News Roundup 5/20/20

by | May 20, 2020

News Roundup 5/20/20

by | May 20, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Senator Rand Paul says no-knock warrants should be abolished. [Link]
  • Sam Jacobs explains how civil asset forfeiture has led to rampant police abuse and policing for profit. [Link]
  • An email from Susan Rice from inauguration day has been released. The email shows then FBI Director James Comey discussing not sharing intelligence with then soon to be NSA Mike Flynn. [Link]
  • The military is planning to battle the Covid pandemic through the summer of 2021. [Link]
  • The Pentagon awarded an $800 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to create AI for all levels of DoD decision making. [Link]

Asia

  • A judge in Singapore sentenced a man to death via Zoom. The man was accused of being involved in a drug deal. [Link]
  • Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack by unknown militants. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Over 200 Afghan doctors and other medical staff protests because they have not been paid in three months and lack the medical equipment to fight Covid. [Link]
  • At least eight worshipers were killed in an attack on a mosque in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban and Afghan government killed more civilians during April than the previous months of 2020. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US issues a warning that any ship that comes within 100 meters of a US Navy ship may be treated as a threat. The threat is directed to Iran. [Link]
  • In a UN meeting about Syria, the US and China argue over global leadership and Covid. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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