New at Black Agenda Report 7 October 2015: AGs Lynch Shields Killer Cops, Putin Bombs Islamic State, Obama Bombs a Hospital, Charter Schools Flunk in NOLA

7 October 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Obama’s Justice: Holder Fought Prisoner Release, Lynch Backtracks on Killer Cops

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder are given false credit for the pending release of 6,000 drug offenders, when in fact “the administration has fought tooth-and-nail to limit and slow the inmate release process.” Meanwhile, the new chief at the Justice Department, Loretta Lynch, has made it clear she “will resist pressuring police to give the FBI detailed reports on killer cops.” These three give Black lawyers a bad name.

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NYT Continues to Obscure Responsibility in US’s Bombing of Hospital

7 October 2015 — FAIR

NYT Continues to Obscure Responsibility in US’s Bombing of Hospital

The New York Times followed up its euphemistic and equivocal coverage (FAIR Blog, 10/5/15) of the US bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, with an article (10/6/15) that continued to downplay the US’s responsibility for the deaths of 12 hospital staffers and 10 patients.

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