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THE HIGHLIGHTS

Everyone is talking about Jacob Blake. 

 

THE BACKGROUND. 

The other day, Jacob Blake - a 29 year old Black man - was shot 7 times in the back by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The police were reportedly responding to a call regarding a domestic disturbance. According to witnesses, Blake was attempting to break up a fight between two women...before being tased by police, put in a headlock, and punched in the ribs. Some people heard police yelling, “Drop the knife,” but so far, there’s no evidence Blake had any kind of weapon. From there, Blake was caught on video walking away from police and trying to enter an SUV with his three kids (ages 3, 5, and 8) inside. That’s when he was shot. 

 

THE LATEST. 

Blake is currently in serious condition in the Milwaukee hospital. Meanwhile, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave - and Wisconsin’s taking a magnifying glass into the shooting. 

 

THE REACTION. 

Massive protests across the US - particularly in Kenosha. Three garbage trucks were set on fire, with some bizes’ windows being shattered. Protesters shoved their way into the city’s Public Safety Building, where doors were knocked off hinges. Police responded with pepper spray. Now, it looks like the city’s implementing a curfew and calling in the National Guard. 

 

THE TAKE. 

This shooting took place 90 days after the killing of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests against police brutality. TBD on if protesters get justice. 


THE ACTION

CORONAVIRUS: Back in March, US Congress gave the thumbs-up to a bill to try to keep the economy afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. That bill included a measure that basically banned evictions for the next four months - plus gave a 30 day notice period. Spoiler: that measure - which currently protects 12 million people from being evicted - ended yesterday. Stay tuned. In other news, a Florida judge just struck down the governor’s order requiring schools to fully reopen by the end of the month. This comes as Florida has over 600,000 virus infections. Speaking of which, researchers say a man in Hong Kong is the first documented case of getting coronavirus twice. You read that right. 

 

POLITICS: Yesterday, the first day of the Republican National Convention kicked off. A lot went down. Prez Trump took to the stage. The St Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters did, too. So did Donald Trump, Jr, Nikki Haley, Sen Tim Scott, and a Cuban-American who warned people about communism. There were a lot of attacks against Dem opponent Joe Biden - plus (false) claims that he’d defund the police. Now, all eyes are on night 2. Meanwhile, TikTok is suing the US gov. Quick refresher: not long ago, Prez Trump declared he’d be banning TikTok in the US. Intro some reports that Microsoft was in talks to buy the biz. Now, it looks like TikTok is straight-up suing - and claiming the ban is “politically motivated.”

 

PEOPLE: Meet Alekei Navalny. You know Navalny for being Russia’s opposition leader who’s been jailed a lot a lot for a looong list of reasons - including protesting the Russian gov. You also know him for mysteriously falling ill last week...being flown to Germany...and put in a medically induced coma. Yes, really. Now, German doctors are alleging Navalny was a victim of poisoning. His life reportedly isn’t in danger, but it’s not yet clear what exact toxin he was poisoned with. In other news, ICYMI, ex-Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) was sentenced to 11 months in prison back in March for misusing more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Now, his wife is being sentenced to 8 months’ home confinement after pleading guilty. 


WHAT TO KNOW

1,100-year-old treasure:” what was just discovered by a group of teenagers in Israel. Oy vey! 


SAY WHAT?

“Are .. You .. Kidding .. Me?!” - Jerry Seinfeld, responding to reports that New York may never bounce back from the pandemic. 

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