Archive for June 4th, 2020

Civil Rights Groups, Black Lives Matter Sue Trump Administration Over Protest Violence

Crime & Justice | | June 04 2020, 9:20 PM

"What happened to our members Monday evening, here in the nation's capital, was an affront to all our rights," said April Goggans, Core Organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C.

Facebook Begins Labeling 'State-Controlled' Media

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 8:40 PM

The social network is flagging publishers it says are under 'editorial control' of governments, as part of efforts to secure its platform against foreign influence campaigns.

Authors Retract Hydroxychloroquine Study, Citing Concern Over Data

Health | | June 04 2020, 8:00 PM

A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in the study.

Trump Waives Environmental Reviews, Citing Pandemic Economic Emergency

Environment & Science | | June 04 2020, 8:00 PM

A White House executive order aims to expedite infrastructure projects to boost economic recovery. It lets federal agencies waive environmental protections, but critics question its legality.

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

Politics | | June 04 2020, 7:00 PM

In rare remarks, retired Gen. Martin Dempsey rebuked the president's threat to use military troops against protesters as "dangerous," saying it would hurt relations between the military and civilians.

White Defendant Allegedly Used Racial Slur After Killing Ahmaud Arbery

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 5:40 PM

William Bryan told investigators that Travis McMichael uttered "f****** n*****" after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said in court on Thursday.

3 Police Injured During Brooklyn Stabbing Attack

US & World | | June 04 2020, 2:40 PM

The late-night violence occurs in the Flatbush neighborhood when police say a man approached an officer assigned to an anti-looting patrol and stabbed him in the neck.

The Economy Is In Trouble. Try Telling The Stock Market

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 2:00 PM

Even as millions are out of work, the stock market has regained much of the ground it lost since March. Investors are peering into the future and seeing an economy that's beginning to recover.

Hundreds Gather At Memorial For George Floyd After Days Of Nationwide Protests

US & World | | June 04 2020, 12:40 PM

The Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy at Thursday's memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, 46, died in police custody on May 25.

On Tiananmen Anniversary, Hong Kong Criminalizes Mocking China's National Anthem

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 9:00 AM

Thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to commemorate the victims of the 1989 massacre in Beijing by China's military — even though this year's rallies were officially canceled.

New Unemployment Claims Dip Below 2 Million In Sign Pace Of Job Losses May Be Easing

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 7:40 AM

The Labor Department says about 1.9 million people filed for unemployment last week, but there are some signs that people may be returning to their jobs.

Radio Nun With A COVID-19 Show: 'We Sisters Are A Force To Reckon With'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 04 2020, 7:20 AM

Sister Astridah Banda of Zambia noticed that most of the information about the coronavirus was being shared in English in a country where 70 languages are spoken. That gave her an idea.

NIH Director Hopes For At Least 1 Safe And Effective Vaccine By Year's End

Health | | June 04 2020, 4:00 AM

Dr. Francis Collins says some candidates for a coronavirus vaccine will be ready to start large-scale human trials as early as next month. Scaling up production may start before tests are complete.

Lessons From 2015 Uprising Inform Non-Violent Protests In Baltimore

US & World | | June 04 2020, 4:00 AM

Unlike the demonstrations that rocked the city five years ago after Freddie Gray, 25, died in police custody, this week's unfolded peacefully. Local activists are helping to avoid unplanned violence.

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Killing of George Floyd At Center Of National Conversation, But For Many Black Americans, It's About More Than Just Him

| June 04 2020, 9:47 AM

The cell phone video of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes as he begged for air sparked protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the country, as chants of "Say his name!" and "I can't breathe!" have become oft-heard rallying cries at demonstrations and photos and murals of his face have been plastered on walls and signs in cities everywhere.

Vegas Reopens, But What Does That Look Like Amid Nationwide Anti-Racism Protests And A Pandemic?

| June 04 2020, 9:37 AM

After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.

Parsing The Legal Questions Behind The Prosecution Of The Four Officers Involved In The Murder Of George Floyd

| June 04 2020, 9:34 AM

Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and racial injustice.

The ‘People’s Budget’ And Mayor Garcetti’s Move To Allocate Funds From LAPD To Other Services

| June 04 2020, 9:26 AM

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez, along with Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Curren Price, introduced a motion yesterday to request $100 to 150 million in budget cuts for the Los Angeles Police Department.