Day: June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

After nearly two years in an Iranian prison, Navy veteran from San Diego is freed

were concerned about his deteriorating health. “How much should one family have to bear and what will it take to finally get my loved ones home?”Times staff writer Tracy Wilkinson contributed to this report. “No need for cherry-picking.” Advertisement Meanwhile, Secretary of State Michael R. Print After being held in an Iranian prison for nearly two years, a U.S. The cancer survivor was then held […]

June 5, 2020

For the first time, Mexico records more COVID-19 deaths in a day than the U.S.

Hugo López-Gatell, the undersecretary of health who heads the country’s response to the coronavirus, warned this week, pleading with citizens to “resist as much as possible going into public streets.”As the public face of the government response, López-Gatell has come under increasing criticism for assurances that have proved overly optimistic. He had also predicted a total death toll not exceeding 8,000. markets, even though some […]

June 5, 2020

George Floyd memorial marks moment of healing and reckoning for Minneapolis and country

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, to call for policing and criminal justice reform legislation. Keith Ellison announced upgraded charges against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — who pinned Floyd’s neck with his knee and now faces a second-degree murder charge — and three other officers at the scene, now charged with “aiding and abetting” second-degree murder. policies Benjamin Crump, the […]

June 5, 2020

K-pop fans, maestros of social media, bring their powers to bear on #BlackLivesMatter activism

Advertisement This week, she called on K-pop fans in South Korea to back fellow fans in the U.S., noting that South Korea has experience with large-scale protests against authoritarianism.“We know so well, the scene of protests engulfed in fear and rage,” she wrote in Korean on Twitter, urging South Korean fans to support the Black Lives Matter movement. “We just know.” You can donate a […]

June 5, 2020

L.A. woman is drawing attention to another black death at police hands: Breonna Taylor

Advertisement “It was just another connection I had with her,” she said. The campaign is part of a wider #SayHerName movement, which encourages those fighting for civil and social justice to include the stories of black women, too.Though the story around police brutality has been hyper-focused on crimes against black men, Young, who is also a journalist, understands news cycles: Advertisement “When it comes to […]

June 5, 2020

Trump administration OKs aid to Central American countries praised for immigration help

illegally, and to allow repatriation of citizens attempting to apply legally for asylum in the U.S. Under international convention, people fleeing their homelands out of fear of persecution or death should be allowed to apply for asylum and remain in the country where they make the application, in this case the U.S. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).(Evan Vucci / Associated Press) By Tracy WilkinsonStaff Writer  June 5, 202011:21 […]