In Minneapolis and St. Paul, the National Guard was out in force and curfews were set to take effect in hopes of quelling days of sprawling, destructive unrest. Rubber bullets were used and warning shots were fired by the Guard in Minneapolis shortly before 8 p.m. But activists were resolute that one set of criminal charges wasn’t even close to enough. After all, three other cops were fired in connection with Floyd’s death on Monday. … [Read more...] about ‘Whatever It Takes’: Protests Against Police Brutality Surge Again Across U.S.
A key component of Trump’s political appeal amid his meteoric rise during in 2015 and 2016 was his reliance on old-school law-and-order rhetoric that tacitly—and sometimes explicitly—laid the blame for civil unrest at the feet of his opponents and Washington’s political class. In many cases, that manifested in his reactions to previous riots and demonstrations in response to high-profile police killings. … [Read more...] about Trump Fears The Minnesota Chaos Makes Him Look Weak
But what does 30 feet look like on a city street, and how can you judge the distance accurately? The graphic above shows that 30 feet is equivalent to the length of ten average city sidewalk squares, or about 12 to 14 strides. It’s also the length of a San Francisco cable car. … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s ‘30-foot rule’: This graphic visualizes when you need to pull on a mask
The complete list of artists for Comedy Day Classics from the Park includes Robin Williams, Will Durst, Wayne Shannon, Tom Kenny, Whoopi Goldberg, Monica Piper, Rob Schneider, Culture Clash, Comedy Underground, Bob Sarlatte, Meehan Brothers, Margaret Cho, Kevin Meany, Karen Ripley, Aundre the Wonderwoman, George Wallace, W. Kamau Bell, Marga Gomez, and Diane Amos. … [Read more...] about Laugh Out Loud, literally! Join us for Comedy Day Classics from Golden Gate Park
“The public employee unions behind the largest property tax increase in state history are willing to spend and do whatever it takes, even if it raises the cost of living for families,” Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, said in a statement. “Everything from groceries, fuel, clothing, day care and health care will cost more if this massive tax hike is approved.” … [Read more...] about California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B