News Roundup 7/7/20

by | Jul 7, 2020

News Roundup 7/7/20

by | Jul 7, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The NYPD culture of impunity has allowed a police officer to keep his job for 18 years and receive thousands in raises even though the officer has routinely raped people on the side of the road. The city has paid out nearly a million dollars because of the officer’s illegal roadside anal searches. [Link]
  • The US approved over $7 billion in arms sales in a single day. [Link]
  • The House added a provision on the 2021 NDAA that will prevent funds from being used on a nuclear test. The Senate NDAA gives $10 million in funding for a nuclear test. [Link]

Mexico

  • Mexican soldiers killed 12 cartel members near the border. [Link]

Europe

  • The UK sanctions 25 Russians and 20 Saudis. [Link]
  • Germany has paid $1.1 billion over the past ten years for the 10,000s of US troops stationed there. [Link]
  • A US soldier died in Kosovo. His death is still under investigation. [Link]

India/China

  • India reports China is following through with a partial disengagement from a disputed border region. [Link]

Middle East

  • An unnamed Middle Eastern intelligence official says Israel planted the bomb at an Iranian nuclear facility that caused significant damage. [Link]
  • A well known Iraqi political adviser was assassinated in Baghdad. [Link]

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