Three St. Louis cops eat their own and will hopefully face justice for it. Don’t hold your breath, though. What’s in the News with stories on cryptocurrency to pay taxes, police abuse, legal kidnapping twice, government idiocy, and government murdering children. Plus, and Ask ME Anything segment where I answer questions on a write-in campaign for me for office, my diet, what does it mean when I say “keep striking the root,” and voting on referendums. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.

 

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

First, a quick update on a story we covered on this show quite extensively. Former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Botham Jean in his own apartment after she mistook his apartment for hers, has been indicted by a grand jury for manslaughter.

And, in a disturbing case of eating their own, three St. Louis police officers have been indicted on federal charges and suspended without pay for beating the shit out of one of their own undercover officers.

Dustin Boone, Bailey Colletta, Randy Hays, and Christopher Myers were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Charges include suspicion of lying to the FBI and the use of excessive force related to the assault of an undercover St. Louis police officer during a 2017 protest following the Jason Stockley court ruling.

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In cryptocurrency news, Ohio is the first state to accept bitcoin for paying business taxes. It’s just for businesses right now, but it’s a start.

In police abuse news. a Facebook video posted first to LiveLeak has gone viral after it was posted on social media. The video shows a Black middle school student being violently assaulted by two White school resource officers in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

In legal kidnapping news, a Georgia woman, Dashe Fincher, is suing after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found that the blue substance in her car that led to her spending three months in jail was not methamphetamine — it was cotton candy. 

Another story of legal kidnapping follows a woman named Precious Jones. She was given a ticket for going 120 MPH in Missouri. She missed her court date in August of 2017 because, she said, “It slipped her mind.”

In government idiocy news, a couple was forced to prove that New Mexico is a state while applying for a marriage license in the nation’s capital. 

In government murdering children news, officials in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and international media are reporting at least 30 civilians, including 16 children, were killed in the latest US air strike targeting Taliban militants.

 

ASK ME ANYTHING

It’s been a bit since I’ve done an Ask Me Anything segment, so I figured it was a good time to do so. Remember, if you have a question for me, you can ask it in the posts I put in the Pax Libertas Productions Podcast Fans Facebook group or by emailing ama@thelavaflow.com. If you’re a Patron, your questions are always moved to the top of the pile for me to answer, and you can ask your question either in the Patreon website or in the Super Secret LAVA Flow Supporters Facebook group. I have a pretty large queue of questions, so I won’t be able to get to them all this week. But, as always, I promise I will eventually get to your question!