Monday News Executive Summary

NYPD exodus, DC statehood, Brennan's "off the books" spending, and more.

Jordan Candler · Jun. 29, 2020

Above the Fold

  • “New York City police officers are retiring in droves following the death of George Floyd in police custody,” the Washington Examiner reveals. “Two hundred and seventy-two uniformed officers have filed retirement papers between May 25, the day Floyd died while he was in police custody, and June 24, according to the New York Post. The number represents a 49% spike from the same time period last year, the department said.” As Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins bluntly stated, “There is no leadership, no direction, no training for new policies. Department brass is paralyzed [and] too afraid to uphold their sworn oath in fear of losing their jobs. Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.”

  • The Federalist reports: “Looting costs in America’s 20 largest metropolitan areas exceeded $400 million from the first weekend of rioting, according to a new report from the Anderson Economic Group. ‘This includes property damage, lost inventory, cleanup and reconstruction costs, and closure-related lost wages,’ the report stated. ‘[The study] did not assign any costs to peaceful protests or demonstrations.’” Not only is this estimate devoid of the damage caused in smaller cities, but it becomes inexorably higher when the numerous riots since early June are taken into account. This literally could be a billion-dollar man-made disaster.

Government & Politics

  • Supreme Court rightfully lifts limits on Trump’s power to fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director (The New York Times)

  • Trump signs executive order to protect American monuments, memorials, and statues (Fox News)

  • House Democrats vote to make Washington, DC, the 51st state (The Daily Wire)

  • Joe Biden says he’ll undermine federalism by mandating masks as president (The Daily Wire)

  • Before “takedown” of Michael Flynn, he was planning to audit John Brennan for running billions “off the books,” attorney claims (LifeZette)

Annals of the Social-Justice Caliphate

  • California schools named after Washington and Jefferson hit renaming buzzsaw (The Federalist)

  • Woodrow Wilson’s name to be removed from Princeton (The Daily Caller)

  • Amazon to rename Seattle’s KeyArena “Climate Pledge Arena” (NewsBusters)

  • Disney to remove “Song of the South” theme from Splash Mountain rides (Forbes)

  • L'Oreal to drop words such as “whitening” from skin products (New York Post)

  • “The Simpsons” will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters (Deadline)

Culture & Heartland

  • Supreme Court’s faux conservative Justice John Roberts strikes down Louisiana abortion law (Axios)

  • Shameless: Minneapolis City Council votes to disband police — but pays $4,500 a day for private security (Hot Air)

  • “Preferential treatment”: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio wrong to limit worship services while condoning mass protests, federal judge says (Fox News)

  • Mississippi votes to remove Confederate emblem from state flag (UPI)

  • Georgia governor signs “hate crimes” bill into law (CBS News)

  • Two young children among 16 fatally shot in weekend violence across Chicago (NBC Chicago)

  • 1 in 5 ballots rejected as fraud — which implicates the Paterson City Council — is charged in New Jersey mail-in election (RealClearPolitics)

  • Change is coming: Non-whites and Hispanics make up majority of U.S. under-16 population (The Washington Times)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • On Friday, new U.S. cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemic (Reuters)

  • Thanks, Cuomo: 43% of deaths are linked to nursing homes (The New York Times)

  • U.S. likely to see shortage of pharmaceutical drugs if outbreak continues, intelligence report finds (ABC News)

  • India, which had hardly been touched months into the pandemic, surpasses 500,000 cases (The Hill)

Business & Economy

  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as companies drop ads (Fox Business)

  • Florida, Texas, and California close their bars (Reason)

  • Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in the U.S. shale revolution, files for bankruptcy protection (CNBC)

  • Airbus CEO confirms 40% output drop (Reuters)

  • Colin Kaepernick loyalist Nike suffers $790 million loss, CEO confirms layoffs (The Daily Wire)

National Security

  • Trump dismisses New York Times report that Russia offered bounties to Taliban forces to kill U.S. soldiers (The Daily Caller)

  • Appeals court rules funding for Trump border wall construction is “unlawful” (NBC News)

  • U.S. ordered to release children from family detention centers (The New York Times)

  • “This is not Seattle”: Oklahoma protesters hit with terrorism charges (Washington Examiner)

  • Four charged in attempt to topple Andrew Jackson Statue near the White House (Townhall)

  • Visa restrictions imposed on Chinese Communist Party officials over Hong Kong “security” law (The Daily Caller)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How leftists’ critical race theory poisons our discussion of racism (The Heritage Foundation)

  • Policy: “Flattening the curve” has become a massive bait and switch (The Federalist)

  • Satire: Hillary Clinton already finished writing Joe Biden’s eulogy (Genesius Times)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights.

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