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It takes a village to create a monster Post

The events of Monday — the violent suppression of peaceful protesters (coupled with a threat to use the military against American civilians) so that President Trump could stage a photo op and besmirch the Bible — were not Trump’s doing alone. Those who enabled and participated — including Attorney General William P. Barr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, Ivanka Trump and federal police, to name a few — are equally to ... Full story

On the streets of Washington, pleas for change met with batons and rubber bullets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They had come out by the hundreds on the streets of the U.S. capital to protest racism and police brutality. With a curfew fast approaching, they had only a few hours to make their voices heard. Washington, D.C. National Guard military police block a street near the White House from protestors as the number of U.S. military forces deployed to the streets of the nation's capital increases, while protests continue against ... Full story

Episcopal priest describes being gassed and overrun by police at Lafayette Square church

It was 3 a.m. Tuesday before the Rev. Virginia Gerbasi was finally able to fall asleep. Every time she started to drift off, she began thinking again of the church and the protesters and the volley of flash bombs and pellets and gas that sent them all running for cover. But what kept her awake was the anger she felt and the disbelief about what happened. Gerbasi went on Monday to St. John’s Episcopal Church, near Lafayette Square across from ... Full story

U.S. senator wants defense bill to ban use of military against peaceful protests

FILE PHOTO: Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. May 7, 2020. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would try to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to use the military against protesters, after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died as a white policeman ... Full story

"Protesters stage a sit-in outside the Minnesota State Capitol"

Reuters Top News: "Protesters stage a sit-in outside the Minnesota State Capitol" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

U.S. House speaker Pelosi: legislation soon addressing racial profiling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that decisions would be made “in just a short period of time” on legislation to address racial profiling and actions by police, amid days of mass protests in the United States. She said lawmakers were discussing different proposals, with some wanting a “comprehensive” bill. Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama. Our Standards: The ... Full story

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says report

LONDON (Reuters) - Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities. While the report by Public Health England (PHE) reinforced previous studies which indicated ethnic minority groups were more at risk from the virus, it was not accompanied by specific government ... Full story

Dick Wolf Fires Writer From ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff for Threatening to ‘Light Up’ Looters

Craig Gore , a writer whose credits include “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.,” has been fired from Dick Wolf’s upcoming “Law & Order” spinoff series after controversial Facebook posts about looters and the recent curfew put in place across Los Angeles. “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Dick Wolf said in a statement to Variety . Photos on social media show Gore ... Full story

Cuomo slams de Blasio's handling of riots, claims he has power to ‘displace’ mayor but not ‘at that point’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of riots in his city, calling it a "disgrace" and saying he has the power to "displace" the mayor -- although doesn't want to at this point. "The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that," Cuomo said of the mayor. CUOMO CALLS NYC PROTESTS \'COUNTERPRODUCTIVE\' TO SLOWING CORONAVIRUS SPREAD. Cuomo spoke after another night of ... Full story

Canadian telcos tap Ericsson, Nokia for 5G equipment amid Huawei uncertainty

FILE PHOTO: A general view of an exterior of the Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, January 24, 2020. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS. (Reuters) - Bell Canada ( BCE.TO ) on Tuesday chose Sweden’s Ericsson ( ERICb.ST ) to be its 5G network equipment supplier, while smaller rival Telus Corp ( ) picked Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia Oyj ( NOKIA.HE ), with Huawei continuing to face an uncertain future in the country. The ... Full story