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Inmates at Alaska prison forced to walk naked on a ‘dog leash’ and sleep in feces-filled room: report

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Male inmates at Alaska’s Spring Creek Correctional Center were “sexually harassed” as punishment and forced to be walked naked on “dog leashes” in front of female staff, a New York Times report reveals.

A state government watchdog investigated the allegations at the maximum-security prison in Seward, Alaska after an inmate filed a complaint. In that probe, they found that 12 prisoners were “taken from their cells for reasons that were never officially explained, moved to a different location, unshackled and ‘ordered to strip naked in front of female staff.'”

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After being walked and leashed while nude around the prison, the man who filed the complaint said he was “placed naked in a cell that was filled with debris and feces.”

The events took place over a 10-day period in 2013, and Alaska state ombudsman Kate Burkhart confirmed to the Times that the state’s investigation concluded that the complainant’s accusations did indeed happen.

“The allegations are so shocking that they are almost unbelievable,” Burkhart told the Times.

Along with the initial prisoner’s complaint, Burkhart confirmed that several other inmates filed similar complaints, and that the prison staff who participated violate state and federal laws in doing so.


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Trump tried to play chicken with the Manhattan DA — and failed spectacularly: ex-federal prosecutor

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Former federal prosecutor turned CNN legal analyst Shanlon Wu explained that President Donald Trump shot himself in the foot demanding details about the investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.

Wu tweeted the recent report announcing Vance is investigating Trump and the Trump Organization for possible fraud. Trump presumably assumed that the investigation was merely a fishing expedition, demanding that Vance further justify his reasons for the subpoena they issued. That's exactly what they did, effectively disclosing that a grand jury was impaneled to look into Trump bank or tax fraud.

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With each passing day Trump’s spin is less capable of distracting Americans from reality: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, Paul Waldman says that if you want to know the sorry state President Trump's campaign is in, just look at its deteriorating spin machine.

The first example cited by Waldman was Trump's recent attack on his usually supportive top infectious disease expert, Dr. Deborah Birx, for daring to say that the virus' spread isn't going away any time soon. Waldman also listed the numerous statements from Trump that downplay the threat of the virus while pushing the misleading claim that things are just fine.

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Trump openly solicits payment to US treasury for his ‘approval’ of TikTok sale – which he is forcing

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President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.

In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.

"I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we're making it possible for this deal to happen," Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.

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