Media 2.0 – N through Z

Police official’s blunt take on cop who punched teen resisting arrest: ‘Police work in action’

After video surfaced of a New York City police officer repeatedly punching a teen who resisted arrest — after the teen reportedly put his hands on another cop’s neck and was on top of that officer on a sidewalk — the 50th Precinct’s commanding officer …

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FBI assists Niger authorities investigation of ambush that killed 4 US Special Forces

The FBI is now part of the investigation looking into the Niger ambush that took the lives of four U.S. soldiers Oct. 4. FBI investigators, based out of U.S. embassies in nearby African countries, are on the ground in Niger providing technical assistance and helping to …

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This veteran walked out when a player kneeled for the anthem. Now he’s being punished.

Jim Saddler is a 67-year-old Air Force veteran who served as a presidential flight attendant on Air Force One for Ronald Reagan. He now works as an usher at Indiana Pacers games, and also as a referee for high school volleyball, softball and basketball. On Oct. …

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Will Trump Tear Up NAFTA?

The future of free trade in North America is up in the air as the Trump administration’s talks with Mexico and Canada continue to stumble. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently announced negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement would be pushed back into …

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Cleveland Cops in Car Chase That Killed Two Get Their Jobs Back

Five Cleveland police officers have gotten their jobs back. The arbitrator who reinstated them did not dispute the irresponsible behavior that had led them to be fired from the force, but he decided the officers had been “good cops” before the incident and therefore should …

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Trump/Fallen Solider Scandal Continues, Suicide Bombers Attack Kabul, and North Korea Disses U.S. in Letter to Australia: P.M. Links

Other countries warn tourists going to America about our mass shootings. The fallout from Trump’s comments to the family of a fallen solider continues. At least 39 killed in suicide bombing attacks on a Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Steve Mnuchin says pass a tax bill …

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Seasoned Fox News Anchor Wants to Shut Down the Cries of “Fake News!”

I’m wondering what the conversation around the Fox News water cooler is going to be like, next week? “Fox News Sunday” host, Chris Wallace, seems to have taken exception to some of his colleagues, who are more opinion than actual hard news, ripping on the …

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G7 Meets with Internet Titans to Discuss Stopping the Spread of Terrorism Online

The Group of 7 — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US — met Friday with internet giants Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, at an Italian island off the coast of Naples to discuss how they can work together to address the spread …

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Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom

A jury convicted Miguel Martinez, a transgender woman, Thursday of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside a bathroom. What happened? Martinez, who identifies as a woman and goes by the first name Michelle, assaulted the girl inside a residential bathroom, according to the Billings Gazette. The …

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‘Anti-police’ coffee shop manager blasts cops as racists, ‘bullies.’ And the backlash is furious.

A Massachusetts coffee shop has closed its doors after the shop’s manager made a number of anti-police statements, which were followed by furious online backlash. But the problems are only beginning for Kato Mele, owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn. Image source: WCVB-TV …

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