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PBC News & Comment: Obama Goes to Prison

Obama’s lame-duck efforts to reform criminal justice are welcome, and a good start; he needs to lead Congress, not follow…..

--Restorative Justice International is mentioned, their website is here

--daily diet of videos of abusive cops: Colorado jail scene, LA cops killing unarmed man 2 years ago, now Sandra Bland's "suicide" in Texas jail

--Chattanooga shooting suspect spent time in Jordan last year, but FBI says no direct ties to terror groups, and no FBI informant in the case

--clearly insane James Holmes is convicted of murder in Batman movie killings

--in Wisconsin, partisan supreme court blocks investigation into Gov. Walker’s 2012 campaign violations, indication of big money free-for-all in 2016

--federal judge rules in favor of government withholding documents on targeted drone killings of Americans

--same tactics used in takedown of ACORN are deployed against Planned Parenthood in phony fetal tissue scandal

--US agrees with other nations to stop fishing in the Arctic, but not oil drilling

--one year after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, US has never proved its assertion that Russian-backed fighters were responsible

--five years after Israel attacked Mavi Marmara, unusual move by International Criminal Court orders prosecutor to take another look

--as our roads and bridges crumble, Congress refuses to raise gas tax and some propose low tax on offshore corporate profits to fill potholes