Another Black Man Shot | Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ | Stocks Slide Amid Second Wave Fear | Former Marine Charged in Russia

Another Black Man Shot | Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ | Stocks Slide Amid Second Wave Fear | Former Marine Charged in Russia

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 11:45 AM


An Atlanta police’s fatal shooting of a black man sparked a fresh wave of national outrage. The officer was fired and could face a murder charge. Atlanta’s police chief, Erika Shields, resigned on Saturday (WaPo)

More Context: Raymond Brooks, the black man that was shot, was being investigated for DUI after falling asleep in his vehicle, which was parked in a Wendy’s drive-through, blocking other customers. He was shot three times after resistance and attempt to run from arrest.

extra: view detailed breakdown of what happened


Stocks continue to slide as signs of a second wave of coronavirus cases as the U.S. economy reopens. Dow fell 400 points or 1.7% (CNBC)

extra: After reimposing a partial lockdown, Beijing had recorded almost 80 new locally-transmitted cases by Sunday. Officials unveiled “wartime-like” measures.


How worried should we be of the “Second Wave” of coronavirus? Read this week’s Deep Dive from Chas Phillips, a senior at Eastern Christian High School (jackjskwalker).


Huge blow to press freedom in the Philippines as a court convicts a prominent Filipino-American journalist, Maria Ressa, for cyber libel, a move widely seen as a retaliation for reporting on President Duterte’s “war on drug,” which has led to tens of thousands of extrajudicial killings (The Guardian).


The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that LGBTQ workers can’t be fired for their gender identity. Though there were existing local laws prohibiting discrimination, there was no federal law barring LGBTQ workers from being fired on that basis before today’s ruling (CNBC).


Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan was found guilty in Russia of espionage, sentenced to 16 years in prison. Mr. Whelen said he was innocent and called his sentencing “political.” This move is set to further worsen relations between Moscow and Washington (WSJ).


Some facial-recognition vendors continue to commit to police market after Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM exit. The industry continues to face scrutiny as nation-wide unrest continues and increased concerns for the technology’s potential racial bias (WSJ)

extra: these companies include NEC Corp., Clearview AI, Ayonix, and Herta Security. 

Human Rights

Never forget what racism can do from the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 in which nearly one million were killed (jackjskywalker).

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