serve a warrant or to investigate a complaint, and end up shooting an entirely innocent person’s dog. On Tuesday, officers with the Vallejo Police Department went to an innocent couple’s home and shot their dog right in front of them.
Officers were not only unapologetic after putting two rounds in Samantha Melo and her boyfriend Manuel Trujillo’s beloved dog Rambo, but they ridiculed the couple for grieving. Continue reading
A Connecticut man already in custody after large quantities of firearms and ammunition were seized from his home was indicted on charges he made online threats to kill or injure people, including Jews, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.
Kendall Sullivan, 50, of Stamford, was charged on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with three counts of making threatening communications online, each punishable by up to five years in prison. Continue reading
Personal Liberty – by Sam Rolley
Anti-2nd Amendment crusaders in Washington State and Oregon are looking to pass California-style gun control legislation with the goal of forming a “West Coast Wall” of draconian anti-firearm along the Pacific coast.
The effort is being spearheaded by the anti-2nd Amendment groups Washington CeaseFire and Ceasefire Oregon, both of which have lobbied heavily for stronger state and federal firearm laws for decades. Continue reading