The upgrading of charges against fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder and the arrest of his three fellow ex-officers on charges of aiding abetting the killing of George Floyd was certainly welcome. But will it make a difference? Will it calm the demonstrations that have rocked the nation? Will it bring substantive change to the systemic racism that has merely mutated, and not gone away, through our nation’s history? Time will tell. As our editorial put it: “The quest for justice for George Floyd will not be realized unless and until the officers who killed him are convicted. But at least for one spring day, there was progress.” … [Read more...] about A step toward justice for George Floyd: Could this be an inflection point for America?
President Trump should wear a mask. I wear a mask, and I believe the president of the United States should wear one too. Not entirely to protect those around him, as he is tested for COVID-19 several times a week, and it is doubtful that he has it, but as a symbol of leadership, we are all in this together. It isn’t clear whether it is the masks that protect Asian societies that wear them regularly, or whether it is the physical distancing or the culture that goes along with it. Still, either way, a mask is an essential part of the pandemic picture. (Dr. Marc Siegel for The Hill) … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. ‘going in the wrong direction’ in fight against virus
“[W]hen I saw that mob coming through the gate with their rage and their anger, I thought that we would be overrun in a second,” he said. “By the time I was out there with my rifle, the people were 20 or 30 feet from my front wall. I’ve got a low wall that separates my house from my front yard. And so, I was literally afraid that within seconds they would surmount the wall, and come into the house, kill us, burn the house down and everything that I had worked for and struggled for for the last 32 years.” … [Read more...] about St. Louis Homeowner Mark McCloskey: ‘I Saw It All Going Up in Flames’ — ‘I Was Worried I Was Going to Be Killed’
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Despite concerns that protesters could become ill, the state has no plans to slow its reopening efforts, and Newsom has expressed understanding of peaceful protests. Earlier this week, he said that the nation has ignored racism and African Americans’ concerns for generations, and that the demonstrations emerged from a “society that’s about dominance and aggression.” … [Read more...] about Newsom says protests may cause California’s coronavirus numbers to surge