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1. Trump’s day goes from bad to worse as painting gets underway of huge Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower
The Daily Mail reports: Work has begun on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had last week temporarily called off the painting just feet from the U.S. president’s former home.
Its painting came on the same day the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to the president by ruling that his bank and his accountants must hand over his tax returns that New York prosecutors had demanded.
As New York City faces all time highs in violence, Mayor De Blasio orders the painting of a gigantic street mural outside of Trump Tower. pic.twitter.com/AJdKuYtpDR
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 9, 2020
HAPPENING NOW — ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ PAINTED OUTSIDE TRUMP TOWER: Municipal workers are paiting a giant ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan directly in front of Trump Tower in NYC https://t.co/fXQnTGxMB1
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 9, 2020
2. DML makes prediction about face masks, Dr. Birx proves him right the very next day
In an exclusive news broadcast to TeamDML.com subscribers on Tuesday, DMLNewsApp and TeamDML.com founder Dennis Michael Lynch predicted that face masks will soon become “fashionable,” which means these masks are “never going away.” LISTEN to the 1-minute video clip below (excuse the internet issue which cause the image to freeze, but the audio is fine). Then SCROLL DOWN to watch what happened the very next day!
Sure enough, the very next day, in a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, Dr. Deborah Birx drew attention to the design of her face mask and declared that masks can be a fashion statement. Admiral Brett Giroir also touted the design of his mask, noting it was made to match his uniform. WATCH:
“Masks can be a fashion statement.” pic.twitter.com/WvPGoWPwTL
— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) July 8, 2020
“Masks can be a fashion statement,” says Dr Deborah Birx, crediting the Salt River Tribe for the design of her face mask. Later Admiral Brett Giroir, said his mask was hand sewn by a religious community in PA to go with his uniform. pic.twitter.com/40umzxMvrk
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 8, 2020
3. Hillary Clinton touts “success” of countries run by women
Defeated 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a video of herself on Twitter on Wednesday that already has over 2.2 million views. In the video, Clinton touts “research being done about how much better countries run by women have done during the COVID pandemic, from New Zealand to Taiwan to Germany to Finland, etc.”
“Maybe it’s not a very big sample, but the kind of inclusive leadership that actually follows the evidence and listens to science has proven to be quite effective,” she declares with a laugh.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 8, 2020
4. NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week
Fox Business reports: New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.
A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said.
The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411-percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same time period in 2019.
809 cops have filed for retirement, compared to 287 during the same time period last year. That’s almost 1,000 less officers to keep us safe and battle gun violence that is skyrocketing. There is also no new police academy class in sight. Less officers means more violence. pic.twitter.com/GszotHypfh
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) July 8, 2020
5. Supreme Court gives Native Americans jurisdiction over eastern half of Oklahoma
USA Today reports: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the eastern half of Oklahoma can be considered Native American territory, a decision the state previously warned could create “civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil.”
The 5-4 decision was written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by the court’s four liberal justices. The justices were considering the issue for the second time after failing to decide a different case last year, when Gorsuch was recused and the court likely deadlocked.
The case concerned an appeal from Jimcy McGirt, a Native American, who claimed his state rape conviction from 1997 should be overturned because Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction. Congress, his lawyer Ian Gershengorn said, never properly terminated the reservation.
Here is the 5-4 opinion from Justice Gorsuch in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Roberts dissented joined by Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas. https://t.co/hVq97zjcWh
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) July 9, 2020
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