Two attorneys accused of firebombing a New York City Police Department (NYPD) vehicle both donated to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.
The former National Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign tweeted late Wednesday night advocating to defund the police.
Minority-owned businesses are among the worst-hit targets of looters and rioters who rampaged in Minneapolis and then other cities after a black man died in police custody, according to news reports.
Men with rifles, bats and handguns questioned visitors about their intentions and convened in neighborhood watch groups to detect suspicious activity.
Confusion over mail-in ballots caused voting in the Washington, D.C., primary to stretch late into the night Tuesday. The District’s primary election, plagued by complaints from voters who said they never received mail-in ballots, comes amid debate over the security and efficiency of voting by mail.
Private citizens acquired more than 1.7 million firearms last month, and handgun scales skyrocketed by 90% when compared to sales in the same month last year, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting’s (SAAF) analysis of FBI NICS data.
“I am mobilizing all federal resources, civilian and military to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights,” the president said.
Piles of bricks and rocks have been spotted by social media users in other cities across the United States, stoking concerns that groups are staging much of the rioting and looting.
Protests in major U.S. cities over the police-involved death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, could touch off a spike in coronavirus cases, government officials warned on Sunday.
The retirement system ranked 54th on a list of 148 state and local retirement funds nationwide with at least $2 billion in assets. The list, which includes pension systems in every state except Vermont, lists pension funds from fiscally weakest to strongest.
More than 40 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since mid-March, when state governments across the U.S. began restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including closing businesses deemed nonessential.