The Seattle City Council proposed a motion to abolish its police department and to instead “create a civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention.”
The proposal states that the council plans to “remove certain functions from the Seattle Police Department to and provide funding for a community-led process to inform the structure and function of a new department of community safety & violence prevention; requesting modifications to policing practices…”
The reasoning behind this measure, as stated in the proposal, is that the council “recognizes that the nation’s and Seattle’s history of racism and the current impact of institutional racism cause over-policing and underinvestment in communities of color and especially in Black communities.”
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Rubert Murdoch stepped down as the CEO of FOX in June 2011 and handed the reins over to his son James.
James Murdoch’s wife Kathryn Murdoch is an outspoken leftist who works for the Clinton Climate Initiative.
Yahoo.com has more on the resignation.
n a filing to US regulators, he said he also disagreed with some “strategic decisions” made by the company,
The exact nature of the disagreements was not detailed.
But Mr Murdoch has previously criticised News Corp outlets, which include the Wall Street Journal, for climate change coverage.
The day after the release of dozens of files in her case, Jeffrey Epstein’s accused accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell scored a win Friday in her quest to delay the release of a deposition said to incriminate her.
The Second Circuit’s two-page order, which does not explain the judges’ reasoning, keeps the status quo of document’s sealing until the court can rule on her motion to block its release entirely.
Prosecutors claim that Maxwell perjured herself in the April 2016 deposition by denying knowledge of any sex-trafficking scheme.
US President Donald Trump has signed orders green-lighting the added export of Texas crude oil to Mexico through new infrastructure.
“In a few moments, I will sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on our nation’s border,” Trump said before signing the documents on Wednesday. “This will include two permits allowing the export of Texas crude [oil] to Mexico.”
The White House said the two pipelines belong to Nustar Logistics, L.P.
One of the permits said it allows NuStar Energy to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline at the US-Mexico border for the purposes of transporting crude oil, liquified natural gas and other energy products.
A second presidential decree renews the NuStar’s permit to maintain and operate existing pipeline infrastructure in Hidalgo County, Texas.
Following the announcement that Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), who reportedly was rarely seen wearing a mask in the halls of Congress, that he has tested postive for COVID-19, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats on a call Wednesday evening that she will require masks to be worn on the floor of the House.
“Members and staff will be required to wear masks in the halls of the House,” she says, adding she can direct House sergeant-at-arms to tell members to leave if they aren’t wearing one.
Given Dr. Fauci’s comments earlier today – and his name is apparently holy writ – we wonder how long before goggles and masks are mandatory in the House?
Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and one-time Republican presidential candidate who campaigned on a sweeping tax reform plan called the 9-9-9 plan, died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with COVID-19. He was 74.
Cain beat Stage 4 colon cancer back in 2006, and has been described by friends and family as a fighter. He was admitted to the hospital due to his COVID-19 infection on July 1. He was diagnosed with the virus two days prior, roughly a week after attending Trump’s Tulsa, Oklahoma rally.
However, it’s impossible to say for certain where Cain was infected (though several of Trump’s campaign staff from the event did contract the virus). Initially after being admitted to the hospital, Cain’s spokesman said he didn’t need a ventilator, and was in “good spirits”.
“My doctor and I are all in,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told “Hannity” Wednesday while on quarantine from having contacted coronavirus.
Gohmert explained that he found out he had coronavirus only when he was tested when he got invited to join President Trump on a trip to West Texas.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) refused to grant Attorney General Bill Barr’s request for a 5-minute break after hours of questioning during the train wreck hearing on Tuesday.
After several hours of intense questioning, Barr asked Nadler, “Mr. Chairman, could we take a five-minute break? Could we take a five-minute break, Mr. Chairman?”
Nadler replied: “No!”
Rep. Mike Johnson reminded Nadler that allowing a short break is a “common courtesy of every witness.”
Barr also reminded Nadler that he had waited for the hearing to start for an hour.
“I’ve waited 45 minutes, I’ve waited an hour for you this morning,” Barr told Nadler. “I haven’t had lunch. I would like to take a five-minute break.”
Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced Sunday they’re officially citizens of Greece, prompting a whirlwind of internet rumors claiming the couple’s move was due to pedophilia being classified as a “disability” in the Mediterranean country.
Hanks and Wilson were featured in a photo shared on Instagram by Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who stated the couple were now “proud Greek citizens!”
It didn’t take long, however, before conspiracy-minded netizens claimed to have honed in on a possible motive for the move by Hanks, who’s long been at the center of conspiracy theories asserting he’s a Jeffrey Epstein-esque billionaire pedophile.
Residents of Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and other southern states will soon see their nighttime skylines replaced by an enormous rotating hologram of George Floyd’s face, projected above the vandalized sites of former Confederate statues and monuments.
The project, funded by the George Floyd Foundation and Change.org, will start by replacing a Confederate statue in Richmond, Virginia.
According to NBC12, “George Floyd’s family members will join together with local black artists, musicians, poets and leaders for the first public unveiling of the hologram” at 7:30 p.m.