Video of the officer kneeling on Floyd's neck while Floyd begged for air went viral and sparked protests across the country against racial inequality and police brutality. There have also been riots, primarily at night, in several major cities, leading to curfews being imposed from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to New York City. … [Read more...] about California Dem lawmaker swears off law enforcement donations but liberal opponent says it’s not enough
"This truly was a tragedy,” union President Joe Gamaldi said at a separate news conference Thursday. “But the chief is now spreading that tragedy to four other families by unjustly firing these officers and using them as political fodder. This has sent a shockwave though our department, that even if you deescalate, even if you retreat, even if you follow policy, training and the law, you will still lose your job as a Houston police officer." … [Read more...] about Four police officers fired after Nicolas Chavez shooting appealing dismissal
At least three strike teams, made up of staff from state labor, business, health, social services and agriculture agencies, will head to the Central Valley. Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said the teams would assist with issues including preventing outbreaks in nursing homes, expanding contact tracing capacity, and improving public messaging around social distancing and wearing face coverings. … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
For the patients who have been able to regain a semblance of their lives, the last barrier is the trauma itself - the raw memory of being in a hospital where so many were dying, and wondering if they might be next. Padoa, a photographer, said he remembers hearing others in his ward struggling to breathe, and seeing hospital workers remove the bodies, change the bedsheets. With his own lungs on the brink of failure, he worried what might happen if he let his eyes close, so he drew on his training four decades earlier as a paratrooper. Under an oxygen helmet, as it beeped and hissed, he willed himself to stay awake for five days, he said. … [Read more...] about Italy’s Bergamo is calling back coronavirus survivors. About half say they haven’t fully recovered.
The exhibit pays tribute to Victor Hugo’s famous 1831 novel “Notre-Dame de Paris,” known in English as “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” and to Viollet-Le-Duc, who led the restoration of the medieval cathedral a few years later, including the building of its spire, which became a signature of the edifice just like its two Gothic towers. … [Read more...] about Crypt reopens, honors 2 figures key to Notre Dame Cathedral