Today is Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Let’s get caught up.
These non-virus headlines are in the news this morning: The California city of Berkeley is considering shifting traffic enforcement from police officers to unarmed city workers; Fox News host Tucker Carlson denounced the racist writings of his show’s ex-writer and blasted critics, too.
Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.
Berkeley to consider removing police from traffic stops
The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law enforcement encounters that can turn deadly, especially for Black drivers.
Experts say they believe the proposal before the Berkeley City Council Tuesday to separate traffic from law enforcement is the first of its kind in the U.S. as cities attempt broad public safety reforms following the death of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck in May. Read the full story here: