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More than 100 federal agencies fail to report hate crimes to the FBI’s national database

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In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned. The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a significant and largely unknown flaw in the database, which is supposed to be the nation’s most comprehensive source…

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New Zealand epidemiologist: ‘We look at Trump’s behavior and we’re horrified’

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To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of New Zealand.

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Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, ‘horrified’ over death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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NEW YORK — The mother of Eric Garner, who died after screaming “I can’t breathe!” in 2014 while in a banned NYPD chokehold, was “horrified” to hear those words repeated by another black man dying at the hands of police, this time in Minneapolis, she said Wednesday.“To hear him utter the same dying declaration as my son Eric,” Gwen Carr said in a statement about the video of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground for several minutes. “It’s painful but true that black lives continue to be destroyed by police officers in many... (more…)

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‘Do you understand now?’ LeBron James says George Floyd’s death was the reason Kaepernick knelt

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LeBron James and several celebrities joined the chorus of protesters calling for justice in the death of George Floyd.The NBA superstar posted a side-by-side photo of Floyd with an officer’s knee in his neck and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.“This is Why,” read the image’s title, a clear reference to Kaepernick’s contentious protest of racial injustice during the 2016 NFL season.“Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??” James wrote in the caption.Floyd died Monday after a confrontation with Minneapolis police ended in a white officer’s knee held aga... (more…)

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