The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the use of force by its deputies after a report of theft at a Lancaster, CA grocery store. A third-party video of the arrest went viral of the June 24 event. Viewers watched a police officer’s violent takedown of an unidentified person described as a “Black female senior citizen.” The video shows a woman tackled and pepper-sprayed as she attempted to record the arrest of an older Black man.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released police body camera footage of the same event. Upon viewing the recordings, Sheriff Robert Luna called the situation, “disturbing,” as he announced the reassignment of the deputies involved. The Associated Press reported that the sheriff said he notified the county’s Civilian Oversight Commission and also federal monitors, who are overseeing reforms that the department agreed to in 2015
2. From Exoneration to Election: Yusef Salaam Wins
Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerated “Central Park Five,” has won a Democratic primary for a seat on the New York City Council, all but assuring him of eventual victory. It’s a remarkable achievement for a Black man and political novice wrongly accused, convicted, and imprisoned as a teenager for the rape and beating of a White jogger in Central Park. New York City vacated the now “Exonerated Five’s” convictions in 2002, and paid the exonerated men a combined $41 million legal settlement.
His outsider campaign prevailed over two political veterans — New York Assembly members Inez Dickens, 73, and Al Taylor, 65 — in his first bid for public office.
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What are some health risks of being overweight or obese?
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. About 8 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, nerve damage, and other health problems. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and getting regular physical activity may prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition in which blood flows through your blood vessels with a force greater than normal. High blood pressure can strain your heart, damage blood vessels, and raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and death.
4. Philadelphia Gunman Isn’t Trans Although Conservatives Claim Otherwise
There was a mass shooting in Philadelphia on Monday. A gunman dressed in a ski mask and body armor killed five people and injured two children, and right-wing pockets of social media were exploding with speculation about the suspect’s gender identity.
Georgia State Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a link to a right-wing media outlet (The Post Millennial) that includes an image from the suspect’s Facebook page that appears to show him wearing women’s clothing and jewelry.
Asa Khalif, a member of the LGBTQ advisory committee for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, shared what the district attorney’s office knows about Carriker’s gender identity.
In a news conference, Khalif told reporters that “the suspect has not identified themselves as trans. They have only identified themselves as male. But the language spewed out by the conservative press is violent and is dangerous and it’s targeting trans women of color. It’s rallying the community ro be violent…”
5. Accounting Firm Ernst & Young is Setting Black-Owned Businesses on the Path to Success
Black people are known for their resilience, and the same goes for many Black-owned businesses. But although Black and minority-owned businesses have reportedly generated some $700 billion in revenue, barriers such as lack of access to capital as well as tough competition from larger businesses persist, keeping them from reaching their full potential.
Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP is on a mission to help those Black-owned businesses and put them on the road to success.
Through its free, year-long national business accelerator, entrepreneurs are equipped with the tools to grow, with a business curriculum, capital connections, coaching from Ernst & Young professionals, networking events, marketing and promotional exposure and other much-needed resources.