Week of 5/31: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 5/31: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Where Will The RNC 2020 be Held?
President Donald is threatening to withdraw the RNC, Republican National Convention, from Charlotte, N.C., where it is scheduled to be held in August, accusing the state’s Democratic governor of trying to prevent a fully attended event due to coronavirus concerns. Pres. Trump wrote that if Mr. Cooper did not provide an answer “immediately,” he would “be reluctantly forced to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do.”
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ZR0VH4Zec
Peter Manfredonia Finally Caught
Peter Manfredonia, a 23-year-old college student accused of killing two people, has finally been arrested after a six-day manhunt that spanned across three states. “The suspect will face justice, and this will bring closure,” Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema said at a press conference. “This is what is important to the families of the victims.”
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKHDCfVpx18
"Central Park Karen" Amy Cooper
Amy Cooper called the police on Christian Cooper, same last name but no relation, after he asked her to put a leash on her dog and then refused to stop recording her. "I'm taking a picture and calling the cops," Amy Cooper is heard saying in the video. "I'm going to tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." While no arrests were made, during a recent CNN interview, Amy Cooper said that her “entire life is being destroyed right now” after the video of the coopers' encounter went viral.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalQ3ABWIZA
Despite an unfortunate failed launch earlier in the week due to unfavorable weather conditions, Elon Musk's SpaceX made history Saturday with the successful maiden launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit aboard a commercially-owned spacecraft. The historic launch effectively marks the end of a nearly 10-year long U.S. dependency on Russia for seats to space and the potential beginning of more private space firms launching astronauts in the future. “This is everything America has to offer in its purest form," the NASA chief said. "I hope this moment in time is an opportunity for everybody to reflect on humanity and what we can do when we work together, when we strive and when we achieve,"
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3fiNkgTOU
CNN Omar Jimenez Gets Arrested on Live Television
"We can move back to where you like. We are live on the air here. ... Put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way -- wherever you want us (we'll) get out of your way," Jimenez said to the police before he was led away. "We were just getting out of your way when you were advancing through the intersection," Jimenez pleaded.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftLzQefpBvM
China or The USA: Who's To Blame?
As explained by CNBC, the Trump administration and the Chinese government are currently going head to head over the coronavirus pandemic. The two largest economic powers in the world are desperately trying to control the coronavirus narrative. The White House are accusing China of misleading the world and downplaying the true threat of Covid-19 while Chinese officials are criticizing the US for not taking their warnings seriously enough.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDPkVsa7Za0
The Death of George Floyd
In the span of nearly four minutes on video, one floored George Floyd can be heard telling police at least a dozen times that he can’t breathe and asking now ex-police officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off his neck. “Please, I can’t breathe,” Floyd said. After the arrest, despite medical officials reportedly spending an hour trying to revive a completely non-responsive Floyd, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZS0H-636g
The Aftermath of George Floyd's Death
After the death of George Floyd, protests and civil unrest have rocked the country. Protesters and demonstrators alike vandalized property and targeted police cars while the police have used tear gas and fired rubber bullets into crowds. Tensions didn't exactly subside when President Donald Trump later called such protesters “thugs” and tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiIC388kj6A
Pres. Trump Vs. Twitter
President Donald Trump was tweeting about the US city of Minneapolis, which has seen consecutive nights of protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Pres. Trump tweeted that he would "send in the National Guard", and followed that up with a warning that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." The tweet was hidden by Twitter for "glorifying violence". Then later on in the same week, Twitter went onto not removing Trump's tweet but rather, adding a fact-checking link in regards to the president's claims that mail-in ballots lead to fraud. Since then, Trump has got the social media giant in his sights and has signed an executive order aiming to strip away legal protections from social networks like Twitter.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_ajgYgj6y4
Protesters Arrive At Trump's Doorstep
“Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService,” Pres. Donald Trump tweeted in a string of four posts in regards to the George Floyd protests occurring at the White House. “They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe.” Trump wrote. “Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen.”
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmWbIjLuhTI