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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
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Toxic hand sanitizers have blinded and killed adults and children, FDA warns
Adults and children in the United States have been blinded, hospitalized, and, in some cases, even died after drinking hand sanitizers contaminated with the extremely toxic alcohol methanol, the Food and Drug Administration reports.
In an updated safety warning, the agency identified five more brands of hand sanitizer that contain methanol, a simple alcohol often linked to incorrectly distilled liquor that is poisonous if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
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.
Black Women Are Getting Left Behind In The Black Lives Matter Movement
The #SayHerName campaign was created by the African American Policy Forum in December 2015. This movement was created to uplift the voices of Black women who have become victims of police brutality, established in an attempt to rectify the lack of coverage Black women received in comparison to men. Recent headlines make it more apparent than ever that this is still an ongoing problem. We are standing by as Black women fight for visibility, allowing the media to let another Black woman slip under the radar.
It’s important we adjust our allyship quickly, as Breonna Taylor is not the only woman who needs our action. Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau was just 19 years old, found dead in Tallahassee, Florida at the hands of Aaron Glee Jr. In the same week, we lost two Black trans women: Dominique Fells and Riah Milton. These and other Black women are not pawns for you to use for social activism points. None of these women have been fought for with enough fire and passion. Black women are not getting the attention they deserve.
Painful Reckonings About Black Lives Matter / Opinion
New York Attorney General Orders Black Lives Matter Foundation to Halt Donation Collection
If your idea of equality doesn't include black trans lives, it isn't equality
Taraji P. Henson on stigma over terms like 'strong black woman' or 'black girl magic': 'We're not fairies!'
Philadelphia police are investigating a white man who pointed his gun at a black cyclist because he told diners outside a restaurant to practice social distancing
Pennsylvania police are investigating an incident that was captured on video that showed a white man pointing a gun at a black man for telling people to practice social distancing as he cycled by a restaurant with outdoor seating.
In the disturbing video, the white man, who has been identified as Jemil Atlig, is seen standing in front of a dining table as he points the gun at the black man.
A woman, who jumped in between the two men is heard yelling: 'Put the gun away! He's doing nothing!'
PICTURED: Man, 27, who knocked down and killed Black Lives Matter protester when he 'drove down ramp the wrong way'
Two Jimmy John's employees in Georgia are fired after they were filmed staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough while wishing followers a happy July 4th
Mayor Lightfoot calls violence against the city’s children personal, as one person is charged in weekend shooting death of 7-year-old girl
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said she wants “all of us to feel this loss” after another weekend of violence in Chicago yet again took a toll on the city’s children, including the killing of a 7-year-old girl.
Lightfoot said she outlined an “all hands on deck” strategy on Thursday to head off another weekend of bloodshed, a plan that included police and street outreach groups. And yet, “we still saw a four-day weekend of 87 Chicagoans shot, 17 Chicagoans killed, and two of them children. Our children,” the mayor said at a news briefing.
Girl, 13, dies after violent carjacking of family van with 4 kids inside
Boy, 15, joins 14-year-old facing 1st-degree murder charge in shooting death of Danielle Cote
NYPD commissioner slams Bill de Blasio for slashing police budget as gun violence in the city surges 130% and video emerges of a father being shot dead while holding his four-year-old daughter's hand
Aaron Glee has been charged with murders of Oluwatoyin Salau and Vicki Sims in Florida. He 'would have killed again,' experts say.
Three More Trans Americans Killed; Another Hospitalized for Injuries
Chicago pastor says people are afraid to leave their homes and backs bringing in the military after 17 people - including a 7-year-old girl - were shot and killed during a July 4th weekend of bloodshed
Ex-Porn Star Mia Khalifa Slammed BangBros For Allegedly Capitalizing On Eric Garner’s Death
Florida Prisoner Ripped Off Lowe’s to Build Home—From Jail, Feds Say
Family Searches for Missing Trans Woman Dawn Manson
Potential Joe Biden running mate mayor tells Black Lives Matter 'enough is enough' after eight-year-old girl was shot dead as her mom drove through barricade where Rayshard Brooks was killed
'We have talked about this movement that is happening across America at this moment in time when we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change,' said Bottoms.
'We're fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up in our streets. You shot and killed a baby. And it wasn't one shooter, there was at least two shooters.'
Bottoms also noted that the latest shooting, as well as others that occurred in a 24-hour span, were not the work of local police officers.
'The reality is this, these aren’t police officers shooting people on the streets of Atlanta,' she said.
'These are members of the community shooting each other – and in this case, it is the worst possible outcome.'
An 8-year-old was fatally shot in Atlanta near Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed, police say
Gunfire broke out on Fourth of July weekend in Atlanta, injuring over 20 people and killing three, including an 8-year-old girl, police said.
An investigation is underway after the 8-year-old was fatally shot Saturday night across the street from the Wendy's restaurant where a former police officer killed Rayshard Brooks, officials said.
Secoriea Turner was riding in a car with her mother and an adult friend on I-75/85 when they exited onto University Avenue, police spokesman Sergeant John Chafee told USA TODAY. As the driver tried to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road, a group of armed individuals blocked the entrance, Chafee said.
Donald Trump warns he's 'ready' to intervene as 80 are shot in Chicago and 44 in NYC - with cops fired at in their car - and 32 are killed across US including girl, 7, as July 4 bloodshed continues
Atlanta mayor says Wendy's occupied by protesters will be cleared after shootings; 8-year-old girl killed
'Who do we call when the murderer wear the badge': Massachusetts detective, 30, is fired over Black Lives Matter post that suggested people should shoot back at the police
NYPD hunts for gunman who shot dead a 20-year-old man and injured a woman in broad daylight in Brooklyn
Portland demonstration declared a riot after protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse
Riverchase Galleria shooting: Man charged in death of 8-year-old Royta Giles Jr.; other gunmen sought
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
‘You started the corona!’ As anti-Asian hate incidents explode, climbing past 800, activists push for aid
Wearing their masks, Donalene Ferrer and two other generations of family members were walking along an Oceanside neighborhood in April when a car pulled up and a woman yelled: “You started the corona!”
The accuser, with a baby and a toddler in tow, turned out to be her mother’s neighbor, Ferrer said. Still in shock, the victim said she stepped near the woman to ask, “Why are you targeting us? I’m a nurse and my father fought for this country. You shouldn’t be teaching your children racism.”
Ferrer, 41, a Filipina, remembered the unmasked woman taunting them back: “Come over here. Say it to my face.” But worried that the person might be carrying a hidden weapon, Ferrer said she left.
Black Family Escorted Off Oregon Beach After 7 Men Launched Racist July 4 Attack
It Was Meant To Be A Small Black Lives Matter Rally In Rural Ohio. Then The Bikers Showed Up.
EXCLUSIVE: Australian surfer kidnapped and raped every night for two months on a squalid houseboat in India reveals how she escaped when her captor made one simple mistake - and why she fears there are other victims out there
A young pro surfer was held captive on a squalid houseboat and raped every night for two months after she was kidnapped in India.
Carmen Greentree was just 22 when she took time out from surfing to study under the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas in May 2004.
After saying goodbye to her parents in Sydney, she touched down in New Delhi and fell victim to scammers posing as government tourism operators.
Ms Greentree was picked up from Srinagar airport on May 27 by Rafiq Ahmad Dundoo, who told her it was too dangerous to be outside alone as a woman and she needed to stay with him.
Staying on boats on the picturesque lake surrounded by mountains is a tourist attraction in the area, so this plan wasn't out of the ordinary.
But very quickly after she arrived, Ms Greentree realised Dundoo had no intention of letting her leave and by the first night was already trying to force himself on her.
'It was constant pressure from the moment I got there. He was never going to let me go,' she said.
Dundoo hit her whenever she tried to stand up for herself or 'if he had enough of me [talking] he would whack me across the face'.
On the boat were Dundoo's elderly mother and father, two brothers, and his wife, and their baby. None of them would help her escape.
'I attempted to tell Rafiq's father in the hope he would help me but he was very dismissive straight away,' she said.
'I think his brothers and father knew [he was abusing me] but they thought it was normal, they just considered women to be property.'
Dundoo's mother didn't speak any English, but she talked to his wife who told her how she gave up a promising medical career to marry him.
'She said it was her honour… that she gave up everything to serve her husband and that's how she serves Allah,' she said.
Ryan Adams Has Apologized For His
Florida State University tells staff they can’t care for kids while working remotely
Florida State University has informed its employees that as of Aug. 7 they will no longer be allowed to care for their children while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
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
Twitter engineers replacing racially loaded tech terms like 'master,' 'slave'
For Regynald Augustin, a Black programmer at Twitter, the impetus for change arrived in an email last year with the phrase "automatic slave rekick."
The words were just part of an engineering discussion about restarting a secondary process, but they prompted Augustin to start trying to change Twitter's use of words with racist connections. Augustin was used to seeing the term "slave" in technical contexts. "But with 'rekick' -- I was madder than I ever thought I'd be in the workplace," he said.
First on his own and then joining forces with another engineer, Kevin Oliver, he helped spearhead an effort to replace terms like "master," "slave," "whitelist" and "blacklist" with words that didn't hearken back to oppressive parts of United States history and culture. He recounted his thoughts at the time: "This has to stop. This isn't cool. We have to change this now."
Delaware city removes whipping post once used to punish Black people from public plaza
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. Statues of George Washington and other heroes are being razed. We should be celebrating them.
‘Mad Men’ Adding Disclaimer to Episode Containing Depiction of Blackface
How can we have a conversation about race when we don't talk about it?
Silencing 'Song of the South': Why Disney's most racist film remains a cultural flash point
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