Day: June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Trump calls for ‘law and order,’ threatens to deploy troops to major cities

Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican, said at a briefing after the call. clergy during a march in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times) Politics ‘More interested in power than in principle’: Trump uses racial wounds for political gain, Biden says Biden likens Trump to violent segregationists in response to George Floyd protests, decries gassing of demonstrators for a church ‘photo op.’ Advertisement […]

June 2, 2020

Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report

Jones expects to attend all three. Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report A mural and memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where George Floyd allegedly used a counterfeit bill, prompting a call to police that led to his death.(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) By Molly Hennessy-FiskeHouston Bureau Chief  June 1, 202012:51 PM UPDATED 3:38 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close […]

June 2, 2020

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’

George Floyd’s brother tells the nation to stop rioting: ‘That’s not going to bring my brother back’ The pastor beside him took hold of a protester’s bullhorn.“We came in solidarity with those who have been in the streets peacefully protesting,” said the Rev. Advertisement “Keep my brother’s name ringing,” he said.Local activist Tommy McBrayer thanked Floyd for coming to his brother’s “gravesite” and “for blessing […]

June 2, 2020

Battered cities face more protests as racial justice outpouring enters second week

But the mood grew jittery as rows of police and National Guardsman wearing helmets and riot shields began to move in on the crowd and the air became thick with tear gas.Dozens of protesters began to scatter and run through the streets. Advertisement Like the coronavirus outbreak, the continuing civil unrest has convulsed the 2020 presidential campaign. No drugs were found in the home. Andrew […]

June 2, 2020

Scientists to choirs: Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say

But the conflicting advice from domestic and international health agencies is striking, creating confusion as the U.S. But the study conducted by a research team found that one singer did have symptoms and later tested positive for COVID-19.Jimenez said it’s highly unlikely that the extensive spread of the virus at the rehearsal could have occurred only through close contact and touching surfaces.“How can one sick […]

June 2, 2020

‘They came toward us firing pepper spray and rubber bullets,’ photographer says

Molly yelled, “We’re reporters!” “Wait! After making it about a block, I was helped by local residents who later took me to the hospital.I’ve been covering conflict both nationally and internationally for many years, so I know the dangers involved in these situations, especially when you get between riot police and protesters, but I wasn’t expecting them to attack us directly. A patrol officer told […]

June 2, 2020

Can Operation Warp Speed deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year?

Here’s why History tells us that rushing a vaccine for COVID-19 will prove more hazardous than if it’s done right. And scientists, with fingers crossed, are falling in line. Just over four months after the coronavirus announced its presence inside the United States, President Trump is determined to send the country back to work.With no effective treatment in sight, and no indication that the coronavirus […]

June 2, 2020

Officer accused of killing George Floyd was disciplined for pulling woman from car during stop

Officer accused of killing George Floyd was disciplined for pulling woman from car during stop Booking photo of Minnesota police Officer Derek Chauvin.(Ramsey County [Minn.] Sheriff’s Office) By Erin B. Louisville restaurant owner David McAtee was shot by police and National Guard troops responding to gunfire on Monday. It occurred in August 2007 in Longfellow, a neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis. The bishop of the […]