Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… criminal justice system in this way … the President is on very tenuous ground here,” Ben-Veniste told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday. The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences. Trump and his aides may well end up in the clear, but months of recriminations ahead will further polarize the capital and cast a shadow over his administration, which is already struggling for traction after a tumultuous first five months. If Mueller decides there is a case to answer …

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Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

June 17, 2017

… chanted No justice, no peace, prosecute the police, Hands up, dont shoot, and, later, Yanez, guilty! as they marched down University Avenue in Saint Paul, according to local reporters. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCredi Response Reseller Credi Response is a SAAS that lets you send an automated response to anyone who comments on your Facebook fan page post.Youzign Monthly Youzign is the ultimate graphic software for marketers. Create Facebook, Twitter, Youtube …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… resumes it will do so at one of the most contentious Washington moments in years. A new president, barely in office five months, could soon be under investigation by a special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice — and is furious about it. Should the investigation produce an impeachment drama, the nation will embark on the most traumatic national political process possible considering whether to remove an elected President before his time. However that ends, it will leave …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

… intention to do so.” Can the President indeed fire the special counsel? The simple answer is that he most certainly can but only through the justice Department chain of command — and the political cost would be great. Join us on Twitter and Facebook A true claim of a Comey “conflict of interest” would require proof that Mueller and Comey had a longstanding personal friendship that would clearly impede the impartiality of the special counsel. The public record …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging, draining, grating process. Maher: I …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… loyalty and that Comey drop his Flynn investigation ultimately led to Comey’s firing. RELATED: Do Comey’s new revelations show obstruction of justice? “Congress must now determine whether the Director’s refusal to do either — or any other motivation to interfere with or obstruct any part of the Russia investigation — led ultimately to Comey’s firing,” Schiff said in a statement. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richad Burr, who has taken a …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director nominee who would serve …

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5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the justice Department’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Media Marketing Agency YES, I’d like to join the Social Media Marketing Agency Program, …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nations highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… said he didnt remember those dates and that they had no significance to him. Nearly four years went by before Dekraai and the court learned of the logs existence. Mike Blake / Reuters Special Handling Deputies May Have Destroyed Evidence It became illegal to destroy Orange County jail records in 2009, when the U.S. Department of justice began an investigation. Yet some deputies, in their log entries from 2009 and after, make references to destroying records in the jail. In separate log …

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Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… Pacemaker Image caption Police and paramedics the scene of Sunday afternoon’s shooting Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said the Bangor community would be “deeply shocked” by this murder. “To shoot someone in a busy supermarket car park in sight of children and shoppers shows a brutality and recklessness that will not be tolerated,” he said. “The PSNI are doing all they can to bring to justice anyone involved.” Related Topics James …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

… social justice. As a high school student in 2013, Fletcher won the Verselandia poetry slam with work that included a poem condemning anti-Muslim hate. Right-wing extremism on the rise New America Foundation As tributes to the men poured in over the weekend, politicians, including President Trump, were slow to respond. At the same time that Islamaphobic attacks are on the rise in the U.S., with at least 385 documented instances in 2016 alone,attacks by perpetrators who are white, …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… elected district attorneys looking to reform criminal sentencing laws and police departments. As criminal justice reporter Radley Balko : In a few places, such as Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston, the new DAs were elected specifically after campaigning on policing issues, or in response to a past incumbents inattention to police abuse. If this bill passes, a U.S. attorney more sympathetic to law enforcement could thwart those efforts by, for example, charging a high-profile victim of police …

May 27, 2017
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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

… statement to HuffPost. Ben & Jerrys has a long and proud history of commitment to social justice, including LGBTQI rights and marriage equality. This commitment is grounded in our companys core values and an unshakable belief that everyone deserves full and equal civil rights. Courtesy of Ben Jerrys Ben & Jerrys aims to have all messages from customers delivered before the final parliamentary session of the seasonon June 13th. …

May 27, 2017
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Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …

May 26, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… in an emotional interview with his wife and justice League producer Deborah Snyder. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, Ive come to the realization, he continued. Ive decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. Im having a hard time. Snyder, who is also father to seven other children and step-kids, never intended …

May 24, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Trump presses Turkey’s Erdogan to release jailed US pastor

(CNN)US President Donald Trump raised the issue of a US pastor imprisoned in Turkey three times during a meeting with the Turkish president Tuesday, according to the American Center for Law and justice (ACLJ). The White House confirmed Trump had raised the subject of Brunson during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office in January. “President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson …

May 17, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Cummings: Trump has stepped over the line Is this the smoking gun? Comey documented Trump convos “It’s crazy,” senator whispers What is obstruction of justice? Given the stakes, it now appears certain that Comey will be called out of his premature retirement to testify before Congress about the memo. He would be grilled on what Trump actually said in their Oval Office meeting on …

May 17, 2017
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