Joe.My.God. https://www.joemygod.com LGBT News Wed, 27 May 2020 12:39:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Washington DC Likely To Begin Reopening On Friday https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/washington-dc-likely-to-begin-reopening-on-friday/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/washington-dc-likely-to-begin-reopening-on-friday/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 12:39:15 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285917

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is expected Wednesday to announce the gradual reopening of the capital, saying the city has been meeting key thresholds to contain new coronavirus infections. Hospitals have been running below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is in the process of …

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The Washington Post reports:

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is expected Wednesday to announce the gradual reopening of the capital, saying the city has been meeting key thresholds to contain new coronavirus infections.

Hospitals have been running below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is in the process of hiring enough contact tracers to identify and quarantine residents exposed to the virus. But the city has been moving the goal posts for measuring the trajectory of the virus.

District officials have changed their approach to calculating the spread of the virus — no longer mentioning other reopening metrics they laid out last month, including a declining rate in people testing positive and a decrease in flu-like illnesses among residents who might not have been tested.

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Insane Trump Threatens To “Close Down” Social Media Platforms For “Totally Silencing Conservative Voices” https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/insane-trump-threatens-to-close-down-social-media-platforms-for-totally-silencing-conservative-voices/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/insane-trump-threatens-to-close-down-social-media-platforms-for-totally-silencing-conservative-voices/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 12:08:17 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285915

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has threatened to close down social media platforms that do not support his agenda, a day after Twitter posted a fact-checking notice on one of his tweets. Social media firms suppressed conservative points of view, the president claimed – without any evidence – before saying his administration would “strongly regulate …

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The Independent reports:

Donald Trump has threatened to close down social media platforms that do not support his agenda, a day after Twitter posted a fact-checking notice on one of his tweets.

Social media firms suppressed conservative points of view, the president claimed – without any evidence – before saying his administration would “strongly regulate [the companies] or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen”.

Twitter’s fact-checking notice was posted on a previous Trump tweet that claimed mail-in ballots could allow widespread voter fraud. It immediately led to a presidential eruption accusing the platform of “completely stifling FREE SPEECH”.

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France Bans Use Of Trump’s Drug Hydroxychloroquine https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/france-bans-use-of-trumps-drug-hydroxychloroquine/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/france-bans-use-of-trumps-drug-hydroxychloroquine/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 11:43:03 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285912

Reuters reports: The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organization said on Monday it was …

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Reuters reports:

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

The move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organization said on Monday it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug on COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns.

The cancellation of the decree, which in effect means the drug is now banned for such use, was announced in the government’s official bulletin and confirmed by a statement by the health ministry. It did not refer to the WHO suspension.

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: The President Is “Debasing His Office” With Scarborough Murder Smear https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/wall-street-journal-editorial-board-the-president-is-debasing-his-office-with-scarborough-murder-smear/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/wall-street-journal-editorial-board-the-president-is-debasing-his-office-with-scarborough-murder-smear/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 11:30:13 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285910

Business Insider reports: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board publicly condemned Trump for pushing the conspiracy theory in a column on Tuesday, saying his comments about Scarborough are “nasty stuff” and “ugly even for him.” “Mr. Trump always hits back at critics, and Mr. Scarborough has called the President mentally ill, among other things. But …

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Business Insider reports:

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board publicly condemned Trump for pushing the conspiracy theory in a column on Tuesday, saying his comments about Scarborough are “nasty stuff” and “ugly even for him.”

“Mr. Trump always hits back at critics, and Mr. Scarborough has called the President mentally ill, among other things. But suggesting that the talk-show host is implicated in the woman’s death isn’t political hardball. It’s a smear,” the board wrote.

The editorial board added that they aren’t writing the column in hopes that Trump will stop his tirade against Scarborough. Instead, they want to make it clear that Trump “is debasing his office, and he’s hurting the country in doing so.”

The editorial is behind a paywall.

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GOP Rep Dumped Cruise Stocks, Snatched Up Pharma https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/gop-rep-dumped-cruise-stocks-snatched-up-pharma/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/gop-rep-dumped-cruise-stocks-snatched-up-pharma/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 11:21:36 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285907

USA Today reports: With a global pandemic threatening to hit the United States earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe made hundreds of financial transactions, buying stocks in companies now working on vaccines and selling other shares before a historic market plunge in March. While it’s unclear if the stock trades were based on information …

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USA Today reports:

With a global pandemic threatening to hit the United States earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe made hundreds of financial transactions, buying stocks in companies now working on vaccines and selling other shares before a historic market plunge in March.

While it’s unclear if the stock trades were based on information unavailable to the public, Roe’s transactions occurred as Trump administration officials held pandemic briefings with members of Congress.

The Tennessean’s analysis showed Roe purchased stock in Zoom and Moderna, a leading company working on a coronavirus vaccine, prior to selling shares of Royal Caribbean Cruise and Disney, just days before those two companies shuttered operations due to the pandemic.

Read the full article. In January 2020 Roe announced that “after prayerful consideration,” he will not be seeking reelection.

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Trump’s 2016 Team Warns Him About Swing States https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trumps-2016-team-warns-him-about-swing-states/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trumps-2016-team-warns-him-about-swing-states/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 11:10:19 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285904

Politico reports: David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, two key allies and former political advisers to Donald Trump, went to the White House last week to issue him a warning: The president was slipping badly in swing states, and he needed to do something to fix it. Three days later, the Trump campaign’s political directors in …

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Politico reports:

David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, two key allies and former political advisers to Donald Trump, went to the White House last week to issue him a warning: The president was slipping badly in swing states, and he needed to do something to fix it.

Three days later, the Trump campaign’s political directors in Arizona and Florida — states the president won in 2016 but where surveys show him lagging — were summoned to the White House Roosevelt Room.

The officials offered a detailed rundown of his organization in the battlegrounds and tried to reassure the president that he was on firm ground. After his May 18 meeting with Bossie and Lewandowski, Trump called his top campaign lieutenants to vent his frustration about his political standing.

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Cultist Fired Over Effigy Hanging Of Kentucky Governor https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/cultist-fired-over-effigy-hanging-of-kentucky-governor/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/cultist-fired-over-effigy-hanging-of-kentucky-governor/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 10:57:15 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285902

Louisville’s Fox affiliate reports: An individual seen participating in the hanging of Gov. Andy Beshear’s effigy on Sunday at the Kentucky Capitol has been fired by their employer. The Neil Huffman Automotive Group announced the firing on Twitter Tuesday evening after an internal investigation. The identity of the individual has not been released and it …

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Louisville’s Fox affiliate reports:

An individual seen participating in the hanging of Gov. Andy Beshear’s effigy on Sunday at the Kentucky Capitol has been fired by their employer. The Neil Huffman Automotive Group announced the firing on Twitter Tuesday evening after an internal investigation.

The identity of the individual has not been released and it is unclear which dealership he or she may have worked at. A protest for gun rights at the Capitol on Sunday included attendees hanging a Beshear effigy from a tree near the governor’s mansion.

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-793/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/chatter-away-overnight-open-thread-793/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285885

New from our pal Matt Baume: One freezing night in 1967, drag performers from across the country gathered in a cramped theater for a pageant that would forever change the face of drag. And by a stroke of luck — as well as some clever marketing — a documentary crew happened to be there, and …

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New from our pal Matt Baume:

One freezing night in 1967, drag performers from across the country gathered in a cramped theater for a pageant that would forever change the face of drag. And by a stroke of luck — as well as some clever marketing — a documentary crew happened to be there, and managed to capture a moment that foreshadowed the creation of New York drag houses and the ball culture that we recognize today from Paris is Burning and Drag Race.

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Trump Rages After Twitter Fact-Checks His Lies: They’re “Completely Stifling FREE SPEECH” And I’ll Stop Them! https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-rages-after-twitter-fact-checks-his-lies-theyre-completely-stifling-free-speech-and-ill-stop-them/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-rages-after-twitter-fact-checks-his-lies-theyre-completely-stifling-free-speech-and-ill-stop-them/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 00:39:35 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285896

Axios reports: President Trump responded via tweets Tuesday evening to Twitter fact-checking him for the first time on his earlier unsubstantiated posts claiming mail-in ballots in November’s election would be fraudulent. As of Tuesday evening, Twitter added a link to each tweet giving users the option to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.” Clicking on …

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Axios reports:

President Trump responded via tweets Tuesday evening to Twitter fact-checking him for the first time on his earlier unsubstantiated posts claiming mail-in ballots in November’s election would be fraudulent. As of Tuesday evening, Twitter added a link to each tweet giving users the option to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.”

Clicking on the link takes users to a Twitter “Moments” page titled, “Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud.” Near the top, there’s a section titled, “What you need to know,” and includes several bullet points summarizing Trump’s claims and whether they hold any merit.

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Trump Campaign Wails After Twitter Slaps Fact-Check Labels On Trump’s Lying Tweets: “Biased Fake News” https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-campaign-wails-after-twitter-slaps-fact-check-labels-on-trumps-lies-biased-fake-news-smoke-screen/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-campaign-wails-after-twitter-slaps-fact-check-labels-on-trumps-lies-biased-fake-news-smoke-screen/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 23:14:29 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285892

“We always knew that Silicon Valley would pull out all the stops to obstruct and interfere with President Trump getting his message through to voters. Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility.” – Trump …

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“We always knew that Silicon Valley would pull out all the stops to obstruct and interfere with President Trump getting his message through to voters. Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility.” – Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, via press release.

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House GOP To Sue Pelosi Over Proxy Voting System https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/house-gop-to-sue-pelosi-over-proxy-voting-system/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/house-gop-to-sue-pelosi-over-proxy-voting-system/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 22:51:27 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285888

USA Today reports: A group of Republican lawmakers is planning to file a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s new proxy voting system, according to House GOP leadership aides, a challenge to the rule set to be used for the first time on Wednesday. The House developed and passed its new — …

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USA Today reports:

A group of Republican lawmakers is planning to file a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s new proxy voting system, according to House GOP leadership aides, a challenge to the rule set to be used for the first time on Wednesday.

The House developed and passed its new — and historic — proxy voting rules earlier this month, allowing members unable to come to Capitol Hill due to the coronavirus pandemic to designate another lawmaker as their “proxy” and cast floor votes on their behalf.

The lawsuit, led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, outlines this argument and details that under the Constitution a majority of lawmakers must be present in order to take up business and vote on legislation, according to aides.

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Trump Gaslights: I Didn’t Mock Biden For Wearing Mask https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-gaslights-i-didnt-mock-biden-for-wearing-mask/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/trump-gaslights-i-didnt-mock-biden-for-wearing-mask/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 22:16:33 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285883

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday said he found it “unusual” that Joe Biden wore a mask to a Memorial Day ceremony the previous day. “Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather. They’re inside they don’t wear masks,” Trump said during a Rose Garden …

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The Hill reports:

President Trump on Tuesday said he found it “unusual” that Joe Biden wore a mask to a Memorial Day ceremony the previous day. “Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather. They’re inside they don’t wear masks,” Trump said during a Rose Garden event on insulin prices.

“And so I thought it was very unusual that he had it on. But I thought that was fine. I wasn’t criticizing him at all. Why would I do a thing like that?” Trump added.

The president appeared to mock Biden for the decision to wear a mask when he retweeted Fox News analyst Brit Hume, who shared a photo of Biden and wrote “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.”

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Twitter Slaps Fact-Check Labels On Trump’s Tweets https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/twitter-slaps-fact-check-labels-on-trumps-tweets/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/twitter-slaps-fact-check-labels-on-trumps-tweets/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 21:56:19 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285880

The Washington Post reports: Twitter on Tuesday slapped a fact-check label on President Trump’s tweets for the first time, a response to long-standing criticism that the company is too hands-off when it comes to policing misinformation and falsehoods from world leaders. The move, which escalates tensions between Washington and Silicon Valley in an election year, …

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The Washington Post reports:

Twitter on Tuesday slapped a fact-check label on President Trump’s tweets for the first time, a response to long-standing criticism that the company is too hands-off when it comes to policing misinformation and falsehoods from world leaders.

The move, which escalates tensions between Washington and Silicon Valley in an election year, was made in response to two Trump tweets over the past 24 hours.

The tweets falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. Twitter’s label says, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots,” and redirects users to news articles about Trump’s unsubstantiated claim.

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DOJ Drops Insider Trading Probe Into Sen. Kelly Loeffler https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/doj-drops-insider-trading-probe-into-sen-kelly-loeffler/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/doj-drops-insider-trading-probe-into-sen-kelly-loeffler/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 21:49:18 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285877

The Daily Beast reports: The Justice Department will not file insider trading charges against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. DOJ informed lawyers for Loeffler and two other senators scrutinized for their coronavirus-era stock trades that they are closing their investigations into the matters. A DOJ investigation into Sen. Richard …

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The Daily Beast reports:

The Justice Department will not file insider trading charges against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

DOJ informed lawyers for Loeffler and two other senators scrutinized for their coronavirus-era stock trades that they are closing their investigations into the matters. A DOJ investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) remains ongoing, the Journal reported.

Loeffler and her husband, New York Stock Exchange chairman Jeffrey Sprecher, have vehemently denied that their sales of millions of dollars in stock this year were prompted or informed by information gleaned from a closed-door Senate briefing on the coronavirus in early January.

Last week Loeffler said that critics of her stock trades are just liberals who hate the free market.

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Miller’s Wife Returns To Work Post-COVID, Is Pregnant https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/millers-wife-returns-to-work-post-covid-is-pregnant/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/millers-wife-returns-to-work-post-covid-is-pregnant/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 21:11:32 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285874

The New York Post reports: Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the White House coronavirus task force, announced on Twitter Tuesday that she returned to work after a bout of COVID-19 and that she is pregnant. “Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing …

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The New York Post reports:

Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the White House coronavirus task force, announced on Twitter Tuesday that she returned to work after a bout of COVID-19 and that she is pregnant.

“Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached out with support. I couldn’t have done it without my amazing husband who took great care of his pregnant wife. #TransitionToGreatness,” Miller posted.

Miller, who is married to top White House adviser Stephen Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus on May 8.

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WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg Told Staff Not To Bring Him Any More Algorithmic Edits To Suppress Extremist Content https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/wsj-mark-zuckerberg-told-staff-not-to-bring-him-any-more-algorithmic-edits-to-suppress-extremist-content/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/wsj-mark-zuckerberg-told-staff-not-to-bring-him-any-more-algorithmic-edits-to-suppress-extremist-content/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 21:02:22 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285871

Business Insider reports: Facebook has reportedly long known its platform encourages extremist and polarizing content, and the company’s disinterest in making changes to solve these problems goes all the way up to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Wall Street Journal reports that research Facebook conducted internally in 2016 and 2018 showed the platform’s algorithm contributed to …

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Business Insider reports:

Facebook has reportedly long known its platform encourages extremist and polarizing content, and the company’s disinterest in making changes to solve these problems goes all the way up to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Wall Street Journal reports that research Facebook conducted internally in 2016 and 2018 showed the platform’s algorithm contributed to the proliferation of polarizing content.

When Zuckerberg was reportedly presented with proposed changes to the platform to stymie the spread, the Facebook CEO asked employees not to bring him any more proposed algorithm edits that were “in the name of social good.” The report on Facebook’s inaction comes at a time when the platform is in the spotlight, once again over its inability to stop of spread of harmful misinformation — this time, about the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full article. The WSJ piece is behind a paywall.

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DOJ Files Brief Backing Alabama Absentee Ballot Rule Requiring Two Witnesses Or Notary For Mailed Ballots https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/doj-files-brief-backing-alabama-absentee-ballot-rule-requiring-two-witnesses-or-notary-for-mailed-ballots/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/doj-files-brief-backing-alabama-absentee-ballot-rule-requiring-two-witnesses-or-notary-for-mailed-ballots/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 20:17:54 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285868

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Monday in an Alabama federal court to promote the proper and uniform interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. The Statement of Interest is part of the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts around the country to enforce our nation’s federal …

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Via press release from the Justice Department:

The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Monday in an Alabama federal court to promote the proper and uniform interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. The Statement of Interest is part of the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts around the country to enforce our nation’s federal voting rights laws.

The lawsuit in question, brought by private plaintiffs, includes constitutional and statutory challenges to Alabama’s witness requirement for absentee ballots. Although certain of private plaintiffs’ claims relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, plaintiffs have also asked the court to enjoin Alabama’s witness requirement permanently as a violation of Section 201 of the Voting Rights Act.

The Statement of Interest explains that Section 201 prohibits denial of the right to vote to citizens who fail to prove their qualifications by the voucher of registered voters or members of any other class. Alabama’s absentee witness requirement, however, does not violate Section 201. The Statement of Interest does not take a position on any of the private plaintiffs’ other claims.

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Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Death Of Black Man https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/four-minneapolis-cops-fired-after-death-of-black-man/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/four-minneapolis-cops-fired-after-death-of-black-man/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 20:06:29 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285865

CBS News Minneapolis reports: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers …

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CBS News Minneapolis reports:

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening.

George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers kneeled on Floyd’s neck.

The video shows Floyd struggling, and you can hear him saying he could not breathe. Four minutes in, Floyd appears to go unconscious. The officer continued to hold him down, until Floyd was pulled onto a stretcher. He later died at Hennepin Healthcare.

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Study Links Fox To Social Distancing Non-Compliance https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/study-links-fox-to-social-distancing-non-compliance/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/study-links-fox-to-social-distancing-non-compliance/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 19:39:09 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285862

Talking Points Memo reports: A new study produced by business school profs at Columbia and University of Chicago suggests that viewing Fox News is strongly correlated with ignoring social distancing guidance during the first weeks of the COVID19 epidemic and is in fact driving that non-compliance. The researchers looked at geospatial data derived from anonymized …

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Talking Points Memo reports:

A new study produced by business school profs at Columbia and University of Chicago suggests that viewing Fox News is strongly correlated with ignoring social distancing guidance during the first weeks of the COVID19 epidemic and is in fact driving that non-compliance.

The researchers looked at geospatial data derived from anonymized cell phone data and cable channel position by ZIP code around the country. They found that a 1% increase in Fox News viewership in a zip code reduced social distancing by 8.9%.

Read the full article for the numbers.

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Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/central-park-karen-fired-by-manhattan-investment-firm/ https://www.joemygod.com/2020/05/central-park-karen-fired-by-manhattan-investment-firm/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 19:31:27 +0000 https://www.joemygod.com/?p=285860

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And …

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NPR reports:

A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized.

“It was unacceptable. And you know words are just words and I can’t undo what I did. But I sincerely and humbly apologize to everyone. Especially to that man, his family,” Amy Cooper said in an interview with NBC New York on Monday evening.

But by Tuesday afternoon she was fired from her job at an investment management firm. The Ramble is a wooded area of Central Park where dogs are required to be leashed.

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