Fans of NFL have expressed disappointment for politicizing league amid BLM protests. As the league was inaugurated on Sunday, players knelt, locked arms, raised fists, or remained off field entirely and the Black anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing was played before games began. A poll by Washington Post showed, 56% citizens agree for athletes to kneel during national anthem with 42% do not.
Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California said that air quality had deteriorated to an equivalent of ’smoking 20 packs of cigarettes’, as wildfires rage across the West Coast. The fires have charred more than 3.2 million acres, and demolished 4,000 structures in the state. Nearly 33 people have died across California, Oregon and Washington. California alone accounts for 22 of these deaths.
Voters in five US states: New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, and Mississippi will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws or both in November. If both measures pass, more than 16 million additional Americans would be living in states where anyone at least 21 years old can buy weed for any reason.
The death toll from wildfires raging in West Coast states continues to rise. Till date 23 people have died in the fires across California, Oregon & Washington State as blaze storm across the western part of the country. Wildfires in California have burned 3mn acres while Washington has witnessed 500,000 acres of burning. Oregon has seen 500,000 residents leaving their homes i.e. ~10% of the state.
Nineteen black families have purchased a 97-acre tract of land in rural Georgia in hopes of founding a city where they can self-segregate. The land for the city, to be named ’Freedom,’ in the town of Toomsboro, was purchased in August by families now calling themselves the ’Freedom Georgia Initiative.’The sales price of the tract, which was pooled by the families, was $1.7M.
A sheriff’s deputy in Georgia has been fired for ’excessive use of force’ after being captured on video punching a Black man during a traffic stop. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident. The lawyer of the victim, Roderick Walker, said his client was sitting in a rental car, driven by a paid driver, along with his wife and two sons when the car was pulled over because of a broken taillight.
Former Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton said ’there is a war on cops’ while reacting to the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday night. ’This is a reality check for America,’ said Sutton. ’...and the fact that this individual was so emboldened as to walk up to this patrol car and open fire and ambush these two deputies is a stark reminder of that fact.’
Suspect is still at large following shooting in Compton, CA Saturday night. Two sheriff’s deputies are injured, drawing many to protest outside the hospital. Video of the event posted on Twitter garnered reactions from all sides, including the attention of President Trump.
Facebook has taken down posts on accusations regarding who started the wildfires in Oregon. This comes two days after law enforcement agencies warned citizens on speculative news regarding the wildfires making rounds on the social media platform.
The United States Postal Inspection Service offered a $50,000 reward for information after a postal worker in Chicago was shot and injured critically. The female letter carrier, aged 24, was shot ’multiple times while working’, the Chicago Police Department said. She was then rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital, where she was in a critical condition. No suspect has been taken in custody.
The Florida Supreme Court blocked Judge Renatha Francis, who was nominated by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, to sit on the state court after finding that she was not constitutionally eligible to do so. It had done so because she had not been in the Florida Bar for 10 years. Francis was admitted to the bar September 24, 2010, which puts her a few months short of the requirement to be admitted.
Search and rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were actively searching for survivors among the blackened ruins of towns located in South Oregon which have been devastated by raging wildfires which have struck the West Coast. Thousands of homes and half a dozen small towns have been destroyed by wildfires, with nearly two dozen lives being claimed by the scorching and deadly fires.
Residents in the Gulf Coast are bracing for yet another weather onslaught as Tropical Storm Sally churned northward. Officials at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that they expect Sally to strengthen into a hurricane and bring dangerous weather conditions, including risk of flooding, to a region stretching from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Two LA County Sheriffs officers were ambushed and shot point-blank through their patrol car window in Compton late Saturday. The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy both underwent surgery Saturday evening, and are expected to recover from their injuries. In the video of the incident, the shooter is seen walking upon the deputies and opening fire, without warning or provocation.