That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
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Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately-owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. The Associated Press has tracked recent, ongoing shipments from one such factory inside an internment camp to Badger Sportswear, a leading supplier in Statesville, North Carolina. The … [Read more...] about US Sportswear Traced to Factory in China’s Internment Camps
World International Affairs Iran and Russia have accused the United States of undermining its own foreign currency, as President Donald Trump hailed its strength on Monday. Slamming the Federal Reserve for considering a new interest rate hike, Trump said the U.S. dollar is “very strong” and there is “virtually no inflation” in a morning tweet. His comments came just after a spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry and his Russian counterpart called out Washington for implementing policies that hurt the dollar’s international standing. “Long-term faith in the dollar is undermined,” Russia’s Sergey Lavrov said in a radio interview, Tass news agency reported. He pointed to U.S. sanctions targeting rivals and allies alike for decreasing global confidence in the currency. “Today everyone starts thinking of how to get rid of the dependence on the dollar,” he said. Bahram Qasemi, a spokesperson for Iran’s foreign … [Read more...] about Iran, Russia Accuse U.S. of Undermining Dollar Internationally As Trump Hails Currency’s Strength
By Tatiana Sanchez | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm | UPDATED: December 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, the Oakland nurse deported to Mexico last year after living in the United States for more than two decades, will return today under an H-1B visa, according to her attorney. Mendoza-Sanchez, 47 is expected to reunite with her four children at San Francisco International airport this afternoon. She and her husband Eusebio became the focal point of a national immigration debate last year when they were deported amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The undocumented couple — banned from returning for 10 years — had steady jobs, no criminal records and three children who had been born in the U.S. Mendoza-Sanchez had to abandon her job as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital in Oakland, where she cared for patients with cancer, heart, and kidney disease for two years … [Read more...] about Deported nurse will return to Oakland today under H-1B visa
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai to launch an investigation into political bias today, citing Breitbart News’ recent exclusive report into anti-conservative activities in the company’s workforce. Pichai, who was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, faced a string of tough questions from Gaetz.“Have you ever launched an investigation into whether political bias is impacting the consumer experience?” asked Gaetz. Pichai responded that Google takes every allegation around conduct “seriously” and “looks into them.” Gaetz then brought up the internal “resist” group in Google, which Breitbart News reported on yesterday. “If there’s a ‘resist’ group — you know that the resist movement is a movement built to resist the agenda of President Trump — if there’s a ‘resist’ group within your company where groups of employees, not one, are getting together … [Read more...] about Rep. Matt Gaetz Slams Political Bias At Google, Urges Internal Investigation