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Tuesday News Executive Summary

Police targeted, Trump "taking immediate presidential action," and more.

Jordan Candler · Jun. 2, 2020

Above the Fold

  • “Police officers across the U.S. were targeted in shootings and vehicular attacks Monday night as protests continued in major cities for the seventh night despite President Trump’s vow to clamp down on violence,” Fox News reports. Four police officers were gunned down in St. Louis, one officer took a bullet to the head in Las Vegas, and two officers were harmed in both Richmond and Buffalo, the latter the result of a SUV-turned-battering ram. Multiple episodes led to officer injuries in New York City as well, one of which likewise stemming from a hit-and-run.

  • Meanwhile, in a Rose Garden statement yesterday, President Donald Trump said: “All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd. My administration is fully committed that, for George and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain. But we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob. … I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available federal resources — civilian and military — to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights.”

Government & Politics

  • Barack Obama obligatorily condemns riots: “Let’s not excuse violence” (National Review)

  • BET founder Robert Johnson calls for $14 trillion in slavery reparations (Forbes)

  • Prosecutor is probing whether Russians fed disinformation to dossier author Christopher Steele (The Daily Caller)

Culture & Heartland

  • Nineteen killed: Chicago has deadliest weekend of the year amid riots, looting (The Daily Wire)

  • California liquor store owner uses AR-15 to protect his property from looters (Fox News)

  • Nebraska bar owner who killed protester in self-defense will not be charged (New York Post)

  • Iron-fisted Governor Gretchen Whitmer at long last lifts Michigan’s stay-at-home order (AP)

Other Notables

  • Sweden launches inquiry into handling of pandemic as deaths per million becomes highest in the world (Hot Air)

  • Hong Kong bans Tiananmen Square vigil for first time in 30 years (The Daily Caller)

  • Family medical examiner concludes George Floyd died of asphyxia, rules death a homicide (National Review)

Closing Arguments

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