Chief Morales says chasing is necessary after serious crash

MPD held a news conference talking about the benefits of its MKE Streets Safe initiative which targets reckless drivers and fleeing suspects, just hours after yet another reckless driving crash.

  • Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action
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    Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action

    Former President Barack Obama on Monday addressed the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, praising the “overwhelming majority” of peaceful demonstrators, condemning the violence brought on by a “small minority” and calling on a “new generation of activists” to “bring about real change.” “The waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States,” Obama wrote in an essay published on Medium.com. The former president then lauded police in Camden, N.J., and Flint, Mich., for publicly supporting peaceful protests before he criticized demonstrators who have been acting violently.

  • Cops Beaten, Shot, Rammed by SUVs as George Floyd Protests Boil Over
    The Daily Beast

    Cops Beaten, Shot, Rammed by SUVs as George Floyd Protests Boil Over

    Violent factions attacked police officers across the U.S. over the last 24 hours as demonstrations against the death of an unarmed black man in police custody have spiraled out of control. George Floyd, 46, died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was caught on video kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he was handcuffed on Memorial Day. The Las Vegas Police Department confirmed to local journalists that he is currently on life support.

  • Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico's financial oversight board
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    Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico's financial oversight board

    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that threatened to throw the island's recovery efforts into chaos. In a unanimous holding, the court will allow the oversight board's work to pull the island out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history to proceed.

  • Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman
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    Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

    Fort Lauderdale police suspended an officer after video showed he pushed a kneeling black woman to the ground during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, escalating a clash where bottles were thrown and tear gas was fired. Also in Fort Lauderdale, the state attorney's office fired a prosecutor Monday for calling demonstrators “animals" at the zoo in a quickly deleted Facebook post. Police and city officials said it happened as a peaceful demonstration attended by about 1,000 people was dispersing, and smaller groups broke some store windows and sprayed graffiti.

  • Reuters

    First Rohingya dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

    An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday. The man, aged 71, died on May 31 while undergoing treatment at the camp's isolation center, said Bimal Chakma, a senior official of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission. At least 29 Rohingya have tested positive for the virus so far since the first case was detected in the camps on May 14.

  • Hong Kong's Tiananmen commemoration banned by police for first time in three decades
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    Hong Kong's Tiananmen commemoration banned by police for first time in three decades

    Hong Kong police on Monday banned an upcoming vigil marking the Tiananmen crackdown anniversary citing the coronavirus pandemic, the first time the gathering has been halted in three decades. The candlelight June 4 vigil usually attracts huge crowds and is the only place on Chinese soil where such a major commemoration of the anniversary is still allowed. Last year's gathering was especially large and came just a week before seven months of pro-democracy protests and clashes exploded onto the city's streets, sparked initially by a plan to allow extraditions to the authoritarian mainland.

  • Chicago George Floyd protests carry on for 3rd day; Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims looting coordinated
    WLS – Chicago

    Chicago George Floyd protests carry on for 3rd day; Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims looting coordinated

    Tensions ran high as protests and looting continued throughout the Chicago area Sunday.

  • The head of the Minneapolis police union called protests a 'terrorist movement' and blamed politicians for unrest in a leaked email
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    The head of the Minneapolis police union called protests a 'terrorist movement' and blamed politicians for unrest in a leaked email

    Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images In a leaked email, the president of the Minneapolis Federation of Police said the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd were a "terrorist movement" that has occurred following a "long time build up which dates back years." Lt. Bob Kroll blamed politicians for the ongoing tension, specifically targeting Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. The former police chief of Minneapolis called on Kroll to resign, and Frey said Kroll was "shockingly indifferent to his role in undermining that trust and support" of the police force.

  • 'Nowhere to be found': Governors blast Trump after he tells them they are 'weak' on phone call
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    'Nowhere to be found': Governors blast Trump after he tells them they are 'weak' on phone call

    Governors including one Republican pushed back at President Donald Trump Monday after he told them on a phone call they are "weak" and need to use force to "dominate" riots that have erupted during protests over the death of George Floyd. Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a frequent target of Trump, called the phone call deeply disturbing, adding that instead of offering support or leadership to bring down the temperature at protests, Trump told governors to 'put it down' or we would be 'overridden.

  • India Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons
    The National Interest

    India Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons

    India is estimated to have produced enough military plutonium for 150 to 200 nuclear warheads, but has likely produced only 130 to 140,” according to Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists. Nonetheless, additional plutonium will be required to produce warheads for missiles now under development, and India is reportedly building several new plutonium production facilities. In addition, “India continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, with at least five new weapon systems now under development to complement or replace existing nuclear-capable aircraft, land-based delivery systems, and sea-based systems.

  • Officers kneel in solidarity with protesters in several cities
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    Officers kneel in solidarity with protesters in several cities

    Protesters have been taking to the streets of several U.S. cities for nearly a week in response to the death of George Floyd. There have been a number of violent clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators across the country — but in some cities, officers have knelt in solidarity with demonstrators. In Coral Gables, a city near Miami, a peaceful protest attended by hundreds on Saturday included a moment of prayer with police officers, CBS Miami reported.

  • Police act like laws don't apply to them because of 'qualified immunity.' They're right.
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    Police act like laws don't apply to them because of 'qualified immunity.' They're right.

    Not because the officers didn't do anything wrong, but because there isn't a case from the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court specifically holding that it is unconstitutional for police to kneel on the neck of a handcuffed man for nearly nine minutes until he loses consciousness and then dies. And such a specific case is what Floyd's family must provide to overcome a legal doctrine called “qualified immunity” that shields police and all other government officials from accountability for their illegal and unconstitutional acts. The Supreme Court created qualified immunity in 1982.

  • Associated Press

    Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff amid virus

    Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation, becoming the latest Mideast airline to shed staff over the outbreak. Emirates, the jewel of the sheikhdom's vast array of state-linked enterprises known as “Dubai Inc." to diplomats and investors, declined to offer figures on how many staff it fired. The carrier said it would treat fired staff “with fairness and respect,” without elaborating.

  • Reuters

    Eastern Libyan forces say they retook town, relieving pressure on stronghold

    Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they had taken back the small town of al-Asaba south of Tripoli, relieving pressure on their stronghold at Tarhouna after weeks of territorial losses to forces of the internationally recognised government. Ahmed Mismari, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army under Khalifa Haftar, said in a message that the LNA had retaken Asaba, and footage was published online that appeared to show LNA fighters inside the town. Haftar launched an offensive in April 2019 to capture the capital Tripoli, seat of the U.N.-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), but has lost ground recently.

  • Wife of Derek Chauvin says in divorce filing she wants to change her name
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    Wife of Derek Chauvin says in divorce filing she wants to change her name

    The estranged wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin intends to change her name and doesn't want any spousal support, her divorce petition revealed on Monday. Kellie May Chauvin, 45, filed for divorce on Saturday, a day after her 44-year-old husband of nearly 10 years, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody last week. The eight-page divorce petition, which was made public on Monday, revealed few details of the union, beyond basic language that "there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship of the parties within the definition of" Minnesota statutes.

  • Will Protests Spark a 2nd Viral Wave?
    The New York Times

    Will Protests Spark a 2nd Viral Wave?

    Mass protests against police brutality that have brought thousands of people out of their homes and onto the streets in cities across America are raising the specter of new coronavirus outbreaks, prompting political leaders, physicians and public health experts to warn that the crowds could cause a surge in cases. While many political leaders affirmed the right of protesters to express themselves, they urged the demonstrators to wear face masks and maintain social distancing, both to protect themselves and to prevent further community spread of the virus. People of color have been particularly hard hit, with rates of hospitalizations and deaths among black Americans far exceeding those of whites.

  • Wuhan doctor at whistleblower's hospital dies from coronavirus
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    Wuhan doctor at whistleblower's hospital dies from coronavirus

    A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus on Tuesday, state media reported, becoming China's first COVID-19 fatality in weeks. Hu Weifeng, a urologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, passed away after being treated for COVID-19 and allied issues for more than four months, state broadcaster CCTV said. He is the sixth doctor from Wuhan Central Hospital to have died from the virus, which emerged in the central Chinese city last year.

  • Coronavirus: Biden and Trump face off over China
    BBC

    Coronavirus: Biden and Trump face off over China

    We've been looking at some of these claims and counter-claims. Claim 1 President Trump failed to get US health officials into China to inspect the outbreak Mr Biden has said there was "no effort" by the president to get US officials into China to inspect the initial outbreak, and also claimed that "Trump never got a CDC team on the ground in China." But the Trump administration says it did try.

  • 'You Can Only Demean People So Much.' Minneapolis Activists Aren't Surprised a National Movement Started There
    Time

    'You Can Only Demean People So Much.' Minneapolis Activists Aren't Surprised a National Movement Started There

    Local groups and projects sprouted up, like the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and MPD150, a loose collection of local activists that support dismantling the police force and who created a people's history of the Minneapolis Police Department that coincided with its 150th anniversary. We've been doing anti-police brutality organizing in Minneapolis pretty much straight since Jamar Clark's killing in 2015,” says Tony Williams, an MPD150 contributor and member of Reclaim the Block, a group that focuses on policy organizing. That was the point at which we realized that this place could be a flashpoint in the same way as anywhere else.

  • A New York police officer drew his gun on protesters. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he 'should have his gun and badge taken away.'
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    A New York police officer drew his gun on protesters. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he 'should have his gun and badge taken away.'

    Seth Wenig/AP Photo A New York City police officer pointed his gun at peaceful protesters in Manhattan Sunday night. After a video of the incident trended on Twitter, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the officer's actions were "unacceptable" and he should "have his gun and badge taken away." On Saturday, de Blasio was widely criticized for defending police officers who drove into a protesting crowd, before backtracking on his comments Sunday.

  • Chicago North Side protest: Large peaceful protest moving through Lakeview, Uptown
    WLS – Chicago

    Chicago North Side protest: Large peaceful protest moving through Lakeview, Uptown

    Thousands of protesters chanted George Floyd's name as they marched more than a mile from the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview to Uptown.

  • Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports
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    Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

    Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom It would be the first time in 30 years that the vigil, which draws a huge crowd to an outdoor space, is not held in Hong Kong. The vigil commemorates China's deadly military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The decision follows a vote by China's ceremonial parliament to bypass Hong Kong's legislature and enact national security legislation for the semi-autonomous territory.

  • Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak
    Reuters

    Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

    Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018. Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the city, a trading hub of 1.5 million people on the Congo River with regular transport links to the capital Kinshasa. Mbandaka is 1,000 km (620 miles) from an ongoing outbreak that has killed over 2,200 people in North Kivu province by the Uganda border, where containment efforts have been hampered by armed conflict.

  • Journalists blinded, injured, arrested covering George Floyd protests nationwide
    USA TODAY

    Journalists blinded, injured, arrested covering George Floyd protests nationwide

    As protests across the USA raged over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, police forces aimed to disperse demonstrators. In some incidents, members of the news media appeared to be targeted, by police and protesters alike. “Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews and news organizations covering the demonstrations show a complete disregard for their critical role in documenting issues of public interest and are an unacceptable attempt to intimidate them,” said Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  • Ohio woman still missing months after mysterious disappearance from grandparents' house on Christmas Day
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    Ohio woman still missing months after mysterious disappearance from grandparents' house on Christmas Day

    Five months have passed since Parris Hopson left her grandparents' house in Massillon, Ohio on Christmas Day in 2019 to go for a walk. “I just don't want to lose hope,” Rochelle said. Parris, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her mother, walked away from the Christmas Day family gathering at her grandparents' house on Shriver Avenue in Massillon.