Daughters, defunding and decreased emissions
Some Good News—June 1-5 2020
“Daddy changed the world!” says Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter.
San Francisco plans to place a ban on hiring police officers with a history of misconduct. This ban will prohibit hiring cops who have demonstrated: racial, gender, or sexual orientation discrimination; excessive force; racial bias; and dishonesty.
The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education has terminated its contract with the police department. This happened the same day the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) “announced they would be launching an investigation into ‘systematic discriminatory practices towards people of color’ in the MDP.”
Los Angeles officials said they are going to look into cutting $100 million to $150 million from the city’s police budget. The city hopes to reinvest in communities of color.
Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang renewed a call for a $2,000 monthly stimulus check.
Studies show that antibodies from llamas can help neutralize the virus leading to COVID-19. An “effective vaccine” may still be several years away though, according to Daniel Wrapp, the co-author of the llama study.
“An international study of global carbon emissions declined by 17% between January and early April.” If carbon emissions continue to decline at this rate, our planet could see the largest decline of carbon emissions since World War II.
Pollution caused from human and agriculture waste “spilling into the seas off Rome has decreased 30% during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.”