Weekend News Roundup for June 17-18, 2017

Outside the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion, after Philando Castile’s death at the hands of police. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images


Philando Castile was a school cafeteria manager who remembered all his kids’ allergies

Minnesota officer acquitted in the police shooting death of Philando Castile. Please watch the video again because this is what we allow to happen without consequence. Fiancee Diamond Reynolds streamed the immediate aftermath and Castile’s death onto Facebook, sitting next to her dying man while a screaming, shaking police officer points the gun into the car at both of them. Her 4-year-old daughter was in the car when Castile was shot. Castile, who had a license to carry, told the officer that, and was reaching for his license when he was shot.

Shaun King: Why progressives feel like unwelcome guests in the Democratic Party

Moran: In wake of shooting, don’t ease up on Trump fight

Trump wedding planner pick to head NJ housing office in doubt, report says

Why are fewer refugees getting approval to come here? 

Baraka set to announce re-election and council slate, but one council member opts out, and she’s being encouraged to run against him

Christie, 2015, running for president: “The fact that my wife and I, who are not wealthy by current standards …” The Christies pulled down $913,420, including more than $500,000 in deferred pay last year from NYC investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co

Why is a sham auto business with alleged mob ties – known for “consumer and bank fraud, unpaid taxes, suspicious financial transactions, and other questionable, unscrupulous and possibly illegal activities” being served by new legislation that would further relax regulations, making it easier to cheat people? You’d have to ask Assemblyman Raj Mukherji of Hudson County, and other sponsors. Actually, you can ask the entire NJ Assembly which passed this 71-0, and passed the Senate Commerce Committee 5-1. Sweeney hasn’t said whether he’d put the legislation up for a full Senate vote. 

Record reporter Catherine Carrera introduces the “Voting Block,” a project of several news orgs working together, to look at the Guv race by talking to voters in neighborhoods. More about that at WNYC

CHRISTIE

Wait, when Christie ran for president, he wasn’t wealthy! What happened??? Christie 2015: “The fact that my wife and I, who are not wealthy by current standards …”  Christie 2017: The Christies pulled down $913,420, including more than $500,000 in deferred pay last year from NYC investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co

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Kim Guadagno’s biggest problemCartoon & commentary from Drew Sheneman

 

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