3 Things To Know Today
1 Trump Tries To Keep Immigration Front-And-Center Before Election
President Trump said yesterday that he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum. “This is an invasion,” Trump said at the White House in a speech about the caravan of migrants that are currently walking toward the U.S. border. “We’re stopping people at the border,” he said. President Trump also said that he had told the U.S. military headed to the southwest border that if they face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were “rifles.”
2 Google Staff Walks Out Over Treatment Of Women
Google employees walked out of the company's offices around the world yesterday in protest of the company's handling of sexual harassment claims, specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich, and New York followed at 11 a.m. in their respective time zones. The Twitter account @GoogleWalkout and hashtag #GoogleWalkout tracked the protests as they happened around the world. Google employees also have a list of demands for CEO Sundar Pichai that include a call to end "forced arbitration" in cases of sexual assault and harassment. Private arbitration means people waive their right to sue, and it sometimes requires confidentiality agreements. They also demanded the company release a sexual harassment transparency report that's available to the public.
3 Another Day, More Kids Hit At A School Bus Stop
For the fifth time this week there's been tragic school bus accident. Seven people were rushed to the hospital yesterday after a car struck students at a school bus stop in Tampa, Florida. It's the latest in a rash of children being hurt or worse at a bus stop. The other crashes occurred in Mississippi, Indiana, and a second Florida city.
Now, a second-grader was found dead on the side of the road by his house after being run over by a vehicle traveling at a slow speed. As for the Tampa crash, witnesses said a Ford Escort driving at a high rate of speed in a residential area hit several pedestrians on the side of the street. Police later said it was unclear whether the driver was speeding.
Two adults and five children were taken to hospitals with one child in critical condition. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening. The children are six, nine and twelve years old. The 47-year-old man who was driving the car remained at the scene and has not yet been charged.