The apparent leader of a gang of white supremacists who terrorized immigrants along the US-Mexico border, holding hundreds of them at gunpoint, has been attacked in jail and reportedly received non-life-threatening injuries, say authorities. Read the rest
Where Is Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report today that the number of measles cases nationwide stands at 695. Read the rest
Spread The Vote is a non-profit that works to help educate and empower voters on the voting and political process. Boing Boing invited the group to help everyone understand how primary elections work, and how you can participate in them if you are an eligible U.S. voter. Sign up for their state-specific voter education packages, which are really an amazing educational resource. —Xeni Jardin
UNDERSTANDING PRIMARY ELECTIONS,
from SPREAD THE VOTE.
When most voters think of election day, they likely imagine a general election where they vote to determine which candidate on the ballot will win the position of elected office. However, voters may be less familiar with primary elections. This may explain, in part, why voter turnout is so different for general and primary elections. That’s where Spread The Vote comes in. We want every eligible voter to understand and participate in primary elections because they are such an important element of our democracy. Read the rest
Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Read the rest
Barr's redactions aside, I have questions.
Dems fight for unredacted report's release
Trump AG Barr says they'll release a redacted version of Mueller’s report Thursday.
Americans have a mostly negative view of the state of racial progress under Trump.
“Nothing has been confirmed,” an LAPD officer told LA Times. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.”
Trump's former campaign chief faced up to 25 years in prison, was sentenced to less than four.
Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone's gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Read the rest
Witness tampering conviction? Lose your bar license? Why not both!
Just when you thought Facebook couldn't get any sillier. Read the rest
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told two Berkeley-based reporters that it is against the law to even possess a copy of this never-before-publicly-released list of convicted cops.
In an epic blog post, writer and law expert @emptywheel (Marcy Wheeler) dissects Thursday's hearing in court for Trump ratfucker and reckless Instagrammer Roger Stone. Read the rest
He's the guy with the half-nude woman in this photo.