Amidst the Impeachment Inquiry initiated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the vicious fight for the Democratic Nomination, a deadly protest has emerged in Iraq regarding the actions of the government against Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi. A humanitarian disaster is occurring in Iraq due to the government’s handling of anti-corruption protests.
Hong Kong Police have come under fire after officials admitted to posing as protestors and committing acts of violence. This comes as Hong Kong Police Public Relations Chief Superintendent Tse Chun-Chung suggests police have intelligence that protesters will engage in terrorism. Activists have responded to claims of violence as “propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.”. Hong Kong Legislator Claudia Mo echoed the opinion of activists, calling the intelligence “a joke”.
UPDATE [3:53 EDT]:
After 4 hours, the Jury has reached a verdict in the case of Skylar Richardson. She is being charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, and abuse of a corpse. On the count of Aggravated murder, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of involuntary manslaughter, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of endangering a child, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of abuse of a corpse, the just finds her guilty. Richardson was handcuffed and lead out of the courtroom to await sentencing tomorrow. Ohio code 2927.01 states the following:
Since 1971, Americans have been victims of the war on drugs. Nixon began the war on drugs to target anti-war hippies and people of color, and we still pay the consequences today. As polls show that over 62% of Americans support marijuana legalization and psychedelics continue to help those in need, we are left to wonder why this drug war continues. Isn’t the government supposed to serve us? Aren’t our representatives supposed to represent American interests? Or are there other, less immediately apparent interests at play?
In the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, a special police unit prevents crimes before they happen based on the premonitions of psychics. Once again, reality imitates art. But instead of psychics, police are using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict future crimes. This won’t decrease crime, though. Rather, it’s a police state nightmare in the making.