Defense Secretary Mark Esper has defended the role of the National Guard in upholding “law and order” amid recent riots. While testifying before Congress, Esper stated active duty troops never engaged with the rioters nor used force against them during the George Floyd protests.
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The Congressional Black Caucus has been pushing for more racial equality reforms. On Wednesday, the caucus announced their next steps towards racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Democrat senators have rejected the GOP’s police reform bill, prompting questions as to when changes to law enforcement will come amid ongoing national unrest.
New details are emerging in the story of Martin Gugino suggesting he was an anarchist and a possible member of radical left-wing groups like Antifa. Even other protesters that day said they thought he was trying to provoke the police. One America’s Pearson Sharp explains.