Morning headlines: Berkeley considers end to police traffic stops; Tucker


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.

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Racial Injustice Police Reform

In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Berkeley councilman Rigel Robinson poses for photos inside the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center building in Berkeley, Calif. 

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:


Media-Fox-Tucker Carlson Writer

In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. 

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