Judge Blocks Local Media Outlets: From obtaining surveillance video of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University because it "creates a huge public danger." King County Superior Court Commissioner Carlos Velategui accused the publications, from KING 5 to the Seattle Times—they sought the video in a collective suit—of seeking to boost their own ratings and issued a restraining order.
Today In Police: California's Highway Patrol says it will investigate an officer caught on video—in what looks like the median of a busy freeway—pinning down and repeatedly punching a woman in the face. In Chicago, a 16-year-old is among five people shot by police since Friday. (In Seattle, there's a 3 p.m. protest planned for today of the fatal shooting of Oscar Perez-Giron, the 23 year old killed by a King County Sheriff's Deputy at the SODO Light Rail station last week after he allegedly pulled out a handgun.)
Today In the Surveillance State: "Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks."
Arrests In Killing of 17-Year-Old Palestinian: Israel has arrested six men in connection with the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. According to a report by Channel 10, the men had attended a right-wing demonstration where protesters chanted "Death to Arabs!" earlier in the day.
Meanwhile: Human rights groups say 15 year old Tariq Abu Khdeir, a US citizen and the cousin of Mohammed Khdier, was beaten bloody by Israeli police while being detained in the West Bank. Khdeir has been released on bail.
Typhoon Neoguri: Could be a Category 5 hurricane by the time it hits Okinawa, Japan.
Mayday Super-PAC To End All Super-PACs Hits $5 Million Fundraising Target on July 4: The idea—and it's succeeding—is to raise tons of money and elect politicians who commit to robust campaign finance reform. "By 2016, we’re going to elect a Congress that will fundamentally change how campaigns are funded. You have guaranteed it," writes professor Lawrence Lessig. Whoo.
Filming the new Star Wars movie in Germany: