Monthly Archives: April 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders to Announce Presidential Run This Week

By Elaine Magliaro Vermont Public Radio (VPR) reported on Tuesday that it had learned from several sources that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 73, is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. VPR said that “Sanders will release a … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for April 28, 2015: Trickle Down Economics

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Stateside Oklahoma: Tulsa Undersheriff Tim Albin Resigns Following Release of Report on Reserve Deputy Robert Bates

By Elaine Magliaro Omar Villafranca of CBS News reported last week that a 2009 investigation conducted by the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office had concluded that deputies in the department had voiced concerns about Robert Bates’s behavior in the field years ago. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day, 27 April 2015: Baltimore, Maryland

by Chuck Stanley Baltimore, Maryland. April 26, 2015. A picture is worth a thousand words. If ever a photo should exist to explain how we feel every day, from the moment we arise til we fall asleep. pic.twitter.com/m9hdWJ6TrU — The … Continue reading

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Bicycling While Black Can Land You in Trouble with Police in Tampa, Florida

By Elaine Magliaro Alexandra Zayas and Kameel Stanley reported recently that a Tampa Bay Times investigation had found that the Tampa police were “targeting poor, black neighborhoods with obscure subsections of a Florida statute that outlaws things most people have tried on … Continue reading

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Florida Deputy Ignored 911 Call from Dying Woman So He Could Have Lunch

By Elaine Magliaro Yvan Fernandez, a Lee County deputy who has been accused of going to lunch instead of responding to a 911 call for help, is now out of a job. Last month, WZVN broke the story that the sheriff had … Continue reading

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Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, Dark Money, and an Orchestrated Supreme Court Coup

By Elaine Magliaro Mary Bottari of PR Watch wrote a report today about two court cases that have not garnered much media attention–even though the stakes “could not be higher.” She said the converging cases “will decide the future of … Continue reading

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