Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

US Park Police Investigate Attack on Australian Journalists

The U.S. Park Police says it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C. Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan says the incident is being investigated. Video shows reporter Amanda Brace and cameraman Tim Myers being struck by officers as law enforcement cleared an area near the…

Maryland Will Begin Stage Two of Reopening on Friday, Hogan Announces

Maryland will be moving into stage two of reopening, effective Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. An expanded list of non-essential businesses, including offices, retail, warehouses, auto dealerships, financial institutions, construction businesses, tech firms and more will all be able to reopen starting Friday.  The continued use of masks, screens, hand…

Army: Esper Reverses Plan to Send Active-Duty Troops Home

In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal came after Esper attended a meeting at…

DC Guard to Investigate Helicopter Maneuvers to Show Force

The National Guard of the District of Columbia is investigating the use of one of its helicopters to make a “show of force†against protesters near the White House. The helicopter is normally designated for use in medical evacuations. But on Monday night, it hovered low enough in downtown Washington to create a deafening noise and spray protesters with rotor…