St. Louis Protests Persist, Defense Fund for Michael Flynn, Scary Clowns Back in the News: P.M. Links
Protests continue in St. Louis following the acquittal of a police officer for killing a black man after a car chase. The Department of Justice says they will not be filing federal civil rights charges against the officer. And eyewitness say they saw police chanting "Whose streets? Our streets?" after breaking up protests.
- Republicans say again they're closing in on votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act via a bill pushed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, though Sen. Rand Paul is not a supporter.
- Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has started a legal defense fund over the federal investigation of his ties to Russia and the country's alleged attempt to meddle in the presidential election.
- The Navy has fired two more officers over recent fatal ship collisions.
- Scary clown panic is back, this time leading to gunfire and criminal charges. There was an actual scary clown though, a dad who decided to terrify his 6-year-old child as a form of discipline. That seems … counterintuitive … but I've never had kids.
- Activists in the Rohingya Muslim minority group in Myanmar claim that Facebook is removing posts documenting the ethnic cleansing targeting them.
- Below is either the worst or best Congressional campaign ad of the fall. I cannot decide. It is possibly both: