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Seattle Police Start To Clear CHOP, Make 23 Arrests Following Mayor’s Executive Order To Disperse

Seattle police arrested 23 individuals after the mayor ordered protesters at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone to vacate within 48 hours, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police made the arrests Wednesday morning after Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an emergency executive order labeling CHOP as an unlawful assembly. Durkan’s order cited 13 specific instances of threats to ...

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14 States Considering Transgender Athlete Bills

Bills restricting transgender students’ involvement in school-sponsored athletics are up for consideration in 14 states, according to the left-wing Human Rights Campaign. Legislatures adjourned amid the coronavirus pandemic, so actions have not been taken on pending bills, Axios reported. However, special sessions are likely to resume in the coming weeks and it’s possible the transgender bills may receive attention. “We ...

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Migrants Entering Somalia Say They Were Unaware Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Last Week

Half the migrants entering Somalia last week said they did not know about the coronavirus pandemic during interviews with United Nations employees, the Associated Press reported. Reports show that 51% of the 3,471 migrants who were interviewed at the border in Somalian the week ending June 20 said they were unaware of the coronavirus, according to the AP. “The first ...

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FDA Says Video Game Improves Attention Function In Kids With ADHD

A video game was approved to provide moderate amounts of digital therapy to children diagnosed with ADHD. The game is called EndeavorRx, designed by Akili Interactive Labs for children 8-12 years of age who exhibit particular symptoms associated with ADHD and requires a prescription, Akili said in a statement Monday. The game consists of a floating avatar navigating a path ...

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Two-Thirds Of Americans Don’t Want To Defund Police: Poll

A majority of Americans disagree with the call to “defund the police” and the proposed reallocations of funding, an ABC News/Ipsos poll found. Almost two-thirds of Americans are against defunding law enforcement while 34% agree with the movement, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Friday. When asked about reducing the police budget to put towards other health and ...

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NYPD Lieutenant Says He Was ‘Ashamed And Humiliated’ After Kneeling With Protesters: Report

A New York Police Department lieutenant apologized to fellow officers for taking a knee with George Floyd protesters in Manhattan, the New York Post reported Thursday. Lt. Robert Cattani of the Midtown South Precinct told the department “the cop in me wants to kick my own ass,” in an email obtained by The Post on June 3. Cattani said he lost ...

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LA City Council Leader Criticized For Having LAPD Security Detail While Advocating For Department Budget Cuts

The Los Angeles City Council president is facing criticism for using police officers as personal security while calling for the department to be defunded. Democratic Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez used LAPD officers as security for the past two months until journalists began asking her questions, Spectrum News 1 initially reported. “It’s kind of ironic. Here she is ...

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Atlanta Mayor Feels Her Own Life Is Not Safe From Police, Shares Concerns For Her Four Children

Democratic Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she does not think that she or her children are “safe from the possibility of dying at the hands of the police,” Axios reported Tuesday. “I just saw my 12-year-old who’s running around the house with a cap gun, a black cap gun, and I thought about Tamir Rice,” the 12-year-old African American ...

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‘People Are Just F***ing Lawless Right Now’: Chicago Aldermen Got Heated In Call With Chicago Mayor During Protests

Aldermen begged, cried and cursed at Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot over the city’s response to protests during a heated conference call June, according to a recording obtained by WTTW News. Lightfoot received criticism from members of Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus who accused her during a June 1 conference call of deploying 375 members of the Illinois National Guard to block off ...

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$1 Million Bail Set For Officer Charged With Floyd’s Death

A judge ruled to keep bail at $1 million for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the case of George Floyd, who died while in police custody. Chauvin appeared via closed-circuit television before Hennepin County Judge Jeannice M. Reding for an 11-minute hearing from Minnesota’s maximum-security prison Monday, The Associated Press reported. ...

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Abbott, Texas Republicans Condemn County Leaders For Sharing George Floyd Conspiracies And Racist Posts

Local Texas GOP leaders are under fire after spreading the conspiracy theory that George Floyd’s death was a “staged event” to rally opposition towards President trump.  Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz have called for the Bexar and Nueces County Chairs to resign; the Harris County Chairman also shared the conspiracy theory.  The Harris County Chairman ...

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George Floyd’s Texas Hometown Full Of Peaceful Demonstrations With Less Violence Than Other Cities

In George Floyd’s hometown of Houston, Texas, tens of thousands have shown up to protest his yet but the city has seen fewer instances of violence. Floyd spent most of his life in Houston’s Third Ward, the city is America’s fourth-largest and most diverse. Protesters gathered in downtown Houston on Tuesday afternoon holding signs protesting Floyd’s death and called attention ...

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‘Very Dangerous’: Hackers Cut In On Chicago Police’s Radio System During Riots

Chicago officials launched an investigation into hackers allegedly jamming the city’s police radios with disruptive messages during riots over George Floyd’s death. The hackers messages ranged from anti-cop songs such as “F— The Police” by N.W.A. to “pro-police slogans” and “Serbian music,” according to the Sun Times. Protesters have been staging demonstrations throughout the country over the death of Floyd, ...

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