In all the discussions of the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, enormous scientific attention has been paid to the molecular character of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including its novel genome sequence in comparison with its near relatives. In stark contrast, virtually no attention has been paid to the physical provenance of those nearest genetic relatives, its presumptive ancestors, which are two viral sequences named BtCoV/4991 and RaTG13.
New York's Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle -- while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned. read more
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The family of George Floyd and their legal team are asking the United Nations to intervene in the case of Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Floyd's family, said Monday they have submitted an Urgent Appeal to the UN to intervene in the case. In their appeal, the family members and their lawyers asked the UN to support their call for all four officers involved in Floyd's death to be charged with murder and for systemic police reform.
am regularly the only black kid in the photo. I have mastered the well-timed black joke, fit to induce a guilty, "you thought it but couldn't say it", laugh from my white peers. I know all the words to Mr. Brightside by the Killers. I am a token black friend. The black one in the group of white people. This title is not at all a comment on the depth of my relationships. I certainly am blessed to have the friends that I do. But by all definitions of the term, I am in many ways its poster child. And given the many conversations occurring right now considering systemic racism, it would feel wrong to not use my position as a respected friend within a multitude of different white communities to contribute to the current dialogue. In fact, I believe my story in many ways speaks directly to the covert nature of the new breed of racism " its structural side and in consideration of implicit bias " so it may prove helpful to the many I know seeking a better understanding. read more