Thursday’s Mini-Report, 6.18.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Latest from South Carolina: “As Charleston reels in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s shooting at a historic black church that killed six women and three men – portraits of the victims, ranging in age from 26 to 87-years-old are beginning to emerge.”
 
* HRC weighs in: “Hillary Clinton called on Thursday for action in response to the ‘horrific massacre’ in Charleston, South Carolina, and labeled the killing of nine worshipers at a black church there a ‘crime of hate.’ … ‘We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division.’”
 
* Sigh: “Charleston’s Post and Courier apologized Thursday for publishing an ad for a local gun range next to a front-page story about a mass shooting in the city.”
 
* Really? “The CIA did not know in advance that al-Qaeda’s leader in Yemen was among the suspected militants targeted in a lethal drone strike last week, according to U.S. officials who said that the operation went forward under counter­terrorism guidelines that were eased by the Obama administration after the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen this year.”
 
* Get ready for a woman’s face on the $10 bill: “Back in July, President Obama called putting a woman’s face on American currency ‘a pretty good idea.’ Soon, that idea will become a reality.”
 
* Hispaniola: “[F]or the last several months, under so-called Operation Shield, migrant workers [from Haiti] have been routinely seized and expelled [from the Dominican Republic]. Though this particular operation is meant to single out only those illegal migrants who have turned up since late 2011, the process is never clean.”
 
* The best news Brownback has received in quite a while: “A federal investigation into loans made to the re-election campaign of Gov. Sam Brownback by his lieutenant governor will not result in charges, the United States attorney’s office in Kansas said on Wednesday.”
 
* Vermont: A group of Franklin County residents is calling for the resignation of a state senator who is facing criminal charges. Police arrested Sen. Norm McAllister, R-Franklin, last month on the steps of the Statehouse. The second term senator pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault.”
 
* And today, this New York Times op-ed from Monday took on new relevance: “In a survey we conducted with the Police Executive Research Forum last year of 382 law enforcement agencies, 74 percent reported anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction; 39 percent listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorist organizations. And only 3 percent identified the threat from Muslim extremists as severe, compared with 7 percent for anti-government and other forms of extremism.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Thursday's Mini-Report, 6.18.15