The controversial clearing of a crowd of peaceful protesters before President Trump spoke at St. John's Church Monday was personally ordered by Attorney General William Barr, Justice Department sources tell the Washington Post . Federal police officers used batons, riot shields, tear gas, and rubber bullets to force demonstrators away from...
A large protest around Lafayette Park near the White House was peaceful Tuesday evening as demonstrators defied a 7 p.m. curfew in the nation's capital. (June 2)
President Donald Trump on Monday called for US military troops to quell the George Floyd protests taking place across the country. If the city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residence, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them. President Donald Trump According to Business Insider, the Insurrection Act was last invoked during the Los Angeles Rodney King riots in 1992. The act allows the president, by executive order, to deploy US forces inside the country to suppress an insurrection. Congressional lawmakers with national security experience and retired senior military officials responded furiously. America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy. Retired US Army Gen. Martin Dempsey Former chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters
8 Ways to Support Black Lives If You Can't Attend Protests Over the past week, protestors have gathered across the United States to take action against police brutality and systemic racism. Unfortunately, the U.S. is also in the midst of a pandemic, making protests incredibly risky for those at a higher risk of COVID-19. Here are eight other ways you can support black lives if you are unable to attend protests. 1. Donate to bail funds to support those who are being unjustly arrested by police officers during peaceful protests. 2. Take the time to do research and educate yourself on what systemic racism is and why the protests are happening. 3. Get involved with and donate to organizations that work to reform the criminal justice system. 4. Sign and share petitions that demand justice and accountability for the murder of George Floyd. 5. If you have children, educate them on the Black Lives Matter movement and why it is important. 6. Support black-owned businesses in your community. 7. Contact your representatives on federal, state and local levels and demand action. 8. Combat racism in your personal life by calling out and educating friends and family members who make racist or ignorant comments.
Bogdan Vechirko drove an 18-wheeler truck into a large group of people who were peacefully protesting on Sunday on a Minneapolis highway. The truck driver drove past protesters gathered on the shoulder, then stopped just short of hitting people in his path. He eventually stopped and was beaten up when he exited the empty tanker truck. Authorities did not explain why driving on a completely empty I-35 freeway didn't raise any red flags to Vechirko. According to Business Insider, Vechirko has been released from jail, acquitted of assault charges. Minnesota state officials said the 35-year-old acted foolishly but did not intend to harm anyone.
Skateboarding sensation Sky Brown, 11, is recovering in a California hospital after a horrific fall during training. The British Olympic hopeful, who fractured her skull and broke her left hand and wrist, was unresponsive after being taken to the hospital by helicopter but is expected to make a full recovery,...
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.
Mark Zuckerberg held firm on his decision not to take action on President Trump's Facebook posts during what insiders say was a tense town hall meeting with employees Tuesday. The CEO told employees that it was a "tough decision," but a review of Facebook's policies shows "that the right action...
The hurricane season officially began on June 1—but Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha apparently failed to get the memo, and arrived last month. A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico has now strengthened to become Tropical Storm Cristobal, setting a record for the earliest third storm of the...
Los Angeles police officers took a knee with clergy during a march in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday. Another march filled the streets of Hollywood. (June 2)
Every computer has an Internet Protocol address that reveals the user's general location and helps identify your computer. The IP address is a series of numbers separated by decimal points, and looks something like "22.214.171.124." According to Business Insider, just knowing that sequence of numbers could allow hackers to disable some parts of the internet browsing experience. Using third-party programs or services, someone with your IP address could possibly block you from reaching certain websites. To secure your IP address, consider installing a firewall and a VPN. Most routers have built-in firewalls, but you should contact your router manufacturer or internet service provider to learn about your setup. A VPN hides your IP address from all outside users, making it extremely difficult for someone to uncover your IP address or monitor your online activity.
President Donald Trump is cloaking himself in religion as he tries to justify his hard line against violent protests over the killing of another black man in police custody
Spike Lee Releases Short Film '3 Brothers' Inspired By George Floyd Murder In the 95-second feature, the director compares the deaths of Floyd and Eric Garner to a scene from his 1989 film, 'Do the Right Thing.' In 'Do the Right Thing,' the character Radio Raheem is murdered by police. The short film begins with the line, "Will history stop repeating itself?" It then pieces together clips of Floyd and Garner's arrests and deaths, along with Raheem's. Floyd's murder in Minnesota has been attributed to police officer Derek Chauvin placing a knee on his neck. In a similar situation, Garner was killed during a 2014 arrest in N.Y.C. Spike Lee, via Twitter The 'BlacKkKlansman' director recently voiced his thoughts on nationwide protests while talking with CNN. Spike Lee, 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.'”
President Trump has now angered two Washington, DC religious leaders in two days. Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory slammed the president Tuesday ahead of the Trump's visit to the Saint John Paul II Shrine, the Washington Post reports. "I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself...
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.