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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Saturday, June 6, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Senior Trump aide apologizes after promoting video of chainsaw-wielding man yelling racial slur
One of President Trump's senior campaign advisers has apologized after promoting a tweet praising a chainsaw-wielding man who used a racial slur while admonishing protests.
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Can you catch the coronavirus from a swimming pool?
Parts of America are already baking, even though summer doesn’t officially arrive for another two weeks. So with the heat on, everybody wants to know: Can you catch the coronavirus from the swimming pool? Well, the answer is a bit murky, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of now, there’s no evidence...
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DA declines to prosecute man arrested in St. Patrick’s Cathedral vandalism
Turns out desecration is no crime in New York City. The Queens man arrested for scarring the landmarked façade of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a George Floyd protest is now free — because the Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute him. Yadir Avila Rosas, 26, was taken into custody at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, an...
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An asteroid the size of six football fields will speed by Earth tonight
An asteroid estimated to be the size of six football fields will whiz past Earth Saturday night -- but no, you're not in danger.
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'We can't take much more': Protests swell in Washington and other cities
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand an end to racism and brutality by U.S. law enforcement as protests over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police entered a 12th day.
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Hundreds celebrate George Floyd’s life at a memorial service as protests continue worldwide
Mourners arrive to pay their respects to George Floyd at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina, on June 6, 2020. | Ed Clemente/Pool/AFP/Getty Images A socially distant public viewing was held before a private service for friends and family was broadcast. Hundreds of people lined up outside a conference center in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday to attend a memorial service for George Floyd. When Floyd’s gold casket rolled into the building in Raeford — just outside of Fayetteville, where Floyd was born — crowds nearby reportedly shouted, “Black power! George Floyd!” For hours, the public walked through the center — socially distant, masked, and 10 at a time — to view Floyd’s body. Later in the day, at 3 pm ET, a service for the family was held, which was also broadcast online for all to take part in. Outside the conference building, people continued to honor Floyd by lining the streets with flowers and signs as the service proceeded. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper paid his respects by lowering the flags on state facilities to half-staff for the day. And some mourners even came from out of town, like Gregg Packer, who took an overnight train from Long Island to attend the memorial, the News & Observer reported. “I felt like I needed to come down here to support the protests and the family of George Floyd,” he told the News & Observer. “I hope that we can all get along with each other, that we can start treating each other the way we all should.” Mourners gather at makeshift memorial for George Floyd during his public viewing at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina@logancyrus pic.twitter.com/u67JJrZY79— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 6, 2020 The service was held for about 125 people in a room where a painting of Floyd with a halo and angel wings stood. Family members, friends, and state officials gathered to not only celebrate the life of George Floyd but also to condemn the police violence that led to his death. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin criticized his colleagues who abuse their power: “We, as law enforcement officers, don’t have the authority to bully, push people around, and kill them because we have on a badge and a gun,” he said. Peterkin added, “I don’t care how much you march with the groups, get on your knees and play with the children, It doesn’t mean nothing if you can’t say these six words, ‘We are part of the problem.’” US Rep. G.K. Butterfield also spoke to the guests to announce that the Congressional Black Caucus would unveil a legislative response to police violence against black people on Wednesday with the goal of preparing a floor vote by the end of June. The service is the second of three planned. The first was held on Thursday in Minneapolis, where Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a moving eulogy: “The reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed of being is you kept your knee on our neck,” Sharpton said, addressing the nation. “It’s time for us to stand up in George’s name and say, get your knee off our necks.” Another memorial service will be held on Monday in Houston, where Floyd grew up and lived most of his life. Protesters — both in the US and worldwide — continue to mourn the death of George Floyd The memorial came amid large protests scattered across the US, many of which proceeded peacefully following an end to curfews in cities across the nation. On Saturday, thousands gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital before marching toward the White House: Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial amid global Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/hh7e6LX9nC pic.twitter.com/ZhgLpQCpsU— ABC News (@ABC) June 6, 2020 The protest is projected to grow to one of the largest in the city’s history, with hundreds of thousands expected to attend. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The DC Freedom Fighters raise a flag at the John A. Wilson Building, which hold the offices of the mayor and city council, on June 6, 2020. Protesters also continued to gather in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed. On Friday, more than a thousand people gathered at the offices of Attorney General Keith Ellison and demanded he review all recent police shootings, the Star Tribune reported. More protests are planned there for Saturday. Thousands marched in Philadelphia at the same time Floyd’s memorial service was held in North Carolina. The protests were peaceful as they shouted their demands for racial justice and budget cuts to the police department, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “If you’re silent right now you’re part of the problem,” protester Kolby Kent Nelson told the publication. Thousands also participated in demonstrations in Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, and dozens of other cities and towns across the US. And protests were held across several different countries as well, including Germany, France, Japan, Iran, and Zimbabwe. In London, tens of thousands of people showed up at Parliament Square to walk toward the US embassy on Saturday afternoon despite a pandemic-related order banning more than six people from different households from gathering outside. The crowd silently knelt in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for one minute, according to the New York Times. David Mbiyu/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A crowd in London’s Parliament Square protests racism. Demonstrations in Australia also attracted thousands who protested police violence against indigenous Australians. Protesters chanted “I can’t breathe” — the dying words of both George Floyd and David Dungay Jr, an indigenous Australian who died while in police custody in 2015. William West/AFP/Getty Images Anti-racism protesters fill a street in Melbourne, Australia, on June 6, 2020. Hundreds also gathered in Paris, although authorities banned protests outside the US Embassy. Undeterred, protesters gathered at a public square near the embassy and held up their Black Lives Matter signs, Reuters reported. Although the protests are growing calmer than when they first started two weeks ago, they continue to grow and show no signs of stopping — a sign that recent police killings in the US have become a rallying call for people worldwide. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter start over in New Zealand
A former spy and his daughter who were poisoned by Russian military intelligence agents have started a new life in New Zealand. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia settled in the country after spending more than a year ensconced in a British MI6 safe house, according to the Sunday Times of London. The two were...
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Influencer slammed for using Black Lives Matter protest as photo opp
Another white Instagram star is being slammed for treating Black Lives Matter protests like a Coachella photo opp. On Friday, the Twitter account Influencers in the Wild posted a video of Russian influencer Kris Schatzel — in a black sheer gown with Black Lives Matter sign — pulling on her hair and prancing up to...
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Madagascar minister sacked over $2M lollipop plan
An education minister in one of the world’s poorest countries has been sacked after a cockamamie plan to order $2 million in lollipops for schoolchildren.
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Opinion: Watch out Kansas, Arizona, LSU: Oklahoma State basketball penalties signal NCAA isn't messing around
The NCAA's surprisingly harsh penalties against Oklahoma State basketball could be bad news for the likes of Kansas, LSU, Arizona and more.       
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Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos
The videos from around the country during George Floyd protests illustrates the magnitude of police violence.
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Andy Puzder: Falling jobless rate shows economy is recovering from coronavirus closures, as Trump predicted
President Trump was right all along when he said America’s strong and growing economy would bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic faster than almost anybody expected.
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Elton John pays for jilted ex-fiancé’s knee surgery
Elton John played benefactor to a former fiancé during lockdown — paying for a knee replacement for a woman he jilted at the altar 50 years ago.
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George Floyd, BLM protests take place on 3 continents
The demands for police reform and justice for George Floyd have become a global movement.
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NYPD eyes ‘pandemic drone’ nixed in Connecticut after backlash
The NYPD is eyeing a controversial “pandemic drone” that caused so much hysteria in one Connecticut community, cops had to cancel the program. Residents in Westport successfully grounded Draganfly’s sensor-equipped drone — which can detect fever, temperature, heart and respiratory rates in humans from as far as 190 feet in the air — soon after...
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In one week there were at least 8 instances of police using excessive force caught on camera
In the wake of George Floyd's killing by police, protesters flooded streets across the country all week to demand racial justice and policing reforms. Most of those protests have been peaceful. Property damage and looting have marred others.
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MLB’s TV backbone would be damaged by absurd season idea
We know that the stakes for the country, the continent — the world — couldn’t be much lower when it comes to Major League Baseball’s barnyard battle with the MLB Players Association. The coronavirus spikes in some states even as it wanes elsewhere. George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officers has generated extremely necessary protests...
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Pearl Jam releases uncensored 'Jeremy' video in hopes of drawing attention to gun violence
A sanitized version of the 1990s hit, sans the scene with the gun, was what viewers saw on MTV and VH1.        
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After the death of George Floyd, where does Minneapolis — and the country — go from here?
Unique in its Midwestern, progressive, post-industrial personality, Minneapolis is beginning to grapple with its racial injustices past and present.
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Richard Carranza deputy makes bogus claims on test scores in Georgia job bid
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s second-in-command is poised to get a top job in Georgia after claiming bogus achievements in NYC, critics say. Cheryl Watson-Harris, Carranza’s first deputy chancellor, has been named the finalist to become superintendent of DeKalb County schools’ 99,000 students, which includes suburban Atlanta. Her cover letter in recently applying to Sarasota, Fla., Watson...
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Rudy Giuliani rips ‘intellectually challenged’ Bill de Blasio amid riots
Rudy Giuliani blasted Mayor de Blasio’s handling of the rioting and looting that has gripped the city this week, saying the current occupant of Gracie Mansion is unfit for office and “intellectually challenged.” “The mayor’s performance is dreadful. He’s doing everything you can do that’s wrong, just like he did during the pandemic,” the former...
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Mayor Muriel Bowser joins protesters: 'We all should be watching what's happening in Washington, DC'
One day after Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser requested President Donald Trump remove additional law enforcement and out-of-city National Guard, she joined thousands of protesters on the streets of the nation's capital on Saturday.
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Pompeo hits back against China's 'obscene propaganda' following George Floyd's death
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday blasted the Chinese Communist Party’s "obscene propaganda" in the wake of George Floyd's killing and accused the Chinese government of a "callous exploitation" of Floyd's death.
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Follow live: UFC 250 play-by-play and results
MMA Junkie has all the action covered in Las Vegas as Amanda Nunes puts her featherweight title on the line against Felicia Spencer in the main event.       
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Willy Wonka-like chocolate factory to open outside Amsterdam
Chocoholics — and rollercoaster fanatics — rejoice! A Willy Wonka-esque chocolate factory/theme park is in the works in the Dutch town of Zaandam. Plans for Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus, released by the Amsterdam-based architecture and urban planning company SeARCH, call for three buildings — with one housing the rollercoaster. Tony’s Chocolonely, a Dutch-based brand that...
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Recent graduates face uncertain future as pandemic sinks economy
The future is uncertain for many who recently graduated from college, trade schools or vocational programs. The coronavirus pandemic has led to an economic downturn, and many companies are now on a hiring freeze, and even rescinding job offers. CBS News campaign reporters Cara Korte and Zak Hudak spoke with some of these students whose lives are now in limbo.
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Shop owners reveal financial and emotional struggles of being looted
‘By looting my store, you’re sending a message that I don’t deserve what I have. But I’m a minority, too.’
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Apple reportedly has plans to enable zero-interest installment plans for iPad, Mac
The move will reportedly allow customers to buy iPad, Macs and AirPods via Apple's branded credit card, with zero-interest monthly installments.       
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Barr attempts to distance himself from call to remove peaceful protesters in DC before Trump photo-op
Attorney General William Barr on Friday tried to distance himself from law enforcement's violent confrontation and removal of peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square earlier this week, saying he did not give the final order to clear the demonstration even as the White House has placed the decision on Barr's shoulders amid ongoing fallout.
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Pace University coach accidentally smashes player’s face with bat after loss
The Pace University baseball coach accidentally cracked two bones in a player’s face with a bat after the team lost a doubleheader — and didn’t call for an ambulance to take the bloodied teen to a hospital, witnesses told The Post. Veteran manager Hank Manning, 51, was ranting during a locker-room huddle March 8 after...
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Viral video of Central Park ‘Karen’ Amy Cooper spawns #BlackBirdersWeek
The movement came after Amy Cooper, aka Central Park Karen, called the police on Christian Cooper, a black man who was birding in the Ramble after he asked her to leash her dog.
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Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater
LOS ANGELES — Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. In a lengthy letter posted on the company’s website, Alexander said he “failed to create an anti-racist environment wherein artists of color...
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NYPD arrests more than 1,000 people amid George Floyd protests
The NYPD this week made more than 1,000 arrests tied to the protests over George Floyd's death and issued another 1,475 summonses for violating the city's curfew.
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Bears’ Akiem Hicks stood for anthem due to fear of being ‘blackballed’
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks said he feared that he would be blackballed if he joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem. Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the 2016 season was in protest to racial inequality. “At that time when Kaepernick was taking a knee, I had the same thought...
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Are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris on Joe Biden’s running mate shortlist?
The Democratic Party’s veepstakes may have narrowed down to two top contenders. Out of all the potential running mates thought to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist, only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — spoke at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention, which ended Saturday. “These things don’t happen by...
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Trump remains confident in Defense Secretary Esper, White House says
Three days after the White House press secretary sidestepped questions on whether President Donald Trump had confidence in Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Kayleigh McEnany issued a new strong statement of support to CNN.
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The “kettling” of protesters, explained
NYPD officers block the exit of the Manhattan Bridge as hundreds protesting police brutality and systemic racism attempt to cross into the borough of Manhattan from Brooklyn hours after a citywide curfew went into effect in New York. | Scott Heins/Getty Images The police crowd-control tactic has been used at protests across the country. Just before the 8 pm curfew in New York on Thursday, protesters in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx approached a line of police officers who blocked the street. From the other side, police charged the crowd, hemming them in. “This wasn’t even a confrontation, it was a trap,” Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz wrote. The chaos looked to be an example of “kettling,” a crowd-control tactic used by police that corrals demonstrators into a confined space, so they can’t leave. Once blocked from getting out, police can make arrests or slowly disperse the demonstrators. The situations can become volatile if cops use force, leaving people without a way to escape. After the Bronx incident, dozens of people were detained, with reporters, protesters, and eyewitnesses saying the march did not become chaotic until cops charged in. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea disputed this and said the NYPD had received information that the group had intended “to burn things down” and “cause mayhem,” according to amNY. The disconnect has increased tensions between the police and protesters, who see “kettling” as another example of cops using disproportionate force, effectively turning peaceful demonstrations into tense affairs or confrontations. The New York Times reported that police used the tactic in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, and Gothamist reported that demonstrators had been kettled in the Upper West Side on Friday. On Tuesday, the NYPD trapped hundreds of protesters on the Manhattan Bridge, refusing to let them off into Manhattan. The standoff ended when police allowed everyone to exit on the Brooklyn side. Kettling is not just being used at protests in New York. In Dallas, more than 600 protesters were detained Monday after demonstrators say police trapped them on Margaret Hunt Hill, forcing a confrontation. In Washington, DC, protesters were also pinned into a street on Monday and surrounded by police. Kettling is not a new tactic; it was used notably during climate protests at the G20 summit in London in 2009, and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators sued after hundreds were trapped on the Brooklyn Bridgein October 2011. But as nationwide protests stretch into their second weekend, police use of kettling is coming under scrutiny. And, for many protesters, it’s adding to the perception that the police are provoking conflict. What is kettling? Police use kettling as a form of crowd control. The goal is to confine a crowd to a specific space — think a city block or a bridge — and blocking the means of escape. As Colin Groundwater wrote in GQ, it’s the opposite of other crowd control or riot control tactics, like setting off tear gas, which are intended to disperse big crowds, and get people to flee. Kettling hems them in, and it’s often up to law enforcement when, and how, people can escape. That can mean keeping people trapped until cops feel ready to release them, or sometimes, it can involve detaining people or making mass arrests. And, in cases where a crowd is rioting or engaging in violence, kettling helps cops control a space and detain those causing mayhem. This is what the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio have said to justify use of the tactic in some circumstances. “I don’t want to see protesters hemmed in if they don’t need to be,” de Blasio said during the Ask a Mayor portion of WNYC’s the Brian Lehrer Show on Friday, but added, “sometimes there’s a legitimate problem and it’s not visible to protesters.” Kettling, though, tends to pack crowds together, which can make a standoff with police more tense and volatile, as people who would otherwise walk or move away simply can’t. And when the tactic is used, especially on city blocks or in public spaces, it can also risk sweeping up bystanders, people who are just trying to get to work or run errands or go for a walk. Scott Michelman — legal director of the ACLU of the District of Columbia and lead counsel in the lawsuit brought against Washington, DC, and the Metropolitan Police Department for “kettling” of protesters in DC on Inauguration Day in 2017 — told me that this inability to just get away increases unnecessary contact with law enforcement. Even if police have legitimate law enforcement or safety reasons to want to disperse a demonstration — beyond shutting down a message they don’t like — kettling also brings up two other concerns: constitutional issues and, particularly amid the coronavirus pandemic, public health concerns. “The Constitution restricts whom the cops may detain — not just arrest, but stop — and the stops raise constitutional concerns.” Michelman added that the kettle is often “sweeping people [up] who haven’t done anything wrong, and may have been either simply exercising their right to protest, which is not just legal, but constitutionally protected, or people have no relationships whatsoever to the reason that the cops are detaining anyone.” Crowding people in a tight space, for a prolonged period of time, can also be dangerous. It can be legitimately frightening to pack people that closely together, putting people on edge and adding to the volatility. And during the coronavirus pandemic, a tactic like kettling does not at all allow for social distancing. While the six-feet rule has been largely broken through the act of protesting (many protesters are wearing masks, though), tightly crowding demonstrators or people together only enhances that risk. “The police tactics — the kettling, the mass arrests, the use of chemical irritants — those are completely opposed to public health recommendations,” Malika Fair, director of public health initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges, told Politico. “They’re causing protesters to violate the six-feet recommendation. The chemicals may make them have to remove their masks. This is all very dangerous.” At the same time, cities like New York have instituted curfews, which makes the question of kettling — and other police attempts to control or break up crowds — a little knottier. Peaceful protesters have defied curfews in many places. “The way that it usually goes is [the police] line up and then they usually do not actually execute it until there’s some lawful reason to,” Carol Archbold, a professor of criminal justice at North Dakota State University, told me. “And oftentimes they do use the reason of the curfew.” And there’s a legitimate question as to whether kettling increases the chance that a peaceful protest will lead to more violent confrontation. If police choose to use a kettling tactic, “there’s the problem of potential overuse or misuse of police force, whether it be through the use of batons or some other items like tear gas,” Archbold said. Ali Watkins, writing in the New York Times, described a protest in Cadman Plaza in downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday where hundreds of demonstrators were chanting, hands up, as protest leaders tried to steer the group out of the area. But, by that point, they had been hemmed in by police. “For the next 20 minutes in Downtown Brooklyn, officers swinging batons turned a demonstration that had been largely peaceful into a scene of chaos,” she wrote. Sarah Einowski, a cooperating counsel on the ACLU of Oregon’s lawsuit against the city of Portland for “kettling” protesters at a June 4 protest, said overall, tactics like kettling can have a chilling effect on protest. Like tear gas or rubber bullets, being trapped without water or bathrooms for an extended period of time may make people less likely to want to exercise their right of assembly. Jacqui Karn, a criminal justice researcher, described her experience being kettled at a 2010 student fees protest in London in a column in the Guardian, which she called a “shocking experience.” “The dilemma remains: how do the police protect the rights and safety of protesters but also deal with a disorderly minority without using excessive force, or inflaming the situation?,” she wrote. “I am not sure I have the answer. All I know is that I was effectively put in danger and held without cause. That did not feel like the actions of a country that respected my rights.” Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. 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Jeff Bezos claps back at Amazon customer who said ‘All Lives Matter’
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is making no bones about his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, telling the world on Instagram that he stands firmly against a customer angry over the anti-police demonstrations. Bezos, the world’s richest man with a net worth of nearly $150 billion, posted both an email from the woman, who was...
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Ivanka Trump's commencement speech canceled over backlash to President's response to George Floyd's death
Wichita State University Tech, an affiliate of Wichita State University in Kansas, canceled Ivanka Trump's virtual graduation speech amid backlash over President Donald Trump's response to George Floyd's death and the nationwide protests.
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My white mom orchestrated her own disappearance to marry my black dad
The day she left Indianapolis — secretly, with her husband-to-be — Ella told her parents she was visiting an old friend in Massachusetts, and disappeared without a trace.
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Chicago Mayor Says Police Union Is 'Extraordinarily Reluctant To Embrace Reform'
Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city's police union have been "a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary."
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Thousands turn out for peaceful demonstrations on Saturday around Los Angeles
Thousands of people gather at more than a dozen protests around Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
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Destruction of tropical forests worldwide increased in 2019, study shows
The worldwide destruction of tropical forests increased last year, according to a recent study.
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A lawyer is tweeting videos of police using force at protests. There are more than 350
How one 'Never Trump' conservative's Twitter thread about police use of force against protesters became a viral phenomenon.
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As the country reopens, black workers are getting left behind
A black man joins a Florida protest over the state’s poor unemployment insurance system. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite an overall drop, the black unemployment rate went up in May. As businesses around the United States begin to reopen amid the Covid-19-related economic collapse, the overall unemployment numbers in the US have improved, according to the Department of Labor’s May jobs report. But while the unemployment rate for most groups went down, it rose slightly for Black Americans. The economy gained about 2.5 million jobs in May as the unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent from a high of 14.7 percent in April, according to Department of Labor data released Thursday. Despite the bounce back, these are still the worst jobs numbers since the Great Depression. Broadly, however, the figures were seen as good news, particularly given economists had estimated that there would be about 7 million lost jobs in May, with a recovery only beginning once states and businesses began to reopen. Many economists predicted there wouldn’t be a V-shaped recovery, meaning sharp losses followed by quick regains, which would look like a V on employment charts. Although the US economy is far from a full recovery, that is exactly what the job gains looked like Friday. The statistics were seen as so positive that President Donald Trump suggested Friday that George Floyd, a Black worker who lost his job because of the pandemic before dying at the hands of Minneapolis police, would be “smiling down” at the falling unemployment numbers. But not everyone benefited from a strengthening economy: The Black unemployment rate rose slightly, to 16.8 percent, up 0.1 percent since last month.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this means 3.3 million Black Americans were unemployed in May, compared to 3.2 million in April, and 1.2 million in January. Asian Americans also did not benefit from the overall falling unemployment — the unemployment rate for that community increased slightly, 0.5 percentage points from April to May, coming in at 15 percent. Instead, the gains were driven largely by white workers, whose unemployment rate fell from 14.9 percent in April to 12.4 percent in May. The unemployment rate for Latinx workers fell slightly to 17.6 percent, down from 18.9 percent in April. One reason for these results is that the coronavirus pandemic has hit the hospitality, service, and retail job markets particularly hard, all of which disproportionately employ Black and Latinx workers. Black unemployment would likely be even greater except for the fact that people of color are generally overrepresented among workers deemed essential, such as transit and grocery store employees. Still, according to the Department of Labor data, fewer than half of working-age Black people are currently employed, which has made it difficult in many cases to pay regular bills right now — a Pew study conducted in April found 48 percent of Black Americans reporting trouble with paying bills, the most of any ethnic group. The poor job numbers come amid other crises within the Black community Besides hitting Black workers hard in the wallet, the pandemic has also had a disproportionate effect on Black people’s health. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Black people have been affected by Covid-19 at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. Nationwide, about 30 percent of Covid-19 patients are Black, even though Black people only make up 13 percent of the overall population. Black people’s susceptibility to the virus was shaped by a long history of discrimination and marginalization in health care access, as Vox’s Anna North explained: [B]lack Americans are more likely to have underlying conditions because of widespread racism and inequality, experts say. Many differences in health outcomes in America are “produced by access to things like adequate time to prepare healthy foods at home” and “adequate money to not be working three shifts and have really high stress levels,” Lynch said — access that white people are just more likely to have. As [Fabiola] Cineas notes, 22 percent of black Americans lived in poverty in 2018, compared with 9 percent of white Americans. Beyond poverty, a number of factors contribute to poor health among black people, from racism in medical settings to the physical health effects of discrimination. Redlining and other forms of housing discrimination have made black Americans more likely to live in neighborhoods affected by environmental contamination, which federal and state officials have been slow to respond to, in turn raising rates of chronic illness. These health and economic crises come as a spotlight has been put on yet another crisis: that of police violence. There have been mass protests demonstrating, in part, against such violence, sparked by Floyd’s death — a man who had Covid-19, lost his job because of the pandemic, and then was killed by police. Recognition of these three crises: health, economic, and existential has led to Americans breaking quarantine, and potentially risking their own health with respect to the virus, to protest police violence and racism, broadly — including the sort of systemic racism that leads to jobs numbers like the ones seen Friday. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. 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Alex Berenson's coronavirus booklet hits top spot on Amazon after online retailer initially rejected it
 Alex Berenson’s booklet on coronavirus, “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1,” became the No. 1 best seller in Amazon’s Kindle Store on Saturday. 
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New Jobs Report Makes GOP Support for More Coronavirus Aid Uncertain
The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress
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