Biden Drops Trump's Secret Drone Rules; Vax Only Shot Cops Won't Take; Austin Criminalizes Homeless
Meanwhile, police departments across the country are struggling to get their cops to take the coronavirus vaccine despite plentiful access and finally, austin voters brought back the city’s controversial public tent law, which effectively criminalized homelessness and would further destabilize the lives of many unhoused people. You are listening to majority, fm’s am quicky, and these are the stories you need to know. The biden administration released a set of confidential rules used by the trump administration to authorize drone strikes after the aclu and the new york times filed suit to uncover the documents. Biden suspended trump’s rules when he came into power and began a widespread review of the government’s use of force policies in march. It has not, of course, ended the general u.s policy of killing, whoever it wants with drone strikes. The documents show that under trump, individual military commanders were given a broad latitude to authorize strikes with plenty of wiggle room when it came to skirting guidelines meant to prevent civilians from being harmed. The biden white house’s review found that trump’s rules were even more lenient when commanders were certain women and children wouldn’t be injured, even if adult male civilians were nearby under biden strikes, require direct white house approval, but approval or not that still means they happen. America’S police officers were some of the very first people to become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine and yet guess what they’re simply not getting it. The washington post reports that in many police departments across the nation, the vaccination rate, is on par or even lower than the general public.
Despite easy, access to the jab, for example, in las vegas, only ‘ of cops are vaxxed in atlanta it’s, 36 percent in columbus, ohio, it’s only 28 percent. These are big departments. Police unions, meanwhile, are strongly against making the vaccination mandatory for their cops, repeating the personal decision line that we’re hearing all over the post reports that most cops are avoiding the vaccine. For the same reasons, the general public is struggling with skepticism paranoia and the belief that since many of them have had the disease already they’re not going to catch it again, as the post points out, this is a massive risk not only to the health of the Cops but to the health of every community member they interact with since they’re refusing to get the jab they’re putting every person they speak with at a traffic stop or routine interaction at even more risk than they were before. Hey majority dot. Fm’S am quickie is fueled by just coffee, dot, co op, just coffee is a worker owned coffee, roaster based in madison wisconsin. That has sponsored the majority report for nearly a decade check out their collection of fair trade roasts, including our own majority report blend and regardless of what you order, receive 10 off of your order when you use the code majority at checkout. All shipping, of course, is free that’s coupon code majority at justcoffee.com austin voters approved restoring the city’s controversial public camping ban, a brutal law that effectively criminalized homelessness in the city.
The law specifically prohibits camping near downtown and ut austin areas where many unhoused people live. It also makes it a crime to ask for money or panhandle in certain areas. Austin had similar bans in effect till 2019, when the city council overturned them correctly, realizing that they were just contributing to over policing of already vulnerable groups of people forcing homeless people off the streets and into jail for the crime of trying to find a place to Sleep isn’t going to end the problem just make people in a desperate situation that much worse off still the public campaign to reinstate the bans was immensely successful. As the city passed the proposition by around 58 to 42 percent, they had pretty significant support from above as texas notorious gop governor greg abbott told the city that if it didn’t reinstate the bans, the state would do it for them. The pack organized around the bill. Also raked in 1.2 million dollars, activists at the ending community, homelessness coalition and other groups fought the bill to the end, noting that it would disproportionately affect black and brown people and force even more of them into jail and the prison system. The bans will go back in place on may 11th, which will surely be a hard day for many people in the city and now for some quicker quickies crowds of trump supporters booed and heckled mitt romney during his speech at the utah state republican convention on saturday, Which should dispel any notion that romney will have much luck in any future national gop primary speaking of embarrassing public appearances, former national security adviser michael flynn, apparently forgot the words to the pledge of allegiance, while at a bikers for trump rally organized by crook.
Lawyer lynn, wood, sad if there was any question as to where mitch mcconnell’s priorities are biden’s. Big infrastructure plan would almost certainly give the republican majority leader the money to fix a massive, vitally important bridge in his home state. But despite trying to find a fix for years, mcconnell’s partisanship will always come before his constituents as he’s resolutely against the bill will biden close guantanamo bay in an interview with 60 minutes on sunday, secretary of state, anthony blinken said this noncommittal quote. We believe that it should be that’s, certainly a goal but it’s something that will bring some focus to in the months ahead. Unquote, so you’re gon na have to decide what that means. That’S it for the majority.