Over 25 Percent of Seafood at New York Supermarkets Is Mislabeled, Says Attorney General Report | Food & Wine

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) purchased samples from 155 locations across 29 supermarket brands that then underwent DNA testing at the Ocean Genome Legacy Center at Northeastern University. The key takeaways: nearly 27-percent of seafood purchases with an identifiable barcode were mislabeled; though mislabeling affected almost all types of seafood tested, certain species … More Over 25 Percent of Seafood at New York Supermarkets Is Mislabeled, Says Attorney General Report | Food & Wine

California has a new use-of-force law. What does it mean for cops and people of color

The new standard restricts lethal force to when it is “necessary in defense of human life” as perceived by a “reasonable” officer and based on the “totality of circumstances.” It also emphasizes deescalation as an effective alternative to lethal force. If questioned, officers will have to prove there is an “imminent threat of death or … More California has a new use-of-force law. What does it mean for cops and people of color

‘I’m Going to Die with a Student Loan’: What Should the Government Do About the Trillion-Dollar Debt Crisis

More and more students leave school each year with loans, experts say, and students borrow more than $100 billion every year to attend college or graduate school. Borrowers owe the federal government an average of $37,172. A quarter of the borrowers owe more than $50,000, and the Department of Education, which is responsible for the … More ‘I’m Going to Die with a Student Loan’: What Should the Government Do About the Trillion-Dollar Debt Crisis

Resistance to Private Prison Industry Mounts Amid Debate Over Trump’s Immigration Detention Policies | Common Dreams Views

The private prison industry is under renewed scrutiny, and things are not going well for it. Prison companies were already under fire, accused of putting profits above the well-being of incarcerated individuals and staff at the dozens of federal and state prisons and local jails they run around the country. Currently, about 8 percent of state and … More Resistance to Private Prison Industry Mounts Amid Debate Over Trump’s Immigration Detention Policies | Common Dreams Views

Inside The Wild Legal Battle Over EB-5 Fraud, Defamation And A $2.5B Times Square Project

The U.S. Immigration Fund is suing an opposing attorney for defamation and asking for $23M. “Fraud risks in the EB-5 program are constantly evolving,” the Government Accountability Office wrote in a 2015 report on the program. Two years earlier, the Securities and Exchange Commission had to take emergency action to curtail fraud in the program. U.S. Citizens … More Inside The Wild Legal Battle Over EB-5 Fraud, Defamation And A $2.5B Times Square Project

Federal Government & Student Loans — Is the Federal Government a Loan Shark? | National Review

In today’s Martin Center article, Anthony Hennen looks at recent data on the college loan fiasco. “When almost half of the borrowers aren’t repaying their loans,” he writes, “the benefits of college are hard to see. The ‘college for all’ movement has promised students and parents socioeconomic mobility and a better future, but the ugly reality … More Federal Government & Student Loans — Is the Federal Government a Loan Shark? | National Review

America has a for-profit college problem

Even after decades of pressure, investigations, and some closures, for-profit U.S. educational institutions with questionable practices continue to fuel the student debt crisis, according to new data from the Department of Education (DOE). So why have these schools — which have been targeted by the U.S. government repeatedly, from President Harry Truman to Barack Obama — persisted? “Well, that’s like asking: Why do … More America has a for-profit college problem

Thousands of scammed student loan borrowers filed claims for debt relief the feds havent approved any in over a year – MarketWatch

As of March 31, 2019, the Department had received 239,937 applications for debt relief from these borrowers with 179,377 applications pending. As of that date, the agency had approved 47,942, a number that hasn’t budged since June 30, 2018. The number of denials also hasn’t increased since the end of June 2018.  But the number of applications received … More Thousands of scammed student loan borrowers filed claims for debt relief the feds havent approved any in over a year – MarketWatch

Trump labor secretary who cut Epstein deal plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims | Trump administration | The Guardian

Trump labor secretary who cut Epstein deal plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims | Trump administration | The Guardian — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/09/labor-secretary-alexander-acosta-sex-trafficking-budget-cut

Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes : NPR

“Environmental personhood” was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders legal person status. Bangladesh became the latest in July. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2019/08/03/740604142/should-rivers-have-same-legal-rights-as-humans-a-growing-number-of-voices-say-ye