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PBC News & Comment: Police Reform Must Include End To FBI Sting Operations Targeting Muslims

Hundreds of Muslim Americans are imprisoned for long terms from misguided FBI frame-ups that involve paid informants and concocted crimes…--read Nobihah Maqbool’s article here

--San Francisco school board pulls cops off school campuses

--Oakland approves shifts and cuts, reducing police budget by $14 million

--The Guardian reviews police reforms in Camden and Newark, NJ, results are mixed

--in killing of Ahmaud Arbery, father son, and friend who shot video are all indicted

--NY cop who used chokehold in Rockaway 5 days ago is arrested and charged

--in separate incident on the same day, man with bipolar disorder dies after being tased multiple times

--in Michigan juvenile lockup, teen who threw a sandwich dies after being asphyxiated during restraints by staff

--3 Tucson cops resign after video shows they restrained Latino man who died of cardiac arrest; police chief also offers to resign

--with little fanfare, The Dixie Chicks drop “Dixie” from their name

--in fresh, in-depth interview, international human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik talks about “right to protect” rationalization for war

--US government expands the scope of some charges against Julian Assange, read Kevin Gosztola’s report here

--in 7-2 decision, SCOTUS denies habeas corpus appeal by Sri Lankan refugee

--federal court judge blocks deportation of Honduran boy who argues asylum is being denied due to Covid

--our daily Covid-19 report, compiled by Linda Lewis

--new report shows that Hannity viewers on Fox ‘News” were slow to respond to Covid threat

--heat wave in Siberia sets new records

--in Louisiana, anti-plastics activists are overcharged for “terrorizing” exec of plastic polluter

--in Britain, Labour Party leader is sacked after false charge of anti-Semitism

--in saber-rattling move, US destroyer patrols near Venezuela

--Pentagon boss Mark Esper treads fine line after rejecting Trump’s call to put troops on the streets

--at ConsortiumNews, Pepe Escobar offers colorful context and commentary on China-India border dispute