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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The Senate passed an anti-Asian hate crime bill after a series of attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Racism has always existed in America unfortunately and the legacy of anti-Asian sentiment goes back centuries to dark chapters in our history, like the Chinese-exclusion act and the internment of …

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Department Of Justice To Investigate Policing In Minneapolis

Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is launching a “pattern or practice” investigation into the Minneapolis police department. “Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional …

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USDA Extends Free Meals Through Next School Year

The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it is extending Universal Free Lunch through the 2021-2022 school year. “This is an effort to help more than 12 million school students who are going through food insecurity. States and districts wanted waivers extended to plan for safe reopening in the fall. …

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Colorado Judge To Resign After Admitting To Use Of Racial Slur

A judge in Colorado’s largest judicial district will resign after using a racial slur, employing derogatory language to speak about another judge, espousing opinions about racial justice from the bench and directing court employees to work on her personal business. The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday censured 18th Judicial District …

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House Dismiss GOP Efforts To Censure Rep. Waters

The House dismissed a resolution to censure Representative Maxine Waters for her comments about Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Republicans believe that Representative Waters incited violence for saying telling a crowd of protestors in Minneapolis to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the resolution …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an “anti-riot” bill into law, increasing penalties for people who participate in unruly protests. The measure, which goes into effect immediately, increases the charge for protesters who destroy historical structures such as flags and memorials, raises the charge for battery on a police …

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