Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Georgia. Police were called because Brooks was passed out in his car. Brooks fought with police before he was killed. The Atlanta police chief quit, and the officer who murdered Brooks was fired. The Wendy’s, where Brooks was killed, was burned down. [Link]
Police searched an 11-year old boy’s room because someone saw a BB gun on his wall during online-learning. The school said it was equivalent to bringing a gun to school. [Link]
Trump, Obama, Bush, and Clinton failed to enforce a law that requires federal tracking of police killings. [Link]
Over 1,400 people associated with pro-sports sign a letter pushing for the end of qualified immunity. [Link]
Mike Maharrey explains how qualified immunity makes it extremely difficult to have police officers face justice for violent acts committed on the job. [Link]
The Air Force plans to keep six F-35s that were intended to be sold to Turkey. The US is no longer willing to send the planes to Turkey because Turkey bought the S-400 air defense system from Russia. The F-35s will likely need upgrades. [Link]
The US Ambassador to Germany says Trump is looking to remove some troops from Japan and South Korea. [Link]
Russia sentences US citizen Dan Whelan to 16 years in jail for spying. Whelan says he was set up. [Link]
According to a US official, the Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms control treaty to sell armed drones to countries like Jordan and the UAE. [Link]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to meet China’s top diplomat in Hawaii. [Link]
The US and Poland say negotiations to build Fort Trump and deploy US troops to the NATO ally are underway. [Link]
North Korea is threatening to retaliate against South Korea because North Korean defectors in South Korea are sending back information and rice to North Korea. Tensions between North and South Korea are high as North Korea believes South Korea lied about how willing Trump was to make a deal. [Link]
Turkey announces the start of a new anti-terror campaign in Iraq. Turkey hit several Iraqi targets with airstrikes. [Link]
An Iranian news agency says the country was prepared to target US commercial ships in the Persian Gulf if the US interfered with the Iranian ships bringing fuel to Venezuela. [Link]
In Damascus, Israeli missiles killed at least seven people. [Link]
In Yemen, the Southern Transitional Council – a group looking to create their own state – seized 67 billion riyals ($20 million) that Saudi Arabia was attempting to transfer to Yemen’s central bank. [Link]
Doctors Without Borders reports that cases of Covid-19 in Yemen are high, and people are dying alarmingly fast. [Link]
US News LA’s mayor says the city will cut power and sewer services to family homes where lockdowns are violated. [Link] Trump’s Operation Legend is expanding its deployment of federal police to St. Louis and Memphis. [Link] Foreign Policy Trump’s Envoy to Iran, Brian...
2020 Joe Biden calls for more funding for police. [Link] Susan Rice is emerging as a top choice for Biden's vice president. [Link] Iowa restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentence. [Link] US News Senator Rand Paul introduces a bill that will...
US News Border Patrol raided an aid camp for migrants in the Arizona desert run by No More Deaths. Thirty illegal immigrants were arrested. The group believes the aid camp was targeted because No More Deaths published negative information about Border Patrol. [Link]...
US News Trump sets a September 15th deadline for a US company to acquire TikTok or the platform will be banned in the US. Trump added that the company that buys TikTok should pay the US Treasury for facilitating the deal. [Link] Homeland Security seized $2 billion...
US News On Friday, the Trump administration signaled TikTok would be banned. However, Microsoft is in plans to buy the US version of TikTok. Facebook is set to launch its own version of TikTok. [Link] Trump tweets Homeland Security will not leave Portland until local...
US News Trump tweets that universal mail-in voting will create mass voter fraud. He added, "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" [Link] Twitter says the Bitcoin scam hack was carried out after a spear-phishing attack against...