Today is July 20 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1. Seattle rioters seen damaging, looting stores; 2 arrests, 12 cops injured
Fox News reports: At least two people were arrested in Seattle and a dozen police officers were injured–including one who was hospitalized– Sunday after a march through downtown devolved into property damage and looting, police say.
Police said the demonstrators had broken out several windows of the East Precinct, then threw a device into the lobby that ignited a small fire.
The fire was later extinguished and no injuries were reported, police said.
NOW: Antifa Militants and Black Lives Matter rioters are breaking into Amazon Go Downtown Seattle. This protest has turned into a riot. #SeattleProtest #AntifaDomesticTerrorists #seattleriots #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/RH8u56fCGP
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) July 19, 2020
DML: You have to blame this on the mayor and governor, and I will repeat this for as long as I am alive…. Arrest their asses, send them to prison and make an example of them. This crap will stop overnight. Why this doesn’t happen is beyond me for explanation.
2. Federal judge’s son killed, husband shot by unknown gunman at their N.J. home
NJ.COM reports: The son of a federal judge was killed and her husband was wounded when a gunman opened fire at their home in Middlesex County Sunday evening, setting off a massive investigation involving multiple state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Mark Anderl, 63, a well-known criminal defense attorney and the husband of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, and their son, Daniel, 20, were shot at about 5 p.m. at their home in North Brunswick.
Salas, who sources say was in the basement of the home at the time, was not injured in the shooting.
The gunman may have been dressed as a FedEx deliveryman, two law enforcement sources told NJ Advance Media.
This is tragic. Son of federal judge Esther Salas shot and killed by gunman disguised as deliveryman. Her husband was wounded. Salas is the first Latinx person named to the federal bench in in NJ. Days ago she was assigned to the Epstein/Deutsche Bank case https://t.co/NS0iVjlr8l
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) July 20, 2020
DML: The judge probably put down a decision that someone didn’t like, and the price to pay was death if a son. People are unhinged these days, and so too are the courts. The son being killed is horrifying, but not shocking. Not in this day and age.
3. ‘Strike for Black Lives’: Thousands to Walk Off Job to Protest Racial Inequality
NBC NY reports: Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are set to walk off the job Monday in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” labor unions, along with social and racial justice organizations from New York City to Los Angeles, will participate in a range of planned actions. Where work stoppages are not possible for a full day, participants will either picket during a lunch break or observe moments of silence to honor Black lives lost to police violence, organizers said.
Strikers are demanding sweeping action by corporations and government to confront systemic racism and economic inequality that limits mobility and career advancement for many Black and Hispanic workers, who make up a disproportionate number of those earning less than a living wage.
One of the most powerful actions you can take with your coworkers is to go on strike. For most workers, it is illegal for your boss to fire you for striking.
Tomorrow we are walking out to #StrikeForBlackLives
Want to join us? Learn how to strike here:https://t.co/YheBn5TISA
— Movement 4 Black Lives (@Mvmnt4BlkLives) July 19, 2020
DML: If they walk off, fire them and replace them. We’ll call it systemic unemployment for idiots.
4. Kanye West holds first event as candidate
Politico reports: COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.
West delivered a lengthy monologue, touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals, before a crowd in North Charleston, South Carolina. Whether he is actually seeking the nation’s highest office remains a question.
On abortion, West said that while he believes it should be legal, financial incentives to help struggling mothers could be a way to discourage the practice.
“Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars,” he said as an example.
Kanye West gets emotional while speaking about abortion in South Carolina:
“My Mom saved my life. My Dad wanted to abort me… There would have been no Kanye West.”
“I almost killed my daughter.” pic.twitter.com/jiGuODxAno
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2020
DML: The crazy thought of this guy being president can only be outdone by the crazy thought that his wife would be the first lady. Never forget how Kim Kardashian became famous… she made a porn video in which she has anal sex with a black man. But hey, it’s America, and in this country anyone can “shoot for the moon.” (No pun intended).
5. British pharmaceutical says small coronavirus trial shows possible ‘major breakthrough’
The Hill reports: A British pharmaceutical company on Monday said that positive results from a clinical trial of a new coronavirus respiratory treatment could signal a “major breakthrough” in the global fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Synairgen, a respiratory drug discovery and development company, said in a news release that an initial trial showed that the odds of developing severe disease reduced by 79 percent for hospitalized patients receiving its nebulizer treatment when compared to those receiving a placebo.
Patients who received the drug, SNG001, were also said to be more than twice as likely to recover and have no limitation of activities “over the course of the treatment period compared to those receiving a placebo,” the company said.
DML: Boring. If it doesn’t include a mask of some kind it won’t be considered.
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