As the fight for reparations for the descendants of enslaved African Americans stalls at the federal level, state and local officials are taking matters into their own hands. California’s Reparations Task Force released a 500-page report detailing the harms done to Black residents. The report made recommendations ranging from reforms in policing to housing grants for Black families that were forced from their homes to make way for various state projects like freeways and parks. Last year, the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois famously became one of the first cities to issue reparations to its own Black residents. Former Alderman Robin Rue Simmons – who spearheaded that program – tells Sam Stein, “we started with housing, but it’s important to note that the Black community is looking for all forms of repair – housing grants, cash payments, business grants, access to education, and healthcare”. Dr. Robert Patterson, professor and inaugural chair for the Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University and author of the upcoming book "Black Equity, Black Equality: Reparation and Black Communities”, praises the California Reparations Task Force’s report saying “it makes the explicit connection from slavery to Reconstruction to Jim Crow to the contemporary moment where there are state and federal policies that intentionally and actively discriminated against Black communities that actually have caused these education gaps that have caused these wealth disparities.”
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The committee revealed an email from Mo Brooks asking for a pardon for himself and Matt Gaetz. A former aide to Mark Meadows testified that Brooks, Gaetz, Biggs, Gohmert, and Scott Perry asked for pardons. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) allegedly asked the White House Counsel for a pardon. Jim Jordan asked for the status of pardons, too
- Shreveport Times | The Times
Casey LaCaze-Lachney posted a TikTok video after receiving a public indecency charge and the video quickly went viral gaining over 2.6 million views.
An Asian U.S. Navy veteran who lost consciousness after being sucker-punched in Los Angeles’ Koreatown on Tuesday will press charges if his assailant is caught, NextShark has learned. The 32-year-old victim, who asked to be identified as Leo, was playing on his phone while waiting for a bus near a Chipotle in Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue at around 1:45 p.m. when “this Black man with anger issues sucker-punched me,” he recalled in an Instagram post. Security footage seen by NextShark shows the moment the assailant struck Leo, who quickly hit the ground on his back.
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A month after a gunman walked unobstructed into a Texas elementary school and killed 21 people, grief has given way to anger as an investigation reveals that
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Linda Blackford: Any small, positive steps Mitch McConnell takes, like on gun violence, pale in comparison to the hellish theocracy he has unleashed on this land.
A Philadelphia woman remains in critical condition after someone set her on fire in a brutal assault. Police responded to reports of rubbish fire on an East Tioga Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia around 12:36 a.m. on Friday and found a 36-year-old woman who had been set on fire, according to a statement from Philadelphia police to Oxygen.com. Per WPVI-TV, the victim was identified as Alyssa Morales, who had suffered severe burns on more than 60 percent of her body. Medical staff
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A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. Attorneys for Harris are seeking a sentence of six years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Guzman wrote in a sentencing memo late Wednesday that Harris used “his status as a competitive cheerleader, his social media persona, and eventually his celebrity and money, to persuade and entice his young victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him or with him.”
Employee who accidentally lowered gas to 69 cents per gallon tries to pay his station back. The station refuses
The California Shell station that was supposed to be the beneficiary of a GoFundMe campaign to make up losses when a manager accidentally sold gas for 69 cents per gallon has said it doesn’t want the money.
- The Bulletin
Goldberg said Cruz-Cabrera took Martinez-Acevedo’s young son to a bus stop, re-entered the Ash Street apartment and began boiling a large pot of oil.
- Business Insider
The funds will go toward healthcare, education and skill development to help build "an equitable future-ready India," industrial magnate Gautam Adani tweeted.
- Miami Herald
A man looking for his lost rooster made a chilling discovery Tuesday evening, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.
Glenn Hirsch, the Queens man accused of fatally shooting food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, has reportedly raised $500,000 to get himself out of jail as early as next week. An investigation revealed that the Great Wall patron had been involved in a series of disturbing encounters with the restaurant’s staff, which allegedly stemmed from a duck sauce dispute last November. At the time, Hirsch reportedly asked for more duck sauce after already taking an entire bin.
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Dashcam video captured the tense standoff outside a home.
A California man who was arrested for allegedly torturing and disfiguring a woman earlier this month has been identified as a former police officer. Peter Anthony McGuire, 59, was arrested on June 11 for the false imprisonment of a young woman, who he allegedly kept captive while sexually and physically abusing her over the course of several months, the Chino Hills Police Department said in a press release. He was charged with kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem, rape, false imprisonment and
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The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser charge. Mohamed Noor, 36, is scheduled to be released from custody Monday, 18 days shy of the fifth anniversary of the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged to be married. Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter, but last year the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out his murder conviction and 12 1/2-year sentence, saying the murder charge didn't apply to the circumstances of this case.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
Jaret Wright was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Before he begins probation, he has to successfully complete sex offender treatment.
- Charlotte Observer
The investigation began with a 16-year-old’s thumb injury, officials said.
- Longhorns Wire
Baxter is a top priority for Steve Sarkisian and running backs coach Tashard Choice.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Dallas County jury has awarded $375 million in compensatory damages against Spectrum/Charter Communications related to the 2019 murder of a woman in her Irving home.