On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Ray Baker, political analyst and host of the podcast Public Agenda.
After 10 very long and troublesome days in the United States, a private memorial service was held on Thursday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for George Floyd, who died last week while in police custody. Similar services will be held in Houston, Texas, and North Carolina in the coming days. In the midst of all of this, we must also remember the deaths of African-American medical worker Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia.
“As President Donald Trump faces growing criticism from veterans and some ex-military leaders — including his former Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis — for deploying US troops against peaceful protesters, busloads of soldiers arrived in the nation’s capital on Wednesday in what critics warned is part of the White House’s effort to intimidate and squash nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd,” Common Dreams reported Thursday. How does all of this play into the militarization of America?
“Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode,” Reuters reported Tuesday. “The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc. unit of surreptitiously collecting…