In the News This Week
Debra Brown | Friday May 26th 2017
In the news this week By Team ATPB
With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.
The gown of Richard Collins III was draped over a chair in the front row, and his family accepted his business administration degree. The FBI joined the investigation into Collins’ death, to determine whether the killing was a hate crime, after discovering that the murderer belonged to a white supremacist Facebook group.
A federal appeals court
in Virginia on Thursday rejected government efforts to limit travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim nations.
They described the travel ban as intolerant and discriminatory. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quickly vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.
At a NATO
leaders meeting President Trump did not explicitly endorse the collective defense article, Article V, of the North Atlantic Treaty, which binds member nations to defend one another if one comes under attack.
Article V is the cornerstone of NATO, and NATO member countries have been waiting to hear Trump confirm the U.S. will honor it, especially as he has repeatedly stressed that not all members are paying their fair share of defense spending and once called the alliance “obsolete.”
police will stop sharing intel with US after leaks.
U.K. officials said Manchester police will no longer share intelligence regarding the investigation into the city’s terrorist attack with the U.S. following repeated leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack, which left 22 dead.
Bronx Residents Honor Kalief Browder’s
Life & Legacy With Renamed Street for his birthday.
The new street sign commemorating the name change was unveiled Thursday at 10 a.m. by neighborhood council members and Browder’s family. Kalief spent three years at Rikers Island while awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. During his stay in prison, he spent two of those years in solitary confinement, which ultimately had detrimental effects on his mental health. Despite showing interests in beginning a new chapter of his life after his release in 2013, the damage that was done was essentially irreversible. He took his life at the age of 22 years old.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Augenstein/WTOP via AP