Daily Archives: January 9, 2020

2020-01-09: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-09). After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of Death. truthout.org New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Louisiana are reportedly on the brink of death after refusing to eat or drink for 68 days, according to a volunteer who regularly visits the two men. | The hunger strikers have a clear demand: to be released so they can pursue their asylum cases outside of jail. | Medical staff at the…

Andrew Emett (2020-01-09). 8th New Jersey police officer arrested in FBI corruption probe. nationofchange.org "We have zero tolerance for crooked cops in the Paterson Police Department. This should serve as a cautionary tale that crime doesn't pay, especially in law enforcement."

teleSUR (2020-01-08). More Than 300 Migrants and Refugees Arrested in Niger. telesurenglish.net Nigerian police have arrested at least 335 refugees and migrants from Sudan, accusing them of setting ablaze a refugee camp outside the northern city of Agadez. | RELATED: | African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism | Officials said the camp was burnt down after roughly 1,000 refugees, including women and children, protested in front of the U…

Charles Andrews (2020-01-08). A Note on Carlos Ghosn and Global Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org The boss of world car maker Nissan — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay1 — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take months for details of how Carlos …

CP Editor (2020-01-08). $71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare. counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-01-03). The Top Five Most Ridiculous Arrests of 2019. therealnews.com The police accountability report takes a critical look at some of the most disturbing acts of policing caught on video in 2019.

Nicole Zayas Fortier (2019-12-24). Across the Country Harsh Sentencing Laws are Tearing Apart Families and Communities. aclu.org During the holiday season, in the picturesque town of Petoskey, Michigan, Kimiko Uyeda, and her son Marshall celebrate with an annual tradition of selecting a new ornament to add to their tree. Year after year, Kimiko and Marshall add to their collection of ornaments as a part of their tradition. | For years, however, they were separated from one another and unable to enjoy this holiday tradition together. It all began in 2013 when Kimiko was arrested for filing what the local sheriff believed to be a false police report. Because of broken sentencing laws, the prosecutor in the case was able to add four additi…

Susan Price (2019-12-07). October uprising breaking down sectarianism in Iraq. greenleft.org.au uprising Firass HaddadIssue 1248 Iraq 2019 Iraq protestsDecember 7, 2019Since protests began in Iraq in early October, more than 400 people have been killed and thousands have been injured. | The uprising has escalated, despite the cruelty and brutality used by security fo…

splcenter (2019-11-18). Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession. splcenter.org Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.

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After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of Death
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Louisiana are reportedly on the brink of death after refusing to eat or drink for 68 days, according to a volunteer who regularly visits the two men. | The hunger strikers have a clear demand: to be released so they can pursue their asylum cases outside of jail. | Medical staff at the…
truthout.org/articles/after-68-days-hunger-strikers-in-ice-custody-are-on-the-brink-of-death/

8th New Jersey police officer arrested in FBI corruption probe
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-09
"We have zero tolerance for crooked cops in the Paterson Police Department. This should serve as a cautionary tale that crime doesn't pay, especially in law enforcement."
nationofchange.org/2020/01/09/8th-new-jersey-police-officer-arrested-in-fbi-corruption-probe/

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a "surge in federal resources." We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People's Progress Party about what's really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.
therealnews.com/stories/71-million-cops-not-jobs-healthcare

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-08
counterpunch.org/2020/01/08/71-million-for-more-cops-not-a-dime-for-jobs-and-healthcare/

More Than 300 Migrants and Refugees Arrested in Niger
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-08
Nigerian police have arrested at least 335 refugees and migrants from Sudan, accusing them of setting ablaze a refugee camp outside the northern city of Agadez. | RELATED: | African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism | Officials said the camp was burnt down after roughly 1,000 refugees, including women and children, protested in front of the U…
telesurenglish.net/news/More-Than-300-Migrants-and-Refugees-Arrested-in-Niger-20200108-0015.html

A Note on Carlos Ghosn and Global Capitalism
Charles Andrews | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-08
The boss of world car maker Nissan — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay1 — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take months for details of how Carlos …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/a-note-on-carlos-ghosn-and-global-capitalism/

Across the Country Harsh Sentencing Laws are Tearing Apart Families and Communities
Nicole Zayas Fortier | aclu.org | 2019-12-24
During the holiday season, in the picturesque town of Petoskey, Michigan, Kimiko Uyeda, and her son Marshall celebrate with an annual tradition of selecting a new ornament to add to their tree. Year after year, Kimiko and Marshall add to their collection of ornaments as a part of their tradition. | For years, however, they were separated from one another and unable to enjoy this holiday tradition together. It all began in 2013 when Kimiko was arrested for filing what the local sheriff believed to be a false police report. Because of broken sentencing laws, the prosecutor in the case was able to add four additi…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/across-the-country-harsh-sentencing-laws-are-tearing-apart-families-and-communities