Emily ZanottiApril 30, 20215min
More than 200 Seattle police officers walked off the job last year, according to the Seattle Police Department, following weeks of protests and heightened “anti-police rhetoric.” Like the Louisville, Kentucky, police department, which revealed, earlier this week, that it is in a “staffing crisis” following the departure of nearly 200 of its own officers, Seattle’s […]

Emily ZanottiApril 28, 20215min
In a meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Vice President Kamala Harris, who was put in charge of handling the Biden administration’s immigration crisis last month, pledged $310 million in aid to the “Golden Triangle” of Central American countries in order to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration over United States’ southern border. The […]

Emily ZanottiMarch 17, 20215min
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that the United States is on pace to experience the highest number of illegal border crossings in 20 years. He also admitted that the situation is “difficult” but again stopped short of calling it a “crisis” and insisted that the situation is under control. Appearing on […]

Emily ZanottiMarch 1, 20215min
The NBA has reportedly opened an investigation into whether an Asian-American player in its developmental league, Jeremy Lin, was the subject of anti-Asian racism, The New York Times says, after Lin posted on Facebook that another player called him “coronavirus” during a game. Lin, who is Taiwanese-American, is a player in the NBA’s “G-League,” or […]

Emily ZanottiMarch 1, 20216min
California Governor Gavin Newsom was forced to explain himself after he appeared, again, to flout his own pandemic-driven restrictions on indoor dining when he posted a TikTok from inside a shuttered restaurant. The governor appeared alongside comedian George Lopez inside the Los Amigos Mexican restaurant in Fresno, California, which is still under “purple-level” restrictions, according […]