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PBC News & Comment: Tables Turned on Planned Parenthood’s Attackers

Grand jury in Houston set up to indict Planned Parenthood clears the organization, and issues surprise charges against con artists…..–unlike similar attempt to frame ACORN in 2010, many Dems fought for Planned Parenthood as GOP orchestrated attacks for election year consumption

–President Obama and Supreme Court both embrace protections for teen convicts, banning solitary confinement, life sentences can be appealed

–Center for Constitutional Rights wins victory for adult California prisoners who were subjected to long-term isolation

–recent police killing of 19-year-old Chicago man followed three 911 calls that were rudely handled

–in Miami, jailers are accused of locking mentally ill prisoner in scalding shower for 2 hours, but post-mortem blames his death on other factors

–new insider attack in Afghanistan, as policeman drugs 10 others officers, then shoots them dead, another failure of US training programs

–desperate local officials in Afghanistan who tried to get Kabul’s attention via Facebook are fired

–Israel grabs another 380 acres of Palestinian land in Jordan Valley as American ambassador is pilloried for stating the truth about Israel’s double standards

–markets continue to slide due to collapse of oil market; prices not expected to rise much in 2016

–in latest tax inversion scheme, US-based Johnson controls will merge with Tyco to avoid US taxes; Johnson got government bailout in 2008

–Bobby Gates, Bush loyalist and Obama defense secretary, slams GOP candidates on foreign policy, jokes he will move to Canada if Trump elected

–in open leter, decorated marine slams Sarah Palin for claiming son Track has combat-related PTSD and it’s Obama’s fault

–hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury convicted in sexual harassment case, ordered to pay $900,000

–34 years ago this week, your humble host helped launch KRQR-FM, The Rocker in San Francisco