In surprise verdict, despite Netanyahu’s interference, Israeli court convicts Sgt. Elor Azaria for brazen execution of unarmed, wounded Palestinian suspect….--Florida’s “stand your ground law”, written by ALEC, has led to 32% jump in gun deaths, with major racial bias in favor of white shooters
--Oakland’s rogue police department gets first female chief, Anne Kirkpatrick of Chicago Police Department, who has “led reform efforts”
--but at The Intercept, Jamie Kalvin reports that reform efforts have been weak, and face uncertainty under Trump “Justice” Dept.
--in Alabama, civil rights activists are arrested for sit-in protest at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, objecting to his nomination for Attorney General
--documentary about Don Sigelman nears completion, here’s a look at the trailer
--in major legal victory, federal judge orders Pennsylvania prisons to provide Hepatitis C medication to Mumia Abu Jamal