Thank you!”Protests first erupted on Tuesday, a day after George Floyd’s death in a confrontation with police which was captured on a widely seen video.On the footage, Mr Floyd can be seen pleading as Officer Derek Chauvin presses his knee against him.As minutes pass, Mr Floyd slowly stops talking and moving. The 3rd Precinct covers the portion of south Minneapolis where Mr Floyd was arrested.Minnesota governor Tim Walz earlier activated the US National Guard at the Minneapolis mayor’s request, but it was not immediately clear when and where the Guard was being deployed, and none could be seen during protests in Minneapolis or neighbouring St Paul.The Guard tweeted minutes after the precinct burned that it had activated more than 500 soldiers across the metro area.The National Guard said a “key objective” was to make sure fire departments could respond to calls, and said in a follow up tweet it was “here with the Minneapolis Fire Department” to assist.But no move was made to put out the 3rd Precinct fire. Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said fire crews could not safely respond to fires at the precinct station and some surrounding buildings.Earlier on Thursday, dozens of businesses across the Twin Cities boarded up their windows and doors in an effort to prevent looting, with Minneapolis based Target announcing it was temporarily closing two dozen nearby stores.Additional reporting by agenciesRead more Trump signs order for federal officials to target social media giantsYahoo NewsRepublican lawmakers accused of hiding positive COVID 19 test result from Democrats, who call it /react text >Democratic lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are demanding answers after learning that one of their Republican colleagues tested positive for COVID 19, shared that information with GOP leadership, but never informed them.
One area sorely missing yet in iOS are widgets little bits of information that you can see without going into an app. Android has had widget capability for over five years now and lets users view weather forecasts, see emails and calendars without leaving the home screen. Apple did add widgets to the notification window so in that respect the functionality is getting closer to Android but the fact you can’t place them on your home screens is still a major annoyance..
Maybe if we had embraced Kaepernick’s peaceful protest, had taken it seriously, had paid attention to the issue he was trying to address, we could be working toward change instead of witnessing the chaos, anger and violence in our streets. Because this was exactly what Kaepernick was protesting. Not the anthem.