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PBC News & Comment: San Francisco Mayor Finally Fires Police Chief

Yesterday’s police killing of unarmed black woman leads mayor to fire embattled police chief, Greg Suhr, massive reforms needed….–there were 21 officer-involved fatal shootings in 5 years, local protesters—though somewhat erratic—kept pressure on

–latest cop killing on video shows taser death of man who was having drug-induced mental breakdown in Georgia

–California voters will likely face dueling ballot measures: one would speed up death penalty process, the other would abolish it

–in runup to June 7 primary, 850,000 new voters have registered—mostly young people—and 600,000 re-registered

NY Times releases new poll showing Clinton leading Trump by 6 points, and mentions that Sanders beats Trump by 13

–in The Guardian, Thomas Frank slams the idea of putting Bill Clinton in charge of the economy

–Rachel Maddow covered the prospect of a third party run last night, focusing on Libertarians, not Greens

–in House, Republicans switched votes to reject LGBT protections in favor of phony “religious liberty” lingo that enables discrimination

–in Oklahoma, state senate passes clearly unconstitutional bill that makes abortion a felony for doctors, but pro-life governor vetoes it

–in Texas, federal judge who ruled against Obama’s immigration moves goes ballistic, accuses Justice Dept lawyers of lying to him

–at ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser blasts the judge’s statements

–our listener, whistleblower Joe Carson, supports the judge and argues that DOJ lawyers were pressured to lie to the judge

–women who reported sex crimes in the military face reprisals, discharge

–debris from downed Egypt airliner found, but Clinton and Trump were calling it terrorism before any evidence was found

–Syrian refugee wins appeal of Greek deportation order to Turkey, as Ai Weiwei deplores the immoral agreement to block refugees from Europe