News Roundup 5/20/21

by | May 20, 2021

News Roundup 5/20/21

by | May 20, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • In 2017, police attempted to pull over Lester Machado, claiming he had a broken taillight. After a chase, officers fired 122 rounds at Machado. As Machado lay bleeding out, first responders had a ten-minute discussion over what jurisdiction Machado was dying in. [Link]
  • Less than 2% of police officers face charges after fatally shooting someone. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is not expecting the National Guard deployment to the Capitol to extend beyond May 23rd. [Link]
  • Three Gitmo prisoners were approved for release. Some prisoners have been held for years after their release was approved. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The US sanctioned the former leader of Albania. [Link]
  • The US sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait for the 5th time since Biden became president. [Link]
  • Joint Chiefs head Gen. Mark Milley says the US is working on an international plan to secure the Kabul Airport. [Link]
  • The fourth round of indirect talks between the US and Iran in Vienna has ended. Iran signaled the talks went well and Russia suggested a deal could be made during the next round of talks. [Link]


  • The US blocked a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. France introduced the proposal. [Link]

Burkina Faso

  • Militants attacked a baptism in Burkina Faso, killing 15. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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