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PBC News & Comment: FBI Director Blames Citizen Videos For Crime

FBI boss James Comey repeats ridiculous claim that citizen video of bad cops is keeping good cops from fighting crime….
--latest incident captured on video: cops beat the crap out of unarmed man after interstate high speed chase
--in overhyped photo op, Trump meets with Speaker Ryan, happytweets
--Trump now says he won’t release tax returns, provoking unusual criticism from other Repubs, as Sanders’s unkept pledge is not stressed
--SF Chronicle’s conservative columnist Debra J Saunders asked Sanders about Hillary’s emails, but he won’t bite….and that’s a mistake
--Politico reports that Sanders allies propose to build long-term movement after primaries
--Michael Ratner, who fought tirelessly for our rights at Center for Constitutional rights, dies at 72
--good move by a lame duck: new rules to reduce methane leaks from oil & gas wells
--bad moves by lame duck: Kissinger is honored at Pentagon, and missile defense charade is being built in Europe
--dramatic all-nighter in Brasilia results in impeachment of President Rousseff, as expected
--Medea Benjamin of CodePink observes 10 ways Israel is just like Saudi Arabia
--9/11 Commission member John Lehman demands release of 28 pages, says there’s “clear evidence” of Saudi support for 9/11 plotters
--at Guantanamo, defense lawyers claim that tribunal judge has allowed destruction of evidence that’s considered favorable to the defense in a sneaky process
--at Truthout, Gareth Porter reports that Syria cease-fire unraveled after US failed to keep pledge regarding Nusra front
--JFK “conspiracy theorist” Mark Lane dies at 89