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VIDEO: Detroit Police Officer punches naked woman inside Detroit Receiving Hospital

DETROIT (WJBK) - Shocking video from inside Detroit Receiving Hospital shows a Detroit Police Officer beating a woman.

The video was sent to FOX 2 from a viewer who captured the brutal beating on cell phone video. You can watch the video in the video player above.

The extremely graphic video shows the naked woman pummeled multiple times by a Detroit Police Officer while other officers are holding her. The woman was naked and cursing, and was being restrained by officers. It appears when she started spitting, the officer started punching.

About an hour after FOX 2 broke the story, Detroit Police said the officer involved was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

The woman, believed to be a patient at the hospital, was punched several times. The woman who recorded the video told FOX 2 she was visiting a relative at the hospital. She said it was clear the woman was mentally unstable, though that has not been confirmed by the hospital.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/video-detroit-police-officer-beats-woman-inside-detroit-receiving-hospital


* I did not watch the video (Ad blocker/NoScript, thank goodness).

U.S. senator Paul to meet Russian lawmakers in Moscow on Aug. 6: agencies

Source: Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet U.S. senator Rand Paul in Moscow on Aug. 6, Interfax news agency cited a diplomatic source as saying on Thursday.

The Republican senator is due to lead a U.S. delegation to the Russian capital and to meet Russian members of parliament, Russian agencies cited a senior lawmaker as saying earlier on Thursday.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-senator-meeting/u-s-senator-paul-to-meet-russias-deputy-foreign-minister-on-august-6-ifax-idUSKBN1KN1NJ?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter

Senators introduce bill to slap 'crushing' new sanctions on Russia

Source: The Hill

A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation to impose "crushing" new financial penalties on Russia.

The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and force the State Department to determine if Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism.

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said current U.S. sanctions against Russia haven't stopped Moscow from trying to meddle in the November midterm elections, despite Congress passing new legislation last year.

“Our goal is to change the status quo and impose crushing sanctions and other measures against [President Vladimir] Putin’s Russia until he ceases and desists meddling in the US electoral process, halts cyber-attacks on US infrastructure, removes Russia from Ukraine, and ceases efforts to create chaos in Syria," he said in a statement.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/400074-senators-introduce-bill-to-slap-crushing-new-sanctions-on-russia

I third the STFU (I'm a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here's Why Democrats Should Support Judge...)

https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/1025033784289361921

I do not have a single litmus test for a nominee. My standard is whether the nominee is unquestionably well-qualified, brilliant, has integrity and is within the mainstream of legal thought. Kavanaugh easily meets those criteria. I have no insight into his views on Roe v. Wade—something extremely important to me as a liberal, female Democrat and mother of a teenage girl. But whatever he decides on Roe, I know it will be because he believes the Constitution requires that result.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/02/im-a-liberal-feminist-heres-why-i-support-judge-kavanaugh-219081


France Passed New Laws On Street Harassment, Days After A Video Of A Woman Being Attacked By A Catca

Catcallers in France now face on-the-spot fines of up to $870 under the law, which has been in the works for months.

Politicians in France have voted to approve a new law that imposes on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment in public places.

Catcallers on the streets and public transport in France can now be fined up to 750 euros (around $870).

The law — which has been in the works for months — being passed comes days after a video of a young woman being attacked by a man who sexually harassed her outside a cafe went massively viral and outraged France.

Marie Laguerre was walking home from work in northeast Paris last month when she says a man started making obscene comments and noises at her.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/matthewchampion/france-catcall-video?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc

Sure, Ivanka. Sure.

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1025007602130972672

Trump-Russia probe by numbers

Justice Ginsburg: Recent term 'much more divisive than usual'

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday evening described the 2017-18 term as "much more divisive than usual."

The term as a whole was "momentous" and filled with "far more than the usual number of high-profile disputes," the 85-year-old Ginsburg, whose career on the Supreme Court spans more than two decades, said at a Washington event hosted by Duke University.

Ginsburg expressed a "hope" that the high court return to its "usual" rates of divisiveness next term.

Ginsburg said that while she and her fellow justices share a "collegiality," that kinship has faded from Congress.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/01/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-divisiveness-supreme-court/index.html

America's Pre-Fascist President

Given its terrible history, the term “fascist” is too often carelessly invoked. But fascism does not presuppose a holocaust. For Americans, the singular presidency of Donald Trump impels a measured consideration of what fascism truly is ― and how it grows. For fascism does not supplant democracy overnight. Rather it advances step-by-step, nourished by denial and disbelief, until it overruns the safeguards protecting decency and freedom.

Is Trump an agent of incipient fascism? Start with its historic cradle ― Europe in the 1920s and ’30s.

True, America’s democratic institutions are deeply rooted. But intelligent Germans and Italians dismissed the bigotry and unreason which overcame them ― their societies were too ancient, too civilized, to yield so easily. Until they did.

How? Both countries nurtured the seeds of democratic decline. Social fissures. Groups that felt beset by inimical forces. Demagogues who promised to subdue those forces in exchange for unquestioning fealty.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-patterson-fascism-trump_us_5b61e404e4b0fd5c73d58e14?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Trump says he is looking forward to meeting again 'soon' with Kim Jong Un

Source: WaPo

President Trump said early Thursday that he is looking forward to meeting again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, despite satellite imagery that suggests the North is constructing new missiles.

Trump expressed his interested in a tweet posted after midnight as the U.S. military flew home what are believed to be the remains of more than 50 service members after the first such handover by North Korea in more than a decade.

“Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen!” said on Twitter. “I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. Also, thank you for your nice letter - l look forward to seeing you soon!”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-he-is-looking-forward-to-meeting-again-soon-with-kim-jong-un/2018/08/02/7084654e-963b-11e8-a679-b09212fb69c2_story.html?utm_term=.297b3e46f431&tid=sm_tw



https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1024879317577285633
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