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1. BREAKING: De Blasio announces proposal to cut NYPD budget by $1B
Fox Business reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he has proposed a plan for the city to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s nearly $6 billion budget.

The Democratic mayor revealed details of his proposal during a Monday morning press conference at City Hall. His announcement falls in line with city council leaders’ calls for the billion-dollar cut to the police department’s budget.

“My office presented to City Council a plan that would achieve the billion in savings for the NYPD and shift resources to young people, to communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society,” he said.

2. Retired INS agent on why police reform discussions shouldn’t be about race
In a recent exclusive news broadcast to subscribers, retired INS agent, immigration expert and TeamDML contributor Michael Cutler asked why the media focuses more on race when reporting on police-involved shootings, instead of providing details of what really happened. Instead of continuing to say “black, white, black, white,” why not talk about the circumstances of the incident, Cutler demanded.

WATCH his comments in the video below:

3. Trump shares video of white couple protecting their home with guns
The media is aghast over a video that President Trump re-tweeted Monday morning, which shows a white couple in St. Louis standing in front of their home with guns as Black Lives Matter protesters march past. Reportedly, the home is in an affluent gated community, and about 300 protesters had broken down the gate in order to march through the neighborhood.

4. Mexican president: Trump ‘has been more respectful’ toward Mexico
The Hill reports: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday brushed off critics of his planned visit to Washington, arguing President Trump’s rhetoric toward Mexico “has been more respectful.”

“There has been respect from President Donald Trump toward our government, there has been a relationship of mutual respect, I won’t say more, even President Trump’s rhetoric toward Mexico has been more respectful than how he expressed himself before, something we are very grateful to him for,” López Obrador told reporters at his daily press conference.

López Obrador said he will determine later on Monday the specific dates for a planned visit to Washington to celebrate the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

5. Claire offers a suggestion for Beyoncé on DML’s Facebook Post
TeamDML readers are weighing in on a report in the DML Morning Briefing about former first lady Michelle Obama presenting Beyoncé with the 2020 Humanitarian of Year Award at the BET Awards Sunday night, as she praised the singer’s music, and her “activism that demands justice for Black Lives.” Beyoncé used her acceptance speech to urge her followers to get out there and vote, “because your life depends on it.”

“Tell Beyoncé to give everything she owns away to help the homeless or unemployed in the US. I refuse to listen to these people who live in a different world,” wrote Claire, responding to the article on DML’s Facebook page.

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