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
You don’t need to wear a mask if you are stationary and at least six feet apart from those outside your household, as long as you have a mask on hand. This subtle distinction has caused some confusion, but officials say that the intention is for people who are moving to have the time and space needed to pull on a face covering before encountering others. … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s ‘30-foot rule’: This graphic visualizes when you need to pull on a mask
Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary virtual concert series continues with Comedy Day Classics from the Park. Debi Durst, executive producer of Comedy Day, has assembled a 90-minute virtual concert featuring performances from Robin Williams, Karen Ripley, Culture Clash, Bob Sarlatte and nearly 20 other comedians who have performed in Golden Gate Park throughout Comedy Day’s nearly 40-year history. … [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