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PBC News & Comment: California Ends Death Penalty Indefinitely

Gov. Newsom orders moratorium on all executions while he’s in office, and shuts down the death chamber at San Quentin….–this is great news for PBC’s friend James P. Anderson, who has been on death row for 40 years and has always claimed he’s innocent

–Australian cardinal George Pell gets 6 years for molesting choir boys

–former NJ priest who was accused by more than 20 victims is found dead in his home near Las Vegas

–in second sentencing, Paul Manafort gets more prison time, now totaling about 7.5 years

–as Mueller investigation is said to be winding up, VIPS says his work is “incomplete”, and recaps Binney’s evidence of DNC leak, not hack

–transcript is released from interview with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page

–Trump ally Willis Krumholz posts list of 35 people who should be investigated for the “Russia hoax” at the Federalist Society website, but it’s “incomplete”, too

–Pelosi’s rejection of impeachment leaves us with a criminal president who will be running for re-election, and could win

–CIA is implicated in break-in and hostage taking at North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, just before the Hanoi summit

–Senators Markey and Lee renew request to put facial recognition program on hold until rules are in place

–ACLU exposes widespread use and abuse of license plate databases to monitor immigrants

–quoting 2 credible NSA whistleblowers, Nafeez Ahmed says it’s unlikely NSA has stopped collecting phone metadata, there just found another way to get it

–corporate media gatekeepers, including CNN hosts and comic Stephen Colbert, have the knives out for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard

–FBI investigation of college admissions exposes the entitlement and power of wealthy white families in the US