The New York Police Department is using drones to monitor if people in parks are social distancing. [Link]
Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators. [Link]
Rhode Island police are pulling over and questioning people with New York license plates. [Link]
Rhode Island police and National Guard have started going door to door to search for New Yorkers. [Link]
Trump’s tariffs on China are making it more costly for the makers of hand sanitizer to import some of the products needed for manufacturing. Gojo Industries – makers of Purell brand hand sanitizer – applied for exemptions from the tariffs, but were denied. [Link]
A former Venezuelan general, who was listed as a co-conspirator with Maduro on US drug charges, has turned himself in to the DEA. The former general had fallen out with Maduro years ago and fled to Colombia. [Link]
Juan Guaido says he needs to release Maduro as the leader of Venezuela to secure humanitarian aid to fight the coronavirus. [Link]
North Korea test-fires two short-range ballistic missiles tests. [Link]
The Taliban refused to engage in talks with the 21-person negotiation team the Afghan government put forward. [Link]
US sanctions are preventing drugs and medical devices from reaching Iran. [Link]
The US is repositioning troops in Iraq and Secretary of State Pompeo is pushing a plan to wipe out a Shia militia. Lt. Gen. White, commander of forces in Iraq, wrote a letter to the White House arguing attacking the militia was a mistake. [Link]
Saudi claims to intercept two missiles fired by the Houthi. [Link]
France is failing to make progress in its seven-year-long war in Mali. [Link]
George Floyd Protests Minneapolis is considering a number of proposals to restructure the city’s police force including stripping money from the police. Another proposal called for disbanding the police. [Link] Customs and Border Patrol used an unarmed Predator drone...
George Floyd Protests The charges against Derek Chauvin have been upgraded to second-degree murder. The three other police officers who assisted in the murder have been charged. [Link] Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he does not support using the Insurrection...
US News A security guard was shot and killed by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop. [Link] The Department of Justice gave the DEA the authority to carry out covert surveillance of the George Floyd protest movement. [Link] One thousand six hundred soldiers are on standby...
George Floyd Protests Police officers started a riot in Pittsburg. [Link] A SUV attempted to ram a line of police officers. Two officers were injured. [Link] Police used gas, arrests, and military helicopters to breakup protests in DC. Video from yesterday shows cops...
The Murder of George Floyd The police officer who murdered George Floyd has been charged with manslaughter and murder. Derek Chauvin and three other officers were fired after they murdered Floyd. [Link] Will Porter covers the protests, looting, and police brutality....
US News Trump signs an executive order condemning social media companies for choosing to censor some speech. [Link] Twitter hid Trump’s tweet on the protests in Minneapolis for ‘glorifying violence.’ [Link] The US limits the number of charter flights to Cuba. [Link]...