Video of police shooting that killed 6-year-old autistic La. boy released – CBS News

Parish investigators initially said marshals were chasing Few because of an outstanding warrant, WAFB reported.. However, WAFB checked with the Clerk of Court, the District Attorney’s Office, Marksville Police Department and City Court and did not find any outstanding warrants. Col. Mike Edmonson said so far, their investigation shows the same.   WAFB has posted the first minute and 35 seconds from the shooting. They are currently reviewing the rest of the body cam footage. Part of the video can be found below. Video may be disturbing and graphic for viewers.

Source: Video of police shooting that killed 6-year-old autistic La. boy released – CBS News

Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa : Image of the Day

A series of heavy rainstorms has brought unseasonal flooding to parts of the U.S. Midwest. According to the National Weather Service, many areas in northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin received anywhere from 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters) of rain.At 11:47 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (16:47 Universal Time) on September 26, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 satellite acquired these images of Iowa’s swollen Cedar and Wapsipinicon rivers. These false-color images use shortwave infrared light to highlight the flooding. The artificially light blue water makes it easier to see; during floods, disturbed sediment often colors rivers brown, which can make flood waters difficult to distinguish from land. Vegetation and farmland appear various shades of green.

Source: Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa : Image of the Day

1,000 scholars condemn pro-Israel blacklist site | The Electronic Intifada

More than 1,000 members of faculty have condemned a website that blacklists students and educators who criticize Israel.“We reject the McCarthyist tactics used by Canary Mission,” the scholars say in a statement initiated by students.“We urge our fellow admissions faculty, as well as university administrators, prospective employers and all others, to join us in … standing against such bullying and attempts to shut down civic engagement and freedom of speech,” the scholars add.The aim of the shadowy website, Canary Mission, is to punish students for their activism by harming their future academic and professional careers.Its anonymous administrators contact potential employers and graduate student admissions committees, claiming that the students are engaged in anti-Semitic bigotry and sympathy towards terrorism.The site is part of an increasing wave of tactics by right-wing groups on US campuses intending to silence criticism of Israel.

Source: 1,000 scholars condemn pro-Israel blacklist site | The Electronic Intifada