An 18-Year-Old Said She Was Raped While In Police Custody. The Officers Say She Consented.

An 18-Year-Old Said She Was Raped While In Police Custody. The Officers Say She Consented.:

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“When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.“

One of 35..

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Marco Rubio refuses to say he won’t take NRA money in heated town hall – live

Father of Florida victim calls responses by Marco Rubio and Trump to mass shooting ‘pathetically weak’ at combative CNN event

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Rubio says that on Monday politicians could unanimously take action on background checks. He believes there is a majority to restrict bump stocks in the Senate.

He says he worries that the national attention span is short; we can’t allow that to happen here, he adds.

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Chris Grady, a senior who recently enlisted in the army, is speaking now to Senator Rubio: “We might not see eye to eye on a lot of these issues, but we need you and your colleagues on both sides to come together with us and find compromise…”

He asks about large-capacity magazine: “Would you agree that there is no place in our society for large-capacity magazines?”

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Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed

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Traditional scale used goes only to five but strength and intensity of storms is increasing, says scientists

The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists questioning whether a new classification needs to be created: a category-six storm.

The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale currently runs in severity from one to five, with five describing near-total destruction.

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‘I hear you’ – Trump uses cue card to remind him to listen to shooting survivors

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The US president was pictured holding a briefing note that appeared to be a reminder for him to show empathy to school shooting survivors visiting the White House

Briefing notes captured by photographers at US president Donald Trump’s White House listening session with survivors of gun violence show that he needed to be reminded to say “I hear you”.

Related: Trump’s solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

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Armed guard at Florida high school failed to enter building and stop shooter | US news | The Guardian

Source: Armed guard at Florida high school failed to enter building and stop shooter | US news | The Guardian

The armed deputy who was on campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school when a gunman massacred 17 people stood outside the building as it occurred and did not go in to engage the shooter, the Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, said on Thursday.

Deputy Scott Peterson, who was the school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, resigned from the department on Thursday after being told he would be suspended, Israel said.

“Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing…”

“Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They pervert, deform and dismantle systems of power to serve their immediate interests, squandering the future for short-term personal gain. “The true forms of government, therefore, are those in which the one, or the few, or the many, govern with a view to the common interest; but governments that rule with a view to the private interest, whether of the one, of the few or of the many, are perversions,” Aristotle wrote. The classicist Peter L.P. Simpson calls these perversions the “sophistry of oligarchs,” meaning that once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed. The late stage of every civilization is characterized by the sophistry of oligarchs, who ravage the decaying carcass of the state.”

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs (via azspot)

Trump admin continues erasing what originally made America great. Now, it’s removing “nation of immigrants” from USCIS Mission Statement

Old USCIS Mission Statement

USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

New #TraitorTrump #RacistTrump USCIS Mission Statement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.

LatinaLista — When Trump was proclaimed the winner of the 2016 presidential election, it didn’t just send shock waves throughout the nation. It chilled most to the bone because they had seen the kind of people he stocked his campaign with, (the same who are now under indictment/investigation by Mueller), and knew their intent of dismantling the government, disavowing scientific facts and their misplaced sense of white superiority.

Week by week, since the inauguration, the Trump administration has attacked the elements of our international standing that many felt strengthened our nation and made it a 21st Century leader. Systematically, this administration has done everything to weaken our international stature, roll back the gains for civil and environmental rights and plunge us deeper into debt, awarding money to the wealthiest while cutting much needed social service programs.

However, even with all the attacks waged by this administration on our nation’s immigration system, it was (naively) believed that some things would remain sacred. Namely, our pride in being a nation of immigrants.

This administration never ceases to appall us.

As of today, the statement that is universally recognized as being synonymous with the United States — “a nation of immigrants” — has been removed from the one government agency whose mission is immigration.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created a new Mission Statement, without the iconic phrase.

The USCIS’ Chief of Media Relations, JOhn Withington, told the online news site Intercept, that the mission statement is “effective immediately.”

Asked if USCIS had changed its view on whether the U.S. is a nation of immigrants, Withington wrote, “The statement speaks for itself and clearly defines the agency’s role in our country’s lawful immigration system and commitment we have to the American people.”

Old USCIS Mission Statement

USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

New USCIS Mission Statement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.