Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (06/24/19)

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Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (06/18/19)

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Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (06/17/19)

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Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (06/03/19)

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Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (05/08/19)

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Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (04/18/19)

Doctors in 7 states charged over illegal opioid prescriptions

Sixty people, including 31 doctors, were charged Wednesday with participating in illegal prescriptions of more than 32 million pain pills in seven states. Prosecutors said some of the doctors traded opioids for sex. A dentist allegedly pulled teeth unnecessarily to justify prescribing patients opioids. The people charged also included seven pharmacists and eight nurse practitioners, as well as several other licensed medical professionals. Prosecutors said the defendants wrote more than 350,000 illegal prescriptions in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. “If these medical professionals behave like drug dealers, you can rest assured that the Justice Department is going to treat them like drug dealers,” said Brian Benczkowski, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division.

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (04/08/19)

U.K. proposal would hold tech giants accountable for harmful posts

British regulators on Sunday unveiled a proposal to punish Facebook, Google, and other tech companies if they fail to stop the spread of damaging online content. The plan was drafted by U.K. consumer-protection authorities with the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May. It targets harmful web posts promoting or enabling child exploitation, fake news, terrorist activity, and violence. “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over,” U.K. Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright said in a statement. Google declined to comment. Facebook responded by noting its recent investments to step up identifying and removing harmful content and said the U.K.’s proposal “should protect society from harm while also supporting innovation, the digital economy, and freedom of speech.”

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (04/02/19)

New Zealand gun ban clears first vote

New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed new gun restrictions in an initial vote. The bill would ban the types of semiautomatic weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month. It could be rushed into law by late next week with nearly unanimous backing, after just one lawmaker voted against it. “We are also driven by the memory of 50 men, women, and children who were taken from their loved ones on the 15th of March,” Police Minister Stuart Nash said. “Their memory is our responsibility. We don’t ever want to see an attack like this in our country again. We are compelled to act quickly.”

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (04/01/19)

Rapper Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his L.A. clothing store

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles. The 33-year-old was hit with a burst of gunfire while standing outside of his clothing store, and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Two other people were wounded, police said. A young man reportedly approached the rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, and opened fire at close range, then ran to a waiting getaway car. Nipsey Hussle was also a community organizer, and spoke openly about his time in a Los Angeles gang when he was a teenager. A source said that initial information suggested the killer was probably associated with a gang, the Los Angeles Times reported.