Tucker Carlson is usually a staunch advocate of President Trump, but he lit into Trump on his Fox News show Monday night and into son-in-law Jared Kushner even more. Carlson complained that leaders on the local and national level have been too soft on protesters, and he noted that a...
Jamie Foxx joins kneel-in protest in San Francisco; Spike Lee releases short film "3 Brothers" to protest death of George Floyd; Music industry observes day-long "blackout" on Tuesday. (June 2)
Uber and Lyft said they'll suspend rides and deliveries in cities where curfews are issued. Over the weekend, Uber temporarily shut down in parts of country says Business Insider. California, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and others have enacted curfews. Rentable scooters have also become a mainstay of protests. Lime says it's removing vehicles from select cities. The companies hope to discourage people from using their companies to get to protests.
The European Union says U.S. President Donald Trump as host of an upcoming Group of Seven summit can invite who he wants but that Russia should not be allowed permanently back into the fold
Independent Autopsy Rules George Floyd's Death a Homicide by 'Asphyxiation' According to CNN, an independent autopsy was performed on George Floyd's body after the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found "no physical findings" to "support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation." The new autopsy says that Floyd's death was a homicide and that he died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." Ben Crump, attorney for the Floyd family, says that Floyd was practically "dead on the scene" after ex-police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Attorney Ben Crump, via CNN Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but Crump and other supporters say he should be charged with first-degree murder. Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden, via CNN
“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer is opening up about his troubled 2016 film. Ayer went on Twitter to discuss the movie. “This trailer nailed the tone and intention of the film I made. Methodical. Layered. Complex, beautiful and sad." According to the Wrap, Ayer says Warner Brothers executives were "shell shocked" by bad reviews for "Batman v. Superman." "My soulful drama was beaten into a ‘comedy.'”
Tuesday could be the day that Joe Biden is crowned the official Democratic presidential nominee. There are 479 delegates up for grabs as Indiana (82), Maryland (96), Montana (19), New Mexico (34), Pennsylvania (186), Rhode Island (26), South Dakota (16), and the District of Columbia (20) hold Democratic presidential primaries,...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
The European Union’s top executive and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet this month for talks that could give new momentum to the stalled post-Brexit negotiations
New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests after a break-in at the iconic Macy's store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd’s death. (June 2)
"It's time to draw a CLEAR line in the sand," New York State assemblywoman Aravella Simotas tweeted Saturday, announcing she would redirect $5,350 in campaign contributions from police-affiliated groups to a New York City bail fund, as well as to groups working to "help New Yorkers in communities of...
The officers involved in a Monday shooting that left a black Louisville business owner dead did not have their bodycams turned on—a revelation that has led to the firing of the police chief. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that Steve Conrad had been relieved of duty, NBC News...
David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police during a protest Monday. According to Business Insider, McAtee was known in Louisville for giving food away to police officers for free. McAtee was killed after police allege they were fired upon and they returned fire; there were no police body cams in use at the time. 53-year old McAtee's body was then left in the street for over 12 hours following the shooting. Kentucky Gov. Beshear called for an investigation of the incident. Louisville police chief Steve Conrad has been fired and disciplinary action for the officers involved is reportedly forthcoming.
An Albanian player has tested positive for the coronavirus but the country’s soccer federation says his club will play as scheduled when the league resumes this week amid the pandemic
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Protests With many children still sheltering-in- place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's likely they'll be exposed to the current protests in response to the death of George Floyd, racism and police brutality. California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd Here are ways you can help them to understand and cope. 1. Take care of yourself first Dr. Nia Heard-Garris 2. If you have a toddler, read, listen or watch the news when they aren't around Even though they don't understand what is happening, they can pick up on the "fear, urgency or anger in people's voices and behaviors." 3. If you have elementary-age children, ask them what they've seen or heard and how it makes them feel California pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd 4. If you have tweens or teens, try asking them about the injustices they've seen or experienced in their own daily lives Dr. Jenny Radesky
After President Trump's dramatic threat to bring out the military to quell protests , he walked from the White House to nearby St. John's Church, where he posed for photographers while holding a Bible. Before he did so, police used tear gas to clear his way, disbursing protesters from Lafayette Square...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.