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Jul 02 2022
The front of Friday’s New York Times featured dismayed coverage of another conservative-pleasing ruling from the Supreme Court, this one reining in the Environmental Protection Agency. First up, legal reporter Charlie Savage’s “E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business.”
The Supreme Court ruling in the Environmental Protection Agency case on ThursdayNewsBusters
Jun 11 2020
Seattle 'autonomous zone' has armed guards, local businesses being threatened with extortion, police say
Seattle police say they have received reports of armed guards and potential extortion in a self-declared autonomous zone that spans several blocks and includes a now-closed precinct.
“We’ve heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area. This is the crime of extortion. If anyone has been subjected to this, we need them to callFox News (Online News)
Jun 29 2022
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s willing to defend Texas’ law banning “sodomy” which was overturned by the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case if the Supreme Court rules that the states should be able to regulate issues such as sex, birth control, and same-sex marriage.
After the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturned the landmark Roe decision,Vice
May 28 2022
When Border Patrol radios crackled with a request for aid from local Uvalde police on Tuesday, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Agents often act as first responders to emergencies in their communities. The alert on Tuesday, however, was horrific: a gunman had entered Robb Elementary School.
Customs and Border Protection agents were among the first to respond to the mass shooting, inTexas Monthly
May 28 2022
In the chaotic hours after an 18-year-old gunman went on a rampage at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 young children and two teachers, a narrative emerged about a heroic Border Patrol agent who stopped the massacre before it got any worse.
The agent, initial reports said, was off-duty and hurried to the scene of the shooting, then charged in without waiting forVice
May 28 2022
A quick-thinking, off-duty, Border Patrol officer, armed with his barber's shotgun, helped rescue dozens of children and his daughter during the nightmarish shooting at the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school.
The New York Times reported that Jacob Albarado was getting his hair cut when his wife Trisha, who teaches fourth grade at Robb Elementary, sent him an urgent text message.
Jul 02 2022
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar argued Friday that free school meal waivers enacted early in the pandemic to forestall a surge in child hunger should be made permanent, a policy change that she characterized as a political, economic, and moral no-brainer.
"We have an opportunity to prove that a government of the people, by the people, and for the people can still deliver big things," saidCommon Dreams
Jun 28 2022
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Social-media companies such as Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. META -3.57%▼ could be sued by government attorneys in California for features that allegedly harm children through addiction under a first-in-the-nation bill that faces an important vote in the state Senate here Tuesday.
The measure would permit the state attorney general, local district attorneys andWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 06 2021
Your Local Police Department Might Have Used This Facial Recognition Tool To Surveil You. Find Out Here.
Clearview AI has created a powerful facial recognition tool and marketed it to police departments and government agencies. The company has never disclosed the entities that have used its facial recognition software, but a confidential source provided BuzzFeed News with data that appeared to be a list of agencies and companies whose employees have tried or used its technology.
Using thatBuzzFeed News
Jul 02 2022
New York Democratic governor signs law limiting concealed carry of firearms in wake of Supreme Court ruling
New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed into law a bill restricting the concealed carry of firearms in locations such as government buildings and schools after the US Supreme Court last week struck down the state's century-old law that placed restrictions on carrying a concealed handgun outside the home.
Hochul, who called the legislature into an extraordinary sessionCNN (Online News)