- The official who oversaw epidemic preparedness for the National Security Council under President Obama said the absence of public guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic leaves her “frankly scared.” She also believes and that eliminating her position weakened the American response to the coronavirus when it emerged 18 months later.
- Three days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer choking off his air, another black man writhed on the tarmac of a street in Paris as a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.Immobilization techniques where officers apply pressure with their knees on prone suspects are used in policing around the world and have long drawn criticism.One reason why Floyd's death is sparking anger and touching nerves globally is that such techniques have been blamed for asphyxiations
Phoenix's Jeri Williams is one of the nation's few black female police chiefs. She says George Floyd's death was 'disgustingly horrific.'As one of the nation's few black female police chiefs, Phoenix Chief Jeri Williams reflects on the death of George Floyd and the future of policing.
In aftermath of George Floyd's death, San Diego police will 'immediately' end use of carotid restraintThe San Diego Police Department, spurred by the fallout from George Floyd's death, has immediately banned a controversial neck restraint.
- Going into Tuesday's contests, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has 1,554 delegates, more than 400 from the 1,991 needed to clinch the nomination.
- A survey of U.S. businesses on Wednesday revealed deep fears for the future of their operations in Hong Kong if China imposes national security legislation that critics say could curb the financial centre's freedoms and fuel ongoing protests.Contributing to simmering anti-government tensions, Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate over a controversial bill that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, following scuffles in the legislature in recent weeks.Following that, d
- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to pass the resolution by unanimous consent.
- Spain has announced that it will reopen its borders to foreign tourists in July and Mexico will start reopening in June. See when others will follow.
- The party is in a standoff with North Carolina over whether to host the event in Charlotte, as originally planned, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will be staying under the plans, which were criticised by airlines, business groups and politicians alike when they were announced."Which is why it is right that we ask those who are travelling to our country to follow the measures that our own citizens are undertaking to continue to stop the spread of the virus," Patel and Shapps said.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore apologizes after saying George Floyd's death is on the 'hands' of lootersLAPD Chief Michel Moore is facing calls to resign after saying George Floyd's death is on the 'hands' of looters. He apologized the same day.
- Barbecue operator David McAtee owned a business near a parking lot where a large crowd had gathered and officers opened fire early Monday.
- Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, galvanised by US demonstrations against racism and deadly police violence.The protesters used slogans from the American protest movement to call for justice for Adama Traore, whose death four years ago has been a rallying cause against police brutality in France.The demonstration, which came after the release of two differing m
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law."Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life -- which China pledged to uphold -- is under threat," he wrote in an article for The Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post."If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we wi
- Boris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes a new security law that critics say would rob the territory of its autonomy. The Prime Minister, writing in The Times, has offered to make what he says would be one of the "biggest changes" in the history of the British visa system to allow 2.85 million Hong Kong citizens the chance of fully-fledged citizenship. The move, which represents a dramatic escalation in the stand-off between the UK and C
- Without mentioning the president by name, Bush suggested it was out of step with the country's values to have driven protesters from Lafayette Square across from the White House on Monday just before Trump walked through for a photo opportunity."The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving,” Bush said in a statement.
A billionaire tech investor is calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for not speaking up publicly about the company's values amid protests over George Floyd's deathBillionaire tech investor Vinod Khosla wants Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak out beyond the internal memo he sent to staff recently.
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel caught on hot mic amid unrest: 'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care'It comes as the New York congressman has faced his toughest primary since being elected Congress in 1988.
- via politico.comA bid to block her deposition shares legal tactic with Michael Flynn’s move to shut down his prosecution.
- Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday evening, as the pandemic in Latin America's largest country shows no signs of slowing down.The nation registered 28,936 additional cases of the novel coronavirus, the ministry said, and 1,262 deaths.There are now 555,383 total confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil and 31,199 coronavirus deaths.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic praises Trump speech that threatened to use military against protestersFormer Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic set his Facebook to private and deleted Twitter after his praise for Donald Trump's "law and order" speech caused a mixture of uproar and disappointment among fans and fellow musicians.Mr Trump warned on Monday that he would "mobilise all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting" following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
- Rahul Dubey had some unexpected guests Monday night — about 60 in all — as a tense nation’s capital continued to grapple with the fallout from the death of George Floyd while in police custody.Inside, pandemonium ensued as some of the screaming protesters hit by pepper spray sought relief for their eyes with milk and water.“The whole time he didn’t think of himself,” said one of the protesters, a 22-year-old Virginia man named Meka who declined to give his las
- The Trump administration floated the idea of taking control of Washington's police department amid nationwide protests over police brutality, according to media reports on Tuesday.U.S. President Donald Trump said in remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Monday he would deploy thousands of soldiers and law enforcement officers to halt violence in the U.S. capital and threatened to do the same in other cities."I think you heard the president yesterday that he wanted a show of force in D.C. and
Photos show how the world is demanding justice for George Floyd at global Black Lives Matter protestsProtests calling for an end to police brutality and racism have swept the globe following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Online clothing retailer Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 California employees and instead hiring in lower-cost cities like Austin and MinneapolisThe San Francisco-based company said the layoffs are not related to the pandemic, but the health crisis has dealt a blow to the retail industry.
- Most of the looters and rioters arrested by the NYPD over the past several days are immediately released as a direct result of New York's new bail-reform law, New York City police chief Terrence Monahan told the New York Post on Tuesday.While the city police made over 650 arrests on Monday night alone, Monahan said that “just about all of them” will be released without bail.“We had some arrests in Brooklyn where they had guns, [and] hopefully [Brooklyn district attorney] Eric G
One of America's most popular police trainers is teaching officers how to kill with fear-based warrior tacticsDave Grossman's overly aggressive style prepares law enforcement officers for a job under siege, where they're "at war" on the streets.
- They’re bringing in the big guns now.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) made its first known intervention on Monday into the spiraling crisis in Minnesota, following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The federal agency charged two men with firebombing a county building in the town of Apple Valley on Friday, and with possessing Molotov cocktails “not registered to them in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer.”&nbs
- Tropical Storm Cristobal is the third named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, which began Monday. It's forming in the Gulf of Mexico.
- “We cannot back down now. We have come way too far. We are literally in the midst of history.”
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