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Republicans waited until Hurricane season to review last year’s mistakes made during disaster response: report

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Congressional Democrats said that a meeting with FEMA that took a year to schedule. was canceled because of Hurricane Florence, reported Mother Jones.

The hearing titled, “Evaluating Federal Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts,” would have reviewed FEMA’s response to natural disaster. “Yes, we really did postpone our hurricane hearing due to the hurricane. Oh, the irony,” committee communications director Amanda Gonzalez Thompson tweeted.

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Gonzalez along with other Democrats said the GOP postpone the meeting and Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) “feel short” to investigating and evaluating relief efforts.

“Republicans waited a year to finally hold the hearing and now it’s hurricane season again, and FEMA is too busy to testify because they are preparing for new hurricanes,” Democratic staffers wrote in an email.

Gonzalez Thompson said, “Since the 2017 hurricane season, the Committee has engaged with FEMA relating to its oversight and investigative work on a near-weekly basis. The Committee has obtained and reviewed over 17,000 pages of additional disaster preparedness and response documents from DoD, DHS, HHS, and PREPA.”


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The few police willing to join in solidarity with protesters

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Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.

A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.

There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.

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Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist

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In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.

As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."

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Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother

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In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.

According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.

"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?

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