About 2,000 protesters descended on The Magnificent Mile — a major shopping area in Chicago — on Black Friday to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The protest, which was largely peaceful, disrupted businesses on the biggest shopping day of the year. The most common slogans chanted by the protesters were, "13 months, 16 shots" and "Stop the cover up, 16 shots." There were demands for police reform and the "demilitarization" of the Chicago Police Department.
Exactly 400 days after Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him, Chicago police released a video of the shooting. On the same day, Tuesday, Cook County prosecutor Anita Alvarez also charged the police officer with first degree murder.
The criminals saw their opportunity and they took it. As this scam is exposed it may reach all the way to the top.
One question that has been hovering in the background of Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is whether she allowed classified information to be viewed by anyone without proper clearance. On Wednesday, that question was moved to the forefront when the Senate Judiciary Chairman sent a letter to a former Clinton aide who sorted the e-mails for deletion. He wants to know whether that aide possessed the appropriate clearance to view the hundreds of e-mails which are now known to have been classified.
Officials at the Justice Department and certain regulatory agencies have turned their attention to the dietary supplements industry, filing multiple charges against numerous companies over false claims that they have made regarding their products. While the effort is rightfully being applauded by the public, as consumers have the right to know what is in the products they purchase, it highlights the double standard set for the supplement industry versus Big Pharma and companies like Monsanto.