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We're not stupid': CNN's Van Jones accuses prosecutors of putting ex-cop Chauvin on path to 'exonera

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/were-not-stupid-cnns-van-jones-accuses-prosecutors-of-putting-ex-cop-chauvin-on-path-to-exoneration-for-floyd-death/

‘We’re not stupid’: CNN’s Van Jones accuses prosecutors of putting ex-cop Chauvin on path to ‘exoneration’ for Floyd death
Published 3 mins ago on May 30, 2020By Matthew Chapman



On CNN Saturday, commentator Van Jones warned that the prosecution of the Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd sets him up to be left off easy.

“The idea that you could have a lynching, you know, an officer lynch a man,” said Jones. “That was a lynching. Not one minute, not two minutes, not three minutes, six, seven, eight minutes, providing someone of oxygen, a spectacle in front of a whole community, you have a lynching. You have not just an officer doing it, but you have three police officers there and do nothing to intervene, in fact defend him. You can then give — I’ve never heard of third degree murder. I’m an attorney. I’m in my 50s. I’ve never heard of third degree murder. Not to arrest the other officers and we’re all going to say thank you very much and go back to what we’re doing."

"You know, if you have third degree murder, this guy is going to plea down to a traffic ticket,” said Jones. “I’ve been black a long time. We’re not stupid. This is the beginning of an exoneration, not a conviction. We’re very sophisticated in our community about how law enforcement works. But you always get a bunch of charges in the community, in the hood, you’ll get 57 charges, and then you’ll plea down to four."

More at link.

I am not a lawyer, but I've never heard of 3rd degree murder. Anyone?

Sailors on sidelined USS Theodore Roosevelt get virus for second time

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/sailors-sidelined-uss-theodore-roosevelt-get-virus-second-time-n1208076

Sailors on sidelined USS Theodore Roosevelt get virus for second time

The aircraft carrier has been at port in Guam since late March after the outbreak of the virus was discovered.

Image: USS Theodore Roosevelt
Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt off the coast of Southern California on April 30, 2017.Paul L. Archer / AFP - Getty Images file
May 15, 2020, 2:45 PM CDT
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Five sailors on the U.S. aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy.

The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ship.

More at link.

Free online class covers America's favorite pastime: baseball

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/education/university-of-memphis-global-free-online-course-baseball/522-f53c92d9-bb94-4208-af9c-ab7714bdf5d9

Author: Local 24 Staff (Local 24)
Published: 3:36 PM CDT May 15, 2020
Updated: 5:09 PM CDT May 15, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — NEWS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

May 13, 2020

While the start of the Major League Baseball season has been delayed, UofM Global is now offering a complimentary online course – Baseball: For the Love of the Game.

The course will be taught by two instructors with an extensive knowledge of baseball.

Curt Hart, an instructor for the University of Memphis College of Professional & Liberal Studies, has more than 20 years of experience in sports broadcasting, including covering the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction and working with the Baltimore Orioles.


Reggie Williams is a former outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has more than 20 years of experience in baseball management. He is an adjunct professor for the UofM and serves as a minor league assistant manager and coach for the Cincinnati Reds.

More info at link. 😁⚾️

VERIFY: Is COVID-19 causing Kawasaki disease in children?

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/kawasaki-disease-covid-19/507-8ba7c660-cfad-49d9-9ec0-c56ed2d7ca55

Physicians have called the new symptoms 'Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome' as it’s a combination of features.
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Author: Mauricio Chamberlin
Published: 5:18 PM CDT May 15, 2020
Updated: 5:18 PM CDT May 15, 2020

As cases of a Kawasaki-like COVID-19 in children started to emerge in the U.S., we contacted the experts to explain these new symptoms.

Lots of info at link.

Major medical journal demands Trump's removal over abject failures of COVID-19 response

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/major-medical-journal-demands-trumps-removal-over-abject-failures-of-covid-19-response/

Major medical journal demands Trump’s removal over abject failures of COVID-19 response
Published 6 hours ago on May 15, 2020By Tom Boggioni

In a very rare commentary on political matters, the editors of the esteemed medical journal The Lancet called for a new president in 2021 who can competently deal with a major health crisis by letting health care professionals do their jobs.

The editors called out President Donald Trump and some of his top aides for undercutting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at a time when the U.S. and the world at large are being ravaged by the coronavirus.

Apologies, cannot copy more, but there is a lot more at link.

Detroit man facing felony charge after death threat to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/detroit-man-facing-felony-charge-after-death-threat-to-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/

Detroit man facing felony charge after death threat to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Published 1 min ago on May 15, 2020By Tom Boggioni


A Detroit man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison after allegedly threatening to kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) reports the Detroit News.

Robert Sinclair Tesh, 32, has been charged by Lansing prosecutor Kym Worthy with a false report of terrorism after his arraignment back on April 22.

A Detroit man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison after allegedly threatening to kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) reports the Detroit News.

Robert Sinclair Tesh, 32, has been charged by Lansing prosecutor Kym Worthy with a false report of terrorism after his arraignment back on April 22.

“Tesh allegedly communicated through a social media messenger with an acquaintance, making threats to kill Whitmer and Nessel on April 14. Later that day, the Detroit Police Department arrested Tesh at his home in Detroit, the release said,” the Detroit News reports."

More at link.

Yaaaaaay! Give him 20+!!!

Face mask that lights up when it detects coronavirus being developed

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/mask-lights-up-detecting-coronavirus/507-2b0c61d0-4232-40aa-a476-725255ebe462

It's another way hospitals, businesses and airports could screen people for signs of the virus.

Author: TEGNA
Published: 10:04 PM CDT May 14, 2020
Updated: 10:04 PM CDT May 14, 2020
Researchers from MIT and Harvard are working to develop a mask that lights up when it detects the new coronavirus, Business Insider reports. It's a technology already being worked on to detect Zika and Ebola.

The mask would "produce a fluorescent signal when a person with the coronavirus breathes, coughs or sneezes," BI reports. It could provide another layer of on-the-spot screening. Doctors could also use it as a preliminary way of testing patients for the virus before having to send samples to a lab.

More at link.

First responders and health care workers will get clean masks easier and more efficiently

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/first-responders-health-care-workers-decontaminated-masks/522-9fe62f80-f20e-4e56-b186-3b5531f96968

Company sets up shop to decontaminate face masks for first responders and health care workers amidst a mask shortage.

Author: Rebecca Butcher
Published: 10:27 PM CDT May 14, 2020
Updated: 10:54 PM CDT May 14, 2020

JACKSON, Tenn. — An airport hanger in Jackson, Tennessee, is housing more than airplanes. Inside N95 respirators will be set for recycling.

“Our goal is to receive the masks and send them back out within 72 hours," said Ryan Stahlin, the site lead at Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System.

Stahlin says Battelle is working to address the current shortage of personal protective equipment or PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. For healthcare workers on the front lines, a mask is part of their safety net. Crates now empty will see thousands of masks cleaned with hydrogen peroxide vapor.

More at link.

Lexington mom warns parents about symptoms of pediatric inflammatory syndrome, similar to her son's

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Lexington-mom-warns-parents-about-symptoms-of-pediatric-inflammatory-syndrome-similar-to-her-sons-Kawasaki-disease-symptoms-570456841.html

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - From New York to Connecticut and now in Kentucky, doctors nationwide are treating kids for pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome.

It’s a rare condition that health experts think may be linked to COVID-19, but they still can’t be sure because not all kids who have the syndrome are testing positive for the virus.
Governor Andy Beshear reported two children in Kentucky are battling the illness.

It’s a rare condition that health experts think may be linked to COVID-19, but they still can’t be sure because not all kids who have the syndrome are testing positive for the virus.

More at link. Bolding is my emphasis. Faulty tests, or something else?

FEMA cancels $55 million contract for N95 masks

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/politics/fema-ppe-contract-cancelled-coronavirus/index.html

CNN)The Federal Emergency Management Agency canceled a $55 million unfulfilled contract with a Virginia company for an order of N95 masks that was supposed to be sent earlier this month -- the latest in a string of cancellations many states and agencies have faced amid the scramble to procure personal protective equipment for front-line workers.

The company, Panthera Worldwide LLC, was awarded the contract on April 1 -- to be fulfilled by May 1 -- but it requested an extension for May 11. A FEMA official told CNN that FEMA reviewed the company, which is not a manufacturer, and believed it would be able to fulfill the contract. But when Panthera requested another delivery extension of 96 hours on May 11, FEMA denied the extension and canceled the contract. No money was paid for the contract, according to the official.

Why would FEMA not buy directly from manufacturer? And why cancel?
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