CV Central - 6/19/2020 - "Black and Blue: America Battered"
The eighty-fifth episode of Coronavirus Central looks at the escalation of the culture war between police and activists. Call offs in Atlanta and a future planned event in New York hint that the events of Seattle and Minneapolis are driving a nationwide wedge. We look at the frustrations of officers, the mentality of combatants, the question of how public officials manage these struggles, and both sides of the equation. From blacks fearing harm to whites trapped in now unsafe cities, what is clear is the polarization is growing, the lines are hardening, and people are moving as the summer promises more blood with no end in sight.
Atlanta police calling off sick: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/06/18/as-atlanta-police-protest-is-blue-flu-the-next-pandemic/#2c7c01b2638f
NYPD may strike on July 4th: https://nypost.com/2020/06/18/nypd-cops-being-encouraged-to-strike-on-july-4/
Problems of police reforms from a former Minneapolis Mayor: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/i-know-why-police-reforms-fail/613189/
Rumored letter from Seattle PD Officer: https://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message4430472/pg1
Businesses plan exodus from Seattle: https://www.foxnews.com/media/joey-rodolfo-seattle-mass-exodus-downtown-decimated
George Washington burning in Seattle: https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1273862338764931072
Rural militias organizing: https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/As-protests-spread-to-small-town-America-militia-15348677.php
Over one-third of Americans now think Civil War likely: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/16/poll-34-of-american-voters-think-second-civil-war-is-likely/
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