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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cheat Sheet - The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops

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December 23, 2014

Protesters took to the streets of Manhattan chanting, "What do we want? Dead cops!" just days before two NYPD officers were murdered in cold blood. In order to discover who was responsible, Jacob Siegel has examined photos, video, and social-media posts to uncover a single campaign group, desperate to 'turn up the anger' at otherwise-peaceful protests.

Hack Attack

It is unclear if the U.S., or any other nation, was responsible for shutting down North Korea's Internet for over nine hours on Monday. If the U.S. did respond to the Sony hack with a denial of service attack, it may have violated international law, reports Shane Harris. What constitutes a "proportional" response, as Obama promised, is still murky in the age of cyberattacks.


Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm is set to plead guilty to tax evasion on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean he's ready to leave the Hill, David Freedlander and Ben Jacobs report. Despite being indicted for 20 counts of fraud and tax evasion this year, Grimm was re-elected in November. It doesn't look like he has any intention of bowing out, and voters don't seem to mind.


The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans Monday to launch a civil-rights investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Milwaukee police officer. On Monday, District Attorney John Chisholm declined to press charges against Officer Christopher Manney, who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in a park last April. Manney arrived and began patting down Hamilton after workers at a Starbucks called to complain about Hamilton sleeping in the park. Hamilton, who was schizophrenic, fought back and Manney shot him 14 times. Chisholm said Manney was acting in self-defense, but the Justice Department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil-rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil-rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said. 


Rolling Stone is tapping the Columbia Journalism School to review the editorial process behind its University of Virginia story, according to a statement released Monday from Editor and Publisher Jann S. Wenner. "We have asked the Columbia Journalism School to conduct an independent review—headed by Dean Steve Coll and Dean of Academic Affairs Sheila Coronel—of the editorial process that led to the publication of this story. As soon as they are finished, we will publish their report," the statement said. The magazine faced criticism after other news organizations found several discrepancies in the controversial article. Coronel and Coll did not give a deadline on the report, but added that Rolling Stone has submitted "a lot of files," including interviews and emails to Columbia's team.

Australia PM: New Terror Attack 'Likely'
"Heightened level of terror chatter."
Baggage Handler Accused of Gun Running
Delta agent had 18 handguns in backpack.
China Denies Cutting N. Korea's Internet
Says U.S. and North Korea should talk it out.
Rookie Season Over for Johnny Manziel
Hamstring injury rules him out for Week 17.
Judge OKs Lethal Injections in Oklahoma
Despite controversial "agonizing" new drugs.

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