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Rather than writing separate posts, here’s a summary of things in the news. Feel free to share other news or whatever is on your mind. By going to the links embedded, you can find additional information and news on the summaries below.
In effort to stop policing for profit, Ferguson, MO. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, has announced sweeping changes to the city’s court system. All active warrants issued before December 2014 will be withdrawn. The accused will be given new court dates and alternative penalty options such as payment plans or community service.
Jared Fogle who is famous for pitching Subway for losing weight, has plead guilty to federal charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography and unlawful sex acts with minors. He has agreed to pay restitution of $1.4 million to be divided among the 14 minor victims.
The Guinea worm is a debilitating parasitic disease that used to infect millions in the developing world. Former President Jimmy Carter established the Carter Center to eradicate the guinea worm. Only 17 cases of guinea worm were reported in the first 5 months of 2015. President Carter has cancer that has reached his brain, and said that his last wish is that the last Guinea worm dies before he does.
LaDoris Cordell, the recently retired head of San Jose’s Office of the Independent Police Auditor, filed a complaint Wednesday against the San Jose Police Department for the shooting death of Richard Jacquez. Richard, who was unarmed, was shot in the back as he fled from officers, but that police said that Richard was reaching for his waistband when the officer shot him.
Louisiana trooper, Steven Vincent, 43, died Monday, a day after a stranded motorist shot him in the head. The shooting was caught by dash cam video. Fifty-four year old Kevin Daigle, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Trooped Vincent leaves behind a wife and a 9-year-old son.
Three Americans who helped thwart an attack by an AK-47-toting gunman on a high-speed train received France’s highest honor on Monday.
It was first announced that the sequel to the movie Avatar would be released in December 2015, then it was December 2016, and now it’s December 2017. The sequel is being filmed along with “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4”, which are tentatively scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019.
Any Survivor fans other than myself? Season 31 of the hit reality show, “Survivor: Cambodia, Second Chance, “ starts September 23, 2015 at 8 p.m. eastern time on CBS.
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