Everyone knows stealing is wrong. It's one of the few moral principles observed across cultures and history. It's so deeply ingrained that our children often know not to steal by the time they enter kindergarten. So, you'd think police would know too. But according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, you'd be wrong. Applying a judge-made doctrine called "qualified immunity," the court held that California police who stand accused of stealing $225,000 cannot be sued because they never were told specifically that stealing money from people's homes violates the Constitution.
Texas reported 1,801 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday " the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in the state so far. Gov. Greg Abbott said he expected the number of positive cases to continue to rise as the state plans to increase the amount of testing in "most high-risk areas: nursing homes, meatpacking plants, and jails." read more
According to CNN's Brian Stelter, the memo sent Friday tells Fox Corp. employees " which include employees of Fox News " that they will not begin a gradual return to the company's offices until June 15 at the earliest. The date could be pushed back even further, according to CNN. read more
A leaked unreleased White House coronavirus task force report showing cases spiking in areas across the country has undercut President Donald Trump's claim that cases are declining across the nation. read more
Launched in 2010 as a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party, the English-language China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC) was created to advocate the government's official policies to overseas audiences. Its latest viral video follows the timeline of the pandemic from December of 2019 until now, at every step touting China's supposedly stellar response to the outbreak. In December, the Chinese figure says, the country reported "strange pneumonia cases" to the World Health Organization (WHO), countering reports that China attempted to cover up the coronavirus outbreak. "Roger that!!" a symbol of the WHO confirms. "We discovered a new virus," the Chinese warrior then informs its American counterpart. "So what?" the Statue of Liberty replies scoffingly. "It's dangerous," the warrior responsibly warns. "It's only a flu," the unphased statue insists " sound familiar?