1 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Enforcing Mandatory Quarantine For Visitors
With reports of increasing cases of COVID-19, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will now enforce mandatory 14-day quarantines on visitors from states. Starting today, the order affects people from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo says police will be stopping people with out-of-state license plates and violators could face fines. Hotel employees are also being asked to question guests about the quarantine order. Someone not playing along? President Trump. He will not follow New Jersey's mandatory quarantine when he travels to his golf club there this weekend. The word from the White House is that Trump "is not a civilian," and therefore doesn’t have to comply.
2 Suspects In Arbery Case Are Indicted On Murder Charges
A grand jury is indicting three men involved in the murder of a black man in Georgia. Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced father and son Travis and Greg McMichael, along with William R. Bryan, will face felony murder charges in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in February. A viral video from February showed the suspects confronting Arbery while he was jogging in Brunswick. The father-son pair – the McMichaels – were taken into custody in early May after the video was released and public outrage ensued. Bryan, who filmed the encounter, was arrested weeks later. In addition to the murder charges, the trio faces two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. “This is another positive step,” says Holmes. “Another great step for finding justice for Ahmaud, for finding justice for this family and the community beyond.”
3 Trump: Exec Order On Statues, Monuments Will Be Ready Soon
President Trump says an executive order on protecting monuments and statues will be ready by the end of the week. During a White House news conference, he said it “will be very strong.” Trump is angry about ongoing efforts by protesters in some cities to abuse or remove statues, especially those of Confederate leaders. He said the nation won't stand for it. In a number of cities, it’s already too late as local officials have already removed a number of monuments. On a related note, unarmed National Guard troops are being deployed to the Capitol to protect local monuments. The guard will act as added personnel to the local police through July 4th or until federal law enforcement officers can take their place.