Thursday, May 17, 2018

Framed for murder, no place to pump breastmilk, Trump says deportees are 'animals' and morning headlines

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click to enlarge Framed for murder, no place to pump breastmilk, Trump says deportees are 'animals' and morning headlines
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President Donald Trump.


A place to pump
A mother is suing a Spokane judge for failing to provide adequate space to pump breastmilk.

Everybody poops
Advocates say there aren't enough public restrooms in the city, and that presents a problem for homeless people.

Portland to Liverpool to Granada and back
Portland singer-songwriter Moorea Masa will play the Bartlett this weekend. Music writer Howard Hardee talked to her about her journey to becoming a hit R&B singer.


Framed and awaiting a death sentence
A black man awaits execution in a California prison. He was convicted of the brutal 1983 murder of a white family living in an affluent neighborhood east of Los Angeles.

But witnesses say the attack was carried out by three white men, and brown or blond hairs were found clasped in the victims' hands. Police also apparently ignored other evidence pointing to a convicted murderer released from prison shortly before the attack.

Now, Gov. Jerry Brown is refusing to allow advanced DNA testing that could show once and for all if Cooper is guilty or innocent. After reviewing the evidence and trial transcripts, experts say Cooper was framed by crooked cops. (New York Times)

'I'm calling ICE'
Hot shot Manhattan attorney Aaron Schlossberg lost his mind when he heard two restaurant employees speaking Spanish. His law firm has since been flooded with one-star Yelp reviews. (USA Today)

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
  • How the U.S. immigration system is putting LGBT asylum seekers in danger. (Daily Beast)
  • Pakistan passed a transgender rights law. (Al Jazeera)
  • Idaho's Constitution still defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman, despite what the U.S. Supreme Court has said. (Seattle Times)

Bould Ban
Boulder, Colorado's city council voted unanimously to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines within city limits. A radio and TV personality, along with the Boulder Rifle Club, have already sued the city. (Daily Camera)

No surprise here
During a roundtable discussion with California sheriff's, President Donald Trump referred to people being deported from the U.S. as "animals."

"We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, and we're stopping a lot of them, but we're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals," the president said. (The Hill)

Brown v Board and the judicial nominee who won't endorse it
Today is the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision to desegregate public education in the U.S. Today is also when the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to confirm or reject Wendy Vitter, Trump's nominee for Louisiana district court judge.

In response to a direct question last month, Vitter refused to say whether she agreed with the court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. (Medium via Vanita Gupta)

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.