Less Than Half of Black Adults Now Have a Job
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
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 3, 2020
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
64% of American adults were “sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now,” while 27% said they were not
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.
A Facebook employee resigns.
"Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie." pic.twitter.com/29YbQ0I27O
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) June 2, 2020
Leading Hong Kong "pro-democracy activist" Jimmy Lai denounces #GeorgeFloydProtests.
Lai endorses video of neo-Nazi linked Avi Yemini, who says US protesters are "rioters" and "antifa extremists" who are "destroying everything American, everything HKers are fighting to obtain." https://t.co/mZGXKmoIR5
— Ajit Singh (@ajitxsingh) June 2, 2020
— In the NOW (@inthenow) June 2, 2020
The country’s death rate per capita was the highest in the world
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