Daily Archives: June 8, 2020

DC Police Reform Expected; Leaders Resist Calls to ‘Defund the Police’

Emergency legislation set to go before D.C.’s local government Tuesday would ban chokeholds by police, speed up the release of police body camera footage and boost funding for alternative measures to reduce and respond to crime.  D.C.’s mayor, police chief and council chairman said Monday they believe the bill will pass but pushed back against the call to “defund the…

DC United Paints ‘BLM,’ ‘I Can’t Breathe’ on Audi Field

D.C.’s soccer team says it stands with Americans fighting for racial justice.  D.C. United players, coaches and supporters wrote “I Can’t Breathe†and “BLM,†meaning Black Lives Matter, in huge red letters on Audi Field on Sunday.  The message is a statement “emphatically announcing that we, D.C. United, are committed to being a driving force of the change we need…

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Hit Low Point in Maryland, Governor Says

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says coronavirus-related hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level in more than eight weeks. Total current hospitalizations have fallen to just 1,003, Hogan said Sunday. More coronavirus testing has become available and fewer people getting tests are being diagnosed. New data shows Maryland’s statewide positivity rate is now 7.6%, down from over 71% at its peak…