Amid protests over the killings of Black citizens that have lasted almost a month, President Trump retweeted videos of Black men attacking white victims in separate incidents — one of which occurred last year — while wondering why they did not spark similar protests.
In New York, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel is trailing progressive newcomer Jamaal Bowman in the early count.
A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — including a tattoo parlor, auto repair shop and property management firm — emphasized in the lawsuit that they were not trying to undermine the anti-police-brutality or Black Lives Matter messaging of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.” “Rather, this lawsuit is about the constitutional and other legal rights of plaintiffs — businesses, employees, and residents in and around CHOP — which have been overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large,” the lawsuit said.
'This incident is obviously disturbing,' Laney College's President said in a statement
The Congressional Black Caucus chair has been one of the leading House lawmakers in crafting policing reform legislation in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
The fatalities were near the quake's center in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known for its coffee, mescal and Spanish colonial architecture. A Reuters witness in the state's Pacific coast resort town of La Crucecita, which Mexican authorities said was the epicenter of the earthquake, saw anxious residents standing outside their homes hours after the tremor as they feared deadly aftershocks. "We lost everything in one moment to nature," said Vicente Romero, an owner of a stationary store whose house suffered structural damage.
It comes as a US university predicts 180,000 US deaths from the virus by October.
Kenya is facing its worst locust infestation in 70 years. India, Ethiopia, and Somalia are also beset by near-biblical plagues.
Proposed legislation would fund a “permanent and persistent land-based integrated air and missile defense and associated weapons delivery system on Guam.”