Electronics

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’ – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“The mayor has the right to protect her city,” she said. “For me, the statues represented pain, and not only did I want to protect my city from any more of that pain, I also wanted to protect my city from any of the violence that was occurring around the nation. We don’t need that in Baltimore.” In recent days, cities and resident from Gainesville, Fla. to Lexington, Ky., called…

Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reactions to Trump’s post-Charlottesville statements have not been as positive. Speaking hours after a man plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a woman, Trump condemned “the egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” After the criticism of Trump’s response, he had a stronger — and more specific — condemnation at a Monday news conference. Trump called out the hate groups by name, saying, “Racism is…

Heather Heyer memorial: Killing ‘just magnified her,’ mother says – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN)Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death: ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/08/14/charlottesville-heather-heyer-mother-susan-bro-intv-sot-ac.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170814203035-susan-bro-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo === true) {if (turnOnFlashMessaging === true)…

Sessions Lauds Miami and Rebukes Chicago in Escalating Fight With Sanctuary Cities – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mr. Sessions tied violence in Chicago to its government’s refusal to follow Miami’s example. “The same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths: Zero,” he said. Mr. Sessions’s remarks came just over a week after Chicago sued the Justice Department for its plans to cut off federal grant money to sanctuary cities, which the attorney…

Former Presidents HW and W. Bush denounce racism in wake of Charlottesville – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Trump’s business advisory councils disband as CEOs abandon president over Charlottesville views – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Trump, with senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and Merck chief executive Kenneth C. Frazier, right, meets with manufacturing chief executives at the White House in February. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) President Trump’s relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend….