Archive for June 2nd, 2020

Iowa Rep. Steve King Ousted In GOP Primary, AP Projects

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 11:20 PM

After years of incendiary comments on race, King was largely abandoned by GOP leaders. He was defeated in Tuesday's primary by state Sen. Randy Feenstra, according to the Associated Press.

Minnesota Files Discrimination Complaint Against Minneapolis Police Department

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 10:20 PM

"This is not a friendly action, but this is the necessary action," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan told NPR. The Department of Human Rights will lead an investigation "to make deep, systematic change."

Lawsuit Says Trump's Order Against Tech Companies Will 'Chill Future Online Speech'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 7:00 PM

The Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Trump's executive order attempting to strip tech companies of a key legal protection was retaliatory and violates the First Amendment.

Don't Send U.S. Military To Protests, Hill Democrats Warn Trump

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 6:20 PM

Calling out active-duty troops to quell widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd is an option congressional Democrats are warning would only make matters worse.

Louisville Police Release Video It Says Shows David McAtee Firing At Officers

US & World | | June 02 2020, 5:00 PM

Police released security footage a day after McAtee, a business owner, was shot and killed by law enforcement. There is no sound, but police say it appears, based on the video, that he fires first.

6 Atlanta Officers Charged After Release Of 'Disturbing' Arrest Video

US & World | | June 02 2020, 4:00 PM

District Attorney Paul Howard announces assault and battery charges Tuesday after the release of a video showing officers using stun guns on two black young adults and yanking them from their car.

Coronavirus Hospitalizations In New York At 'An All-Time Low,' Says Cuomo

Health | | June 02 2020, 3:40 PM

Gov. Cuomo says the number of new coronavirus hospitalizations reported on June 1 was 154. That's the lowest number since the state started counting in mid-March.

Pelosi Asks Black Caucus To Come Up With Police Reforms Following Protests

Politics | | June 02 2020, 3:40 PM

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing a wide range of proposals such as banning chokeholds as a response to the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd.

N.C. Gov.: 'Very Unlikely' GOP Convention Can Happen Without Social Distancing, Masks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 2:20 PM

With the course of the pandemic unclear, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said, "Planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity."

Senate Republicans Set Summer Of Investigations Involving Biden

Politics | | June 02 2020, 1:40 PM

Two Senate committees will spend the summer investigating allegations against the Biden family and the Obama administration's role in the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation.

New Book Argues Migration Isn't A Crisis — It's The Solution

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 1:20 PM

When living things cross into new territory, they are often viewed as threats. But Sonia Shah, who has written a new book — The Next Great Migration -- says the "invaders" are just following biology.

Indonesia Cancels Hajj Pilgrimage, Citing Risks Of Travel During Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 11:40 AM

"Our religion teaches us that saving lives is an obligation. That is the consideration in this policy," Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi says.

'Barely Holding It Together': Stresses Of An Early Child Care Center That Stayed Open

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 10:40 AM

A center in Spokane, Wash., has been operating at one-third capacity under pandemic guidelines. Co-owner Luc Jasmin III says it has been tough to turn away parents, many of whom are essential workers.

What We're Reading About The Past Week Of Protests

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 5:20 AM

Here are some of the most illuminating stories that we've read this week about the uprisings across the nation, and what brought the country to this moment.

Tuesday's Primaries: Races To Watch And Live Results

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 4:20 AM

Iowa Rep. Steve King faces a strong GOP primary challenger, after years of incendiary comments put him on the outs with his party. Eight states and the District of Columbia vote on Tuesday.

How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times

Health | | June 02 2020, 4:00 AM

Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.

Even Young Children Notice What's Happening In The World Right Now. Here's What You Can Do To Help Them Understand

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 02 2020, 4:53 PM

What L.A. parents are doing to start conversations about race and help their kids dream of a better future.

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Newly-Published Survey Finds Only About A Third Of African-Americans In LA County Trust Police To “Do What Is Right”

| June 02 2020, 9:50 AM

As tensions rise between police and residents in cities across America, including right here in Southern California, a new survey is underscoring the continuing deep division among communities and their level of trust in police.

Talking Policing Tactics: How Should Police Be Approaching Protesters And Looters?

| June 02 2020, 9:45 AM

Protests continued for a sixth night around Southern California as people took to the streets to express their anger over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer — and over other unjust killings of African Americans and people of color by police.

Will Anger Over Death Of George Floyd Translate To Political Change?

| June 02 2020, 9:41 AM

The death of George Floyd has triggered nationwide protests, marking a watershed moment in the fight for racial equality and movement against police brutality.

What Is The Insurrection Act And How Could It Be Implemented?

| June 02 2020, 9:27 AM

President Donald Trump’s warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said Monday.

COVID-19: Risks Associated With Protests And Policing Tactics, What We Know About ‘Silent Spreaders’

| June 02 2020, 9:21 AM

As of Monday evening, L.A. County had at least 2,386 deaths and 56,017 confirmed cases of coronavirus.