Resolution banning mask, vaccine mandates being considered by Jackson County commissioners
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – A resolution aimed at banning mandatory COVID-19 masking, vaccinations and more is being considered by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. It would attempt to ban mandatory vaccinations, mandatory masking, vaccination passports and mandatory COVID-19 testing in county departments. And, while commissioners can’t ban these mandatory practices throughout the county, the resolution does look to strip county funding and resources for enforcement of these COVID-19 mandates throughout the county, Bair said. It would attempt to protect the “Constitution freedoms” of Jackson County citizens, he said. The resolution also encourages the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to make enforcement of these mandates its lowest priority.mlive.com
UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb
The U.N. Security Council is condemning the decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb on Friday and is calling for “the immediate reversal” of this unilateral action which could raise tensions on the divided Mediterranean islandwashingtonpost.com
Draft UN statement urges Turkish reversal of Cyprus action
A proposed U.N. Security Council statement would call on Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots to reverse a decision to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb, a move likely to raise tensions on the divided Mediterranean islandwashingtonpost.com
Egypt urges UN to back call for binding deal on Ethiopia dam
Egypt’s foreign minister says he will urge the U.N. Security Council to require Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to negotiate a binding agreement within six months on the contentious issue of the water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the Nile River’s main tributarywashingtonpost.com
House votes on resolution to remove Trump via 25th Amendment
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. For the past four years, Trump has enjoyed special status not given to regular users on Twitter and Facebook even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics. Could his loose leash on the platforms come to an end on Jan. 20, 2021, when his successor is inaugurated? (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt Delivers Remarks Announcing Goldman Sachs/1mdb Enforcement Actions
I am Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. It includes criminal charges against the bank and a guilty plea by its Malaysian subsidiary. This resolution marks a major milestone in our efforts to fight foreign corruption involving U.S. businesses. The other — a former managing director and head of investment banking for Goldman Malaysia — awaits trial. Today’s resolution includes crediting of Goldman’s parallel resolutions with no fewer than nine other U.S. and foreign authorities — the largest number ever in a foreign corruption case.justice.gov
Two Ann Arbor council members move to dissolve Downtown Development Authority
ANN ARBOR – On Friday evening, two resolutions to dissolve the Downtown Development Authority were added to Monday’s city council meeting agenda. “If you don’t have a resolution on the agenda, it’s very hard to have a discussion at council,” said Griswold. We’re in the midst of a pandemic and downtown businesses are on their knees and DDA is working hard to find strategies. Pollay said that during the winter months, downtown businesses will face their toughest test yet. “The DDA is the only City entity that has offered and provided support through this pandemic.”Monday’s city council meeting will take place virtually at 7 p.m.
Schumer, Warren propose forgiving $50,000 in student debt for borrowers due to pandemic
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced a resolution Thursday that would broadly cancel federal student loan debt due to the coronavirus crisis. The resolution calls on President Donald Trump to take executive action to forgive up to $50,000 in debt for borrowers. "We applaud Senators Warren and Schumer for drafting a plan that would provide crucial student debt relief to at least 44 million borrowers who owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loans." The Department of Education has offered some relief by pausing payments on federal student loans until the end of the year. In the meantime, even private student loan servicers are now amenable to temporary hardship accommodations, often on a case-by-case basis.cnbc.com
Civil rights group pushes back at GOP condemnation
The resolution claimed that it puts conservative groups or voices at risk of attack.The SPLC, which conducts investigations and engages in civil rights litigation, said in a statement Monday that the resolution gave comfort to hate groups and accused the RNC of being selective in its condemnation. community with dehumanizing rhetoric.The resolution was the latest clash between the SPLC and conservative groups over the Alabama-based organizations Hatewatch list, which tracks radical and extremist groups. The civil rights group, championed by many on the left, has denied that assertion, saying that groups with beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics make their list. The RNC resolution cited the presence of the anti-abortion Family Research Council (FRC) on the list, accusing the SPLC of leading to a 2012 shooting at the FRC. The RNC also approved resolutions defending the federal celebration of the Christopher Columbus holiday; condemning cancel culture and reaffirming its support for President Donald Trump.
Wayne County commissioner calls for ban on chokeholds, additional police training
County commissioners unanimously adopted the resolution which also calls on the Michigan legislature to provide additional funding for police training. Require officers to de-escalate situations before using force. Ban officers from shooting at moving vehicles. Require officers to be trained to identify and recognize those who have mental and physical disabilities. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Legislature and Michigans Congressional delegation, as well as other law enforcement and elected officials.