Homeless black teen hits back at Florida police after they admit to framing him for multiple burglaries

A homeless black teen is suing police in Biscayne Park, Florida after the town’s police chief admitted to framing him for multiple burglaries in order to clear the department’s backlog and make it look like he’d “eradicated” crime in the village of 3,000.

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Robert Reich: Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. 

The mainstream media bares a lot of the blame for perpetuating the myth that the economy is booming. It is not. Barely making ends meet is not a successful economy. It’s great for big business and the wealthy. The result, the gap between rich and poor is the worst since the 1920s, just before the Great Depression:

The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.

But the official rate hides more troubling realities: legions of college grads overqualified for their jobs, a growing number of contract workers with no job security, and an army of part-time workers desperate for full-time jobs. Almost 80% of Americans say they live from paycheck to paycheck, many not knowing how big their next one will be.

Blanketing all of this are stagnant wages and vanishing job benefits. The typical American worker now earns around $44,500 a year, not much more than what the typical worker earned in 40 years ago, adjusted for inflation. Although the US economy continues to grow, most of the gains have been going to a relatively few top executives of large companies, financiers, and inventors and owners of digital devices.

America doesn’t have a jobs crisis. It has a good jobs crisis.

Study finds link between prescription opioid use, voting for Donald Trump

U.S. counties that heavily favoured Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election were the most likely to have high rates of prescription opioid use, according to a new study. Continue reading →

via Study finds link between prescription opioid use, voting for Donald Trump — Global News

Pediatricians and UN Condemn Trump Administration’s Child Detention

They are breaking the law:

Amnesty International on Monday said that President Donald Trump is breaking U.S. and international torture laws by using “coercive” tactics that “intentionally” cause mental suffering on immigrant children that have been separated from their families.

In a statement released Monday, the human right organization called the Trump administration’s “no tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrant families “sickening.”

Help Puerto Rico Recovery after Hurricane Maria

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Puerto Rico has suffered a catastrophic event. They desperately need our help. These links below provide information on where to donate. There are several options for those of you who are concerned that your donations go to the right place.

To help victims of the Mexican and Puerto Rican disasters:
Donate to Operation Helping Hands, a partnership between United Way of Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald, Univision 23 and JCS Switchboard. Visit https://unitedwaymiami.org/, call 1-800-226-3320 or send a check payable to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade, P.O. Box #459007, Miami, FL 33245-9007.

Source: Miami Herald

MEXICO:

UNICEF Mexico

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