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Baltimore Body Cam Scandal — Prosecutors Drop 41 Cases (Jimmy)
Prosecutors are dropping multiple gun and drug cases after several Baltimore police body cams — tools designed to protect the public from police misconduct — revealed several officers staging crime scenes.
Pentagon and DOD Talk Arming Ukraine (Dan)
The idea, first proposed in the Obama administration, is again gaining steam under Trump.
Alien Donald Trump Appears on Mexico City Billboard (Trevin)
Inspired by director John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic “They Live,” the 43-by-23 ft. placard was originally intended for an American city, but according to its creator, Chicago-based artist Mitch O’Connell, “America is afraid to put up this tongue-in-cheek billboard.”
Pence Attends US-Georgia War Games (Dan)
Georgia has contentious history with Russia. Pence attended the war games as well as promised Trump would sign the new Russia sanctions bill “very soon”. Maybe Trump and Russia aren’t so friendly after all?