On Saturday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the chaos and unrest in the city on ‘out-of-town agitators’ who intended to harm the police.
The same night, de Blasio’s daughter Chiara was among the hundreds of demonstrators who were arrested after failing to disperse when ordered by law enforcement.
Chiara was part of a group of around 100 demonstrators allegedly hurling ‘unknown objects’ at the police near 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan at approximately 10:30 pm.
On Sunday, a New York police union known as the Sergeants Benevolent Association shared Chiara’s personal information in a Twitter post.
The tweet read, ‘How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them? Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted Units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs.’
Don’t you think that the Mayor’s remarks about protestors being associated with the anarchist movement are ironic, considering that his daughter was among them?
Facebook to Donate $10 Million to Boost ‘End Racial Injustice’ Efforts
Facebook has pledged $10 million at efforts directed at ending racial injustice.
Early Monday, the social media giant became the first large company to include a monetary contribution alongside its statement of support.
The company’s statement read, ‘We hear you, we see you and we are with you. We stand against racism. We stand with our Black community — and all those working toward justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten.’
Facebook didn’t release any hints on exactly where and how the $10 million donation will be distributed.
On Sunday, Bob Swan, the Intel CEO, also committed a million dollars to various community groups and nonprofits that address ‘social injustice and anti-racism.’
Do you think that many other large corporations will come forward and donate to this cause?
Crowded Demonstrations Raise Fears of New Outbreaks of COVID-19
In the past week, scores of American cities have experienced unprecedented protests after the death of George Floyd during an altercation with Minneapolis police.
The Memorial Day incident has since seen tightly packed crowds demonstrating in sheer disobedience of social distancing measures laid out due to COVID-19.
Outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, thousands of demonstrators came together during the weekend to convey their grief and rage. In Minneapolis, ungloved protestors held hands while marching. And in Las Vegas, the protestors roared their rage into the faces of the police who were just a step away.
Across the United States in several dozen cities, over 2,500 protestors grappled physically with the police during the often violent scenes.
With such cases of blatant disregard of all social distancing measures, do you think we are looking at a surge in COVID-19 infections coming soon?
Belgian Prince Contracts COVID-19 After Party
There is a massive controversy brewing in Cordoba, Spain.
Tongues are wagging after Prince Joachim of Belgium tested positive for COVID-19.
Of course, many people are still getting sick, so why is the prince’s case so interesting?
Well, the prince flew into Spain on 24 May. But instead of being in 14-day quarantine, he chose to attend a party together with 26 other people.
In a letter released on Sunday, the Prince said, ‘I would like to apologize for not having respected all the quarantine measures during my trip. In these difficult moments, I did not intend to offend or disrespect anyone. I deeply regret my actions and accept the consequences.’
Is it not funny how people in authority are taking COVID-19 so lightly?
Minneapolis Police Chief Admits That All Officers in George Floyd’s Death Bear Responsibility
George Floyd’s brother had asked the Minneapolis police chief if the family would get justice for his death.
And in an emotional response on Sunday, Chief Medaria Arradondo said that all four officers involved bear the same responsibility.
According to Arradondo, ‘Mr. Floyd died in our hands, and so I see that as being complicit. Silence and inaction, you’re complicit. If there was one solitary voice that would have intervened … that’s what I would have hoped for.’
All four officers were fired on Tuesday while Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for around eight minutes, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Do you think that the other three officers involved in the incident should also be prosecuted?