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PBC News & Comment: 8 Supreme Court Justices Embrace “Shoot First, Think Later”

Sonia Sotomayor is lone justice who voted against immunity for trigger-happy cop in Texas who ignored order, shot fleeing suspect…..--in Louisiana, 2 cops are charged with second-degree murder after firing at unarmed suspect and killing his 6-year-old son

--after New Orleans Appeals Court blocks Obama’s executive action on immigration, White House announces appeal to Supreme Court

--hours before Netanyahu-Obama meeting at White House, Israel announced approval of 2,200 new housing units in the occupied West Bank

--Obama appears eager to increase US military aid to Israel from $3 billion to a reported $5 billion

--Palestinian woman calls out Hillary Clinton in open letter

--Secretary of State Kerry will resume talks about Syrian war in Vienna this weekend, as US clings to fantasy it can force Assad out

--Egyptian activist and journalist Hossam Bahgat was arrested Sunday, then released on Tuesday after international protests; but the US was silent

--EU report slams Turkey for lack of press freedom, and jailing journalists

--federal judge Richard Leon says NSA phone records collection “likely violates the Constitution”, issues injunction for named plaintiffs

--election protection gurus Fitrakis and Wasserman raise questions about vote flipping in Ohio marijuana referendum

--VICE posts headline of the day “That Plan to Dump a Massive Amount of Shit Into the St. Lawrence River is Back On”

--heart attack in Madrid fells Allan Toussaint, New Orleans music legend, we close with “Southern Nights”