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Can Florida Save Us From a Contested Presidential Election?



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Schools had been set to reopen for in-person classes on September 10
L.A. police fatally shot a black man during a bicycle stop on Monday, sparking protests
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Monday shot and killed a Black man in an incident that is sparking concern and outrage in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Westmont.

Authorities said the shooting occurred at the end of a pursuit and after the man allegedly struck one of the deputies.

Hours after the shooting, a crowd gathered at the scene and demanded answers. There were chants of “Say his name,” “No justice, no peace” and “Black lives matter.” Some said they didn’t think the shooting was justified. After midnight Monday night, more than 100 protesters marched to the Sheriff’s station on Imperial Highway, where the demonstration continued.
No potential for abuse of government power here or anything
Biden makes speech condemning rioters (again)
The Michael Flynn legal saga continues
A federal appeals court has dealt a setback to former Trump White House adviser Michael Flynn by ruling that a district court judge can proceed with a planned hearing on the Justice Department’s attempt to abandon a criminal case against Flynn.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, voted 8-2 to reject Flynn’s effort to dismiss the case immediately.
Biden will speak on the recent violence in Portland and Kenosha from afar, while Trump plans to visit Wisconsin against local officials’ wishes
Joe Biden will travel to western Pennsylvania on Monday to give remarks focused on how President Donald Trump has made America less safe, forgoing the chance to deliver that message in Wisconsin, where the president is planning a Tuesday visit.

Biden faced mounting pressure to visit the battleground state amid violence after a police shooting in Kenosha.

His decision to instead speak from Pennsylvania is designed to put some space between the violence and the former vice president as he continues to argue that the unrest in the city is an outgrowth of the president’s rhetoric that inflames racial tensions.

Biden’s speech Monday will focus on how Trump continues to fan the flames of division and encourage chaos, rather than trying to calm fears and heal the country.
Portland’s plan for deescalating tensions in the city
Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local authorities after the fatal shooting of a man following clashes between President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters that led to an argument between the president and the city’s mayor over who was to blame for the violence.

Protesters were back on the streets for a demonstration Sunday night outside a public safety building. Police declared an unlawful assembly and detained several people after saying protesters were seen throwing projectiles.

… Late Sunday Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released details of a plan to address the violence in Portland while protecting free speech. She said the district attorney’s office in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, will prosecute serious criminal offenses and the sheriff’s office will work with other agencies to hold people arrested for violent behavior and ensure there is adequate jail space.

Also, Brown said Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local police, and nearby law enforcement agencies will also be asked to assist.

“We all must come together—elected officials, community leaders, all of us—to stop the cycle of violence,” the Democrat said in a statement.

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