Week of 6/21: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 6/21: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
No Cough Guard at NYC Bagel Shop
A video has surfaced this week showing a woman inside a NYC bagel shop not wearing a mask and coughing on a fellow patron. Allison Goodbaum told ABC that she spotted a woman coughing, without a mask or covering her mouth. “I didn’t say anything to her,” Goodbaum said. “It’s not my place to say anything to her directly, though I told the person who was working there, I told the staff that I believe they should enforce the mask rule.” Shortly after, the video appears to show the woman approaching Goodbaum and saying, “Come at me to my face.” Then, in a matter of seconds, the woman walks up to Goodbaum and seems to intentionally cough on her.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKYIKq-JuYQ
Face Masks Now Mandatory in CA
Specifically, as summarized by Deadline News, Californians must wear masks in these circumstances: inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space; waiting for or riding on public transportation; engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site; and while outdoors in public spaces and less that 6 feet from others.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPx4WOU3zPg
"Georgia Backs the Blues"
Gov. Brian Kemp released a video this week in support of Georgia police officers and acknowledging the challenging time officers are now having to face. “During this global pandemic, you stepped up to help advance COVID-19 testing. You worked overtime to keep your friends and neighbors safe during peaceful community protests,” Kemp said. “And even when it seemed like the world abandoned you, and demonized your profession, you continued to sacrifice you life for the safety of others."
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMkTsC0wvbY
Florida: The Next Coronavirus Hotspot?
After Florida's recent spikes in COVID-19 infections, health experts are warning that the state could very well become the next big epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sunshine State has "all the markings of the next large epicenter of coronavirus transmission," and risks being the "worst it has ever been," according to projections from a model by scientists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbjf24mnLw
Ohio Still Waiting on Unemployment Benefits
While Ohio has paid an unprecedented amount of unemployment benefits to workers since March 15, News 5 have found thousands that have been waiting weeks, and even months, for the help they desperately need. According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, there are still at least 71,731 pending unemployment claims' as a comparison, the number of filed claims are equal to roughly the size of the population in the City of Parma.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17JmdJlzP4I
Trump's Ramp Story
"The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is 'fall' for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!" Trump wrote on Twitter in response to growing speculations regarding the president's health.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXz0EOAcfZU
Supreme Court Protects LGBTQ
By a vote of 6-3, the supreme court have ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, among other factors, does in fact cover sexual orientation and transgender status. It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination. This landmark ruling will now extend protection to millions of workers nationwide.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1gmjblePjY
Trump's Call to End DACA Blocked
The Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For those not too familiar, DACA is an Obama-era program that serves to protect immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. "These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives," Trump tweeted in response to the Supreme Court's decision.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJVBYEe0RE
Civil Emergency Amid Tulsa Trump Rally
“I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the city of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, wrote in the executive order sent out ahead of Pres. Trump's rally. According to the Trump Campaign, more than 1,000,000 people have registered online for the first-come-first-serve rally, which has a capacity of just under 20,000. Those supporters were required to sign a waiver releasing the Trump campaign from responsibility for possible exposure to the coronavirus.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irVBjP_O2-g
"MAGA Loves Black People"
"MAGA says, make America great again. These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they're going to be here. I was just asking, but I have no idea if they're going to be here. But MAGA is making America great again. By the way. They love African American people. They love the black people. MAGA loves black people. I heard that MAGA wanted to be there. A lot of MAGA was going to be there. I have no idea if that's true or not, but they love our country. Remember that MAGA, just an expression, but MAGA loves our country." President Trump commented in response to the growing protests happening across the country.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YITqf4PHEm8