News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  June 18, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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The ‘Round-Up’ came early this week but there was plenty to report on.  Here’s a sample from the broadcast for this week:

–Justice John Roberts joins with liberals to create a majority 5-4 decision against the reversal of DACA.

–A San Diego K-9 officer had been credited with saving the lives of 2 young girls after repelling down a cliff to rescue them from a car that their father had driven into the ocean in an apparent murder-suicide attempt.

–Unarmed social workers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, now responding to specific 9-11 calls instead of the police department.

–Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Trump signed an executive order that would encourage better police practices.

–The New York City Council wants to cut one-billion dollars from the budget of the police department.

–According to the CDLLife website, 77% of truck drivers responding say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities that defund police departments.

–At least 7 Minneapolis police officers have quit while others are in the process of resigning in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s death.

–A 29 year old Las Vegas police officer was shot in the head and is paralyzed from the neck down following an anti-racism protest on the ‘strip’ that turned violent.

–The mayor of Olympia, Washington, has been a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter, yet when her own home was vandalized by demonstration protesters she called it ‘domestic terrorism.’ 

–A Philadelphia Imam calls for bloodshed while dismissing peaceful protests on Islamic grounds.

–Rioters destroyed the Philadelphia statue of an abolitionist who fought against slavery and fought for black voting rights and used his own personal income to pay for the education of black children. 

–A public school teacher in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, accused of vandalizing a statue of Christopher Columbus.

–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there are 11 statues currently standing in the U.S. Capitol building she wants to see removed.

–Democrat members of Congress wear scarves around their necks that have historic connections to West African slave traders while memorializing black lives lost to police brutality.

–4 Alabama police officers were approached by a man who offered to pay for their breakfast out of respect to their service.

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