Trump tells NYC to activate National Guard: 'The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart!'Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:44 | Yahoo News
After vowing Monday to deploy military force to restore order in states that fail to “dominate” unlawful demonstrations, President Trump on Tuesday all but ordered New York City to request help from the National Guard.
China's state media says US can now 'enjoy' protests after criticizing China's handling of unrest in Hong KongTue, 02 Jun 2020 13:40 | Business Insider
A foreign ministry rep tweeted "I can't breathe" above a screenshot of a State Department flack condemning how Hong Kong protesters were treated.
Minneapolis police chief filed a civil suit against the department in 2007 alleging discrimination against people of color, including black officersTue, 02 Jun 2020 06:01 | INSIDER
Minneapolis and its police force have a troubled history that extends beyond the death of George Floyd, according to new reports this week.
‘Wanton thuggery’: Australian reporter knocked down by police live on air as she covered George Floyd protests in DCTue, 02 Jun 2020 07:56 | The Independent
US riot police were broadcast live on air using aggressive force to push and knock down an Australian reporter and her cameraman as they covered the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington DC, prompting an investigation by the Australian embassy.Amelia Brace, a reporter for Australian television network Channel 7, was broadcasting from the White House with cameraman Timothy Myers when police plouged into the crowd with riot shields, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse them.
Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in AthensWed, 03 Jun 2020 14:18 | Reuters
Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Reuters journalists saw demonstrators throwing several flaming objects which erupted into flames on the street towards the heavily-guarded embassy in central Athens and police responding with rounds of teargas. Demonstrators were holding banners and placards reading "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe".
Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirusTue, 02 Jun 2020 04:38 | Associated Press
Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar. The 71-year-old refugee died Saturday at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar, and samples collected from him tested positive on Monday, said Abu Toha M.R. Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator of the office of the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner. The man died in an isolation center set up by the government and aid agencies where he had been admitted with COVID-19 symptoms a week earlier.
Nordstrom closes stores amid protests: 'Windows and merchandise can be replaced'Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:14 | TODAY
The department store announced its plans in a letter to customers Monday.
Voices captured on an NYC police scanner can be heard saying protesters should be shot and run overWed, 03 Jun 2020 10:35 | INSIDER
The scanner broadcast people saying, "Shoot those motherf---ers," and "Run them over," referring to protesters.
PPP loan program accidentally paid some small-business owners twiceWed, 03 Jun 2020 17:40 | NBC News
“Everyone is just flying by the seat of their pants," said one small-business owner.
Poll: Biden opens up 11-point lead on Trump nationwideWed, 03 Jun 2020 13:05 | Politico
The survey indicated that the nationwide unrest over the past week is weighing on the minds of a significant slice of voters.
Cuomo Hypothesizes About Overthrowing de Blasio After NYC Riots: ‘Police Did Not Do Their Job Last Night’Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:12 | The Daily Beast
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo openly hypothesized on Tuesday about overthrowing NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio after rampant looting and destruction swept across Manhattan on Monday night, overwhelming the NYPD and leaving the city looking like a war zone. “I’m disappointed and outraged by what happened in New York City last night. That criminal activity hurt everyone,” he said. De Blasio had doubled NYPD officers out on the streets to 8,000 on Monday night and imposed an 11 p.m. curfew after three nights of protests against police brutality were overshadowed by violence.But it was not enough to stop rampant looters from taking over midtown Manhattan. The Daily Beast witnessed hundreds of rioters roaming freely for hours through the city, looting countless stores, setting fires, loading stolen goods into SUVs, and damaging cars and storefronts. For hours, police were nowhere to be seen. “We’re spread a little thin,” one officer told The Daily Beast at about 10 p.m. after they arrested six men near Times Square, but were unable to chase down hundreds more who fled on foot.On Tuesday, the NYPD said it arrested 700 people the previous night for looting in Manhattan. An exasperated Cuomo said the police and the mayor failed to protect New York City—a city already on its knees from the coronavirus pandemic. “The police in New York [City] were not effective at doing their job last night, period. They have to do a better job,” he said. “You have 38,000 NYPD. They have protected the city before in these situations... They did not do it last night. But I believe in the inherent capacity of the NYPD.”Cuomo said he had offered all New York mayors the assistance of the National Guard and the state police to help stop looting on Monday, however de Blasio did not take up the offer. The mayor said the National Guard would not be helpful, and that the NYPD was sufficient. “Look at the videos, it was a disgrace,” Cuomo said. “I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem. I think he underestimates the duration of the problem, and I don’t think they’ve used enough police to address the situation because it’s inarguable that it was not addressed last night. Facts.”Cuomo said his option was to “displace” the mayor and bring in the National Guard during a state of emergency, “and basically take over... the mayor’s job.”However, he said “we’re not at that point” and that it would be too chaotic right now. He said the National Guard would not be needed if the entire NYPD—the largest police department in the nation—were properly deployed. Thousands of people peacefully protested across New York City on Monday night following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. However, as night fell, large groups broke away and started smashing storefronts and looting hundreds of shops along Broadway, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, and more. In Manhattan, Cuomo said looters had “blurred” the line with peaceful protests and distracted from much-needed conversations about racism, inequality, and police brutality. He said Tuesday he would sign legislation, if it was brought before him, to make police officers’ complaint records public. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
An 'ANTIFA' Twitter account that called for looting 'white hoods' was actually run by white nationalist group Identity EvropaTue, 02 Jun 2020 10:18 | Business Insider
Twitter said this isn't the first time that users linked to Identity Evropa have created fake accounts to spread "hateful content."
America is at its breaking point and white women still won't stop frivolously calling police on black peopleWed, 03 Jun 2020 15:57 | Los Angeles Times Opinion
Calling 911 is not a free mediation service for white people to get the upper hand in banal disputes with people of color.
Missing Mexican congresswoman's body found a month after abductionWed, 03 Jun 2020 13:33 | The Guardian
* Anel Bueno, 38, was snatched in Pacific coast town * Area important for drug cartels is country’s murder capitalThe body of a missing Mexican congresswoman has been found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was abducted by armed men while raising awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.Anel Bueno, a 38-year-old lawmaker from the western state of Colima, was snatched on 29 April in Ixtlahuacán, a town on a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast that the drug trade has made one of the country’s most murderous regions.Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told reporters on Wednesday a suspect had been detained over the killing of Bueno, who was a member of his party, Morena.“We still don’t know the causes,” López Obrador added.Indira Vizcaíno, a local politician from the same party, tweeted: “Your departure hurts me deeply – I’m saddened not just by the fact but by the cruelty.”Vizcaíno, another López Obrador ally, said authorities were fighting to catch the killers “and bring justice – for this case and all of our country’s victims”.Ixtlahuacán is a 30-minute drive from Tecomán, a picturesque seaside town that has earned the unenviable reputation as Mexico’s most murderous municipality because of its strategic position for drug smuggling cartels.In 2017 Tecomán’s murder rate of a reported 172.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants resembled that of a war zone. Last year more than 100 clandestine cemeteries were found there containing the bodies of those who had dared cross the cartels.Colima is one of five Mexican states the United States state department urges travellers against visiting.Calderón sends in the armyMexico’s “war on drugs” began in late 2006 when the president at the time, Felipe Calderón, ordered thousands of troops onto the streets in response to an explosion of horrific violence in his native state of Michoacán.Calderón hoped to smash the drug cartels with his heavily militarized onslaught but the approach was counter-productive and exacted a catastrophic human toll. As Mexico’s military went on the offensive, the body count sky-rocketed to new heights and tens of thousands were forced from their homes, disappeared or killed.Kingpin strategySimultaneously Calderón also began pursuing the so-called “kingpin strategy” by which authorities sought to decapitate the cartels by targeting their leaders.That policy resulted in some high-profile scalps – notably Arturo Beltrán Leyva who was gunned down by Mexican marines in 2009 – but also did little to bring peace. In fact, many believe such tactics served only to pulverize the world of organized crime, creating even more violence as new, less predictable factions squabbled for their piece of the pie.Under Calderón’s successor, Enrique Peña Nieto, the government’s rhetoric on crime softened as Mexico sought to shed its reputation as the headquarters of some the world’s most murderous mafia groups.But Calderón’s policies largely survived, with authorities targeting prominent cartel leaders such as Sinaloa’s Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.When “El Chapo” was arrested in early 2016, Mexico’s president bragged: “Mission accomplished”. But the violence went on. By the time Peña Nieto left office in 2018, Mexico had suffered another record year of murders, with nearly 36,000 people slain."Hugs not bullets"The leftwing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador took power in December, promising a dramatic change in tactics. López Obrador, or Amlo as most call him, vowed to attack the social roots of crime, offering vocational training to more than 2.3 million disadvantaged young people at risk of being ensnared by the cartels. “It will be virtually impossible to achieve peace without justice and [social] welfare,” Amlo said, promising to slash the murder rate from an average of 89 killings per day with his “hugs not bullets” doctrine.Amlo also pledged to chair daily 6am security meetings and create a 60,000 strong "National Guard". But those measures have yet to pay off, with the new security force used mostly to hunt Central American migrants.Mexico now suffers an average of about 96 murders per day, with nearly 29,000 people killed since Amlo took office.During a 2018 interview with the Guardian, Vizcaíno backed one of the key pledges López Obrador made to Mexicans ahead of his election that year – that efforts to combat organised crime would start to tackle the social roots of crime and no longer “just be a matter of fighting fire with fire”.“Crime rates aren’t going up because the people feel like being bad. Crime rates are going up because people need to eat,” Vizcaíno said at a restaurant in Colima’s capital that was the scene of a 2015 assassination attempt on its ex-governor.Bueno had been attempting to raise awareness of Covid-19 prevention techniques when armed men swept into the area on pickup trucks and ordered her inside.During a 2018 interview Tecomán’s mayor, Elías Lozano, blamed the bloodshed blighting the region on “the lack of honest politicians”.“That’s the root of it all. Politicians had the choice of deciding between staying on the sidelines or getting involved – and many decided to get involved because there were economic benefits,” he said.
Aries Horoscope for Thursday, June 04, 2020
Everything seems alive and new for the first time in a long while. Whether or not this is the destination you set out to discover, you`re thrilled and amazed by the landscape that you`ve found. You are the first one to set foot on a new world. Get ready to make a great impression. Someone just might want to take you to their leader -- or have you assume that role yourself.
Pay very close attention to how your money is being managed today, Taurus. Suddenly, what seemed like a good idea at the time has you second-guessing yourself. Risky financial situations might not be worth it. Be on the lookout for anything that seems out of the ordinary where your money is concerned. At work and at home, do your best not to make people feel intimidated. If you must feel superior to others, have the good manners to be quiet about it. Tonight, you feel restless until an invitation arrives.
It`s a good idea to shift some of the focus off of yourself and onto the people you care about. Does your relationship need some quality time and effort? Now would be a good time to forgo plans and lists of the various things you must attend to and get down to business with a partner! Getting them a small gift or surprising them with a romantic gesture goes a long way toward mending a broken aspect of this union. Tonight, a candlelit table and home-cooked gourmet dinner is in order.
It`s impossible for you to ignore the obvious, Cancer. Pay close attention to detail for the next few days. This may be extremely trying, so envision it as a stress-reduction technique and reap the benefits of absorption in a given task! You may have to get out your magnifying glass to catch all the clues, but once you`re on the right track, there`s no stopping you. Reading between the lines has never been easier. Do your best to defuse an emotional bomb before anyone gets hurt.
This is a great time to have some fun in a romantic relationship, Leo. Romantic inclinations are always fun to share, so don`t keep your feelings to yourself. You have abundant energy today and will be almost incurably idealistic! Who cares about reality when you can immerse yourself in the wonders of what might be. Daydreams often get a bad rap. Indulge yourself. Tonight, don`t waste time on the mundane. Doing something out of the ordinary suits your mood.
The workplace presents a few out-of-the-ordinary challenges, but also a few extraordinary opportunities. The trick is to keep your eyes peeled and to be able to discern which is which. Cranky friends and neighbors might want to bend your ear about their woes, but whatever you do, avoid getting caught up in the drama of someone else`s personal life.
You can accomplish a lot today if you set your mind to it. You have energy to burn. This is a good day for advancing a current project a little further toward completion. You are unusually expressive when it comes to getting your point across. Issues of partnership and equality are favored today. Take the time to sit down and have a real heart-to-heart with a friend or romantic partner. Their thoughts on the topic at hand may just surprise you.
It`s hard for you to distinguish between opposites today, Scorpio. Endings and beginnings look suspiciously similar. Do your best to make a decision one way or the other before it`s too late. Money matters are brought to the forefront by someone who is uncharacteristically interested in your spending habits. Try to convince someone of the merits of investing rather than hoarding. Tonight, your conscience may be bothering you over something you did or did not do.
It seems like the weight of the world is on your shoulders today, so be careful not to drop anything! All it takes is one good cop to make the system work, and today it`s you, even if you`re not used to the role. Playing by the rules is easy when you make them, but make sure you don`t take advantage of your current powerful position. Everyone is willing to help you if you ask them nicely. Your optimism and goodwill win you many willing assistants. Tonight, spend some time with family members who may be feeling neglected.
Take things at a nice, steady pace today, Capricorn. Avoid impulsive actions at all costs. If you`re feeling restless, take a time-out and try and put your finger on what`s bothering you. At work, a challenge may arise when the unexpected happens. A major proposal is sent back to the drawing board. Be careful not to place the blame where it may not belong. If suspicions of wrongdoing are confirmed, be tactful in your approach.
There are people all around who want to be your friend; you just have to make the first move. Widening your social circle is as easy as knocking on a neighbor`s door or planning a trip. This is a good day for assembling a team. Volunteer to be the leader -- recruitment is sure to be a cinch! Make sure you choose people from all walks of life so that you have a large pool of experience to draw from. Despite what your intuition tells you tonight, someone else may still surprise you.
Think before you take action today, Pisces, or you could find yourself in hot water. Desperate measures can definitely be avoided with a little foresight and some planning. Don`t push your luck -- it may be the only thing working for you today. Expect a productive day at the office. Your boss and coworkers seem to be elsewhere, but if you keep a low profile, you may miss big opportunities.