July, 21 2022

🍿 Dave Chappelle Performance Moved

A venue in Minneapolis canceled an upcoming Dave Chappelle show after online backlash, and Chappelle's controversial content led employees to call out.

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⚖️ Biden Tests Positive for Covid-19

The White House announced that President Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing \"very mild\" symptoms.

💻 Amazon Buys One Medical

Amazon will buy primary healthcare provider One Medical for about $3.9 billion in its latest move into the healthcare world. However, some people are concerned about the implications of Amazon's access to One Medical users' healthcare data.

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⚡️ Orange Line Catches Fire in Massachusetts

Today, the Orange Line train carrying 200 passengers caught fire while crossing over the Mystic River as Boston temperatures soared. Passengers jumped from the train compartments. No one was injured, and one person who jumped from the train into the water below declined medical attention.

⚖️ Right to Contraception Act

The House passed the Right to Contraception Act, which guarantees access to contraceptives after the decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade jeopardized other rulings which established Americans' right to access contraception.

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⚡️ Polio Detected in Rockland County, New York

The first case of polio in the U.S. since 2013 has been detected in Rockland County, New York according to the New York Department of Health.

💻 Oh the Power Twitter Holds

The Department of Justice has charged three people, including one Coinbase employee, with insider trading in a scheme that a user on Twitter uncovered.

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🍿 A Different Kind of LARP

The new trailer for the highly anticipated \"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves\" live-action movie starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Regé-Jean Page dropped today, and it's hyping up fans for its March 2023 release date.

🍿 Not So Teenage Wolves

The teaser for the revival of Teen Wolf was released during Comic-Con in San Diego today. The revival brings back fan favorites like Allison and even introduces Derek's son.

⚡️ Lee Zeldin Attacked

A suspect is in custody after an attempted attack on New York governor candidate Lee Zeldin during a campaign stop in Monroe County, Rochester. The suspect was carrying a knife, but the candidate was unharmed.

⚖️ All in the 187 Minutes for Trump

The January 6th Hearing today focused on Trump's inaction during the 187 minutes in which rioters breached the Capitol and sent the vice president and congress fleeing and hiding for their lives.

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Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

New Autopsy Results Released

Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Finally amended

  • McClain was just 23-year-old when he was killed.
  • When the Aurora, Colorado police department did an investigation in 2019, it found no policy violations but an independent investigation ruled that the officers had no basis to use any sort of force on McClain.
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The context
An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

Yet Another Special Master Hiccup

An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Too much for one master

  • Judge Raymond Dearie has proposed that former Magistrate Judge James Orenstein help him complete the review of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
  • Dearie also gave Trump's legal team until September 30th to back up their claim that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago with an itemized list of documents they believe were planted.
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Can go criminal

  • A federal appeals court ruled that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and they can use them in a criminal investigation into Trump.
  • The ruling repeals an earlier ruling by Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon.
  • Trump nominated two of the three 11th Circuit judges that ruled on the DOJ appeal.
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Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
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Real time access

  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to grant Police access to private surveillance cameras.
  • Police can access the feeds in real-time without the owner's consent.
  • The department won't have constant access but will be able to tap into the feeds.
  • SF Mayor London Breed said the measure is necessary to curb rising crime.
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Privacy concerns

  • The vote was split 7-4 and shocked many residents of the predominately liberal city with the ruling.
  • Advocates for the measure said that it was high time that the relaxed board passed measures to help curb crime.
  • The pilot program will run for 15 months before the supervisors vote again on whether to extend or end the program.
  • Police can access cameras for up to 24 hours if a captain signs off that the surveillance is being used for an investigation or in the case of emergencies where lives are at stake.
  • The ACLU opposed the program because it violates the privacy of private citizens who own security cameras.
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