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PBC News & Comment: Mysterious Death and Murder in Flint

TV cameras and politicians have moved on, as Flint water crisis leads to murder, unexplained death and surveillance of Michiganders….--one of the first residents to sue over lead poisoning of her baby, Sasha Bell, was found murdered last week, along with a friend or roommate

--on April 16, a foreman at the Flint water works who had been interviewed by investigators was found dead at home, no explanation so far

--angry Michigan man who advocated civil unrest in Facebook post is arrested, exposing social media surveillance by Michigan State Police

--the Clinton campaign’s internet trolls are being exposed, today by columnist in NY Daily News

--5 of 15 remaining primaries, led by Pennsylvania vote today as labor unions launch anti-Trump campaign

--UAW, which represents University of California employees, sees internal dispute over endorsement of BDS movement against Israeli policies

--California voters got to see first, and last, debate among top 5 of 34 candidates, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez are the leaders

--federal judge in North Carolina upholds voter ID law

--lawyers for Ammon Bundy seek to dismiss charges for Malheur occupation, claiming federal government has no jurisdiction over public lands

--FBI investigation of FBI agents rules that it was OK to kill unarmed man who was fleeing, but not OK to shoot at his tires

--federal judge rules against FBI entrapment of child porn site users over technical issue

--ex-CIA officer Sabrina Desouza will be extradited to Italy on May 4 to face charges in bungled kidnap in Milan in 2003

--top spook and proven perjurer James Clapper blames Snowden revelations for accelerating pace of encryption

--in fascinating report, The Intercept details Google’s special access to Obama White House, 427 total through October 2015

--Cleveland agrees to pay $6 million to family of Tamir Rice, but his killer cop will not be charged