Nation: Two New York City police officers were shot and killed yesterday as they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of the city. The suspected shooter identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, was later found dead of a self-inflicted wound down in a nearby subway station.
The Kimche Hack: President Obama said Sony Pictures made a mistake cancelling its movie The Interview because of anonymous terror threats by computer hackers. “I wish they’d spoken to me first,” the president said yesterday before departing for his Christmas vacation. He said Americans can’t be beholden to some foreign
Investigators said Brinsley had made comments online that he was angry about police killings of unarmed black men and that he planned to kill some police officers. He started in Baltimore shooting and wounding his ex girlfriend before going to New York to randomly select two cops.
Hundreds of New York police officers lined up in the street saluting as two ambulances passed carrying the bodies of the dead officers.Read more
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Econ 101: The Dow Jones rose 421 points yesterday, the market’s biggest one-day spike in three years. Investors were excited about earnings reports. At the same time the price of oil continued to slide under $56 a barrel. While that’s …Read more
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It's Been Said
“Multiple detainees who were subjected to the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques and extended isolation exhibited psychological and behavioral issues, including hallucinations, paranoia, insomnia, and attempts at self-harm and self-mutilation.”
- Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Torture.
“They stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good."
-Sen. John McCain, former prisoner of war who was tortured.