Archive for June 5th, 2020

Facebook Will Review Policies On Posts About State Violence, Voting | | June 05 2020, 10:00 PM

Mark Zuckerberg says the company will consider labeling some posts that break its rules, as Twitter done with the president's inflammatory and false tweets.

Biden Formally Clinches Democratic Nomination, While Gaining Steam Against Trump | | June 05 2020, 9:40 PM

Months after sealing up the primary campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. He's also risen in recent general election polling.

Guantanamo Judge Rules Tortured Prisoner Could Get Reduced Sentence | | June 05 2020, 8:40 PM

The ruling, which could apply to several prisoners held at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, suggests the court agrees the prisoners are owed something for having been tortured.

Belgians Target Some Royal Monuments In Black Lives Matter Protest | | June 05 2020, 8:00 PM

Activists demand the removal of statues of King Leopold II, who oversaw the brutal colonization and exploitation of Congo. They hope the global spotlight on racial injustice will help them succeed.

Manhattan D.A. Declines To Prosecute Some Demonstrators Who Violate Curfew | | June 05 2020, 6:20 PM

"The prosecution of protesters charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Friday.

Active Duty Troops On Standby Outside Washington, D.C., Being Sent Back To Home Bases | | June 05 2020, 5:20 PM

Some 1,600 troops airlifted for possible deployment in the nation's capital are returning to their home bases, after President Trump failed to invoke the law required for using such forces.

New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South And In California, As Northeast Slows | | June 05 2020, 5:00 PM

Nationwide, coronavirus infection numbers are trending down, but several states are seeing upticks, with the heaviest impact falling on communities of color and nursing home residents.

Coronavirus FAQs: How To Stay Safe While Protesting, When To Go Out After Recovery | | June 05 2020, 4:40 PM

Also: If I head to a new state or country for a visit, do I need to self-isolate to protect others in case I'm contagious?

Israeli Police Killing Of Palestinian Leads To Apologies And Echoes Of The U.S.

US & World | | June 05 2020, 4:00 PM

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man with autism in Jerusalem last weekend has stirred protests.

LinkedIn CEO Condemns Employees' 'Appalling Comments' On Race | | June 05 2020, 2:00 PM

During an all-staff meeting, anonymous employees deride the racial justice protests and question the professional networking company's diversity initiatives.

Trump Says Strong Economy Will Bring Racial Justice

Politics | | June 05 2020, 1:40 PM

The president intimates that George Floyd, killed by police, would be happy with the lower than expected unemployment rate.

How Will The U.S. And WHO Fare Without Each Other? | | June 05 2020, 1:20 PM

Global health experts weigh in on the short- and long-term consequences of the U.S. breaking ties with the World Health Organization.

For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic

US & World | | June 05 2020, 12:00 PM

Many garment factories have reopened, but the coronavirus still affects global demand and orders remain canceled. "I need to work," says one employee. "I'll die of hunger before I die of this virus."

Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed

Politics | | June 05 2020, 11:20 AM

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found Americans see the nationwide protests as legitimate — a big shift from the 1960s — and almost half strongly disapprove of the job President Trump is doing.

Tacoma Mayor: Officers Who Arrested Manuel Ellis 'Should Be Fired And Prosecuted'

US & World | | June 05 2020, 11:00 AM

A medical examiner ruled this week the black man's death in police custody was a homicide, and the officers were placed on leave. But the Washington city's top politician says that's not enough.

Berlin Passes Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Law | | June 05 2020, 10:00 AM

The measure bars police and other public authorities from discriminating against anyone based on factors including skin color, religion, disabilities, worldview, age and sexual identity.

COVID-19 Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Seafood Industry As Season Ramps Up

Health | | June 05 2020, 9:40 AM

Most of the crew on one massive seafood trawler has tested positive for COVID-19. Other vessels also have cases, despite sweeping measures to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Tear Gassing Protesters During An Infectious Outbreak Called 'A Recipe For Disaster'

Health | | June 05 2020, 5:00 AM

Researchers say police should not be using tear gas or pepper spray against protesters: they make people cough droplets, and also damage the body in ways that could make people sicker from COVID-19.

As America Struggles To Return To Work, Staggering Unemployment Numbers Loom | | June 05 2020, 4:20 AM

Friday's labor report is expected to show millions of job cuts and unemployment of around 20% — its highest in more than 80 years. The pandemic will make getting back to work difficult for many.

Farmers Find Ways To Save Millions Of Pigs From Slaughter

Environment & Science | | June 05 2020, 4:00 AM

When COVID-19 infections forced pork companies to close processing plants, some farmers predicted that it would force them to euthanize millions of hogs. The actual number has been much lower.

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Studios And Unions Release Blueprint On How To Resume Production Safely

| June 05 2020, 9:33 AM

Hundreds of thousands in the entertainment industry have lost their jobs. Virtually all live action filming in the state has stopped. But now Hollywood has a plan to resume production safely.

FilmWeek: ‘Shirley,’ ‘Spelling The Dream,’ ‘Dykes, Camera, Action!’ And More

| June 05 2020, 9:29 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.


LAPD Chief Michel Moore Debriefs On Department Response To Protests, Impact Of Proposed Cuts To Police Budget

| June 05 2020, 10:24 AM

Following a week of protests across the city, proposed cuts to the LAPD budget, LAPD Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle on AirTalk to address how his department has handled the protests, what the proposed cuts to LAPD will mean practically, and more:

What Do You Want To See Come Out Of The Nationwide Anti-Police Brutality Protests?

| June 05 2020, 9:34 AM

The anti-police brutality protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued for a ninth day in Los Angeles Thursday and now head into their second weekend.

COVID-19 AMA: Latest Numbers, The Effects Of Protests And More

| June 05 2020, 9:25 AM

California is taking steps to reopen. Meanwhile, cases are on track to double every 30.6 days.

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