Black man led by mounted police while bound with a rope sues Texas city for $1 million

This happened in 2019 not 1919. Jim Crow is obviously not dead yet.

A Black man who was led by mounted police down a Texas street while bound with a rope last year is suing the city and its police department for $1 million, court documents show.

In August 2019, Donald Neely was arrested on criminal trespass charges in Galveston, just outside of Houston. Images and video of his arrest, during which two white police officers led him down the street handcuffed with a rope tied to their horses, sparked outrage.

The charges against Neely were dropped. But this wasn’t about justice. It was about brutalizing a black person. The cops involved won’t be punished. But the taxpayers will be since they will pay the $1 million.

New study suggests how long coronavirus can stay on surfaces

The COVID-19 virus can persist in the air and on surfaces for hours, if not days, according to a new study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CDC, UCLA and Princeton University.

Researchers and scientists found that the new coronavirus was detectable and stable on contaminated objects, suggesting that people could become infected in numerous ways.

The study attempted to mimic the virus being deposited from an infected person onto surfaces in household or hospital settings, such as through coughing or touching objects. Scientists investigated how long the virus remained infectious on those surfaces.

“The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel,” the National Institutes of Health said.

Evidence suggests, according to scientists, that people may be spreading the virus without knowing.”Most secondary cases of virus transmission appear to be occurring in community settings rather than healthcare settings,” the study said.

Source: Ktuu.com

Rudy Giuliani under investigation in probe of his associates, CNN reports

Just like his predecessor, Michael Cohen, Giuliani will be going to jail. Don’t they ever learn? If you are loyal to Trump you will end up destroyed:

Rudy Giuliani — President Trump’s lawyer and a central figure in the impeachment inquiry threatening the president — is also under scrutiny in a federal investigation of two of his associates, CNN’s Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, and Michael Warren reported Thursday.

According to the CNN team, prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York “are examining Giuliani’s involvement in the broader flow of money” involving Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Parnas and Fruman were arrested on charges of violating campaign finance law Wednesday as they tried to leave the country on one-way tickets.

The news means that, just as President Trump faces political jeopardy from the sprawling Ukraine scandal and House Democrats’ impeachment probe, the president’s personal lawyer — who is at the center of that scandal — is facing legal jeopardy himself.

Trump asked Tillerson to interfere in DOJ case against Giuliani client: report

Another article of impeachment:

President Trump pressured then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help convince the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop a criminal investigation against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was also a client of Trump’s current personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Bloomberg reports.

Tillerson refused Trump’s 2017 request, saying it would be illegal to interfere with an ongoing investigation. He repeated his stance to then-chief of staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation in the White House.

CNN’s Jim Acosta: Administration officials are warning Trump that he’s probably going to be impeached

They also offered him their thoughts and prayers:

On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported that some aides to President Donald Trump are warning him to prepare for actual articles of impeachment to be passed against him as House Democrats advance their investigation of the Ukraine scandal. “President Trump suggested to reporters the White House is […]