Wednesday’s news links – June 3, 2020

Black Workers, Already Lagging, Face Big Economic Risks NYTimes

Less Than Half of Black Adults Now Have a Job

Medical Workers Fighting COVID Say Cops Are Attacking Them Daily Beast

Police riot

Protests against police brutality have turned into a showcase of police brutality, with tear gas and rubber bullets deployed against crowds. The police have huge arsenals at their disposal.

Among those killed across the U.S. since Floyd’s death:

David McAtee, 53, shot by law enforcement in Louisville, Kentucky. None of the officers had body cameras activated at the time.

Chris Beaty, 38, shot in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Calvin L. Horton Jr., 43, shot outside a pawn shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The owner was booked but has yet to be charged.

James Scurlock, 22, shot by a bar owner after an altercation in Omaha, Nebraska. Local authorities won’t press charges.

Italia Kelly, 22, shot when trying to get into a friend’s car while leaving a protest in Davenport, Iowa.

Pentagon at war

Soldiers Sent To DC Armed With Bayonets

Pentagon officials try to distance the military’s top leaders from Trump’s controversial photo-op and the forceful clearing of protesters Business Insider

Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd Washington Post

Ahead of Trump Bible photo op, police forcibly expel priest from St. John’s church near White House Religion News 

Zuckerberg Caught On Leaked Audio Defending Trump Racism Recode

D.C. police response to George Floyd protests prompts alarm abroad NBC

The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd’s Death Buzzfeed

Eighth night of protests

More than 9,300 arrests nationwide since unrest began Thursday, AP reports. Protests have been held in at least 140 U.S. cities

Tens of thousands of people defied curfews to take to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth night of protests

Exclusive: Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump’s response Reuters

64% of American adults were “sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now,” while 27% said they were not

Working People Respond to the Killing of George Floyd with Nationwide Protests AFL-CIO

Disparity in police tactics on display during third day of unrest in Philadelphia Tribune

Mayor Jim Kenney and Commissioner Danielle Outlaw had few answers about the stark disparities in law enforcement during a third night of civil unrest when police tear gassed demonstrators but allowed a band of baseball-wielding white vigilantes to gather in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Police Shove, Make AP Journalists Stop Covering New York Protest HuffPost

Coronavirus

Architect of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy admits too many died Guardian

The country’s death rate per capita was the highest in the world

A mysterious company’s coronavirus papers in top medical journals may be unraveling Science

Inside The Radical Republican War On The Post Office DC Report


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