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Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.
Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows "weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta."
The governor's statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.
One of the five deaths was that of an 8-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a car with her mother and another person. Secoriea Turner was killed Saturday night as the car tried to enter a parking lot that had illegal barricades, police said.
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
Third Ex-Police Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Released From Jail On Bond
A third former Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail.
According to Hennepin County jail records, Tou Thao was released from custody with conditions on Saturday morning after posting $750,000 bond.
Three of the four officers charged in George Floyd's death are now out on bond
41 shot Saturday night in NYC with at least 4 dead in citywide explosion of gun violence
New York City turned into the Wild West as a series of shootings claiming four lives and injuring 37 others erupted amid Fourth of July celebrations.
The shocking wave of violence came as the city was reeling from ongoing anti-police brutality protests, weeks of lockdown orders prompted by the coronavirus outbreak and soaring summer temperatures. Adding to the chaotic atmosphere, illegal fireworks exploded in all five boroughs throughout the night.
In the first fatal shooting of the night, Jose Cepeda, a young father, was blasted in the chest a little after midnight Sunday in East New York, Brooklyn.
Cepeda, 20, and a friend had a “little disagreement” in front of the victim’s home on Atkins Ave. near Pitkin Ave. that turned deadly, neighbor Natasha Ramsay told the Daily News.
“The first one shot got him dead,” Ramsay, 42, said. “It’s so sad.”
Medics rushed Cepeda to Brookdale University Hospital but he couldn’t be saved.
That was just the first in a series of horrifying incidents that cop unions blamed on Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who last week passed an annual budget that shifted about $1 billion away from the NYPD, a move aimed at meeting activists’ demands for police reform.
Two Dead and 8 Injured After Early Morning Shooting at South Carolina Club
Chicago sees an uptick in gun violence during pandemic
Grandfather: Stray bullet killed boy grabbing phone charger
Texas Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Girlfriend, Who Was Pregnant With Twins, Body Found Next To Sonogram
7-year-old girl shot dead in Chicago identified as Natalia Wallace
Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park
July 4th Turns Deadly With Three Children Among Those Killed In Shootings
Ohio Cop Fatally Shot Outside Home Depot in Line of Duty on July Fourth
Stamford man caught in Cove video charged with hate crime, assault
City police have charged a Stamford man, who was caught on video berating a group of young Black and Latino men at Cove Island Park last month, with a hate crime and multiple counts of assault.
Steven Mike Dudek, 57, who police say sprayed four of the men with pepper spray, was videoed shouting at the group and then calling police to report he was being harassed by a “bunch of Black men.”
On Thursday Stamford police charged Dudek with four counts of second-degree assault, first-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias and falsely reporting an incident to police, according to Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Tom Scanlon.
One of the men asks for his name and Dudek replies, “My name is God.”
Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest
Florida man charged for pointing gun, unleashing racist tirade against Black homeowner
6-YEAR-OLD KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL ... Over BLM Shirt
MYSTIC INN BRUTAL RACIAL ATTACK
The Neighbor Kids Tore Up My Garden. Now Their Mom Says I’m a Bigot.
A White Couple Was Arrested After Pointing a Gun at a Black Family In a Chipotle Parking Lot
Man faces hate crime enhancements after threats against 12-year-old Black youth in SF
77% of White Voters Approve of Police, Just 26% of Black Americans Agree
While approximately 68 percent of American voters approve of the job the police are doing, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll, that percentage drops down to 26 when only Black voters are counted. Comparatively, 77 percent of white voters approve of how police are doing their jobs, revealing a racial divide when it comes to how police are perceived.
An online poll of 951 registered voters conducted between June 22 and 23 asked respondents whether they approved or disapproved of the jobs of different workers. These groups included the police, healthcare workers, local politicians, journalists and national politicians.
Overall, healthcare workers had a 94 percent approval rating amongst all voters, local politicians received 62 percent, journalists got 59 percent and national politicians got 56 percent.
There is no epidemic of fatal police shootings against unarmed Black Americans
Controversy over keeping police in Chicago schools rages on, moves to City Council
Wealthy Hamptons Residents Are Hiring Security Guards After Protests
Portland police declare riot as protests turn violent again
Fact check: 1994 crime bill did not bring mass incarceration of Black Americans
Young Americans Are Partying Hard and Spreading Covid-19 Quickly
Covid-19 is increasingly a disease of the young, with the message to stay home for the sake of older loved ones wearing off as the pandemic wears on.
The dropping age of the infected is becoming one of the most pressing problems for local officials, who continued Wednesday to set curfews and close places where the young gather. U.S. health experts say that they are more likely to be active and asymptomatic, providing a vast redoubt for the coronavirus that has killed almost 130,000 Americans.
In Arizona, half of all positive cases are people from the ages of 20 to 44, according to state data. The median age in Florida is 37, down from 65 in March. In Texas’s Hays County, people in their 20s make up 50% of the victims.
Some Restaurants Are Closing Again After Customers Throw Fits Over Wearing Masks
PSA uses mask-wearing 'Friday the 13th' slasher villain to get New Yorkers to ... wear masks
He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus
Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks
Family of Man Who Died of Coronavirus Hit With $1 Million Hospital Bill
They were arrested for breaking lockdown rules. Then they died in police custody
Black Exotic Dancers Demand Better Treatment With ‘Stripper Strike’
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, when strip clubs across the country were shuttering and dancers found themselves abruptly out of work, the Portland, Oregon strip club the Lucky Devil Lounge started a food-delivery service called Boober Eats in order to provide some of its employees work. The concept went viral (and was, in fact, covered by this publication), but local black dancers noticed something odd: its Instagram featured relatively few black dancers.
This wasn’t surprising to some black dancers in Portland, like Cat Hollis and Brianna Cistrunk, who say the club has a reputation for almost exclusively hiring white dancers. “They say they’re a ‘rock ‘n roll club’ [which means] they only hire a certain aesthetic,” Cistrunk says. “It’s an unspoken thing but it’s very well-known among most girls.” This perception was magnified a few weeks later, following the death of George Floyd, when the club posted a (now-deleted) photo on Instagram of #BlackLivesMatter flags festooning the stage. “There was a huge argument that happened in the comments,” says Hollis. She commented: “There are more #BlackLivesMatter signs than there have ever been black butts on that stage.” (Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, tells Rolling Stone the controversy stemmed from “a lot of misconceptions of how our club operates,” though he acknowledged that only two or three of the club’s 30 dancers are black.”If there ever was the idea that we weren’t open to hiring all ethnicities, I guess I’d just want say, yes of course we do,” he says. “In our hiring, maybe it didn’t look like we were.”)
Restaurant Dress Codes Have Long Been a Tool for Racist Discrimination
Black Survivor Contestants Say They Were Edited Into Stereotypes on the Show
A white man was arrested after pulling a gun on a Black homeowner in Miami-Dade County
Black Family Claims White Neighbor Falsely Accused Them of Assault After Patio Dispute
Woman Evicted After Hurling Racist Abuse at Black Soldier
Worker 'No Longer Employed' at Hotel After Calling Police on Black Family
31% of Asian Americans say they've been subject to racist slurs or jokes since the coronavirus pandemic began
Utah reinstates defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley after investigation into racist language
It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting Of Black Lives Matter Posts
Tragedy of the teen killed by CHOP security revealed: Homeless 16-year-old's friend reveals he drove the stolen Jeep into the 'cop-free' zone for safety and then told her on the phone: 'I don't want to die'
The 16-year-old boy who was shot dead by CHOP security in Seattle was homeless and had just carjacked a Jeep when he was told by a friend to drive to the cop-free zone 'for safety', DailyMail.com can reveal.
Antonio Mays Jr died in a hail of bullets in the early hours of Monday morning and his passenger, a 14-year-old, was critically injured after armed security guards fired on their white Jeep Cherokee, which crashed into the barriers of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) security zone.
Ciara Walker, 25, described the two boys as her 'street brothers' and said Mays Jr and the other teen had been living with her and her husband in a tent at the nearby Cal Anderson Park, located just outside the CHOP zone.
Walker revealed she was on the phone with the boys when they were shot, saying: 'The last thing I heard was a crash and pop pop pop, I’m not sure who said what, but one of them said, '''Ah s**t I’m hit, I don’t wanna die.'' Then the phone went dead.'
'You’ve been warned': Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protesters
Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, no stranger to making viral videos appealing to tough-on-crime politics, released a video Tuesday that said he will make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county” if he feels the county is overwhelmed by protesters.
Black American Airlines passenger says she was called racial slur before being kicked off flight
An American Airlines’ customer tells WBTV she was kicked off a flight from Charlotte without warning. The Black woman says another customer called her a racial slur but that the company decided to remove her from the flight and not him.
Tarajiah Reed was returning from a vacation with her fiancé when she says a connecting flight in Charlotte escalated into a nightmare.
She says before boarding the flight she had her mask around her chin and was waiting for a new one when another passenger confronted her.
'I don't feel safe with you driving around my neighborhood': White man 'follows black woman, 21, for TWO MILES' demanding to know what she was doing there
Hampton Inn employee is fired after calling cops on a black guest and her two children, telling the mother that 'it's always people like you using the pool unauthorized'
Former NYPD commissioner: Mayor de Blasio is 'surrendering' to violent crime
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told “Your World” on Monday that he attributes the recent violence in the city and the increase in officers retiring from the police department to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“I put this all out at the feet of Mayor de Blasio,” Kelly told host Neil Cavuto on Monday.
“He sapped the strength of the NYPD since he took office in 2014,” he added.
Kelly made the comments the day after NYPD officers, responding to a report of shots fired in Manhattan, were met with a large crowd throwing bottles and debris at them.
The New York City Police Benevolent Association shared a video that showed the crowd shouting and throwing multiple glass bottles at a police cruiser. The incident occurred when officers attempted to disperse the group of nearly 500 people in the neighborhood of Harlem.
How the officers charged in George Floyd's death could get their jobs back
Shortly after four Minneapolis police officers were fired over the death of George Floyd, the president of the city's police union wrote a letter to his members signaling that he was working to restore the officers' jobs.
"They were fired without due process," wrote Lt. Bob Kroll, of the Minneapolis Police Federation.
Kroll's union has had great success in getting police officer terminations reversed — by appealing them to arbitrators.
Since 2006, eight Minneapolis police firings have been decided by arbitrators and all but two resulted in the officers getting their jobs back, according to an NBC News review of records from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services.
One officer punched a handcuffed man in the face multiple times, breaking his nose.
Anti-cop protesters make Portland ‘look like a war zone’ with fires, looting
Anti-cop protesters started huge fires near a Portland police precinct early Friday, as looters plundered nearby stores, according to police and local reports.
“North Portland looks like a war zone right now,” journalist Andy Ngô tweeted alongside videos of numerous large fires in the Oregon city.
He said militants “tried to establish an autonomous zone outside” the North Precinct in the city and “they then started fires in the street.”