News Roundup 6/1/20

by | Jun 1, 2020

News Roundup 6/1/20

by | Jun 1, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

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. [Link]
  • US governors are calling in the National Guard to control the unrest. [Link]
  • Trump says he is letting governors and mayors have responsibility for securing their cities. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Trump could activate the military. [Link]
  • Justin Amash introduces a bill that strips police officers of qualified immunity. [Link]
  • Trump tweets the US is designating ANTIFA as a terrorist organization. [Link]
  • The Director of National Intelligence is looking for ways to improve contact tracing. A Minneapolis official said the city is using contact tracing on people who were arrested. [Link]

US News

  • Ted Cruz calls for a criminal investigation into Twitter because the company has allowed sanctioned Iranian officials to keep their accounts. [Link]
  • Trump announced he plans a $500 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • Trump announces the US is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in Afghanistan. A journalist and a member of his crew were killed in the attack. [Link]
  • The Afghan government and the Taliban have released about 2,000 prisoners since the signing of the US-Taliban agreement. Both sides plan to continue to release detainees. [Link]

Israel

  • Israeli police chased down and shot an unarmed Palestinian man. [Link]

Africa

  • The US is considering sending a ‘training’ unit to Tunisia. The reported purpose of the deployment would be to combat Russian influence in Libya. [Link]
  • At least six people were killed by a roadside bomb in Somalia. [Link]
  • Fifteen people were killed by militants in Burkina Faso. [Link]

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