This 20-Year-Old Is Serving The Longest Sentence From The Ferguson Protests | HuffPost

Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison. That’s longer than other Missourians who committed similar crimes, including a 28-year-old man who started a fire that caused $1 million damage at the University of Missouri and Stephens College, who was sentenced to six and a half years.

Source: This 20-Year-Old Is Serving The Longest Sentence From The Ferguson Protests | HuffPost

The Rise of the World’s New Emperors—with America’s Help | The New Yorker

Seventy-one countries—more than a third of the world’s total—witnessed declines in political rights and civil liberties in 2017, Freedom House’s annual survey reported last month. “A quarter-century ago, at the end of the Cold War, it appeared that totalitarianism had at last been vanquished and liberal democracy had won the great ideological battle,” Michael J. Abramowitz, the president of Freedom House, wrote. “Today, it is democracy that finds itself battered and weakened.”

Source: The Rise of the World’s New Emperors—with America’s Help | The New Yorker

Uber Rider Says He Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple States, Got Exactly the Fare You’d Expect

A drunk New Jersey native reportedly went out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Friday, and then called an Uber to take him home. Kenny Bachman says he thought he was going back to the place he was staying during his trip, near the West Virginia University Campus. Except, the Uber driver took Bachman to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Source: Uber Rider Says He Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple States, Got Exactly the Fare You’d Expect

France’s Favorite Crypto-Fascist Could Face Three Years in Prison for ISIS Tweets

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s crypto-fascist National Front party, could be required to pay a $90,000 fine and spend up to three years in prison for tweets she sent in 2015 that showed images of executions by ISIS, according to the Associated Press:

Source: France’s Favorite Crypto-Fascist Could Face Three Years in Prison for ISIS Tweets

Two Ohio senators propose statewide ban on assault weapons – fox8.com

Sens. Michael Skindell and Charleta Tavares introduced legislation Tuesday making it a fifth-degree felony to possess or acquire a firearm considered an “assault weapon.”

Source: Two Ohio senators propose statewide ban on assault weapons – fox8.com

House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.

Source: House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

WV house committee axes bill to stop law enforcement property forfeitures | Cops & Courts | wvgazettemail.com

State code allows law enforcement officers to claim ownership of property seized from criminal suspects without convicting them of a crime; the House Judiciary Committee axed a bill Monday that would have changed that.

Source: WV house committee axes bill to stop law enforcement property forfeitures | Cops & Courts | wvgazettemail.com

A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence survived the Civil War hidden behind wallpaper – The Washington Post

Two hundred of the facsimiles were ordered by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, a future president, who was concerned about the already worn condition of the 40-year-old original.

Source: A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence survived the Civil War hidden behind wallpaper – The Washington Post

Netanyahu in deeper peril as more Israeli officials are arrested on corruption charges

Seven Israelis were arrested on Sunday in what the police call “Case 4000,” a new investigation in which members of Netanyahu’s innermost circle are suspected of intervening with regulators to help the Bezeq group, an Israeli communications giant then run by a close friend of the prime minister, in exchange for favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on a news portal owned by the company.

Source: Netanyahu in deeper peril as more Israeli officials are arrested on corruption charges

Kasich shifts to calling for new restrictions on gun sales – News – The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, OH

WASHINGTON — In a sharp departure from the views that won him the National Rifle Association’s endorsement in 2014, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he would support new gun restrictions such as universal background checks and perhaps a ban on the sale of some semi-automatic assault weapons.

Source: Kasich shifts to calling for new restrictions on gun sales – News – The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, OH