AP: Deal with OxyContin maker leaves families angry and conflicted.
There was no apology from members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma, they weren’t forced to give up all of their vast fortune, and there was no chance to confront them face-to-face about the lives lost to opioids.
Talking Points Memo: The U.S. Supreme Court is corrupted and corrupt.
The Washington Post: Former prosecutor indicted in Ahmaud Arbery case.
Ex-Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson is accused of violating her oath of office and obstructing police after the Black man’s death in February of 2020. A viral video of White men chasing and shooting 25-year-old Arbery drew comparisons to a lynching, sparking public demands for accountability and also accusations of a coverup by local authorities. Arbery soon became a rallying cry in a massive racial justice movement ignited by the murder of George Floyd as protests sought justice in high-profile killings of Black Americans.
Thursday’s indictment says Johnson showed “favor and affection” to suspect Greg McMichael, who was previously an investigator in her office, and also failed to “treat Ahmaud Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity” when she sought help from another district attorney — now also under investigation — who argued the shooting was justified before recusing himself.
Vice: Remington subpoenas report cards of five children murdered at Sandy Hook.
“In mid-July, the defense served a subpoena on the Newtown Public School District seeking: ‘Any and all educational records in your possession including but not limited to, application and admission paperwork, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, disciplinary records, correspondence and any and all other educational information and records pertaining to’ each of the five first-graders whose Estates are plaintiffs in this case,” according to the motion filed today that sought to protect the victims’ families from further subpoenas. “There is no conceivable way that these [records] will assist Remington in its defense, and the plaintiffs do not understand why Remington would invade the families’ privacy with such a request. Nonetheless, this personal and private information has been produced to Remington.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: No prison for man who sold more than 200 guns illegally.
Prosecutors say (Gary Schroeder) could sell guns at a premium, a larger markup, because his buyers were willing to pay it to avoid the background checks that legitimate, federal licensed firearms dealers would require, mostly likely because they knew they wouldn't pass because they were felons or otherwise prohibited from possessing guns.
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