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PBC News & Comment: Executions by Police Enabled by Impunity

Comments from Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend and new investigation of the 1-way shootout of Michael Reinoehl show deadly abuse of authority…--Kenneth Walker gives detailed interview about the midnight police raid that left Breonna dead

--NY Times investigation clearly shows that US Marshals shot and killed Portland shooting suspect Reinoehl without warning or warrant

--in Portland, 3 new lawsuits accuse cops of punitive assaults on peaceful protesters

--Amy Coney Barrett’s rulings show she’s strongly pro-police, says Nathan Robinson

--Michigan Sen. Gary Peters shares personal story about abortion, and we play comments from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

--David Sirota reveals that Barrett’s father was a lawyer for Shell, New Yorker columnist John Cassidy says the hearings are “enlightening sham” and The Intercept’s Ryan Grim says Barrett is a liar

--the 8-member Supreme Court overturned lower court, shutting down the Census count early

--Facebook says it’s not a publisher, but is limiting visibility of posts related to Hunter Biden

--ConsortiumNews sues Canadian TV network for false claims that CN is Russian controlled

--Trump’s “Obamagate” claims deflate as Barr is unable to find wrongdoing in “unmasking” of Mike Flynn’s intercepted phone calls

--Jason Leopold’s demand for Russiagate documents is rebuffed, as Justice Dept says Trump’s tweets don’t declassify documents

--no bottom yet: Trump tweets photoshopped image of Biden in wheelchair

--WashPost obtains video of Trump allies colluding to suppress the vote

--under cover of banking reform, Philippines pursues new ID system that will include Covid status

--Facebook and YouTube are censoring critics of Covid vaccine process

--our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

--Kevin Gosztola reports on whistleblower who quit meatpacking plant over Covid testing cutback

--PBS and Reveal report on Amazon’s coverup of growing worker injuries at its warehouses