June 5, 2020
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Southern California city has resigned over an email that stated he didn’t “believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer” locally. Temecula Mayor James Stewart stepped down late Thursday. He has said he never meant to put in the word ‘good’ in his Tuesday voice text and doesn’t know how it was added. Stewart had said he wanted to say that he didn’t believe Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, who also patrol Temecula, had ever killed a person of color. However, there were demonstrations after the 1998 shooting of a black woman, Tyisha Miller, by Riverside police.
NEW YORK (AP) — A video of a Buffalo police officer appearing to shove an elderly man who falls and cracks his head while police cleared out protesters in a city square drew widespread condemnation. Buffalo’s mayor says the police commissioner suspended two officers without pay late Thursday. The mayor says the 75-year-old man was hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Meanwhile in New York City, the latest night of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police was markedly calmer, although several videos posted to Twitter showed police aggressively confronting peaceful protesters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region, 10 weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined Navy warship. Sailors wearing white face masks lined the flight deck in their dress white uniforms and stood a virus-safe 10 feet apart in a final, formal thank you as the ship sailed out of port in Guam and headed into the Philippine Sea. The Roosevelt pulled into Guam on March 27, with a rapidly escalating number of sailors testing positive for the virus. Over time, more than 1,000 were infected with COVID-19, setting off a lengthy process to move the sailors ashore for quarantine and treatment.
BOSTON (AP) — Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although its saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. The company confirmed the findings after the director of its Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, disclosed the attempts Thursday on Twitter. Huntley said a Chinese group known as Hurricane Panda targeted the staffers on President Trump’s campaign while an Iranian outfit known as Charming Kitten had attempted to breach accounts of campaign workers on the staff on former Vice President Joe Biden.