Month: April 2020

Page: 88

rustythedog/iStock(NEW YORK) — After some of the nation’s first arrests for violations of coronavirus-related distancing orders, police across the country are attempting to navigate the delicate task of enforcing the new rules — preferably less with handcuffs than with help from the community, police leaders told ABC News. In Charles County, Maryland over the weekend, […]

DougSchneiderPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two men involved in the death of a New York City police detective were among the violent offenders on the list of inmates slated to be released from the infamous Rikers Island jail complex due to the coronavirus pendemic, until prosecutors intervened, multiple sources told ABC News. Christopher Ransom, 28, and Jagger […]

Cook County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook(CHICAGO) — The number of detainees testing positive for coronavirus at the Cook County Jail in Chicago skyrocketed over the weekend, leaving Sheriff Tom Dart grappling with a dilemma that runs against the very grain of a veteran lawman and former prosecutor: whether to free alleged criminals instead of keeping them locked […]

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 36,900 people across the globe. The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica since first emerging in China in December. There are now more than 775,000 diagnosed […]

real444/iStock(WUHAN, China) — As “Wuhan is Back!” banners hang over reopened shopping districts and the head of China‚Äôs National Health Commission declaring Tuesday that Wuhan is no longer a COVID-19 battleground, China announced that it will once again start including asymptomatic coronavirus cases in daily tallies beginning on Wednesday. There have been growing concerns about […]

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