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PBC News & Comment: New Details Emerge of George Floyd’s Arrest and Death

Floyd freaked out when cop who stopped him pulled a gun, triggering flashback and resistance to arrest and detention….--Floyd told one officer he had had Covid; read details here

--in Phoenix, video details brutal arrest of 5-foot-2 woman in traffic stop last January

--NY Times deploys 64 videos that contradict NYPD claims of “restraint” on Floyd protesters

--The Intercept uses hacked Blueleaks docs to show that law enforcement focused on antifa while ignoring Boogaloo and other armed white factions

--another trove of hacked materials from Distributed Denial of Secrets exposes personal data of 700,000 cops, stolen from Fusion Centers

--at ConsortiumNews, Craig Murray details how Julian Assange is being extradited based on an old indictment, but will face a revised version

--in Alabama primary, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was retired by voters

--Trump’s niece Mary Trump says Uncle Don is “Utterly incapable of leading this country”

--at yesterday’s news conference, Rambling Uncle Don proved her right, bigly

--Feds abruptly withdrew plan to terminate student visas at court hearing

--Trump continues fight to keep tax records secret

--NY Times lists 100 environmental regulation rollbacks

--same federal judge attempts to block execution of man with deep dementia

--our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

--former Fed chair Ben Bernanke makes the case for bailouts of state and local governments

--in March California primary, 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected

--Ghislaine Maxwell says she has a husband, but won’t name him to court officials

--two must-read takes on Bari Weiss’ dramatic resignation from NY Times: from Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton at The Grayzone, and Moira Donegan at The Guardian