Friday, January 6, 2017

Bullet Proof Vest Not Allowed

Can't be good for business.  Tour buses have started slowing down outside my office as tour director points and announces "Only Austin County Lawyer Skeptical of Trump." Strangely though, Trump has invited me to meet him on 5th avenue, but I'm not allowed to wear a bullet proof vest.

No more bad news.  Trump announces plan to shoot anyone that gives him bad news.  Who knew solutions would be so easy? End of story.



Controversies Erupt Over Coverage of Chicago Torture Videotape

by jonathanturley
redlight_traffics_inaugural_dignity_gala_10358998094_cropped200px-Cnn.svgWhile the criminal acts are clear on the horrific videotapes showing the torture of disabled man in Chicago, the response to the videotape has been more unexpected. That includes the bizarre spin given initially by a ranking police officer that the torture could just been the type of "stupid decisions" made by "young adults." CNN host Don Lemon is under fire for his response to the horrific videotapes from Chicago of a white disabled man being tortured by four black assailants. After a guest says quite understandably that the torture of the disabled man was "evil," Lemon insists that it was not necessarily "evil" as opposed to "bad home training." Millions of people were legitimately confused how torturing a disabled man, forcing him to drink from a toilet, and betraying his friendship with a former school mate could in any universe be just "bad home training."


Four Charged In Horrific Torture Of White Disabled Man In Chicago

by jonathanturley
Chicago police are finally calling the horrific crimes committed against a white disabled man in Chicago a hate crime and released the names of the alleged culprits.  They are Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24 and faced hate crime and aggravated battery charges after torturing the man while shouting things like "F--k white people" and "F--k Trump."  In addition to cutting and beating the 18-year-old mentally disabled man, the suspects forced him to drink from a toilet.  They are looking at sentences that could reach 50 years in jail if convicted.




Apple Takes Down App For New York Times In China After Being Denounced As “Fake News”

by jonathanturley
130px-Mao_Zedong_portrait125px-Apple-logoWe have been discussing the crackdown on "fake news," including my view that this has become the latest rationale for various countries to rollback on free speech, including most recently top lawyers in Italy. This includes the question yesterday of whether newspaper like the Washington Post could be charged as the purveyors of "fake news." Now that speculation appears to be reality in China where Apple took down the App for the New York Times, a move assumed to be part of China's transparent campaign against what it deems "fake news" -- which obviously means real news revealing truths about the authoritarian regime. Critics have charged that Apple has agreed to be the agent of censorship in order to pursue business in China.





Beating of Disabled Teenager Highlights a Crime That Often Goes Unpunished


After four in Chicago were charged with hate crimes for an assault caught on a Facebook video, advocates for those with disabilities still hold that violence against the group is often underreported.

The incoming U.S. president, Donald Trump, has denied manmade climate change. The Times's Nicholas Kristof travels to drought-stricken Madagascar to see the unfolding crisis for himself.

A newly built section of the United States-Mexico border wall, photographed in November. President-elect Donald J. Trump claimed on Friday that Mexico would reimburse the United States once construction began on a new barrier.


President-elect Donald J. Trump made the comments after Republicans in Congress started discussing ways to include money for the barrier in spending bills.

This teacher is NOT  a graduate of Trump University.


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