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George Floyd's friend who was in the car with him says he did not resist arrest

George Floyd did not resist arrest as he pleaded with police officers before his death in Minneapolis, a friend told The New York Times Wednesday.
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Over 30 ex-Facebook employees slam Zuckerberg's inaction on harmful political posts in open letter

Dozens of former employees of Facebook blasted Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in an open letter for the way it handles (or doesn't handle) political speech that is inaccurate and damaging. "Facebook’s leadership must reconsider their policies regarding political speech, beginning by fact-checking politicians and explicitly labeling harmful posts," the letter begins. And later: Facebook "is a betrayal of the ideals Facebook claims." The letter is in reaction to Trump's recent misinformed and hostil...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, News, Minneapolis, United States, New York Times, Zuckerberg, Jd Lasica, Trump, Today Facebook, First Facebook, Dangerous Speech Project, George Floyd, Cowardly


Ask the authors: The long and winding road from shortlisted to selected for female Supreme Court nominees

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson in connection with their new book, “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court” (New York University Press, 2020), which tells the untold stories of women that presidents considered as justices for the Supreme Court in the decades before Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation. Renee Knake Jefferson is a professor of law and the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Book Reviews, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jimmy Carter


Bill Gates said it's hard to deny vaccine conspiracy theories involving him because they're 'so stupid'

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said in a call with reporters Wednesday that it's "almost hard to deny" the conspiracy theories surrounding him and vaccines "because it's so stupid." Misinformation has been circulating in recent weeks falsely claiming that Gates is behind a plot to use vaccines to implant microchips in people. When asked about a Yahoo News/YouGov poll showing that 28% of Americans, including 44% of Republicans and 50% of Fox News viewers, wrongly believe this, he said it...
Tags: Trends, New York Times, Bill Gates, Fox News, Yougov, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Gates, Gavi, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Yahoo News, Zignal Labs, Yahoo News YouGov, Brittany Chang Ben Gilbert, Shaena Montanari


North Korea Uses George Floyd Protests to Paint U.S. as Racist, Touts China’s Rise

North Korea on Wednesday excoriated the U.S. in the midst of George Floyd demonstrations, comparing the country to a setting sun with China rising."Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," read a statement in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun, translated in the New York Times. "This is the reality in the U.S. today. American liberalism and democracy put the cap of leftist on the demonstrators and threaten to unleash even dogs for suppression."The sta...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, White House, China, New York Times, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Kim Jong, U S Justice Department, Rodong Sinmun, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yo Jong, George Floyd, Fighters for Free North Korea


VA Guv. Northam To Order Removal Of Robert E. Lee Monument In Richmond

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is expected to announce on Thursday an order to have the statue of Confederate Army leader Robert E. Lee removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond. Unnamed officials in Northam’s administration told the New York Times and Associated Press about the upcoming announcement. The development comes amid nationwide protests against racist police brutality in wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin kneel...
Tags: News, Virginia, New York Times, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Richmond, Robert E. Lee, Confederate Army, Ralph Northam, Northam, Monument Avenue, Cristina Cabrera, Confederate Statues, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


"What’s happening at the NYT is an attempted coup."

What’s happening at the NYT is an attempted coup. — Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 4, 2020 What is happening at the NYT? Here are 2 earlier Sullivan tweets:The Op-Ed was designed so it offers an opposite view to the Editorial board. Liberals believe that ideas should be open to debate. This should be utterly uncontroversial in a liberal paper.It’s important to understand that what the mob is now doing to the NYT is what they did to Evergreen University. They hate liberal institutions and th...
Tags: Law, Cotton, New York Times, Protests, Nyt, Ed, Times, Free Speech, Tom Cotton, Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Sen Tom Cotton, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, James Bennet, Trump And The Military


On anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre, a call for blood in America

The New York Times today printed a call for the U.S. military to crush protests against police brutality. Today is also the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, when the Chinese government sent tanks in to clear demonstrators and showed the world what happens when military power is turned against against the public. Embedded below is NBC News's coverage of the slaughter. Reporters at the Times understand the cost in human life and suffering that a military crackdown on U...
Tags: Post, News, Media, Nbc News, America, Beijing, New York Times, Mistakes, Times, Trump, Tiananmen Square, Coming Atrocities


Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists - NYT

The Trump administration has selected five companies, including Moderna Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and Pfizer Inc, as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior officials.
Tags: Money, businessNews, New York Times, Trump, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc AstraZeneca Plc


Jack Dorsey appears to have unfollowed the New York Times on Twitter after it published a controversial op-ed calling for military action amid protests (TWTR)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears to have unfollowed The New York Times after the paper published a controversial op-ed from Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action amid the George Floyd protests. Several New York Times employees also spoke out against the newspaper's decision to run the column on Wednesday evening. New York Times Opinion Editor James Bennet defended the publication's decision, saying that the section "owes it to our readers to show them counter-arguments." Dorsey a...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Arkansas, New York Times, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Trump, Tom Cotton, James Bennet, Arkansas Sen Tom Cotton, New York Times Opinion, George Floyd, New York Times on Twitter, Several New York Times, New York Times Opinion Sen Cotton


New York Times under fire over op-ed urging Trump to 'send in the troops'

Decision to run opinion piece from Republican senator Tom Cotton sparks criticism from staff who say it puts people in dangerThe New York Times’ decision to run an op-ed from the Republican senator Tom Cotton titled “Send in the troops” is drawing widespread criticism, including from Times staff.In the piece, Cotton called for the use of US military troops to quell civil unrest, and indicated the president would be justified in doing so under the Insurrection Act of 1807. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, US, Newspapers, US news, US politics, New York Times, US military, US press and publishing, Times, Trump, Tom Cotton, George Floyd


Times Opinion Editor Defends Publishing Tom Cotton's ‘Send In the Troops’ Op-Ed

Staff members at the newspaper, including a Pulitzer winner, denounced an opinion essay by Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, calling for a military response to protests.
Tags: News, Social Media, Cotton, Newspapers, Arkansas, New York Times, Black People, Bennet, Demonstrations, James, Black Lives Matter Movement, Tom, Floyd, Tom Cotton, Dean, Baquet


New York Times Gets Backlash From Staff Over Tom Cotton Op-Ed

Several New York Times staff members are criticizing an op-ed written by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton that was published on Wednesday. They argue the piece, titled “Tom Cotton: Send In The Troops,” puts its Black employees in danger. Cotton’s op-ed called for the military to use an “overwhelming show of force” towards the nationwide protests […]
Tags: News, New York Times, Tom Cotton, Arkansas Sen Tom Cotton, Tom Cotton Op Ed


New York Times staffers revolt over publication of Tom Cotton op-ed

Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper's decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order.
Tags: Cnn, New York Times, The New York Times, Tom Cotton, Sen Tom Cotton


Opinión: Bolsonaro es bizarro, pero sabe lo que está haciendo

EL PRESIDENTE DE BRASIL NO NECESITA CENTRALIZAR EL PODER PARA SALIRSE CON LA SUYA.RÍO DE JANEIRO -- Mas de 30.000 muertos. Devastacion social generalizada. Hospitales desbordados. Una economia al borde del desastre. En Brasil --el pais mas afectado de America del Sur, un nuevo epicentro del coronavirus-- la situacion es grave.Y aun asi su presidente, Jair Bolsonaro, vive en otra realidad.El virus es "una pequeña gripe", y lo unico que puede hacer respecto a su propagacion es recomendar la cloroq...
Tags: Politics, News, Australia, America, New York Times, Donald Trump, Estados Unidos, Viktor Orban, Amazonia, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Supremo Tribunal Federal, Rio de Janeiro y Sao Paulo, Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra


NYT’s Publication Of Tom Cotton’s ‘Send In The Troops’ Op-Ed Sparks Swift Backlash

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) published a seething op-ed titled “Send in the Troops” in the New York Times on Wednesday, which was met with swift criticism from readers who rebuked the newspaper for providing the senator with such a platform. The piece applauds what many have called an appalling use of police force against law-abiding protesters. Cotton condemned a spirit of “lawlessness” on America’s streets, arguing that what began as peaceful protest has been co-opted by bad actors and devol...
Tags: News, Op-ed, America, Cotton, New York Times, The Times, Pentagon, The New York Times, Times, Gabriel Snyder, Barclays Center, Tom Cotton, Bret Stephens, Zach Carter, Columbia Journalism Review, President Trump


Bruce Jay Friedman, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter of ‘Splash,’ Dies at 90

Writer Bruce Jay Friedman, who received an Oscar nomination for the 1984 comedy “Splash,” died Wednesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son Josh, who told the New York Times that the cause had not been determined. Friedman, a native of the Bronx, emerged in the 1960s […]
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Obituaries, New York Times, People News, Bronx, Splash, Josh, Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman Oscar


Former Facebook employees wrote a letter to the company's leaders criticizing their 'cowardly' decision not to take action against Trump's posts (FB)

A group of former Facebook employees who joined the company early on have written a letter to the company urging it to reconsider its policies around the way it handles posts from politicians. The letter comes as Facebook is caught up in backlash over its decision not to take action against a controversial post from President Trump about the George Floyd protests. The decision has also caused unrest within Facebook, with some employees staging a virtual walkout in protest. The letter urges Fac...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Zuckerberg, Mike Isaac, Trump, The Times Facebook, Lisa Eadicicco, Snap Inc, Contact Business Insider, George Floyd


Early former Facebook employees wrote a letter to the company's leaders criticizing its 'cowardly' decision not to take action against Trump's posts (FB)

A group of early former Facebook employees have written a letter to the company urging it to reconsider its policies around the way it handles posts from politicians. The letter comes as Facebook is caught up in backlash over its decision not to take action against a controversial post from President Trump about the George Floyd protests. The decision has also caused unrest within Facebook, as some employees had staged a virtual walkout in protest. The letter urges Facebook's leadership to tak...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Cnbc, Zuckerberg, Mike Isaac, Trump, The Times Facebook, Lisa Eadicicco, Snap Inc, Contact Business Insider, George Floyd


Quibi is reportedly considering laying off 10% of its employees following its underwhelming launch

Quibi is reportedly considering laying off 10% of its more than 250 employees, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The bite-sized streaming platform had a much-hyped launch in April, but its downloads and user numbers have been lackluster in the months since. The Journal also reports that senior executives, including CEO Meg Whitman, are taking 10% pay cuts to offset Quibi's poor performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Once hyped as a much-anticipated platform...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, The Journal, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Quibi, Disney Plus, Journal However


YouTube is now a money-making machine, but the platform's early success was fueled by group of 'misfits' who wrote the rulebook for internet fame (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube's debut 15 years ago didn't signal an overnight change in the online-video sphere, but it launched a platform that was rife with creativity and experimentation. More than a dozen creators from YouTube's early years spoke with Business Insider about the state of the platform and the creator ecosystem at its infancy. The YouTubers behind "Evolution of Dance," "Lonelygirl15," and more shared what it was like to gain viral fame on the platform. Eventually, YouTube turned everyday creators ...
Tags: Google, UK, New York, Youtube, Oregon, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Fullscreen, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Ronaldinho


Trump denies, then confirms he hid in 'secure bunker' as protests raged at White House

Impeached president Donald Trump on Wednesday first denied, then confirmed (it's a pattern!) that he fled to a secure bunker beneath the White House this past weekend, as Black Lives Matter/George Floyd protests spread, with heavily armed law enforcement assaulting peaceful protesters and credentialed journalists. Trump today said he went there for an “inspection,” rather than out of concern over his safety, which of course is totally legit and why would anyone question that anything he say...
Tags: Post, News, White House, New York Times, Kkk, Secret Service, The New York Times, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Brian Kilmeade, Fox News Radio, Lafayette Square


This map shows where you can donate to bail funds that help protesters arrested amid escalating police confrontations

Police, encouraged by Trump, have become increasingly violent with protesters in recent days, arresting thousands, many of whom were demonstrating peacefully. In response, people are donating to local bail funds to help keep protesters out of prisons, which have become coronavirus hot spots. Celebrities including Drake, Chrissy Teigen, and Steve Carrell have all pitched in, and one fund raised $20 million in just four days, The New York Times reported. This map, created by developer Ornella Fr...
Tags: Minneapolis, New York City, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Chicago, Washington Dc, New York Times, Abbi Jacobson, Ben Schwartz, Donald Trump, Trump, US Department of Justice, Louisville Kentucky, Steve Carrell


How billionaires are responding to the George Floyd protests

Several American billionaires have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the growing civil unrest, but not all of it has been well received. The United States is facing a national reckoning over racism, as cities across the country erupted in protests over the weekend following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Mark Zuckerberg spoke out against the United States' history of systemic racism but is facing outrage from Facebook's users and employees ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Nazis, US, America, Trends, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Evan Spiegel, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Bet


Trump Administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists - NYT

The Trump administration has selected five companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior officials.
Tags: Money, businessNews, New York Times, Trump, Trump Administration


Snapchat will stop promoting Trump's account in Discover: 'We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice' (SNAP)

Snapchat will not promote President Trump's account in the Discover section of its app, the company said on Wednesday. "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover," a company representative said. The decision comes as Facebook has been embroiled in controversy over its handling of Trump's posts about the George Floyd protests. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. has said that i...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, America, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Donald Trump, Trump, America Trump, SPIEGEL, Lisa Eadicicco, Snap Inc, Contact Business Insider


Army To Investigate Low-Flying Helos Scattering DC Protestors

Monday night’s D.C. protests saw something nearly unprecedented. Starting after around 10 p.m. ET on Monday evening, protestors were treated to thumping helicopter engines, deafening noise and violent downwash from rotors spinning on military choppers hovering low over the crowds. Now, the military is investigating the episode. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed at a Wednesday press conference that it was a national guard helicopter that “hovered low” above the protestors. “I directed ...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington Post, Iraq, Defense, Ap, Fbi, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Helicopters, New York Times, Army, Marine Corps, New Orleans, Dc


Ferguson, Missouri elected its first black mayor who is also the first female mayor

Yesterday, Ella Jones became the first black, and first female, elected mayor of Ferguson, Missouri where an uprising kicked off in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and was not indicted. From the New York Times: Ms. Jones, 65, and her opponent, Heather Robinett, 49, had both vowed to continue changes enacted after the 2014 shooting of Mr. Brown, including a federal consent decree, a legally binding agreement requiring reforms to a...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, New York Times, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri, Black Lives Matter, Jones, Brown, St Louis Public Radio, Ferguson City Council, Jason Rosenbaum, Ella Jones, Heather Robinett


Jay-Z Takes Out Full-Page Ads Dedicated To George Floyd

Jay-Z and Team Roc, the social justice arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company, took out full-page advertisements in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribute, The Philadelphia Enquirer, and other newspapers around the US in dedication to George Floyd, as reports.
Tags: Music, News, Jay-z, US, Chicago, New York Times, Roc Nation, Philadelphia Enquirer, George Floyd, Jay Z and Team Roc


The Arrival of the Future

  Neither sorrow nor fear has diminished home gardening’s potential to heal during this pandemic spring. Chris Beytes of Grower Talks, the respected commercial trade magazine, has been keeping tabs on retail garden centers for the last twelve years. This year, weekly surveys of growers and retailers across the United States have been surprisingly positive. One grower reported, “We will run out of plants before we run out of spring.” Susan Harris recently posted a fascinating Garden Rant piece a...
Tags: Gardening, Colorado, Molly, United States, New York Times, Princeton, Mother Jones, Susan Harris, National Wildlife Federation, Shut Up and Dig, Feed Me, Salvisa Kentucky, Scott Beuerlein, Collin O'Mara, Chris Beytes, Tree Army