This is “the dance,” said Wachter — push and pull with the virus, trying to strike the balance between restrictive health policies that save lives and letting people go back to work and see one another again. The next two weeks will be critical, he said. The Bay Area and the rest of the state can wrestle control again, or it could spiral into chaos like New York City did early on. … [Read more...] about How did we get here? California struggling to stay on top of pandemic
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“Ultimately, the city had other plans for the building and relented to severe public pressure. I’m angry about how this all came about,” she continued. “We had solid information to believe that anti-government groups would destroy the precinct once we left through vandalism or arson.” … [Read more...] about Confusion reigns as Seattle’s seized six blocks known as CHAZ purportedly changes name to CHOP: ‘We’re not trying to secede’
Then there are the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants, most of whom have been here for many years and have lived decent and productive lives. They may be considered illegal but they are not criminal although they’ve been criminalized by Trump in order to make them prey to his obsession in hunting them down and driving them out. Even legislation to protect the Dreamers — brought here as children and aspiring to the American Dream — is struggling to gain passage in a Republican-led Congress after Trump arbitrarily undermined the status of DACA. … [Read more...] about Bible-Quoting Jeff Sessions Makes Little Children Suffer
Until now. One year after Epstein’s high-profile arrest—and his subsequent suicide—prosecutors may finally be closing in on the billionaire pedophile’s alleged network of enablers and fellow abusers. On Thursday, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, was arrested and charged with assisting, facilitating, and contributing to the abuse of minor girls as young as 14, as well as lying under oath. The British heiress had been laying low ever since Epstein’s arrest while battling efforts to unseal court records. But the FBI had been keeping an eye on her all along, and nabbed her at a “gorgeous residence” in rural New Hampshire that she purchased through an LLC in December 2019. Maxwell now faces decades in prison if convicted. … [Read more...] about A Year After Epstein’s Arrest, Will Victims Finally Get Justice?
“I don’t bemoan Elon Musk doing this kind of work,” added Vasquez Heilig. “I just wish he would have chosen instead to partner with Oakland or Alum Rock, a school district that serves low income students in Silicon Valley. There are a lot of equity concerns in the STEM field and he [had] a real opportunity to make what he was doing a public good, rather than a private good only certain people can access.” … [Read more...] about Would You Pay $7,500 to Educate Your Kid Like Elon Musk’s?