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A brief review of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, commentary by Dan Rather, a review of the movies “Detroit” and “Whose Streets?” and official trailer of the movie “Whose Streets?”

Source: Perspectives: New Yorker — “Detroit” and “Whose Streets?” (Official Trailer Preview)

 

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In the United States, police officers use lethal force more than in other countries. There’s an epidemic of police killings. In some jurisdictions of the United States shooting to kill is accepted police practice. However, every state fails to comply with international standards for use of lethal force.

Source: Perspectives: Militarization and police violence: The case of the 1033 program

 

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A particularly good article regarding the disregard for the First Amendment to our Constitution points out that under President Trump more and more states are making unconstitutional laws to criminalize dissent.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Lawmakers across the US are finding ways to turn protesting into a crime

 

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On Friday “in Minneapolis, another police officer was found not guilty in the killing of another black man. Philando Castile’s girlfriend, with him at the time, said he had been shot as he reached for his identification. Defense lawyers said the police officer believed Castile was reaching for his gun.”

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits

 

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“Remember 2008? Lots of regulations were put into place to make sure that doesn’t happen again. But the banking lobby doesn’t like Dodd-Frank, and remarkably, neither does the GOP.” — News And Guts

Source: Perspectives: Vanity Fair — While Everyone Was Obsessing Over Comey, Republicans Passed A Bill To Kill Dodd-Frank

 

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us-forces-syria“Hundreds of US marines have arrived in Syria armed with heavy artillery in preparation for an assault on Isis’ de-facto capital of Raqqa.

“A spokesperson for US Central Command told The Independent a Marine Corps artillery unit would provide ‘greater agility to enable and expedite our Syrian partnered forces defeat of Isis in Raqqa’”.

 

Source: The Independent: US marines sent to Syria to help assault on Isis’ Raqqa stronghold

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The president is planning a budget that prioritizes the military and other public safety requirements, with cuts to most federal agencies.

Source: Perspectives: New York Times: Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

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