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On this day August 28, 1955 Emmett Till was murdered


Though exactly what happened next is uncertain, Carolyn later claimed that the teen grabbed her, made lewd advances, and whistled at her as he left.When Bryant's husband, Roy returned to town a few days later he rushed over to Till's family house with his half-brother J.W. Milam and forced Till into their car. After beating him, they drove him down to the Tallahatchie River where they made him carry a 75-pound cotton gin fan to the bank and then ordered him to take off his clothes.
The two men beat him nearly to death, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head, and then threw his body, tied to the cotton gin fan with barbed wire, into the river where his body was discovered three days later. They were acquitted of murder by a local, all-white jury but confessed to murdering Till a year later to a journalist at Look magazine.

Pence says he didn't leave office with classified material

Source: ctvnews.ca

Former U.S. vice-president Mike Pence said Friday that he didn't take any classified information with him when he left office.
Pence made the comment during an interview with The Associated Press in Iowa a week and a half after the FBI seized classified and top secret information during a search at former U.S. president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Asked directly if he retained any classified information upon leaving office, Pence said, "No, not to my knowledge."

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/pence-says-he-didn-t-leave-office-with-classified-material-1.6035125

I would like to hear what other former VP and presidents say about their conduct on this issue.

A New Agency Seeks to Hold Washington's Killer Cops Accountable

Advocates Hope Statewide Oversight Can Succeed Where Local Reforms Have Failed


Last week, the skeleton crew of employees staffing Washington’s new Office of Independent Investigations (OII) finally moved into their offices. The agency, while off to a slower start than initially projected, represents a first-in-the-nation victory for survivors of police violence. Once the department hires its remaining key staff members and finalizes its operating protocols, it will stand as the only statewide agency in America that investigates cops when they use deadly force, rather than allowing local departments to investigate their own.

Sixty years ago on Aug 2, 1962 Robert Allen Zimmerman changed name to Bob Dylan. n/t

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