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PBC News & Comment: American Cops Out of Control

As the cop who killed Walter Scott is indicted, cop in Dallas suburb goes out of control, online video shows…

--Sen. Boxer introduces bill to require data collection of shootings by police

--HBO’s John Oliver highlights abuses of poor Americans who can’t make bail on minor, frivolous charges as 22-year-old Bronx man kills himself following 3 years uncharged at Rikers

--California state Judicial Council bans bail requirement to challenge traffic tickets, which has led to millions of suspended licenses

--FBI surveillance of possible Keyston protesters leads to ongoing harassment even though investigation was “closed”

--Lengthy investigative report in Sunday NY Times details the transition of Seal Team 6 to assassination squad

--US claims that Delta Force commando raid in Syria grabbed critical intel on IS

--oops, US warplanes strike Iraqi army base in Fallujah, killing 6

--voters in Turkey reject Erdogan’s power expansion in parliamentary voting

----NY Times, goes deeper on Hastert’s lobbying, need for a cash, but still omits Turkey connections

--American reporter Jason Rezaian gets another court hearing in Tehran

--US Supreme Court backs Obama on Israeli passport issue