News dept. of justice to end use of private prisons

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    Department of Justice to End Use of Private Prisons
    U.S. Swimmers Held for Rio Robbery Claim
    The U.S. Department of Justice plans to cease using private prisons after concluding that they are not as safe or effective as government-run correctional facilities. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates made the announcement Thursday, informing Justice officials that they should decline to renew and/or phase out the scope of existing contracts—with the hopes of, in her words, “reducing—and ultimately ending—our use of privately operated prisons.” Yates added of the private facilities: “They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security.”

    Brazilian police sources have reportedly told ABC News the U.S. Olympic swimmers who claimed they were robbed in Rio over the weekend may have fabricated their story. The source told a reporter that “one of the swimmers was seen on CCTV footage breaking down the door to the bathroom at the gas station and fighting with a security guard” on the night of the alleged crime. Ryan Lochte said Sunday that he and three teammates were held at gunpoint in a taxi at around 4 a.m. He then told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the men used a restroom at the gas station and that the driver held the car still while men approached with weapons and badges. Lochte left Rio on Tuesday, just before an order was issued for him to remain in Brazil. Other swimmers were pulled off a plane Wednesday night while they tried to return to the U.S.

    Trump’s lead counsel Michael Cohen may have been in denial about his client’s poll numbers when he appeared on CNN yesterday, but the Republican nominee’s new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway took a different approach during her appearance on Thursday morning’s New Day. Presented with Donald Trump’s deficits in several battleground states, Conway smiled and said, "I think it helps us to be a little bit behind, and we are. It lights a fire under us and reminds us what we need to do to get this done." As a pollster, Conway pointed to Hillary Clinton’s high unfavorable ratings and problematic numbers with male voters as evidence that Trump has “room to grow” while his opponent does not. In the same interview, Conway also praised the decision to name Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as the Trump campaign’s new CEO. "I'm extremely comfortable with Steve Bannon in the campaign,” she said. “I thought it was a masterful choice."

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    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has moved to fire the eight officers who are accused of covering up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, DNAinfo reports. The officers were reportedly told via email that he is recommending their termination following the October 2014 shooting and resulting fallout. The recommendations were sent to the Chicago Police Board, which will decide whether to act.

    Data breaches at the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have caused problems outside the internal shakeups and national political embarrassment: Identity thieves are now targeting major donors. The contributors’ Social Security numbers and personal information were made available to hackers of all stripes following the breaches. “All my shit was hacked,” one major donor said, adding that she had to spend additional money to protect her 6-year-old daughter’s information. Eric Schoenberg, another top donor, said someone applied for a loan with his personal information. “I already got a call that someone was trying to use my Social Security number,” he said. “The answer is: Nobody is safe.” Politico reports, though, that despite the anger that many donors felt, they still pledged to give more to the Democratic Party, adding that Donald Trump was a bigger concern than their personal information.

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    The Normandy Tank Museum plans to sell its entire collection of armored vehicles, including some used during the D-Day invasion, at an auction next month. The museum commemorates, among other events, the June 6, 1944, landing of 160,000 Allied troops on France’s northern beaches. They clashed with Axis forces along a 50-mile stretch of the coastline, leading to the fall of Hitler’s reign. The auction, to be held Sept. 18, will also include motorcycles, trucks, aircraft, and other military vehicles. Most of the collection has been restored and is functional. More than 40 armored vehicles will be up for sale with other military keepsakes. “We thought the museum would attract more people,” co-founder Stephane Nerrant said. Nerrant’s father started the collection in the 1980s, and the museum opened in 2013.

    A man in Germany who was convicted of training in Pakistan with an al Qaeda offshoot in order to bomb U.S. targets based in Germany was released early from prison this week. Fritz Gelowicz, 36, was sentenced in 2010 to serve 12 years and was discharged by a Düsseldorf court because he was no longer believed to be a danger. His good behavior and earlier time served while awaiting trial were also factors. He will be required to regularly check in with a probation officer, officials said. His defense attorney, Dirk Uden, told reporters that his client had expressed remorse and co-operated fully with authorities. “I’m sure he will not use any violence against anybody,” he said. The United States has officially designated him a terrorist, and he is on a sanctions list by the United Nations.

    A humanitarian task force with the United Nations in Syria has on Thursday suspended its efforts amid continued violence in the country, which has been ravaged by more than five years of civil war. A day before, Syrian opposition activists released images of a 5-year-old child who was pulled from the devastation of an airstrike in the besieged city of Aleppo. The image of the boy, covered in blood and dust while he sat in a chair inside an ambulance, has drawn international outrage, though its provenance remains unclear. He was identified as Omran Daqneesh and was later discharged with no serious injuries, according to reports. He lives in the rebel-held Qaterji neighborhood.

    Six years after a cholera epidemic killed thousands in earthquake-stricken Haiti, the United Nations has admitted that it played a role in the initial outbreak and called for a “significant new set of actions” to tackle the crisis. An email this week from Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the secretary general, said that “over the past year, the UN has become convinced that it needs to do much more regarding its own involvement in the initial outbreak and the suffering of those affected by cholera,” The New York Times reported. The statement comes as a reaction to a 19-page report by a UN adviser on Aug. 8 that argued the disease “would not have broken out but for the actions of the United Nations.” The report claims that UN personnel from Nepal were the most likely source of the outbreak in late 2010, and the UN’s refusal to acknowledge this or offer reparations is “is morally unconscionable, legally indefensible, and politically self-defeating.” UN officials have until the end of this week to respond to the claims in the report, but the secretary general’s statement seems to indicate a turnaround after five years of denying any involvement. The outbreak has claimed the lives of at least 10,000 Haitians and affected hundreds of thousands of others.
     
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    Thanks for including 20 more paragraphs of unrelated news.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Is this a depiction of him looking in on some illegal immigrant before he's deported?
     
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    like you have something better to do with your time...
     
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    Another setback in what was shaping up to be a storied posting career.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    No really, you injected two different stories and it appears you did it purposely. You're fucking weird.
     
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    Good news for once, and from the DOJ. Mind blown.

    Now lets see if they can avoid the shenanigans and actually close them down.

     
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    Funny how electioneering works...
     
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    That doesn't address most US prisoners who are held in State and local for-profit facilities. And whom are fed "Nutraloaf" some hideous combination of nutrients which would be illegal to feed to POWs.
     
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    This is bad news for Caputo and MCC.
     
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    OP is a huge faggot
     
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    i lost track of what the actual point of this thread was after a few paragraphs
     
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    Picked up some geo and cxw see if they get a bounce.
     
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    You haven't figured out this was on purpose? No one is that retarded while still be able to operate a computer.

    Just go along for the unfunny ride.
     
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    They should have never been privatized. There are very few things I want government running and prisons are one of them. Making money on incarceration is a recipe for corruption.
     
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