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"pro publica" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Isn't blunted at all and even for all the talk of new your it's the benefits that are out here. People quitting segment people quite. They want better for themselves and they're looking for it. They're they're not being standing idly by Yeah so you know. Depending on what news outlet you read. they might Paint that one way or the other but Yeah this the evolution of what workers are willing to tolerate and won't keep continues to evolve. Yeah i mean it is wild that things are straightforward is. Taking care of people have been made to seem unpopular by by like fox news. And because you have the second who's gonna pay for it who's gonna pay for it like are we have. We really internalized that. Like old parent tactic of like when you ask for something from a parent when you were a kid. Who didn't have a job like okay. Who's gonna pay for it. I don't know the billionaires who you're not taxing at all. Okay hold on hold on wendy. Where did you learn the buckles you about that. Pick you and left this tick-tock again all right. Those are the things that are trending on this wednesday afternoon. We are back more with the last episode of the show until damn be kind to each other. Be kind to yourself. Get the fuck and back seeing. Don't do nothing about white supremacy. We'll talk tomorrow. I wanna get back to kissing cheeks in my grandbabies making sunday dinner. What a house full of family and lots of laughs kobe. Nineteen has changed how we live and how we feel for now. They're vaccines and they are the very first step that let us get back to what we miss. Most it's okay to have questions. Is it safe tonight. We now get the facts. Visit get vaccine answers dot org so you can make an informed decision when vaccines are available to you brought to you by the ad council. I'm dr payment. Daniel and i'm dr john lakey. We invite you to listen to our new podcast forever young together. We're partners in practice for over a decade at the beverly hills plastic surgery group the renowned plastic surgery center in the heart of beverly hills. California join us three. Put you under the knife and offer glimpse behind the surgical mask into the fascinating world of cosmetic surgery. The latest breakthroughs and skincare. And what you can do to look and feel forever young. Listen to forever. Young on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts..
Richest Americans Like Bezos, Musk Avoided Income Tax
"A report finds that America's billionaires are good at dodging the tax collector an anonymous source delivered reams of Internal Revenue Service data to ProPublica a nonprofit investigative journalism organization the report found the richest twenty five Americans pay less in taxes than many ordinary workers do an average of fifteen point eight percent of adjusted gross income tactics include the use of charitable donations and benefiting mainly from investment income tax around twenty percent instead of thirty seven percent for wage income among other findings Amazon founder Jeff Basil's paid no income tax in two thousand seven and two thousand eleven and Tesla founder Elon musk paid zero income taxes in twenty eighteen financier George Soros paid no taxes for twenty sixteen to twenty eighteen which is spokesman attributed to the billionaire losing money on his investments IRS commissioner Charles Rettig testifying today before senators on the finance committee said that when it comes to enforcement of tax collection the agency is out gunned as far as the pro publica data he said they are investigating the leak I'm Jennifer king
"pro publica" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Union lawsuit a noose website, Pro Publica has published a database of complaint records from Thousands of NYPD officers. Propublica says it is not obligated to comply with the judge's restraining order because it's not named in the union lawsuit. Arguments in that lawsuit are set for mid August. Senate Republicans roll out a $1 trillion stimulus package later today, the White House and Senate Republicans say that bill will include a $1200 stimulus payment to many Americans. It will not, however, renew the full unemployment enhancement of an additional $600 per week. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told state of the Union on CNN that the stimulus payment will Be part of the new recovery package, in addition to reemployment bonuses, retention bonuses and tax credits for small businesses and restaurants, seven homicides throughout New York City Sunday, including three teens. They were shot one fatally at a park in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, a 16 year old fatally shot and pronounced dead at the scene outside the George Walker Junior Park on Vermont Street, an 18 year old in critical condition this morning. A 17 year old in stable condition that in connection with that drive by after a gunman in an SUV opened fire from his sunroof suspects at large. Families of 9 11 victims will not be allowed to read names of loved ones lost in the 9 11 attacks during this year's 19th anniversary of the terror attacks its Studio Cove in 19 concerns. The National September 11th Memorial and Museum says recorded names will be used. Instead, family members will be allowed together at Memorial Plaza for an event adhering to social distancing. California and New York have now surpassed New York and covert 19 cases. California and Florida, surpassing New York. The top three states, California with over 435,000 cases, Florida over 414,000 cases. New York City right now, over 411,000 cases of Cove in 19 of course. New York City once the epicenter of the Corona virus, w ABC News time. 702 Traffic and weather Next Radio 77 W. A. B C Mark lovin entertaining and informative, But the Democrat Party was the party of segregation, and now it's the party of the separatists. Listen to their mouthpieces from academia on cable TV. Listen to what they say about white.
"pro publica" Discussed on The American Electorate
"Welcome everyone the American Electric Hijaz. Your own nonpartisan breakdown of the news and discussion regarding culture and the American political process. I'm your host Gregory Anderson. Hope you guys are all doing well. You have a conversation with Michelle Rutherford. I wanted to get an update on how she's doing down there at the hospital down raw taxes. There's some interesting statistics than she also brought today about current events testing. I thought was very fascinating. I'm also link you to that Medical Journal in the show notes but before we go there. I did want to give you updates. Today's episode is just an interview in the podcast. Soon TO BE THIRTY MINUTES LONG. There are a few interesting heterodox on all sides. I'll do one really quick. That might not we actually. This is actually something that we end up talking about. During the hot GAZ is titled Krona Virus Pandemic Sparks Debate over a mail in voting. This headline roundup is from April Fifth. Two Thousand Twenty. The ongoing current advisor endemic has forced lawmakers in Washington and elsewhere to consider alternative methods to voting in upcoming elections with Mideast as exploring vote by mail ballots as a potential option. Both the prospect is generating fierce debate between Democrats and Republicans as the former argued that Mellon voting would be safer and easier than going to the polls in the latter caution that it could encourage fraud. Impose other logistical problems president. Donald Trump said he opposes the switch to Mellon voting. Suggesting a lot of people cheat the sources used were Pro Publica never heard them before other central rated outlet in Washington Times and The Washington Post. So that I thought was very. I WanNa read more into this. And I'm willing to follow this. As the story progresses to see if we actually make us which. I talked about during the interview. I'm not sure if Wisconsin is as of right now holding their primary as scheduled. Which is I believe in a couple of days. I think on the April seventh also. Here's one last headline ran up to the Conversation with Michelle. This one's titled Details Phase Four Coronavirus Legislation Up for debates that headline roundup from April third. Two Thousand Twenty possible phase for Krona Vars legislation inciting debate on Capitol Hill. Democrats are reportedly pushing for reopening obamacare exchanges to cover health care expenses for qualified uninsured citizens. President trump has said that his administration will implement direct aid to those same individuals. Some rated outlets focus on Democrats efforts to expand health care programs with new legislation while some left Allah's concentrated more on Democrats focused infrastructure and unemployment other reporting coverage Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell's reported hesitant to advance any package the sources used for the CNBC CBS News in Washington examiner. So that's something that will be fascinating to follow over the next few days. We're really the next week or so to see what happens and honestly one thing that I find that a little writing is the fact that things that are unrelated to corona virus relief as far as getting money out to citizens and making sure that people have money in their pockets that they can take care of their bills. Since the basically our economy's been shutdown. Why can't we separate those particular bills? Why can't we have one specifically for relief? And then maybe that's like that trying to maybe bailouts molly businesses or get money to small businesses. Like what can't we do? Do those two things separate. Because I hate that. Those things are tied together and it feels like it's forcing people to vote for things that they they wouldn't elsewise shy anyway going on too much already. here's my conversation with. Michelle joining us yet again is Michelle from Texas of. I know she's been busy especially with endemic. I'm glad she made time for us today. Michelle thank you for coming back on the show. Hi Gregory thank you for inviting me back and Molly's really glad to talk to and hope everything's okay with you. Everything's been going a fairly okay. I know a lot of people are doing where so like I hate to complain last time. We talk which was March second which is right before Super Tuesday. You mention that you were worried. About our nation's ability to handle pan-demic I mean of course now Endemic spin declared and. We've been in it for weeks now. Just kind of curious on your thoughts on how the response has been not good. I don't think it's good. I think we're learning pretty quickly though. I was concerned when I started reading about things going on in China and how was likely to be a pandemic started thinking about my experience in the healthcare industry. And how the things that? I've experienced how they kind of play out how staffing works and how it is and I could see just on my own some really glaring weaknesses in our healthcare system. And I was really worried so unfortunately I you know. I didn't WanNa be right about that but I think what the things that I was worried about. Or we're seeing So at first it was really concerning to me about the The slow response. I guess the minimizing Coming from the top levels and our federal government Saying that we were going to be fine. You know be over when the temperature goes up this be gone. We have fifteen cases and probably next week. It'll be zero no worries and the whole time. I was thinking no we need to worry. We need to worry So just the way things are playing out in our own county. I live in rural Texas. We've got about eighty seven thousand people in Bastrop County and I confirmed through our local mayor here in my town of Smithville How many hospital beds do we have in Bastrop County? How many ventilators do we have so we have two small hospitals a standalone. Er and a handful of urgent care clinics in the county and right now where we stand is about twenty two bids in patient beds and about the same number of Er beds and we have five ventilators for our county says a little bit scary. He's NFL as far as when you get more awesome ventilators no because We're not really getting updates from our county emergency office of Emergency Management. They made one livestream video update when they put I don't know if it was really stay at home orders but they did announce that we when we had our first positive co bid test said they did get all of their emergency leaders together and they headed live stream on facebook but that was two weeks ago and they haven't had any more updates. So there's there's a hotline we can call to ask questions but There's really no communication with citizens so that was one thing. I did reach out to them on my own to ask. When will you be doing regular updates for citizens abashed mayor to advocate for that since he's part of that team he's actually been very responsive he's the only one of the mayor's that? I'm aware of in our county putting out updated information on his facebook page. And he's kind of getting some grief about giving too much information but I was. What was that What would you say that that he got in trouble for a recently letting us know how many Ben later we had in the county? They didn't think that was Information the citizens probably didn't need to know that it would just cause more worry. I disagree with that. I think that the best course of action right now is to be honest and transparent and citizens should know what our strengths and our weaknesses are within our county and given regular updates and reinforcement on instructions clear concise specific instructions On what individuals should be doing at this time we still have. We still have lots of stores open parking. Lots were full and that's just an it's not just the grocery store so the same thing right right up here where I live here in Central Illinois. I are dust by still open at least less time high. No I mean but it and I just saw something recently that Walmart supposed to be minimizing. How many people are leading? A store is so that defining Kinda cracking down on that 'cause I used to when I was when I was in there about a week and a half ago it's just there was just as a as a normal day as if nothing nothing was going on so yeah here to help families shopping together so I mean given what we know now at least at this point What do you think I guess after? This is over like things that should be police as far as what we should do to. Kinda take prepared for the next Situation 'CAUSE Soom there. There will be another situation just like this Like it was you know. Paula was just a couple of years ago. what do you think that I guess it should be that way. Were more prepared. Well I think we should start by putting back in place. The Pandemic Response Team and let them develop protocols that we can use nationwide. I think the thing that's really concerning. Is the confusion about terminology. What does a stay at home order? Meaning what does every state kind of calls it something different so I think kind of making the terminology uniform at an easy to understand there has to be a ongoing entity that that does this. That's all they focus on is You know pandemics and protocols and getting the information out and then of course I think you know understanding better. What our national national stockpiles should consist of and how that's how things are to be dispersed. That's kind of confusing right now. Because as far as states should be getting most I mean New York is doing. I think the one the worst I think they have most of the cases in the country. Right now So that that itself is good but I know a lot of people have been talking recently about just trying to produce more things here in the. Us I guess. I mean that's one of the main issues with the That the economy is because there are a lot of our supply lines or through China and PPA is made in China. But there's also a lot made here like three M and other big companies. Make a lot of our masks so I'm not I'm not sure why Forget.
"pro publica" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Boy oh boy these things that I'm bringing to you you'll never find him on the the new drudge report I don't really know who owns it anymore maybe it still meant we don't talk anymore but my god if you read that they recall the suicide hotline you better call them immediately and they're not alone look at Mediaite this constant attacking on the president this pro publica and its endless leftwing agenda then how it feeds through the the billionaire created chain of left wing sites and phony news organizations and so forth into the mainstream media and the Democratic Party press his white paper people hate the media but here's a link right here buzzfeed slashes employee pay amid crisis now here's what buzzfeed should do under this under this so called stimulus bill if it passes there is every indication showing that it will be worse by the time policies done with it don't slash their salaries just fired better yet furlough them for four months and you and I will pay one hundred percent of their salaries up to eleven hundred dollars a week so from the head of buzzfeed now I'm looking at this and say Hey look this is like welfare I don't have to pay them anything forget about slashing their salaries he called employees initially I'm gonna furlough you you'll get one hundred percent up to eleven hundred dollars a month excuse me a week I'm in a fairly I assume they're also eligible I haven't heard otherwise for the one thousand two hundred dollars per adult and five hundred dollars per child so technically so technically they can get that too I guess bureaucrats who earn under seventy five thousand dollars a year they're going to get money teachers who earn under seventy five thousand dollars here whose sole still getting paid they're going to get money I'm not against teachers are not against all bureaucrats but this is outrageous and you know what I think if the president could actually write the bill without pelo see and without Sherman the rest of them be a much better bill get down to business targeted just like we want to target our health resources but he's not he's the president he's not in Congress you know if.
Cyber experts weigh in on the app that crashed the Iowa caucus
"I state democratic chair try price due to answer a couple questions on Tuesday but he didn't give any timetable for the final results he has repeatedly said that top cyber experts investigated the app prior to Monday's caucuses and he said that again on Tuesday we have worked with the cyber security experts nationally renowned cyber security experts to do testing and security checks on this app but he has declined to say for the last few weeks who those experts were or at least what companies they work for that's been a red flag for experts who study cyber security and just yesterday report came out from pro publica the cyber security from that they contracted with took a look at the apt and found major security vulnerabilities basically saying there were hackable issues potentially there why is election transparency so important so something bad information experts talk about a lot is this thing called the knowledge gap when there's a hunger for information about a subject but no good information out there it creates this pocket for wrong or bad information to go viral we've seen that happen a lot the fast the past few days across social media I was just in a college class at Drake University yesterday asking all the students who it was their first time caucusing if they'd seen conspiracy theories floating around about the Spillane results and immediately one of the kids raises his hand and says yeah bunch of my friends from home immediately were saying Russian collusion or Chinese collusion he was kind of half joking a little bit but you can see how all of this just weakens people's confidence that elections in this country are flooding the will of the people sure not a good sign NPR's miles parks into one mile thanks so much
"pro publica" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"We just a moment ProPublica which is a research organization journalists journalists group that does fully independent work has found that people in the health insurance business are now signing up with data brokers to develop deep data about you so they can decide based on your lifestyle or other things about you deep dive whether or not they want anything to do with you or what you'll have to pay so we're moving more and more into an era where insurers once again are going to be able to read line for health insurance they're gonna be able to exclude people for pre existing conditions they're gonna be able to charge more and many circumstances based on your individual factors so what kind of things to pro publica find out that insurers are trying to find out and track you based on your race your education level what TV shows you watch whether you're married or not what your net worth is what you post on social media how you pay your bills every month whether you order things online what you order online what you eat and to be able to take all these what they call lifestyle factors and be able to develop a wrist score one you individually not based on with pre existing condition what illnesses you already have have been diagnosed with and what you've been treated for but instead to use a deep dive on let's say what clothing you buy what size those clothes are and then decide this is somebody might end up with diabetes so we don't want to insure them we have the idea of insurance historically has been that you spread the risk among many people health insurers are looking forward to an era where they will be able to slice and dice each individual and create a risk or for each of us and decide to give us the heave ho or charges much more much less based on their formulas their algorithms and I say that.
"pro publica" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Pro publica his gathered prescription dating confirmed that doctors prescribed way more of a drug when they get money from a some pharmaceutical company that data included doctors getting checks from opioid makers wait you mean to tell me that companies that push opioids and invented something called the fifth virus fifth it yet fifth vital signs are pushing drugs you mean to tell me companies that are pushing a hormone blockers on seven year olds a drug that is not a not a confirm by the FDA for that purpose if they're immoral and that they're gonna build con doctors in the doing that places like that can't be done I refused to believe it this is what I think should be made like NASCAR in the doctor's lab coat so I know who's sponsoring him or her and then I understand if I'm going to quote going to ask my doctor about blah blah blah blah I agree I mean it's simple just on any every doctor profile whichever dock service it is explained with the getting the money you know if they just tell us that they will know when they suggest something whether or not because they could be getting money from a company whose drug is the best drug in a situation that is entirely possible I would just like to know that they're getting paid for it happy Christmas Eve eve or as some people like to call it festivus it's nothing it's not enjoyed his father did all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas yeah so we made up his own holiday festive as part of festivities from Seinfeld is to quote now we do the airing of grievances you're supposed to talk about all the problems you had last year I think that's probably the best part about this made up holiday because it make actually get you on this positive note moving forward into twenty twenty that didn't have a stick like it like it not the pole yeah yeah if you have that as well and by the way with that clip what would happen to Jerry Seinfeld's voice what did you do to him while he was laughing at a time when the all right.
"pro publica" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Out of reveals reporting network that's when other news organizations follow up on our investigations in their own communities last year we look at whether police were really doing as well as they say they are when it comes to catching rapes we found that in Austin Texas police were telling city officials that they were clearing lots of rape case and we're fortunate that we do exceed the national average is on all categories that's Brian manly back in twenty sixteen at the time he was Austin's assistant chief he was telling the public safety commission how well his department was doing when it came to clearing some serious crimes as you can see with the homicide the rapes all three categories of robberies lumped together usually please call the case cleared if they've solved the crime were arrested someone but are reporting with museum pro publica found that many police departments were clearing rape cases without arresting anyone they were using something called exceptional clearance yes Tom a debit to explain it he's a former commander of the sex crimes unit in Philadelphia conceptual clearance means that you know to cry you're able to the crime occurred you have a victim you know where the person is and who they are the defendant and either a prosecutor does want to prosecute or the victim doesn't want to go forward to kiss you use exceptional clearance if the suspect had left the country maybe or died an official at the department of justice told us exceptional clearance is supposed to be used sparingly but we found police using it again and again to clear sexual assault.
Migrant boy was in distress before death in Border Patrol custody
"Border patrol as you know is in charge of maintaining the border I have a cousin by the way works for border patrol is out in Texas and god bless them in a tell all the time I thank you for your service and making sure you keep a safe because there are people that are terrible and evil that want to come in we want to keep them out I get that and I'm all about that but when border patrol purpose the lies it's very upsetting and then that is there's video that's been released by pro publica and it shows a whole different story than what border patrol told everyone regarding a teen who was apprehended and suffering from the flow and should have been taken to a medical facility but instead cap somewhere in isolation and then died here's a story channel seven is a tell a reportedly answer that footage disturbing the final moments of the sixteen year old's life caught on camera in a border patrol cell Carlos Vasquez reportedly died of the flu a week after he crossed into the U. S. in may a nurse at a Texas processing facility diagnose the teen with influenza he had a temperature of a hundred and three and was be reassessed in two hours in hospitalized it is conditions worsened border patrol officials took him to a quarantine facility where was put into a cell with concrete slabs and foil sheets in the disturbing new video released by pro publica U. C. Vasquez was from Guatemala obviously suffering he rides in pain on the concrete then crashes to the floor where he lays for several minutes before finally mustering the strength the shuffle to the toilet where he collapses I think was negligent homicide it is completely unacceptable for a sixteen year old child to die of the flu there are also serious questions about the investigation the video border patrol gave the local police investigating the case goes black for four hours after Vasquez collapses when it returns the sixteen year old cell mate who also had the flu wakes to find an unresponsive and alerts the guards border patrol officials say the agency was overwhelmed with migrants at the time many of them sick with the flu lawmakers say that's no excuse for teens death they say could have easily been prevented what's so upsetting as well as at that video shows him going into he drops to the ground you have to see this video I mean I don't mean it like that but you know I'm sorry he drops to the ground and he goes into convulsions it's clear that he's having a seizure because of the temperature it's so you know his body is on fire and I I can't imagine he's by himself like that feeling those last minutes and this kid on I mean again only sixteen was it you see him laying there police photos and factual a large pool of blood around his head yeah and you know even border patrol trying to figure out a way to get around saying that if there is a seventy two hour deadline they're supposed to do you know it assist with and they just I am just all of it is just so perplexing to me it's I get that we want to stop the bad people but is this sixteen year old really is he really that person that we're trying to keep out of the country that's so dangerous to our public safety I mean that's why I feel we're losing our way we're losing our our common sense and you know I get that they felt overwhelmed and you know figure it out with the first World act like the first world I mean this goes back to all the family separations and by the way current according to the times they're saying that this is what the eighth no one of at least six children have died since December twenty eighteen after being detained you know by border patrol agents well and there's article saying how can we really be sure considering the fact that in this story the video basically contradicts exactly what happened what the trolls said was happening so we may be seeing more deaths than we're getting reported and we we just don't know for sure and it's when we see stuff like this it makes it so vivid and that my thought immediately was for the kid that found him because that's another level of trauma that that kid has to go through that he shouldn't have been subjected to either he already had the flu is well I'm glad that it be hopefully he's getting some kind of treatment at this point but that's a lovely night yeah but that's another level truck trauma that people go to and there's I mean there's there's something to be said about the level of animosity that we as a country are creating what like we're creating an enemy I do a course we are I mean you know what we did this wasn't an enemy before this is now becoming an enemy absolutely that's a that's an excellent point because you know border patrol practices you know for example this kid asked as was in custody for more than six days in the standard except in emergency situations as for C. B. P. but you know customs border patrol is to hold migrants for no more than seventy two hours before you transfer them to immigrant immigration and customs enforcement or the office of refugee resettlement which is basically responsible for migrant children who come to the US without a parent so I mean there's a lot of you know things that I've been out put into question but remember you also have the eight year old boy from Guatemala Phillippi Alonso who died in New Mexico hospital on December twenty fourth Christmas Eve it is seven year old Guatemalan girl who died in Texas hospital on December seventh I mean it it's it's just it's horrible it's just horrible I I and I know that they're talking about well you know we're well we go through this out yeah we could do better like how do we just look at this and it's like well in American they're darker skinned an account as much that's the attitude I feel their kids that's the thing they are kids want to be to be clear just a separate the political and just the guys that are in gals that work down there right like you saying they're very overwhelmed with however many kids and adults that are being you know picked up in these facilities at some point when you're trying to do your job and you have that many people it gets to be less human and more kind of like cattle not it is not that they're doing that like that's how they think limits just like these are numbers we got a pushing through although this kid has the flu we got separated before everybody has the flu but then this is a kid that dies and it's like well somebody dropped the ball because they're just so overwhelmed so we just got we we you're right it needs to be fixed it needs to be fixed as quick as possible we got to remember remember that these people are overwhelmed and it's I don't I don't know what it into your point I absolutely agree but I think that's the problem is that you work with it but but see you're held to a higher standard because if you're not position you're right I it's just like journalists right we see death and destruction is all the time we have to make sure that we don't just you know put everybody the same category and let's say you got a look at each story you have to look at each person and say oh I hear you I see you I'm here in a moment with you yeah all I'm saying look they have a hard job I agree with you a real I mean love my cousin tells me a really hard job but the fact is in part of the criticism here is that they're saying there was an agent that checked up on him he like they've had gone and said the little you know inmate this cell mate said Hey this guy's not feeling well and he did one of these like look to the window was like that was a welfare check and that's where you know that person absolutely drop the ball and you know what he's got to sleep with himself here she who knows at night yeah I wanna and I've been working with a lot of veterans and one of the stories that I keep coming up within hearing is that they are coming to grips with a lot of the actions that they had to take during war time frame and I get the feeling a lot of these border patrol agents are gonna end up in the you know five ten years down the line having a lot of emotional issues coming to grips with just what they had to do to be able to survive doing this kind of a job from day to day it's a great point I I think that there is that there's a lot of truth to that because you know what your parents too I can imagine if one of these agents has a sixteen year old home and things wow just for a better life and just to catch the flu and die in a cell by themselves what about their
"pro publica" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
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Report finds many free dating apps don't screen for sex offenders
"Like it Colleen o'brien talked with a journalist with a pro publica about an investigation into dating apps his name is Keith cousins and he reported this from Columbia's graduate journalism program this fall reports is going to air tomorrow on cells morning is with Colleen o'brien and it is our I have sort of shocking dad's dating companies could do some things to make the apps safer they won't it wouldn't cost them that much money to screen for sexual predators but they don't this reporter says it's the holding companies are responsible for we really measure them against their own public promises as well as kind of the statement they're making in their terms of service the kind of right off the bat in those terms of service they state that their any user is not supposed to be a registered sex offender they're not supposed to be a felon also they stayed at all well the it's like a gun free zone away all the time right not right now the three apps don't screen at all match group is not extended that same promise on that same safety protection to users of its free platforms like tender like okay Cupid like plenty of fish there are no sex offender screenings and one woman then Kerry continued searching for this man who assaulted her on the she wanted the reporters profile to protect other when it really kind of when you put the responsibility on the answer I think it's really burdensome I think for Kerry she finally had to kind of give up on on trying to track it because that it wears her down and your constantly searching for the face of the person that really harmed you so get this full interviews important it's such tomorrow morning in Seattle's morning news calling a Brian so that you can also get the podcast tomorrow this the the reporter here Keith cousins mentions this woman Kerry trying to track a guide to Salter and understands candy that you these companies they just say Hey you might have to use a fake name on our app right they say are for women especially protect yourself don't
Just how beneficial are 'Opportunity Zones' to residents in low-income areas?
"As a government policy the idea of these opportunities owns has been around for decades low income areas get special tax incentives to encourage investment presidential candidate and senator Cory Booker has been a big proponent of opportunities owns as a way to inject capital an ailing cities like Newark New Jersey which is got millions of dollars in private investment under the policy we know that kids growing up in low income areas actually will make less money than their peers growing up in areas that have more economic investment and so when I was a mayor of one of America's poorest census tracts was mayor of Newark New Jersey one of my major goals every day was how can I get capital invested in my communities to create economic opportunity roughly twelve percent of census tracks around the country are being re classified as opportunity tones including almost all of Porter Rico conocer questioning just how beneficial these tax breaks will be to residents of low income areas and new reporting has emerged showing how this program has already been manipulated to further benefits the ultra wealthy for more on this I spoke with Justin Elliott a reporter at pro publica and Samantha Jacoby a senior tax legal analyst with the center on budget and policy priorities and I started by asking Justin to explain just what an opportunity zone is so this is a program that was created by president trump's tax law that was passed back in in twenty seventeen and the basic idea is to give series of tax breaks to people who make investments in poor areas around the country the goal is to incentivize new investment in the areas that need it most and there's an interesting history to these ritual get into in just a moment but let's let's focus on some of the latest news we just saw senator Cory Booker representative Emmanuel cleaver and representative Ron behind sent a letter to the treasury inspector general that would investigate the potential political influence on how these zones are selected what exactly are they talking about basically they're they're talking about the process by which the areas that are eligible for this tax break were selected so my colleague and I ProPublica and also other reporters at The New York Times have written a series of stories about how several very politically connected billionaires have to use their influence to get areas where they owned real estate made into these opportunities owns thereby qualifying them for this very lucrative tax break and doing it in ways that are potentially not really aligned with the original policy goals of the program the idea of using tax breaks to revitalize low income areas has been around for awhile where did it originate and how is the sort of legislation that we're seeing now different from its original intent as he said there there's sort of a long history of what's commonly called a place based tax incentives and and the idea is by encouraging investment in areas that are historically distressed where residents might have faced a systemic discrimination or lack of opportunity by encouraging investment in those places you might create widespread economic benefits new jobs things like that your examples of those going back to early nineties are things called enterprise zones new markets tax credits the difference here I think is that the opportunities on tax break is really centered around capital gains which primarily float to the top one percent of people so by definition these are gonna directly benefit wealthy investors and may or may not have benefits for low income residents of opportunities up before they they were rebranded opportunities owns and before the trump administration has created this new version of an opportunity zone did these ever work in the past did these enterprise improvement areas are business improvement districts or whatever we want to call them have they worked in the past Samantha I think there's Serena and mixed results the there's been criticisms of of these types of policies that they could be easier feeling gentrification and displacement of low income communities in these areas maybe they have some affect on job creation but it's not clear whether those jobs that are created are filled by residents of the is a low income areas or whether the jobs go to people from outside the areas so I talk a little bit about who's benefiting more but Justin we just talked about the news here that there are representatives who are who are concerned about how how these loans are being selected but wasn't Cory Booker a big supporter of the opportunities on program yeah absolutely it is a program that is very much had bipartisan support and actually existed as a standalone bill before it got put into the trump tax law Booker has definitely championed the idea I ELT sometimes refers to these areas as domestic emerging markets because that is the term uses and the idea of a in its current form anyways you can trace this back to Sean Parker whose Silicon Valley billionaire early Facebook investor who actually created a think tank in Washington DC to push this idea which it was ultimately successful so Samantha let's talk a little bit about how it works here is we are we're talking about things like capital gains and probably most folks like myself will not ever come near a capital gains so if I'm a wealthy investor and I'm looking at an opportunity stone what's going to drive me to what either create a business there or build a an apartment building there what what type of investment are these opportunities owns trying to attract and what's the benefit to people who are who have all this money to go there and and invest so just for a little background capital gains come from increases in value of expensive assets like stock or real estate typically only wealthy people have those and you know it's also important to know that capital gains aren't aren't really tax like other types of income like wages are salaries they're not taxed every year investors can actually avoid paying capital gains taxes by just holding on to their assets for over time and that itself is a big benefit and then when they actually are taxed at taxed at a lower rate than ordinary income but what this incentive actually says is Hey you know even if you sell your assets we'll give you extra tax benefits if you put that gain into an opportunity is on so the first thing is you you don't have to pay that tax that you would otherwise until twenty twenty six as long as you hold on to that investment and the opportunities on for a certain number of years and even then when you eventually do pay that tax you get a fifteen percent cut then the really big benefit comes later so all gain on your new opportunities on investment can be completely tax free as long as the investor hold on to it for at least ten years so what that does is that could create a really big benefit but particularly for projects that have the highest value for investors so just as an easy example an investor might get a much more generous tax break for say the high end real estate as opposed to investing in an affordable housing project Justin you have reported on a few places where these so called opportunities owns have really done what Samantha's laying out here which is benefited the extremely wealthy who have invested here one of the people we're talking about is a man named Dan Gilbert in Detroit who is he and how did he benefit from this opportunity zone Dan Gilbert is the billionaire founder of quicken loans the mortgage company he also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team in the last several years he's gone on a buying spree in downtown Detroit as some several billion dollars into buying up actually most of downtown Detroit my colleague and I did a story looking at how all these areas in downtown Detroit where Gilbert owns most of the buildings have been named opportunities out it's a one one of the themes that emerge from this was that Gilbert has a number of already planned developments including you know luxury residential developments skyscraper office towers and those are now in opportunities and so what we're looking at is him getting potentially getting tax breaks for projects that he was going to do anyway when the entire point of the program was to incentivize new investment downtown has actually been gentrifying in part because of Gilbert's previous investments in the last several years and in fact these areas of downtown when you look at the data are are much wealthier than the rest of the city but those are the areas the wealthier areas that got named opportunities on's where Gilbert RD owns a you know again billions of dollars worth of real estate and part of the reason they were named opportunities owns is that Dan Gilbert's lobbyist got involved at both the state and federal levels and so there we go with that brings us full circle back to the question about who is influencing who in choosing these opportunities sounds and whether or not they're being chosen because of political motives is that not right that's right so the way that the law was written that there's an enormous amount of autonomy given to the governor of each state so basically the federal government was in charge of deciding which areas around the country were eligible to be named opportunities owns and then that list went to each governor who got to pick a quarter of those as the opportunities and so we see in the in in multiple cases including Detroit where there were you know influential local businessman who lobbied the state and you know in the end the areas were where they already on property were named opportunities so that that's that's what happened to tried and then there's been other reporting about the lobbying having at the federal level and on the eligibility front Samantha were these opportunities owns necessary how are these created and and essentially inserted into the tax law so as anything just mentioned previously opportunities own legislation was originally introduced in twenty seventeen and and the early part of twenty seventeen with bipartisan support but then nothing really happened was that until the end of the year when policy makers were considering big twenty seventeen year end tax legislation that legislation was passed with an extremely rush process you would typically expect with legislation like this to see you know months long public hearings broad expert input on on all sides of the different issues similar to what happened and in nineteen eighty six when there was a major tax reform effort that took years to it to to pass where is this was kind of rushed through in just a couple of months and opportunities owns were sort of slipped into it without a lot of attention being paid to it and and I think kind of as a result of that there are a lot of holes that the treasury department had tend to fill through implementing regulations which actually gave treasury a lot of power to make important decisions about who can actually benefit what types of investment can qualify and you know what they could have done was add significant public protections to it to make sure that investments have public
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Sacklers, Perdue Pharma, propose $10-12 billion opioid settlement that makes OxyContin firm a public trust
"Green in our country's opioid crisis the effort to hold drug makers accountable really seems to be intensifying earlier this week a judge in Oklahoma accused Johnson and Johnson of using dangerous marketing campaigns in order the company to pay close to six hundred million dollars to address the crisis the company's appealing there now settlement talks are under way with Purdue pharma the maker of the prescription painkiller oxycontin Purdue is facing billions of dollars in potential liability Brian man with north country public radio he covers opioid litigation force NPR hi there Brian hi David so what is happening with the settlement talks now with form it's a pretty fun has confirmed to NPR David did these global settlement talks are under way just a little context to the company and its owners the soccer family have already reached settlements at various times over the years with the individual states and with the justice department worth hundreds of millions of dollars but this would be different of much larger scale settling a couple thousand different lawsuits and according to some reports it might amount to as much as ten to twelve billion dollars is NBC news first reported it could also mean the Sackler family giving up ownership of Purdue pharma possibly through some kind of bankruptcy proceeding details are still thing here the judge in this federal case who's overseeing all this Dan pollster in Ohio has issued a strict confidentiality order so a lot of the players involved in these talks have declined to speak with NPR well let's talk about though this video that seems to be becoming more important for the first time yesterday you had pro publica and stat news these to news organizations following the crisis they released video of Richard sack or one of the owners of Purdue pharma talking about the company's role in the epidemic and and the videos and talked about a lot John Oliver did a long piece about it on his comedy show on HBO and Purdue is fighting so hard to keep this a secret why what is on this tape yeah this was recorded for years ago David was a deposition Richard soccer game with lawyers in Kentucky one of the states where produ is being sued and and at the time Richard soccer was still denying that his company did anything wrong he says over and over that produce aggressive marketing of these highly addictive pain medications like oxycontin was appropriate that's his claim and and money comes up he was asked how much money the company and his family earned from these opioid sales how much money has produced Frederick offered in farm made off the sale of oxycontin I don't know do you know how much the Sackler family has made off the cell of oxycontin but fair to say it's over a billion dollars it would be for our server yes do you know if it's over ten billion dollars I don't think so you know what over five billion dollars I don't know well it's a richer second of video talking about produce opioid profits measured in the billions of of dollars Brian I mean if this settlement happens what is the decision of the Sackler family I mean that they might have to give up control of their family business here that's right in the last two years of course have been devastating for the country in terms of opioid deaths roughly a quarter million Americans dead now from prescription opioid overdoses and it continues dozens of people dying every day and a lot of the terrible publicity tied to this public health crisis has landed right in front of this company and in front of the Sackler families remember they were once among the most respected philanthropists in the world and now their names are being stripped from art institutions devastating exposes have been written about them so this would end that bleeding for the family I will say David that not everyone will be happy with an agreement like this because it could mean a lot of the details of their activities being kept secret going forward Brian man with north country public radio he covers opioid litigation force NPR thanks as
Purdue Pharma in discussion to offer up to $12B to settle opioid claims
"Now settlement talks are under way with Purdue pharma the maker of the prescription painkiller oxycontin produce facing billions of dollars in potential liability Brian man with north country public radio covers opioid litigation for NPR and joins me now on Skype either brand I did it so what is happening with the settlement talks now with produ form right some Purdue pharma has confirmed to NPR David did these global settlement talks are under way just a little context you're the company and its owners the soccer family have already reached settlements at various times over the years with the individual states and with the justice department worth hundreds of millions of dollars this would be different a much larger scale settling a couple thousand different lawsuits and according to some reports it might amount to as much as and the twelve billion dollars is NBC news first reported it could also mean the Sackler family giving up ownership of Purdue pharma possibly through some kind of bankruptcy proceeding details are still being here the judge in this federal case is overseeing all this damned pollster in Ohio is issued a strict confidentiality order so a lot of the players involved in these talks about declined to speak with NPR well let's talk about though this video that seems to be becoming more important for the first time yesterday you had pro publica and stat news these to news organizations following the crisis they released a video of Richard sack or one of the owners of Purdue pharma talking about the company's role in the epidemic and and the videos and talked about a lot John Oliver did a long piece about it on his comedy show on HBO and produ is fighting so hard to keep this a secret why what is on this tape yeah this was recorded for years ago David was a deposition Richard soccer game with lawyers in Kentucky one of the state's worker do is being sued at the time Richard soccer was still denying that his company did anything wrong he says over and over that produce aggressive marketing of these highly addictive pain medications like oxycontin was appropriate that's his claim and money comes out he was asked how much money the company and his family earned from these opioid sales how much money has Purdue Frederick overdue farm made off the sale of oxycontin I don't know do you know how much the Sackler family has made off the cell of oxycontin but first say it's over a billion dollars it would be for our server yes do you know if it's over ten billion dollars I don't think so you know over five billion dollars I don't know well as a richer second of video talking about produce opioid profits measured in in billions of of dollars Brian I mean if this settlement happens what is the decision of the Sackler family I mean that they may have to give up control of their family business here that's right the last two years of course have been devastating for the country in terms of opioid deaths roughly a quarter million Americans dead now for prescription opioid overdoses and it continues dozens of people dying every day and a lot of the terrible publicity tied to this public health crisis has landed right in front of this company and in front of the Sackler families remember they were once among the most respected philanthropist in the world now their names are being stripped from art institutions devastating exposes have been written about them so this will end that bleeding for the family I will say David that not everyone will be happy with an agreement like this because it could mean a lot of the details of their activities being kept secret going forward Brian man with north country public radio he covers opioid litigation force NPR thanks as
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"We're just going to scrap it is narrating the dysfunction doesn't now the the hate crime this is Jennifer Rubin again at the Washington post's hate crimes in thirty of America's cities rose nine percent in two thousand eight to a decade high of two thousand nine according to police data analyzed by the IHS center for the study of hate and extremism and what do you think the study of the center of the center for the study of hate extremism would find it come back and say you know what we started this we can't find anything so stop paying us weaver waste of time of course they find an increase in hate crimes but here's how those books are cooked because I I write about this in my book outrage incorporated after the election of Donald Trump and before the swearing in of Donald Trump The Washington Post The New York Times pro publica and a whole bunch of left wing organizations got together and they formed a hate crime task force they were going to track it Donald Trump was elected president that was enough they determined that hate crimes had been on the rise so they put together this project across all media every news organization you can imagine except for fox news was involved invited and involved and they were cataloging hate crimes across the country and they were pushing these things as my god look at what Donald Trump is done and every week the war the New York Times had a thing called the we can hate and they would go through and list the hate crimes that had been reported the most egregious ones that had been reported.
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"From NPR news I'm Sarah macam and the issue of reparations is back in the news democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about it senator Cory Booker and congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee propose legislation this year that would create a commission to study reparations and this week senator Chuck Schumer said he'd support that bill proponents of the concept argue that reparations are not just about slavery but also in justices black Americans haven't toured since the Jim crow era and beyond one of those injustices includes the losses of enormous amounts of property to a form of land ownership called heirs property which some economists say has cost black Americans hundreds of billions of dollars in lost land over the past century joining us now to talk about this is reporter Lizzy presser who investigated errors property in a collaboration between pro publica and The New Yorker she followed the case of Melvin Davis and the Curtis reels he spent eight years in jail fighting for the land they call home and she joins us now from our New York bureau hi Lizzie welcome hi Sarah thanks for having me one of the people you spoke to in your reporting called Eris property the worst problem you never heard of can you tell us more about what it is so airs property is a form of ownership and essentially what happens is that someone dies without a will and their descendants inherit an interest in the land sunset of owning a physical piece of it they're owning a share kind of like holding stock in a company and as that land is passed down through generations I can mean that dozens or hundreds of family members call own a piece of land and it creates a very unstable form of ownership and what is its structure that way intestate succession is what it's called legally and essentially that's just what will happen if you die without a will and so families often believed actually that if they owned land in this way they were protecting it from being taken from them but in reality it me their ownership very vulnerable to takings and the heart of your investigation is the case of the real family two brothers Curtis reels and Melvin Davis in Carteret county North Carolina tell us a little bit about how their story starts and then how it starts to unravel so Melvin in the criticism great grandfather bought sixty five acres in nineteen eleven and in nineteen seventy their grandfather Mitchell reels died without a will what ended up happening was a distant uncle who had lived on the property in two decades used an arcane lock up the torrents lot to carve out the most valuable slice of the property right on the river and this is a family of shrimpers and coppers and fissures and so that's that wasn't as the most valuable property in terms of its value to Sally was also the way in which these men made their money and fed their community once he was able to take that land he very quickly sold it off to developers and that's really when the trouble started for the reels family and so the two brothers get their day in court in twenty eleven what happens next the brothers had been occupying the waterfront they didn't really understand that their uncle had taken it and in fact they lived with the beliefs that the land was theirs and they weren't going to let go so even when they were court orders that required the brothers to remove their homes they refused in two thousand eleven they went to court thinking that they're just gonna argue their case again but the judge found them guilty of civil contempt and he ordered them sent to jail you document multiple ways both the judicial and extrajudicial in which black Americans have had property taken from them I want to turn to another legal mechanism you describe that really seems to allow developers to take advantage of errors property landowners it's called partition action can explain that so in a partition action any single heir to the property or speculator who buys the interest of the single air can go to the court and ask for a sale of the entire property so imagine if you have fifteen relatives and one person says I want to sell and then they get to to the court and say I want to sell on the courses shore you can everyone that is dispossessed this is what was happening and continues to happen across the south but in many cases what you see are speculators companies developers who buy off interests of individual airs and then bring it to the court if I could just ask one last sort of bigger picture question as you hear candidates a in the twenty twenty campaign talking about issues of racial justice and reparations do you think this issue of airs properties there was less understood do you think it helps to make that case absolutely I think what I was hoping to convey with this piece is that black families have very good reason to be suspicious of white tennis courts under Jim crow and as a result we have seen this unstable form of land ownership take cold across the south and it's a very significant example of how racial discrimination and segregation has fuel the legal system that is stacked against African American landowners that's pro publica reporter Lizzy presser Lee thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me thousands of people contributed to the effort to get buzz Aldrin Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins to the moon which happened fifty years ago today the only part of the actual spacecraft to make it to the moon and back was the tiny gum drop shaped capsule perched right at the tip it carried the astronauts with all of their life support and scientific resources crammed inside it's called the Columbia command module KPCC is Jacob Margolis spoke with two people who dedicated a decade to working on the capsule the module was born at north American aviation in Downey California what used to be farmland just south Los Angeles John F. Kennedy's nineteen sixty one decree that we to reach the moon by the end of the decade meant that an awful lot of people uprooted their lives and flooded in from across the country when I first arrived in California and reported for work there was a lot of chaos Chuck Lorre was an engineer his job was in part to make sure the parachutes worked he moved his pregnant wife and two young kids away from a good life with family and friends in Ohio to motel in Downey to get started right away many people came in and there was just no room for we had people in the halls we had people that needed a drafting table and we ran out of them and I know people that took doors off the offices and put him on saw horses and that became their drafting table but after a while we began to get things put together the command module had to have everything from life support systems to seating to navigation to those parachutes to keep it from slamming into the ocean and killing the astronauts well some design to come from NASA it was the folks on the ground in Downey who were working out the details Gerald Blackburn was from nearby he was nineteen when he started on the project as a lab technician think of the Volkswagen Beetle for that's about the size of the command module interior with the seats out everything how okay he says he was crawling in and out of it testing things installing nuts and bolts and tubing that had to be put in exactly the right place sometimes with five other people doing their jobs in there too the capsule had to be as fine tuned as a Swiss watch but as robust as a tank and a boat needed be moved half an inch Gerry says there be endless meetings about it and production could be delayed you got to the point where you began to realize that this thing was so complex it was so big that there was no way that you could fathom the whole program so you had to rely on that everybody is doing their job and taking care what they need to take care Apollo was their lives working ten to fifteen hour days never seen their families in the beginning there seem to be this almost naive optimism this gung ho we're going to the moon this is our mission sort of stuff and then on January twenty seventh nineteen sixty seven everything changed America's first three Apollo astronauts were trapped and killed by a flash fire that swept their moon ship early tonight during a launch pad test at Cape Kennedy in Florida the spark set off a huge fire in a hundred percent oxygen environment the capsule the door couldn't be open fast enough the astronauts didn't have any sort of fireproofing on their suits Gerry says it was terrible everybody that was working here are asking themselves the same question did I do something wrong there was an investigation the whole tone had changed division president Harrison storms was removed they redesigned the capsule you safety procedures were put into place after break check says the ruthless pace of the programme pick back up is John F. Kennedy said we're gonna Landon's return man safely in the nineteen sixties in that decade and we held that goal very sacred and it was important because you've got Congress you got people you get the world watch and then we just have to meet our goal on that check says that another turning point this majorly positive one was in nineteen sixty eight when Apollo seven the first crude mission made its way to space then Apollo eight circle the moon nine ten all good the whole time they're building more capsules refining their designs until finally eleven Michael Collins flew the capsule around the moon I'll buzz Aldrin Neil Armstrong did their thing Chuck recalls the joy and the fear on by shift we would sit there in that control room and listen to the voice twenty nine of the astronaut in ground control and you always listen like is there anything in the conversation going on that might indicate something is wrong in anywhere or in your system so it's kind of intense on the way back the astronaut sent one final transmission from space Collins had this to say operate in a month right the periscope bubble up all you have a I doubt that the brothers and do all the right they thank you very much upon re entry Chuck Clough wrist parachutes deployed and inflated all.
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"Investigative report from pro publica a non profit journalism group that revealed a border patrol agents making racist and threatening tweets about migrants and minority female members of Congress is fallout from that now is the border patrol deals with several crises at once I talked to ABC news correspondent Serena Marshall dealing in that instance of claims of more than nine thousand I the V. P. agents and officers essentially in this Facebook group that has the offensive posts I don't even I'm not even a repeat them at aspen suppose that migrants and female lawmakers I and the dead at the details acting secretary at that that they've already put several agents on administrative duties and take an action when it comes to those groups but there are reports that they've known about these groups for the past few months and only take an administrative accident on some of the agents and the past couple of weeks when it came out but like I said that's just one issue that he is dealing with and then I can get a secretary also commenting on this week about those claims of migrant facilities unsanitary conditions lacking showers food and clean water and he said none of those events instantiated is there an inspector general report good quotes one of the managers of it is calling a ticking time bomb exactly at the ad inspector general report the agency's own watchdog those photos that are circulating a standing room only condition with migrant packed into these cells far past the maximum capacity allowed or from that inspector general report and that report is from the government so the acting the attacker Terry sensually refuting the government owned a watchdog agency when it comes to the condition facing the migrant that these facilities what's next how far are we from the fed from a congressional inquiry do you think well there's already a hearing scheduled for this week regarding this influx of migrants in the holding facilities of these children it scheduled for Wednesday Thursday I believe but we have not heard back from the acting secretary on if he will be attending Serena Marshall ABC news thank you so much thank you Mike brings our time to six fifteen now Kelly brothers as your money news coming up traffic.
Investigation launched into secret Border Patrol Facebook group
"Customs and border protection officials are investigating reports from pro pro publica that ninety five hundred current and former border patrol agents are members of a secret Facebook group which has posted derogatory messages about migrants and Hispanic members of Congress absolutely we're looking into into it very urgently and diligently like we would any and every allegation of misconduct customs and border protection deputy commissioner Robert karez the discovery of that Facebook group comes amid reports of overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at several border to tension
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"And this is the take away on Monday and exclusive report from pro publica started to shake up the immigration enforcement establishment the peace by reporter AC Thompson said that current and former customs and border protection officials had been sharing racist and sexist means on a Facebook page created for C. B. P. officials members of the Facebook group made jokes about dead migrant children and even posted sexually violent imagery directed at congresswoman Alexandria because the of Cortez US border patrol chief Carla provost said in a statement these posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity icy and expect from our agents day in and day out any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable now many are asking whether the Facebook group represents a French piece of an agency that employs tens of thousands of people or reveal something about the wider culture of border patrol and this all comes at a moment when horrific conditions and treatment of migrants at the southern U. S. border continue to come to light joining me now is Jan but former border patrol agent Jan thank you for being here thank you for having me what was your immediate reaction to the story about this secret Facebook group I'd have to say that I wasn't surprised at all this is the typical way that the border patrol operates its normal everyday conduct for border patrol agents it's been going on for decades you know they claim they're going to do something about it but nobody really ever does have you yourself had access to this Facebook group no no no I would never belong to something like that so it sounds like from what you're saying that this is of this this is thousands of people of axis is group that that's basically it's not a few people few bad apples if you will in this group are saying offensive things but that is essentially defines this group of thousands of people yeah I mean if you look at the numbers that they put up they said that there was ninety five hundred people that belong to that group at any given time they they've got roughly around nineteen thousand plus agents so you know I realize some of them may have been retired or whatever but that's still a significant amount of people and people often ask me when I was there what percentage maybe I thought that the attitude was like that the border patrol and I'd say roughly a good eighty percent when did you start a border patrol yourself in nineteen ninety five under the Clinton administration I had graduated from Auburn University with a degree in law and had decided I really didn't want to go to law school so somebody told me that the border patrol was hiring being from Alabama I never even heard of it that it was a federal job and they offered to send me out to California and I thought it sounded like a pretty neat adventure and you know they said that basically I would be trying to stop drug smugglers and things like that so it's kind of like a an adventure I two weeks ago Jan you wrote on your blog an open letter to your former colleagues in border patrol let me just quote a few lines from that now you are the enablers of a deportation force responsible for separating families terrorizing communities and responsible for enforcing policies that have killed thousands of people including six children since November who died in US custody.
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"After liberal outlet pro publica reported that a number of border patrol agents could be included in a Facebook group with disturbing social media activity follows New York Democrat Alexander and because he'll courts as is claimed that migrant detainees are being forced to drink toilet water Chris Cabrero from the national border patrol council says the congresswoman is full of it I've invited her to come down to the river I've invited anybody to come down to the river and I'll show you around myself no politics no cameras no journalist nothing just let's go down there and see what's going on from a new perspective where is says if Congress is not happy with how illegal aliens are being treated maybe they should close the asylum loophole that attracts them to the U. S. in the first place I Katie family is suing their neighborhood association after their six year old son drowned in the community pool back in may the mother of producing seven deputies says that the king crossing pull was overcrowded one of the lifeguards didn't even jump in to help yesterday she described how she and another life guard tried to save her son's life I grab cut from the male lifeguard because I noticed his head was going back underneath the water so I took over at that moment in the mail life guard got out and that's when I handed caught on to the male black car the family is seeking more than a million dollars in damages Texas senator Ted Cruz vowing not to buy Nike anymore after the company pulled issue based on Betsy Ross's flag design senator Cruz tweeting yesterday he respects the company's decision but things that they're showing contempt for be beau who stand for the national anthem and military members Nike reportedly pulled the Ross flag shoe because former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained that it was a symbol of slavery Harris County leaders warning you about celebratory gunfire as we get set to celebrate the July fourth event in Dallas is that if you're caught doing it you will go to jail this kind of conduct is punishable by up to one year in jail if no one is hurt if anyone were to be injured or killed from a bullet from Salvatori gunfire more serious felony charges are certain crime stoppers of Houston will accept tips and paying a reward of up to five thousand dollars of someone is identified in charge with firing they're gone they're in the air in a celebratory manner okay tear each news time is now four oh three the citizenship question apparently being left off the twenty twenty census commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is he strongly disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling that kept the citizenship question off the twenty twenty census but the census bureau he says has started the process of printing the questionnaires without the citizenship question the Supreme Court ordered that case back to a lower court last week New York state led a lawsuit to have the question removed arguing it jeopardizes accurate count in the decennial census in Washington Jared how burn fox news and sports the Houston Astros had eight see saw first game of the Rockies in Colorado trailing in the seventh Alex Bregman would help give the team just a little closer to a lead and pregnant has this one well right center field apple's pretty deep that is all how to live the back to back doubles for the Astros it's eighty seven that's the sparks on the call those truths would go on to win nine to aid this is only you only girl well second home run of the night it happened in that same seventh inning the Astros now have a four game winning streak those are what we like to see the.
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"Seventy seven degrees in the circle city I'm John Herrick here's what's trending at eight thirty one the U. S. border patrol looking into that group the police say has graphic content about migrants and members of Congress boxes Rachel Sutherland group called I'm ten fifteen discover by pro publica reportedly contains jokes about migrant death sexes means attacks on Latino lawmakers chairman of the congressional Hispanic caucus walking Castro called the page vulgar vile and disgusting there are many within CBP will become desensitized to the point of being dangerous to the migrants in their care border patrol chief Carla provost called the post inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity she expects from agents down to hold those responsible accountable in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox is AT and T. customers are having trouble calling nine one one this morning in many Indiana counties if you're eighteen anti customer and having trouble the police department in your area will give you a number to dial if you need them orange flames lit up the sky this morning when two fires happen within a half hour of each other and within just three blocks of one another the Indianapolis fire department said the first one happened at a home around two ten on north Talbot street and the other a short time later at a duplex on Pennsylvania a person of interest has been detained eight people now don't have a place to live because of the fires no one's hurt an uber driver in Evansville accused of raping a woman he was driving home from a bar Chris Davis reports Marshall savage banks is charged with rape the woman had been drinking at a bar in east Evansville in December her friends cauldron over to get her home just because we can use.
"pro publica" Discussed on KCRW
"Agency staffers pro publica reporting that members of the group policy posted hostile comments about asylum seekers and the lawmakers critical of their treatment the group came to light as members of the congressional Hispanic caucus toured border facilities yesterday the caucus chaired by Texas congressman Joaquin Castro that was a very disgusting and what is that show unfortunately but there are many within C. B. P. will become desensitized to the point of being dangerous to the migrants in their care the head of the border patrol is condemning some of the polls as completely inappropriate promising to hold accountable any employees found appealing to the polls president trump says a lot of people will be removed from border facilities after the July fourth holiday he made the comments as he signed a four point six billion dollars humanitarian aid package for agencies overwhelmed at the southern border in Paris Frank or Dona says more the money will be used to help overcrowding and tough conditions at U. S. holding facilities for migrants Congress struggle to pass any packages divisions among Democrats threatened its demise house Democrats push for their own aid package with stronger protections for migrant children but lacking support from the White House house speaker Nancy Pelosi reluctantly agreed to pass the Senate version in order to quote get resources to the children fast as the congressional Hispanic caucus called the decision a betrayal of American values representative Alexander or kids your Cortez says the package would allow the trump administration to keep hurting children Franco or down yes NPR news Washington John Kong regaining a normal pace after defiant protesters swept through the streets Monday testing Beijing's control over the city chief executive Carrie lam condemning the vandalism of the Hong Kong Legislative Council building and authority suggests the protesters could face charges and personally McCarthy is in Hong Kong the assault on the Legislative Council building by young protesters Monday will go down as the most significant expression of revolt in Hong Kong season of demonstrations the damage was widespread enough to have shut down old business legislators who support democratic rights in Hong Kong so the government needs to examine the motive behind the storming of the city's legislature and said it stemmed from the protesters conviction that they are not represented in Hong Kong holes of power the day after the chaos the usual rhythms of life returned to Hong Kong by this morning traffic was sailing down the boulevards that on Monday I had seen a half a million people March against their pro Beijing government that they believe is rolling back their basic freedoms Julie McCarthy NPR news Hong Kong and you're listening to NPR news national transportation safety board investigators say a key piece of evidence has been recovered from Sunday small plane crash at an airport in suburban Dallas the NTSB is Bruce Landsberg says data from the cockpit voice recorder is being downloaded for clues about what happened the CVR three refer to them will capture external communications on the aircraft between the crew and air traffic control and of particular interest to us is the internal.
Border Agent Facebook Group is Full of Lewd Posts
"U. S. customs and border protection investigating what it's referring to as disturbing in social media activity on a Facebook group that might include a number of border patrol employees a pro publica report issued yesterday saying the group has about ninety five hundred members who have joked about migrant deaths and have made crude comments and posts about Latino members of Congress this is U. S. A. radio news
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"These women were being told by C. B. P. officers to drink out of the toilet Alexandria cause to Cortez called the conditions on constable horrifying people treated like animals border patrol chief of operations Brian Hastings replied we don't treat people that way we provide fresh water we provide food we provide sanitary and and sanitary items president trump did sign a four point six billion dollar bill providing more humanitarian aid to those being detained how many weeks Democrats yeah for giving us a hard time but I tell you it became a bipartisan bill we were very happy about it and now what we want to do is we have to do is from border security and all of this will go away the president also called border patrol agents patriotic with his new controversy pro publica reported agents and four agents have been saying derogatory things about my grades and members of Congress in a private Facebook group in response a CBP chief Carla provost stating these posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see and expect from our agents day in and day out any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable fox's Todd pyro military jury will return to court today in San Diego to continue deliberating of navy seal of the Gallagher is guilty of murder charges of killing a wounded ISIS prisoner Moroccan twenty seventeen Thor he's in Texas trying to figure out how Major League Baseball player died LA angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with just twenty seven found unresponsive his hotel room a first round draft pick of the angels in the two thousand nine draft Skaggs had spent his entire career with the organization Southlake Texas police department official said in a statement that no foul play is suspected and the investigation is ongoing fox's Ryan mer the angels and Rangers.