The Monday Morning Teaser

By the end, it turned into a good week. The violence from looters and police faded, but the protests grew and spread across the country. Without the distraction of burning buildings and troops in the streets, more and more attention went to the substance of the protests: How do we get the police under control?

I’m going to cover this in two separate articles. The first follows the sequence of events, from Trump’s authoritarian stunt at St. John’s Church on Monday to the massive peaceful protests over the weekend. That should be out a little after 8 EDT. The second will look at the proposals for changing how police operate in America, from simple rule changes to “abolishing” policing as we know it. That will be out before 11.

The weekly summary may be a little late this week. It has a pandemic to cover. (Remember that? It’s bound to come roaring back after the massive crowd scenes.) Also the push and pull as the Republican Party decides which way to move. And plans for the return of the NBA. That should be out by 1.

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  • Roger  On June 8, 2020 at 7:05 am

    I always appreciate your efforts. This week was… difficult…

  • lhart1612  On June 8, 2020 at 8:10 am

    I am so grateful for your posts. You help me sort my muddled thoughts, and you give me hope and new perspectives. Thank you for your years of service and please keep it up!

  • Meg LeSchack  On June 8, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Doug,
    I think the protests, for some people went beyond the issue of violent policing to the recognition of how racism is systemic in all our institutions.

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