Nearly 3,000 people have been arrested in LA County since Friday, tied to protests against the police killing of George Floyd. But nearly all of the county’s courtrooms have been closed since March because of COVID-19. That means a backlog of thousands of cases. The courts plan to gradually resume hearings later this month, but some people think that’s too soon.
LA attorney resists the call to reopen courts amid COVID-19
From this Episode:
Inside the White House decision to clear protesters so Trump could have a photo op
Protests are continuing nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd.
6 min, 47 sec
Role of the president during crises: A historical look
The U.S. is currently mired in multiple crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 100,000 Americans. Tens of millions of Americans are out of jobs, and this...
11 min, 13 sec
White supremacy groups try to infiltrate recent protests and influence the narrative
As protests continue over the police killing of George Floyd, white nationalist groups have been using the unrest to their advantage.
10 min, 23 sec
With COVID-19 unchecked in jails, courts should not reopen, says LA attorney
“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask? How can you observe the demeanor and character of a witness if you're sitting 30 feet away from him...
7 min, 46 sec